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Doing real research : a practical guide to social research

Author: Eric Allen Jensen; Charles Laurie
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenging readers to move beyond the formality and idealized settings of conventional methods teaching, this book offers frank, practical advice designed to empower students and researchers working  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Allen Jensen; Charles Laurie
ISBN: 9781446273876 1446273873 9781446273883 1446273881
OCLC Number: 946561217
Description: xxiii, 374 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: IntroductionPART ONE: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONSChapter 1: Research design: Planning for the unknowable, the unexpected and the undesirableChapter 2: How to do a literature review: Using existing evidence and ideas to build a foundationChapter 3: How to be an ethical researcherPART TWO: IN THE FIELDChapter 4: How to manage risk: Protecting yourself and your equipmentChapter 5: How to find a representative sampleChapter 6: How to gain research participationPART THREE: DATA COLLECTION METHODSChapter 7: How to do Survey ResearchChapter 8: How to do interviews and focus groupsChapter 9: How to use existing data: Challenges and opportunitiesPART FOUR: MANAGING AND ANALYZING DATAChapter 10: How to manage your dataChapter 11: How to do qualitative data analysisChapter 12: How to do quantitative data analysisPART FIVE: PRESENTING YOUR RESEARCHChapter 13: How to Write up your ResearchConcluding Thoughts
Responsibility: Eric Allen Jensen, Charles Laurie.

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This book is beneficial to anyone working in social research, serving as a reminder that we all face the same challenges in our research, wherever we are in our careers. This book is your manager: Read more...

 
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