Welcome to the Companion Website

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Understanding the Social World First Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Understanding the Social World First Edition 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.

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Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century is a textbook for the fast-paced, globally interconnected social world of the new century.  Bestselling author Russell K. Schutt rises to the research requirements of a social world shaped by big data and social media, Instagram and avatars, blogs, and tweets; and he confronts the research challenges created by cell phones, privacy concerns, linguistic diversity and multicultural neighborhoods.  Understanding the Social World is visually sleek, taking students across disciplinary and national boundaries and transcending past research debates by emphasizing mixed methods, concern for human subjects, and application of results.  Accessible, with timely examples and engaging exercises, this title brings a new and clear understanding to the practice and process of research. 


We gratefully acknowledge Russell K. Schutt for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Brittne Lunis for developing the ancillaries on this site.