Applied Sociology Reading List
January 2004


(Please note: This list is being revised. An updated list will be available in April 2004. Please check with Prof. Subhash Sonnad if you do not see the revised list for 2004)

Aldrich, Howard and Marsden, Peter. (1988). Organizations and Environments, Handbook of Sociology, Neil J. Smelser (Ed.). 361-92, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

DiMaggion, Paul & Anheiser, Helmut K. (1990). The Sociology of Nonprofit Organizations and Sectors , pp. 137-159, Annual Review of Sociology, W. Richard Scott & Judith Blake (Eds), Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc., (1990).

Hall, Richard H. (1996). Organizations: Structures, Processes, and Outcomes, 6th ed., Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Mouzelis, Nicos. (1967). Organization and Bureaucracy: An Analysis of Modern Theories, New York, NY: Aldine.

Scott, Richard W. (1992). Organizations: Rational, Natural, and Open Systems, 3rd Ed., Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Trice, Harrison M., Beyer, Janice M. (1993). The Cultures of Work Organizations, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Weick, Karl. (1979). The Social Psychology of Organizing, 2nd Ed., Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.


Barber, Bernard. (1987). Effective Social Science, New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Bickman, Leonard, & Rog, Debra. (1998). (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Research Methods, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Czaja, Ronald & Blair, Johnny. (1996). Designing Surveys, Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

Hedrick, Terry, Bickman, Leonard & Rog, Debra. (1993). Applied Research Design: A Practical Guide, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Iutcovich, Mark & Joyce. (1987). (Eds.), The Sociologist as Consultant, New York, NY: Praeger.

Kimmel, Allen. (1998). Ethics and Values in Applied Social Research, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Krueger, Richard. (1988). Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Miller, Delbert. (1991), 5th Ed., Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Soriano, Fernando. (1995). Conducting Needs Assessments, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Weiss, Robert. (1994). Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interviewing, New York, NY: Free Press.


Chen, Huey-Tsyh. (1990). Theory-Driven Evaluations, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Cook, T.D., Campbell, D.T. (1979). Quasi-Experimentation, Chicago, IL: Rand-McNally.

Cooper, Harris, Hedges, Larry V. (1994). (Eds), The Handbook of Research Synthesis, New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Fetterman, David M., Kaftarian, Shakeh j., Wandersman, Abraham. (1996). Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment and Accountability, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Guba, E.G., Lincoln, Y.S. (1989). Fourth Generation Evaluation, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

The Joint Committee on Standards for Education and Evaluation, 2nd ed. Standards for Evaluations of Educational Programs, Projects and Materials, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Newman, Dianna L., Borwn, Robert D. (1996). Applied Ethics for Program Evaluation, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Patton, Michael Q. (1996). Utilization Focussed Evaluation, (3rd Ed.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Rossi, Peter H., Freeman, Howard E. (1999). (6th Ed.), Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shadish, William R., Cook, Thomas D., & Levitan, Laura. (1991). Foundations of Program Evaluation; Theories of Practice, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wholey, Joseph S., et. al. (1994). (Eds.), Handbook of Evaluation Research, San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Yamaguchi, Kazuo. (1991). Event History Analysis, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Worthen, B.R., Sanders, J.R.R., Fitzpatrick, J.L. (1997). Program Evaluation (2nd Ed.), New York, NY: Longman.

Stufflebeam, D.L. (2001). Evaluation Models. New Directions for Evaluation, 89, (Whole Issue), San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Scriven M. (1993). Hard- won Lessons in Program Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 58. (Whole Issue), San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Scrivens, J. (1991). Evaluation Thesaurus, (4th Ed.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Public Policy and Strategic Planning

Bryson, John. (1995). Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, (2nd Ed.), San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Jones, Charles O. (1984). An Introduction to the Study of Public Policy, (3rd Ed.), Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Patton, Carl V., Sawicki, David S. (1993). Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning, (2nd Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Stokey, Edith and Zeckhauser, Richard. (1978). A Primer for Policy Analysis, Scranton, PA: W.W. Norton.

Wilson, James Q. (1989). Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It., New York, NY: Basic Books.

Axinn, June, and Levin, Berlin. (1997). Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need, (4th Ed.), White Plaines, NY: Longman.

Day, Phylis J. (1989). New History of Social Welfare. Engle Wood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Skocpol, Theda. (1992). Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political origins of Social Policy in the U.S, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press.

Gil, David G. (1992). Unravelling Social Policy: Theory, Analysis, and Political Action Towards Social Equality: Rochester, VT: Schenkman Books.

Scocpol, Theda. (1995). Social Policies in the United States; Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective: Princeton, NJ: Princeston University Press.

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