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Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

  • Author: Alan Bryman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199588058
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 766
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Text accompanied by a companion web site.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

  • Author: Harvey Russell Bernard
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761914037
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 659
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H Russell Bernard, author of the bestselling textbook Research Methods in Anthropology and a world figure in the social sciences, brings to the researcher and the student, the excitement of the research act as never before. The author follows two chapters on the fundamentals of social science and social research by three on preparation, two on interviewing, one on scaling, and two on relative advantages and methods of participative, direct and indirect observation. Six further chapters take the student from the basics of analysis by way of methods for analyzing qualitative data to those for quantitative data analysis, culminating in multivariate analysis, which the author identifies as the key to the most interesting social research of all. Each chapter concludes with key concepts, a summary, exercises and further readings.

Readings in Social Research Methods

Readings in Social Research Methods

  • Author: Diane Kholos Wysocki
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495093378
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This reader is designed to accompany any main text in research methods or be used as a stand-alone reader. It has been closely patterned on the range of topics covered in Earl Babbie's best selling texts, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH, 11/e and BASICS O

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

A Reader

  • Author: Clive Seale
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415300841
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 538
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Bringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a collection of readings and as an introductory research methods book in its own right. Topics covered include: research methodology research design, data collection and preparation analyzing data mixing qualitative and quantitative methods validity and reliability methodological critique: postmodernism, post-structuralism and critical ethnography political and ethical aspects of research philosophy of social science reporting research. Each section is preceded by a short introduction placing the readings in context. This reader-text also includes features such as discussion questions and practical exercises.

Social research methods

Social research methods

puzzles and solutions

  • Author: Rebecca F. Guy
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 470
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

  • Author: Pertti Alasuutari,Leonard Bickman,Julia Brannen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206572
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 648
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. The volume maintains that there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions research design and analysis. The book also includes several chapters that describe historical and current directions in social research, debating crucial subjects such as qualitative versus quantitative paradigms, how to judge the credibility of types of research, and the increasingly topical issue of research ethics. The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.

Social research methods

Social research methods

  • Author: David Dooley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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This book presents a balanced presentation of research methods across disciplinary boundaries--both psychological and sociological, laboratory experiments and survey methods, quantitative and qualitative techniques. It offers a coherent, organizing theme, in this case, that of validity in its various guises-internal, external, inferential statistical, and measurement construct. The organizing theme is validity--the extent to which the researcher's conclusion can be judged credible. Validity is broken down into several components each of which is developed in one or more chapters including construct validity (both measurement and experimental), statistical inference validity, internal validity, and external validity. These validity types are then revisited as appropriate in the treatments of the several basic research approaches--true experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, and qualitative. Ideal for professionals belonging to various psychological or sociological association or anyone interested in review or updating their current knowledge.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

  • Author: Nicholas Walliman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781847878182
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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SAGE Course Companions are an exciting new series from SAGE offering students an insider's guide into how to make the most of their undergraduate courses and extend their understanding of key concepts covered in their course. Social Research Methods provides student readers with essential help with their research project, with revising for their course exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and thinking skills in line with course requirements on Research Methods courses. This Course Companion is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, and will provide: " Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid essay and project planning " Key summaries of the approach taken by the main Methods textbooks " Guidance on the essential study skills required " Help with developing critical thinking " Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond the textbook " Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises " A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for " An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about SAGE Course Companions are much more than revision guides for undergraduate; they are an essential tool to taking your course learning and understanding to new levels and in new directions that are the key to success in undergraduate courses.

Sociological Research Methods

Sociological Research Methods

  • Author: Martin Bulmer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351489038
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 450
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A rich source of ideas about sociological research methods to assist the researcher in determining what method will provide the most reliable and useful knowledge, how to choose between different methodologies, and what constitutes the most fruitful relationship between sociological theories and research methods.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

  • Author: H. Russell Bernard,Harvey Russell Bernard
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412978548
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 788
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This book explains and demonstrates to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they'll need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and education, the book provides readers with both a conceptual understanding of each technique as well as showing them how to use it.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

  • Author: JHA
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 1259026663
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: 357
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Fundamentals of Social Research Methods

Fundamentals of Social Research Methods

An African Perspective

  • Author: Claire Bless,Craig Higson-Smith,Ashraf Kagee
  • Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780702171949
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: 190
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Researchers are continually challenged to find new ways of investigating political, economic and social issues in Africa. This user-friendly, expanded fourth edition of "Social Research Methods" includes new research designs and a comprehensive discussion of research ethics. In this way the book continues to provide an up-to-date and accessible text on social research methods and applications within African contexts. This book spans a broad spectrum and areas of focus include agriculture, public health, community development and regional planning. The material is compatible with the syllabi of social science methods courses in many African training institutions. The text presents clearly and concisely the fundamentals of research methods in a range of social sciences, including sociology, economics, political science, psychology and education. The content is illustrated throughout with actual examples of social research conducted in various African countries. This text has been written for the non-professional researcher and the student of research methods. It will prove invaluable to university students, government administrators, development planners, business managers, social workers, educationists and all those interested in conducting social research, including novices.

