Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation

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Author: Chambliss Daniel F.

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 6

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 432

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Congratulations to Daniel F. Chambliss, winner of the ASA Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Prize for 2018.
The new Sixth Edition of Making Sense of the Social World continues to be an unusually accessible and student-friendly introduction to the variety of social research methods, guiding undergraduate readers to understand research in their roles as consumers and novice producers of social science. Known for its concise, casual, and clear writing, its balanced treatment of quantitative and qualitative approaches, and its integrated approach to the fundamentals, the text has much to offer both novice researchers and more advanced students alike. The authors use a wide variety of examples from formal studies and everyday experiences to illustrate important principles and techniques.
New to this Edition Failure (and success) of pre-election polls in the 2016 Presidential election The use and abuse of data from social media such as Facebook and Twitter When does research on underprivileged populations become cultural appropriation? (based on the controversy over Alice Goffman’s ethnographic studies in Philadelphia) The debate over inclusion of U.S. citizenship questions on the 2020 Census The growth of new video techniques by researchers, and dramatically expanded use of web-based surveys (both by professionals and by students) Addition of material on methods widely used by student researchers, such as content analysis and “grounded theory” ethnography New vignettes on Research That Matters, Research in the News, and Careers and Research, to enhance the relevance of the book to undergraduates

About the Author

A member of theHamilton College (Clinton, NY) faculty since 1981, Dan Chambliss graduated from New College (Florida) in 1975 and earned Master′s and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University; in 1982 his doctoral thesis received the American Sociological Association’s prize for the best recent dissertation on medical sociology. His research interests are higher education, organizations, social psychology and research methods, while he teaches courses from introductory sociology through senior theses, with an emphasis on social theory, social psychology, and phenomenology. Holder of two previous endowed chairs in recognition of undergraduate teaching, in 2005 Chambliss was named the inaugural holder of the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professorship at Hamilton.
He is the winner of the ASA′s Theory section prize for his work on organizational excellence
in his widely-reprinted 1989 article, “The Mundanity of Excellence: An Ethnographic Report
on Stratification and Olympic Swimmers,” and is author of Champions: The Making of Olympic
Swimmers, which was named the 1991 Book of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. His 1996 book, Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses and the Social Organization of Ethics, won the
Eliot Freidson Prize for the best book of the preceding two years in medical sociology from
the American Sociological Association. Chambliss is also co-author, with Russell Schutt, of
Making Sense of the Social World, a research methods textbook currently in a sixth edition, in use at over one hundred colleges and universities in the US and UK. His work has been widely translated in Europe and Asia.
Chambliss is the author with Christopher Takacs, his former student and now a PhD candidate
at the University of Chicago, of How College Works, published in February 2014 by Harvard
University Press. How College Works has been named recipient of the Press′s Warren and
Virginia Stone Prize as the outstanding book of the year on Education and Society.
From 2002-2008, Chambliss served as a Commissioner, then Member of the Executive
Committee, of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, overseeing the accreditation
of more than 500 colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region. He recently served for three years on the governing Council of the American Sociological Association, where he currentl

Release Date: 10-01-2019

Package Dimensions: 18x251x771

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