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Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412933900
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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A companion website is available for this text! "This book provides an excellent balance between theory and practical application in social research. The book works well to develop students' understanding of particular methods of inquiry, embedding them within "real world" settings. I envisage that it will help students to understand the nuances of particular approaches, the complimentarity of certain methods, and the areas of conflict/contention within social research in a way that overcomes the sometimes abstract nature of these discussions" - Dr Jon Tan, School of Education and Professional Training, Leeds Metropolitan University "This book unlocks all of the important areas of social science research in an easily digestible and stimulating style. Both students and supervisors in a range of disciplines will find this an excellent resource" - Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rather than being written by one or two `generalists', this innovative book is written by a large number of active researchers about their specialisms in methods/methodologies. The book introduces all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods and seeks to draw readers into a community of researchers engaged in reflection on the research process. Included are narrative accounts of carrying out a research study that explore the way in which the research design and methods are shaped by the methodology, discussing problematic issues, and reflecting on the way in which knowledge and understanding develop. Aimed at researchers and postgraduate students, it will also be invaluable for students at masters level. Click on the companion website logo above to access additional resources and links to accompany each chapter in the book. "Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a valuable pedagogical tool. It is organized as a dialogue between theory and key concepts, and practice - stories from the field allowing novices and scholars alike to see how critical interpretive research is actually conducted" - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Claire Wagner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317046560
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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How can excellence in the teaching of research methods be encouraged and ensured? This question has become increasingly important following the adoption of research methodology as a core part of many postgraduate and undergraduate courses. There has, however, been little discussion about the aims and methods of teaching the subject. In this volume; a number of authors from a variety of countries and disciplines employ their knowledge and experience towards the development of a 'pedagogical culture' in research methods. Their aim is to establish the extent of common concerns and challenges and to demonstrate ways in which these are being met. Intended to provide both a stimulus and source materials for the development of a more substantial and systematic literature in the field, the book will be of great interest to all those teaching research methods courses within social science disciplines.

Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Kara, Helen
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447316266
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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This accessible book examines the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. It offers examples in practice and shows readers why, when, and how to use them in their research.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761944027
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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In this book the contributors introduce all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods and draw readers into a community of researchers engaged in reflection on the research process

Study Guide for Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Study Guide for Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,David Nachmias
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781429202992
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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The guide includes chapter objectives, key terms and concepts, and main points for each chapter, plus self-evaluation quizzes, review tests, exercises and projects.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,David Nachmias
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780340662267
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 617
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The 5th edition of this successful book provides a comprehensive, non-technical introduction to the principal research methods employed in social science. It offers a carefully integrated treatment of its components; research theory, design, data collection and data analysis; and explores the progression from the conceptual and theoretical building blocks of the research process to data analysis and computer applications. Throughout, the authors draw on examples from both classic social science research studies and current social issues to provide students with an historical basis for appreciating how social science research applies to today's concerns. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include current research study examples on contemporary social science issues, new computer exercises on data processing and analysis, an appendix on writing research reports, and a fully updated appendix on SPSS with coverage of SPSS/PC+ and SPSS for Windows.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,David Nachmias,Jack DeWaard
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781429233002
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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With its clear presentation and integration of detailed real-world examples, the acclaimed Research Methods in the Social Sciences accessibly illustrates the relevance of social sciences research without sacrificing key content. The eighth edition includes engaging new studies and examples that explore the use of Twitter feeds in social sciences research, the effect of climate change on human conflict, the use of rational intuition in explaining the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion, and much more. The eighth edition also includes new and expanded coverage of conducting qualitative research, as well as conducting research in our digital age, including the use of the Internet and various computer software packages for retrieving, cleaning, coding, and analyzing "big data."

Research in Practice

Research in Practice

Applied Methods for the Social Sciences

  • Author: Martin Terre Blanche,Kevin Durrheim,Desmond Painter
  • Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781919713694
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 594
  • View: 7518
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A major shift in research methodology from technical to more contextual and pragmatic approaches, this thorough resource incorporates new trends while also providing comprehensive coverage of the full range of established research approaches and techniques, skillfully combining epistemology, methodology, statistics, and application in a volume that is both sophisticated and practical. Placing a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research skills, this guide encourages the concurrent use of qualitative and quantitative methods and explores such complex topics as ethical issues in social science research; inferential statistical methods; and Marxist, feminist, and black scholarship perspectives.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,David Nachmias
  • Publisher: Worth Pub
  • ISBN: 9781429226417
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 552
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Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences

Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences

  • Author: Beth P. Skott,Masjo Ward
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412981239
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 173
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Based on the premise that when students do something instead of simply reading about it, they understand it better, this book comprises 29 hands-on, active learning activities for use in research methods courses in the social sciences. The activities were created by instructors throughout the country and demonstrated to be effective in their classrooms. A variety of activities is included: group activities, solo activities, some that take a lot of time and others that take less time. Each one of them is directly related to a concept of research methods and aims to help students become better researchers.