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Research Methods for the Social Sciences.

Author: Jerry Wellington; Marcin Szczerbinski
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to provide an introductory but not simplistic guide to research in the social and behavioural sciences. The book sets out to tackle difficult issues and concepts in a scholarly but accessible manner, providing ample guidance and signposts to further reading. We explore a wide range of questions about research and research methods, including:. * What counts as 'good research'?. * Research  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wellington, Jerry.
Research Methods for the Social Sciences.
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Wellington; Marcin Szczerbinski
ISBN: 9781441114167 1441114165
OCLC Number: 727649524
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Preface; Contents; PART 1: INTRODUCTORY THOUGHTS; 1 A Broad Introduction to Social Research; 2 Approaches to Social Research; 3 Considering the Quality of Research: Methodology, Theory and Location; 4 The Researcher's Role and Responsibility; PART 2: QUALITATIVE APPROACHES: THEIR VALUE AND THEIR LIMITS; 5 Some Qualitative Methods Considered; 6 Dealing with Qualitative Data; PART 3: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES: THEIR VALUE AND THEIR LIMITS; 7 Dealing with Quantitative Data; 8 Psychometries: Measuring Traits and States. PART 4: PRESENTING AND DISSEMINATING RESEARCH9 Presenting and Reporting Research; PART 5: EXTRAS; References; Glossary of Terms; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Index.

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The aim of this book is to provide an introductory but not simplistic guide to research in the social and behavioural sciences. The book sets out to tackle difficult issues and concepts in a scholarly but accessible manner, providing ample guidance and signposts to further reading. We explore a wide range of questions about research and research methods, including:. * What counts as 'good research'?. * Research approaches, paradigms, methods and methodology: what are they and what is the difference?. * What is the so-called 'qualitative/ quantitative'?. * When and where is quantitative researc.

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