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by Earl R. Babbie

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Earl R. Babbie
Social Sciences
Wadsworth Publishing; 13th edition (January 1, 2012)
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Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the . from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter.

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

24Pages: 7year: 13/14. 15Pages: 19year: 13/14. 9Pages: 25year: 16/17.

ISBN 13: 9781133049791. ISBN 10: 1133049796 ISBN 13: 9781133049791. Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing, 2012. Babbie, رضا فاضل (مترجم). ISBN13: 9789645305886. Published March 6th 2003 by Wadsworth Publishing. Hardcover, 493 pages. Author(s): Earl R. Babbie. ISBN: 0534620280 (ISBN13: 9780534620288).

ISBN-13:978-1305104945. Earl R.

A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Thirteenth Edition of Babbie's "gold-standard" text gives you the tools you need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. Babbie emphasizes the process by showing you how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Fearlesshunter
Replete with examples of studies both "classic" and contemporary. It is a very readable walkthrough of the science of social research. I like also that throughout the book, the author weaves in space for the reader to build their own research proposal.

The fact that literature survey is towards the end of the book - is debatable. Many researchers begin their journey with a survey of literature. It would also be useful to link this activity to theory building. The current approach in this chapter is too focused on filters, checklists and critiques.

Overall, a great read and contribution to the field of research.
  • JoJoshura
I was assigned Babbie's text for my Social Research Methods class. Readings in "Babbie," as we like to call it, are full of references to seminal studies in sociology and psychology. The writing style is both lively and professional, which is great compared to other textbooks. I also admire Babbie's consistent focus on research ethics and reminders of why social research is worth doing in the first place. Paired with examples of good and bad research, Babbie's text has really improved the way I conduct and write about my sociology projects.

The only reason I didn't give this version five stars is that I was expecting this, like many textbooks, to be virtually the same as the one actually offered in my bookstore. In actuality, the chapters are organized differently in this international edition. Make sure to compare assigned readings with the chapter titles and page numbers in this one so that you know what to do - for some assignments where I was given a page number, I had to guess!
  • Siratius
This book arrived brand new and in good condition. As I was trying to cite this book for a class assignment, I realized that this version of the book is from India. I'm not sure that will make any difference down the road. As of yet, I have not had any issues but I still wanted to let that be known that there are tons of different editions and publications of this book so you should make sure before purchasing that you're getting the one you want. I bought this one because the price was so much better than any other version that I've found. The ISBN on the back of my book is 978-81-315-2011-6. The website listed on the back is That was the tip off that this was not from a US publisher.
  • Tiv
Paperback 13th addition was completely different content than the 13th edition hard cover.
  • Flathan
When did I discover this "13th Edition" is not the same as my professor's 13th edition? When I took a quiz that covered chapters 3 and 4 and was tested on concepts that were NOT in my chapters 3 and 4 at all! DO NOT BUY unless you want to spend your entire semester figuring out which chapter you're really supposed to be on!
  • Ungall
This book is good as an introduction textbook - it covers a lot of very basic concepts for graduate study, from inquiry paradigms to how to write a paper and do research. The problem is, it covers so much so scantly that other texts could do a much better job by focusing on the issue. For instance, Ch. 17's section on writing essentially says "go study Strunk & White." There is a section on what makes sources credible or scholarly. A lot of basic probability theory peppers the book and thankfully occludes the author's thinly veiled lack of enthusiasm for qualitative methods.

This stuff is probably ok for master's students or new grads who are getting their first taste of real research. But if you've ever written more than a literature review, done any sort of legitimate research or taken methodologies in the past, this book feels heavy handed and pandering. Sections on research ethics are barely a page long. If you wanted to learn quantitative methods, there's probably a better text for that too. Essentially this is more or less a grab-bag, catchall intro text for unfocused survey courses for beginning graduate student, with a heavy lean towards bean counting (ok, it's not that bad, but still...)

Lastly, it has little to zero re-readability. It will (most likely) not serve as a reference for you to place on your shelf, and go back to in years to come - it will not contain new insights or ideas that you want to refer back to when the time comes, it will only be a constant reminder of the shame and confusion you had when you first purchased the book. Once you have assimilated it's knowledge, it should be the very last textbook that you sell back. Ideally, everything after this should be worth saving.
  • Andriodtargeted
This book is worth every penny, as expensive as it is. My prof chose well. Babbie does an excellent job explaining things and putting them in laymen's terms and uses lots of examples. It's laid out really well. I couldn't have survived my research methods course without it.
Do not buy this book. They tell you the author, title, and edition, making one think it is a particular product, but do not advertise that it is an Indian reprint. It does not match the text that is being used at my American university, making it a horrible headache to find out what chapters relate to those I am supposed to be reading for class. It has been a nightmare and I am very upset.