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Practical social investigation : qualitative and quantitative methods in social research

Author: Christopher J Pole; Richard Lampard
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Prentice Hall, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Practical Social Investigation' provides an introduction to a range of both long-standing and newer social research methods. Its balanced and integrated coverage of qualitative and quantitative  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Pole; Richard Lampard
ISBN: 0136168485 9780136168485
OCLC Number: 46321108
Description: xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introducing social investigation: what is research and why do we do it? 2. Planning and designing research: finding a framework 3. Suitable samples: selecting, obtaining and profiting from them 4. Observation: looking to learn 5. Survey research: practicalities and potential 6. Interviewing: listening and talking 7. Documents, official statistics and secondary analysis: mining existing data sources 8. Making it count: approaches to qualitative data analysis 9. Quantitative data analysis: knowledge from numbers 10. Approaches to writing: the craft of communication 11. Projects and dissertations - methods and methodology in a practical context Appendix A: Ethical codes Appendix B: Critical values for test statistics, statistical notation
Responsibility: Christopher J. Pole and Richard Lampard.
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