Earl Babbie Honored

Earl Babbie, Campbell Professor Emeritus in Behavioral Sciences, reports that upon his retirement from teaching, Chapman University (Orange, California) established the Earl Babbie Research Center.

The Center is dedicated to empowering students and faculty to apply a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative social research methods in conducting studies that address critical global concerns including human rights, social justice, peaceful solutions to social conflicts and environmental sustainability.

Among other activities, the Center conducted a national survey of American's fears, asking respondents the extent to which they fear crime, terrorist attacks, national disasters, personal crises and a host of other phenomena.

Professor Babbie is best known for his book, The Practice of Social Research (first published in 1975), currently in its 14th English edition, with numerous non-English editions.