Social research methods

Social research methods

  • Author: Mark Abrahamson
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 413
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Talk and Interaction in Social Research Methods

Talk and Interaction in Social Research Methods

  • Author: Paul Drew,Geoffrey Raymond,Darin Weinberg
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847877044
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 248
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'This book admirably fulfils its stated objective of describing social research methods in action and exploring, from a range of perspectives, the linguistic shaping of social context. Overall, this is a balanced, well-edited and coherent collection of papers, bringing together high quality work from recognized authorities in the analysis of talk-in-interaction. It is also highly accessible; it would certainly make an excellent resource book for undergraduate, graduate (and practising!) social scientists ' - Rebecca Clift, University of Essex 'Talk and Interaction in Social Research Methodologies is a much-needed methods text. Focusing on research methods in action, the volume offers a new way of viewing the realities of social research. By taking language use seriously, the text reveals the details and depths of a wide range of research projects as they have seldom been presented before. This is the first book of its kind to offer such a powerful and insightful depiction of the role of talk-in-interaction in relation to social research methods. The book's plan is creative and unparalleled. There's nothing else like it. The editors—Paul Drew, Geoffrey Raymond and Darin Weinberg—represent the very best from multiple traditions of researching talk-in-interaction—from both sides of the Atlantic. The chapters are written by a sterling collection of researchers—a virtual honor roll of conversation analysts and kindred spirits. This book is a "must read" for social researchers of all disciplines who are interested in social interaction. It should be assigned reading for all graduate students being introduced to qualitative methods. It should be on every qualitative researcher's book shelf. It is a tour de force in demonstrating the absolutely fundamental position that language use holds in social science methodology' - James A Holstein, Marquette University This is a methodology text with a difference. It demonstrates the importance of talk in a variety of social research methodologies. Even documents, the seemingly least interactional form of social data, are shown to have important interactional dimensions. The book focuses systematically on how sociological methods are essentially conducted through forms of spoken interaction, and how these interactions shape the results that emerge in research. The book demonstrates: " How spoken interactions shape the outcomes of core research methodologies " The role which talk-in-interaction plays in key substantive areas of sociology notably race, crime, gender and media " Reveals the interactional underpinnings of research methodologies This is the first text aimed at an undergraduate and Master's audience in Sociology and Social Research, which shows the crucial part that spoken interaction plays in the conduct and products of conventional sociological methodologies.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

  • Author: Professor Leonard Bickman,Leonard Bickman,Debra J. Rog,Rog Debra J,MS Debra J Rog
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761906728
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 580
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The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

Social research methods

Social research methods

perspective, theory, and analysis

  • Author: Kenneth W. Eckhardt,M. David Ermann
  • Publisher: Random House (NY)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 410
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Methods of Social Research

Methods of Social Research

  • Author: Kenneth D. Bailey
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0029012791
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 588
  • View: 5464
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An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.

The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods

  • Author: Malcolm Williams,W Paul Vogt
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446209636
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 664
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Social research is a bourgeoning field. Of course it has many traditions and approaches, but there is a high premium upon thinking differently and thinking anew because social life is never static or wholly predictable. The Handbook, edited by internationally recognized scholars, provides a comprehensive, pitch-perfect critical assessment of the field. The main features of the Handbook are: Clear organization into 4 parts dealing with The Social Context of Research; Design and Data Collection; Integrating The Analysis of New Data Types; Sampling, Inference and Measurement Clear, cutting edge chapters on Objectivity; Causation; Organizing Social Research; Correspondence Analysis; Grounded Theory; Conversational Surveys; Mixed Methods; Meta-Analysis; Optimal Matching Analysis; GIS Analysis; Quantitative Narrative Analysis; Longitudinal Studies; SEM; MLM; Qualitative Comparative Analysis; Respondent Driven Sampling Brings together a glittering assembly of the key figures working in the field of research methods Demonstrates the continuities and productive tensions between classical traditions and real world research. The result is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a 'must have' for serious social researchers.

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

  • Author: Mark Elliot,Ian Fairweather,Wendy Olsen,Maria Pampaka
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192520121
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 64
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A Dictionary of Social Research Methods offers succinct, clear, expert explanations of key terms from both method and methodology in social research, in over 300 entries. It covers the whole range of qualitative, quantitative, and other methods; and ranges from practical techniques like correlation to methodological approaches such as ethnography. This wide-ranging approach enables it to cover terms needed by every social science discipline along with business and management, education, health, and other areas that encompass social research within their remit. This is a reliable resource for students, academics, and professional researchers who undertake social research, or need to evaluate and present its results.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

  • Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761923633
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1305
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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.