Philosophy of Science
Research Texts
Statistics Texts
Statistics Programs
Qualitative Texts
Evaluation and Action Research

Philosophy of Science

Bronowski, Jacob. The common sense of science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1978.

Bronowski, Jacob. Science and human values. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1964.

Harding, Sandra and Merrill B. Hintikka, eds. Discovering reality: feminist perspectives on epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, and philosophy of science. Boston: D. Reidel, 1983.

Hoover, Kenneth R. The elements of social scientific thinking. 6th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Kaplan, Abraham. The conduct of inquiry: methodology for behavioral science. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1964.

Kuhn, Thomas S. The structure of scientific revolutions, 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Lakatos, Imre and Alan Musgrave, eds. International Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science: Criticism and the growth of knowledge. Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1970.

Mills, C. Wright. The sociological imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Phillips, Denis Charles. Holistic thought in social science. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1976.

Wallace, Walter L. The logic of science in sociology. Chicago, Aldine Atherton, 1971.

Winch, Peter. The idea of a social science and its relation to philosophy, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 1990.

Basic Research Texts

Babbie, Earl R. The practice of social research, 7th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1995.

Best, John W. and James V. Kahn. Research in education, 8th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Campbell, Donald Thomas and Julian C. Stanley. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for research. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963.

Creswell, John W. Qualitative inquiry and research design: choosing among five traditions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998.

Creswell, John W. Research design: qualitative & quantitative approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994.

Eichler, Margrit. Nonsexist research methods: a practical guide. Margrit Eichler. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Folz, David H. Survey research for public administration. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1996.

Harding, Sandra and Jean F. O'Barr, eds. Sex and scientific inquiry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Isaac, Stephen and William B. Michael. Handbook in research and evaluation: a collection of principles, methods, and strategies useful in the planning, design, and evaluation of studies in education and the behavioral sciences, 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: EDITS Publishers, 1981.

Judd, Charles M., Eliot R. Smith, and Louise H. Kidder, 6th ed. Research methods in social relations. Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1991.

Kerlinger, Fred N. Foundations of behavioral research, 3rd ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1986.

Kerlinger, Fred N. Behavioral research: a conceptual approach. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1979.

Labovitz, Sanford and Robert Hagedorn. Introduction to social research, 3d ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981.

Lin, Nan, Ronald S. Burt, and John C. Vaughn. Conducting social research. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976.

Miller, Connie with Corinna Treitel. Feminist research methods: an annotated bibliography. New York: Greenwood, 1991.

Miller, Delbert Charles. Handbook of research design and social measurement, 5th ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1991.

Nachmias, Chava and David Nachmias. Research methods in the social sciences, 4th ed. London: Edward Arnold, 1992.

Nielsen, Joyce M., ed. Feminist research methods: exemplary readings in the social sciences. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990.

O'Sullivan, Elizabethann and Gary R. Rassel. Research methods for public administrators, 2nd ed. White Plains, N.Y.: Longman Publishers USA, 1995.

Reinharz, Shulamit with the assistance of Lynn Davidman. Feminist methods in social research. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Selltiz, Claire, Lawrence S. Wrightsman, and Stuart W. Cook, in collaboration with George I. Balch, Richard Hofstetter, and Leonard Bickman. Research methods in social relations, 3d ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.

Simon, Julian L. and Paul Burstein. Basic research methods in social science, 3rd ed. New York: Random House, 1985.

Struening, Elmer L. and Marilynn B. Brewer, eds. Handbook of evaluation research. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1983.

Turney, Billy Lawrence and George P. Robb. Research in education; an introduction. Hinsdale, Ill., Dryden Press, 1971.

Jay D. White and Guy B. Adams, eds. Research in public administration: reflections on theory and practice. Thousands Oaks: Sage Publications, 1994.

Statistical Texts

Andreski, S. Social Sciences as Sorcery. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973.

Blalock, H. M. Social Statistics, Rev. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979.

Duncan, O. Introduction to Structural Equation Models.

Guilford, J. P. and B. Fruchter. Fundamental Statistics in Psychology and Education, 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978.

Keppel, G., W. H. Saufley, Jr., and Howard Tokunaga. Introduction to Design and Analysis: A Student's Handbook, 2nd ed. New York: W. H. Freman, 1992.

Matlack, W. F. Statistics for Public Managers, 1993. Itasca, Il: F. E. Peacock, 1993.

Meier, Kenneth J. and J. L. Brudney. Applied Statistics for Public Administration, 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: 1993.

Phillips, J. L. Statistical Thinking: A Structural Approach, 2nd ed. San Francisco: W. Hl. Freeman, 1982.

