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Research in organisations and communities : tales from the real world

Author: Carole Kayrooz; Chris Trevitt
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to social research methods in applied fields. Taking a practical, problem-based approach, the authors systematically explain the steps of the research process in the workplace, government, institutional and community settings. Based on case studies, this is a user friendly, fresh approach.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Kayrooz; Chris Trevitt
ISBN: 1741144434 9781741144437
OCLC Number: 62549167
Description: xxiii, 360 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Research and its context --
The equity case study: 'It's not a flower shop in here' / Carole Kayrooz --
The internal change case study: a chain of research / Chris Trevitt --
The community youth case study: 'Is that all there is?' / Barbara Pamphilon --
The surplus student places case study: a twenty-first century reality? / Maureen Boyle --
The community aged care case study: an evaluation of aged care packages / Corinne Trevitt and Elizabeth MacKinlay --
The business planning case study: an electronic future? / Carole Kayrooz --
Research purpose and approach --
Quality in research --
Design and sampling --
Observations --
Interviews --
Focus groups --
Questionnaires --
The information review --
Three proposals --
The balancing act: dilemmas and tensions --
Searching for the stepping stones --
The way forward --
Appendix I: The range of theoretical perspectives in research --
Appendix 2: What are descriptive statistics?
Responsibility: Carole Kayrooz & Chris Trevitt.

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"An excellent overview of the processes and practices involved in undertaking research in community and organisational settings." Malcolm Tight, Professor of Higher Education, University of Warwick"

 
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