Monthly Archives: September 2014

Internet and Society

Lee Rainie and the Pew Research Center Internet Project add regularly to our knowledge about the ways that the Internet is changing our social world.  There are many examples in Chapter 1 of Investigating of their findings.  Now, Rainie and … Continue reading

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Why teach research methods?

It is in their first research methods course that students learn how to “think like a social scientist.”  It’s pretty rewarding to help them on this road.  Teaching research methods also gives us a chance to draw on our own … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Investigating the Social World, 8th edition blog site!!

Investigating is a special textbook.  In each chapter, you’ll find clear explanations of classic and new social research methods combined with engaging discussions of current issues in the social world. Investigating’s 8th edition has many new features and a remarkably fresh … Continue reading

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