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February 2019

Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Amy Blackstone
February 2019
Page Count: 
500 (est)
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Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods introduces students to research design, ethics, and data collection in the social sciences. Balancing attention to qualitative and quantitative methods, Blackstone emphasizes readers’ roles as consumers, citizens, and employees in her descriptions of research methods and their relevance to students’ everyday lives.

New in This Version:
  • Callout boxes throughout the text containing recommended readings for those wishing for more in-depth information.
  • Addition of numerous contemporary and classic examples including discussion of the Stanford Prison Experiment and recent revelations about the study, sociologists’ involvement in contemporary debates over gay marriage, controversies over replication of studies published in Science and Nature, and other updated examples.
  • New discussion of research tools and techniques such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and sampling via social media.
  • Addition of more contemporary images.
  • Updated exercises.
  • Tables summarizing key terms and definitions at the end of every chapter.

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Amy blackstone

Amy Blackstone University of Maine _ Orono

Amy Blackstone is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Maine. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, her research includes studies of workplace harassment, childfree adults, and activism in the breast cancer and anti-rape movements. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals and edited volumes including Gender & Society, Law & Society Review, American Sociological Review, and Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Blackstone has served as a Consulting Editor for Contexts, the American Sociological Association’s public-interest magazine. She is currently a member of the Social Science Research Group on the University of Maine’s National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, for which she examines faculty satisfaction and the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty in particular. Blackstone enjoys her work with numerous undergraduate research assistants and student clubs. In 2011 she received the University of Maine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching/Advising. Blackstone received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Minnesota and her B.A. in Sociology at Luther College.
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