Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Making Sense of the Social World, 6th Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Making Sense of the Social World by Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


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.


We gratefully acknowledge Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Rebecca Hooper of University of Massachusetts Boston for developing the ancillaries on this site.