Social research methods /Publication details: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.Edition: 3rd edDescription: xlii, 748 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cmISBN:
- H62 .B787 2008
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Text accompanied by a companion web site.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 700-725) and indexes.
Social research strategies -- Research designs -- Planning a research project and formulating research questions -- Getting started : reviewing the literature -- Ethics and politics in social research -- The nature of quantitative research -- Sampling -- Structured interviewing -- Self-completion questionnaires -- Asking questions -- Structured observation -- Content analysis -- Secondary analysis and official statistics -- Quantitative data analysis -- Using SPSS for windows -- The nature of qualitative research -- Ethnography and participant observation -- Interviewing in qualitative research -- Focus groups -- Language in qualitative research -- Documents as sources of data -- Qualitative data analysis -- Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis : using NVivo -- Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide -- Mixed methods research : combining quantitative and qualitative research -- E-research : using the internet as object and method of data collection -- Writing up social research.
Now in its third edition, this textbook continues to provide students with explanation and demonstration of the main approaches and techniques in social research methods. It shows students how to assess the contexts within which different research methods may be used, and how they should be implemented.