Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Social Research Methods!
Sociology in Action: Social Research Methods is the fourth title in SAGE's "Sociology in Action" series of texts. Like the others, it combines all the foundational content needed for the course with a rich and diverse set of assignable learning activities fully integrated into the text. The embedded activities, along with the accompanying Activity Guide, gives instructors all the tools they need to design a introduction to social research methods course that involves less reading of narrative text and more discussion, application, independent investigation, and reflection. "Sociology in Action" in the title reflects both to the text's unique pedagogical framework as well as its goal of bridging the gap between academic research and the larger social world. Each chapter is written by a contributor who combines expertise in the subject matter, a passion for active learning, and a commitment to practicing public sociology. After guiding students through the process of conducting research and a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, the text concludes with two unique chapters that focus on how social researchers interact with their surrounding communities and help bring about social change and social justice.
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We gratefully acknowledge Kristin Marie Kenneavy, Catherine E. Harnois,Maxine P. Atkinson and Kathleen Odell Korgen for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.
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