Research Methods in Practice

Research Methods in Practice

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Providing a state-of-the-art introduction to social and policy research methods Imbued with their deep commitment to making methods accessible and meaningful, authors Dahlia K. Remler and Gregg G. Van Ryzin compel students to truly grasp the logica€”and limitsa€”of the latest research appearing in academic journals, government reports, and the media. The authors make the coverage spark, emphasizing the critical interpretation and practical application of research findings throughout the text by focusing on causation and real-life data. Key Features Reflects current methodological techniques used in interdisciplinary research, as illustrated with many policy-relevant research examples. The realistic trade-offs, uncertainties, habits, and excitement of the research experience come through on every page Covers strategies for both description and causal estimationa€”and emphasizes the distinction Appropriate for graduate-level students taking courses such as Research Design and Research Methods in applied disciplines including public affairs/administration, public policy, urban affairs, education, sociology, social work, public health, economics, and criminal justice, this text sets a whole new standard for presenting and learning research methods. Find links to research in the news to use in class, exchange syllabi, and get teaching tips from authors Dahlia Remler and Gregg G. Van Ryzin.In Part IIIon strategies for causation, we have a somewhat novel chapter at the start focusedon the issueof causation itself(Chapter ... We dothis because such studiesare the most numerous in social andpolicy research andthus the ones students aremost likely ... (Chapter 13)that covers a variety of realworld strategiesthat emulatethe advantages of experimental research for answering causal questions.

Title:Research Methods in Practice
Author: Dahlia K. Remler, Gregg G. Van Ryzin
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2010-04-05

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