Introduction : why a handbook of applied social research methods? / Leonard Bickman and Debra J. Rog -- Applied research design : a practical approach / Leonard Bickman and Debra J. Rog -- Design sensitivity : statistical power for applied experimental research / Mark W. Lipsey and Sean M. Hurley -- Practical sampling / Gary T. Henry -- Planning ethically responsible research / Joan E. Sieber -- Randomized controlled trials for evaluation and planning / Robert F. Boruch ... [et al.] -- Quasi-experimentation / Melvin M. Mark and Charles S. Reichardt -- Designing a qualitative study / Joseph A. Maxwell -- How to do better case studies (with illustrations from 20 exemplary case studies) / Robert K. Yin -- Integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches to research / Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie -- Organizational diagnosis / Michael I. Harrison -- Research synthesis and meta-analysis / Harris M. Cooper, Erika A. Patall, and James J. Lindsay -- Design and evaluation of survey questions / Floyd J. Fowler Jr. and Carol Cosenza -- Internet survey methods / Samuel J. Best and Chase H. Harrison -- Concept mapping for applied social research / Mary Kane and William M. Trochim -- Mail surveys / Thomas W. Mangione and Janet H. Van Ness -- Methods for sampling and interviewing in telephone surveys / Paul J. Lavrakas -- Ethnography / David M. Fetterman -- Group depth interviews : focus group research / David W. Stewart, Prem N. Shamdasani, and Dennis W. Rook
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