1999 edition. A concise, affordable paperback research methods text from Earl Babbie, who defined how to teach the research methods course with the publication of THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH. Inductive chapter openings pose social research problems that are addressed and resolved in each chapter through the application of key chapter concepts. The text provides students with the necessary tools for understanding the basics of social research methods, and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom.
this book was a quick read. i love edgerton's writing style (a la walking across egypt), and this is a great example of it. the story is a little weak, but his imagery and characters are amazingly strong.
The New York Times Book Review, Karen Lehrman
Ms. Maran herself hasn't completely escaped the contradictions of what she refers to as her "sagging ideology." Phrases like "the life-threatening condition of being female" turn up sporadically, often seemingly by rote. But they never blunt this book's important point: that at this stage in the history of feminism, being honest about women's lives is far more a sign of progress than retreat; that to complete the revolution, women need realistic analysis more than symbolic gestures.