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Perspectives in Social Research Methods and Analysis

Perspectives in Social Research Methods and Analysis

A Reader for Sociology

  • Author: Howard Lune,Enrique S. Pumar,Ross Koppel
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412967392
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 445
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This book shows students the steps involved in the research process, the various strategies for conducting a valid social inquiry, and most importantly, the persuasiveness and elegance of reliable social research. It highlights the link between academic research and the real world. Included are carefully chosen examples of each of the major methodological techniques-survey, interviews, fieldwork observations, experiments, content analysis, secondary analysis and program evaluation. Also included are selections on sampling strategies, research ethics and both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

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.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

A Reader

  • Author: Clive Seale
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415300834
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 538
  • View: 1541
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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

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

  • Author: Alan Bryman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199689458
  • Category:
  • Page: 824
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This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, Bryman deftly explores thenature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For Students* A researcher's toolkit to take students step by step through the research process* Multiple choice questions to help students test their knowledge and understanding* A guide to using Excel in data analysis to help develop analytical skillsFor Lecturers* A test bank of questions which can be customized to meet teaching needs* PowerPoint slides for each chapter* New seminar outlines including suggested activities and tasks * New exam and course work questions to set in class

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches

  • Author: Sigmund Grønmo
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526485567
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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Structured around one of the concepts students struggle with the most—the research question—this book begins with how to understand the role of good questions before demonstrating how questions underpin good research designs and how social research can be framed as asking and answering questions. Perfect for undergraduate students new to methods, it teaches students how qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research can be used to answer these questions. "An incredibly resourceful book that contains a forensic insight into social research methods, offering the full range of contemporary approaches. Students will find particular value in the accessibility and detail of the text. Each chapter provides a set of learning outcomes, study questions and further reading." - Dr Ruth McAreavey, Newcastle University Supported by a website that maps online resources to key stages of the learning process, it helps students: - Understand the scientific method - Learn the vocabulary of social science research - Plan and design research - Practice with and interpret data - Explore social science literature and improve assignments with good citations - Improve critical thinking. - Extensive visualizations, overviews, examples, exercises, and other learning features, make this the perfect introductory text to build confidence and best practice around research methods.

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

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

  • Author: Harvey Russell Bernard
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761914037
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 659
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The purpose of this book is to explain and demonstrate to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they will need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and education, this book provides readers with a conceptual understanding of each technique and shows them how to use it. Social Research Methods shows that a book on research methods can incorporate comprehensiveness, sophistication, and clear writing. It conveniently packages nearly everything one needs to know or think about before or while carrying out social and behavioral research.

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