Renner, Tari. Statistics Unraveled: A Practical Guide to Using Statistics in Decision-Making. Washington, DC: International City Management Association, 1988.

Reynolds, H. T. Analysis of Nominal Data, 2nd ed. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1984.

Welch, S. and J. Comer. Quantitative Methods for Public Administration: Techniques and Applications, 2nd ed. Chicago, Il: Dorsey Press, 1988.

White, Michael J., et al. Managing Public Systems: Analytic Techniques for Public Administration. Lanham: University Press of America, 1985.

Winkler, R. L. and W. T. Hayes. Statistics: Probability, Inference, and Decision, 2nd ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975.

Statistical Programs

Mystat. Course Technology, Inc., One Main Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142.

SAS, Statistical Analysis System. SAS Institute, Inc., Box 8000, Cary NC 27511.

SPSS-X, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. SPSS, Inc., Suite 300, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago Il 60601.

STATA. Stata Corporation, 702 University Drive East, College Station, Texas 77840.

Qualitative Methods

Cassell, Catherine and Gillian Symon, eds. Qualitative methods in organizational research: a practical guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994.

Cook, Thomas D. Cook and Charles S. Reichardt, eds. Qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation research. CA: Sage Publications, 1979.

Filstead, William J., ed. Qualitative methodology: firsthand involvement with the social world. Chicago, Markham Pub. Co., 1970.

Glaser, Barney G. and Anselm L. Strauss. The discovery of grounded theory; strategies for qualitative research. Chicago, Aldine Pub. Co., 1967.

Glaser, Barney G. Emergence vs forcing: basics of grounded theory analysis. Mill Valley, CA: Sociology Press, 1992.

Lewis, George H., ed. Fist-fights in the kitchen: manners and methods in social research. Pacific Palisades, CA, Goodyear Pub. Co., 1975.

Linstone, Harold A. and Murray Turoff, eds. The Delphi method: techniques and applications. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., Advanced Book Program, 1975.

Lofland, John. Analyzing social settings: a guide to qualitative observation and analysis. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1995.

Maykut, Pamela S. and Richard Morehouse. Beginning qualitative research: a philosophic and practical guide. Washington, D.C.: Falmer Press, 1994.

Taylor, Steven J. and Robert Bogdan. Introduction to qualitative research methods: the search for meanings. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, 1984.

Webb, Eugene J. Nonreactive measures in the social sciences. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

Evaluation and Action Research

Argyris, Chris and Donald A. Schon. Organizational learning II: theory, method, and practice. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1996.

Bingham, Richard D. and Marcus E. Ethridge, eds. Reaching decisions in public policy and administration: methods and applications. New York: Longman, 1982.

Bingham, Richard D. and Claire L. Felbinger. Evaluation in practice: a methodological approach. New York: Longman, 1989.

Bobrow, Davis B. and John S. Dryzek. Policy analysis by design. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987.

Braybrooke, David and Charles E. Lindblom. A strategy of decision: policy evaluation as a social process. New York: Free Press, 1970.

Clark, Peter A. Action research and organizational change. New York: Harper and Row, 1972.

Cook, Thomas D. and Charles S. Reichardt. Qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation research. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1979.

Davitz, Joel Robert and Lois Leiderman Davitz. Evaluating research proposals: a guide for the behavioral sciences. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1996.

Girden, Ellen R. Evaluating research articles from start to finish. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1996.

Guess, George M. and Paul G. Farnham. Cases in public policy analysis. New York: Longman, 1989.

Hoos, Ida R. Systems analysis in public policy: a critique, Rev. ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Langbein, Laura Irwin. Discovering whether programs work: a guide to statistical methods for program evaluation. Santa Monica, CA: Goodyear Pub. Co., 1980.

Lindblom, Charles Edward and David K. Cohen. Usable knowledge: social science and social problem solving. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.

Murphy, Jerome T. Getting the facts, a fieldwork guide for evaluators and policy analysis. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1984.

Mowday, Richard T. and Richard M. Steers, eds. Research in organizations: issues and controversies. Santa Monica: Goodyear Pub. Co., 1979.

Nachmias, David, ed. The Practice of policy evaluation. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980.

Nachmias, David. Public policy evaluation: approaches and methods. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979.

Rivlin, Alice M. Systematic thinking for social action. Washington, Brookings Institution, 1971.

Rose, Richard. Lesson-drawing in public policy: a guide to learning across time and space. Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House Publishers, 1993.

Rule, James B. Insight and social betterment: a preface to applied social science. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Struening, Elmer L. and Marcia Guttentag, eds. Handbook of evaluation research. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1975.

Weiss, Carol H. Evaluation research: methods for assessing program effectiveness. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1972.

Weiss, Carol H. Evaluation: methods for studying programs and policies, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.