This unique workbook/text is designed as a stand-alone text or hands-on applications supplement for any of the standard texts on research methods in the social sciences. It presents examples from a wide range of current studies, with a research summary explaining how the methodology was used. Students then apply the methodology themselves in exercises, working through each step of the research. Accompanying the text are abstract reprints from a broad cross section of social science journals. By providing concise coverage of many different research topics, this text assures instructors maximum flexibility of selecting material suitable for any course and accompanying text.