Investigating the Social World

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Investigating the Social World, 9th edition.

The SAGE edge site for Investigating the Social World by 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 ninth edition of Investigating the Social World retains the strengths of previous editions while breaking new ground with the latest developments in research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, fascinating research findings. Some chapters have been reorganized and renumbered to improve the flow of the text and to better connect related techniques, and there are new examples throughout. You will find many other innovations in approach, coverage, and organization in the ninth edition.


We gratefully acknowledge Russell K. Schutt for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Amy Donley of University of Central Florida for developing the ancillaries on this site.