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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Harvey Russell Bernard
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2000
File: 659 Pages
ISBN-13: 076191403X

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Now in its third Canadian edition, the market-leading Social Research Methods is an engaging and straightforward introduction to conducting quantitative and qualitative research in the social sciences. Building on the success of previous editions, the authors deftly guide students through allaspects of the research process, while providing useful tips on how to effectively collect, analyze, and interpret data, and disseminate those findings to others. With a brand new chapter on ethics and extensive updates throughout, this new edition continues to be an essential guide to theconceptual foundations, methodological approaches, and practical

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Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher:
Release: 2013-03-28
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199009430

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Text accompanied by a companion web site.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2012-01-19
File: 766 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199588053

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Clive Seale
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2004
File: 538 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415300843

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Pertti Alasuutari
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2008-02-25
File: 648 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781446206577

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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.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Sigmund Grønmo
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2019-10-14
File: 592 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781526485564

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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

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Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2015-12-01
File: 824 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199689453

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Now in its third Canadian edition, the market-leading Social Research Methods is an engaging and straightforward introduction to conducting quantitative and qualitative research in the social sciences. Building on the success of previous editions, the authors deftly guide students through allaspects of the research process, while providing useful tips on how to effectively collect, analyze, and interpret data, and disseminate those findings to others. With a brand new chapter on ethics and extensive updates throughout, this new edition continues to be an essential guide to theconceptual foundations, methodological approaches, and practical skills necessary for successful social research.

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Genre: Social sciences
Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher:
Release: 2012-04-03
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195442962

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Kenneth D. Bailey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 1994
File: 588 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780029012796

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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.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Mark Elliot
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2016-12-22
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780192520128

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