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Social research : a practical introduction

Author: Bruce Curtis; Cate Curtis
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2011. ©2011
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"Original, fresh, and relevant this is a theoretically-informed practical guide to researching social relations. The text provides a mixed methods approach that challenges historical divisions between quantitative and qualitative research. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to social science research, drawing from areas such as sociology, social psychology, and social anthropology. Explicitly addressing the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Curtis; Cate Curtis
ISBN: 9781847874740 1847874746 9781847874757 1847874754
OCLC Number: 779921142
Notes: New Zealand authors.
Description: xii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
In-depth interviewing-the interactive base --
Life histories-private and public issues --
Ethnographic research-studying groups in natural settings --Focus groups-studying artificial groups --
Survey research-studying many cases --
Experimental research-in the laboratory and beyond --
Unobtrusive research-studying artefacts and material traces --
Content research-coding and counting --
Secondary research-more than literature reviews --
Semiotic analysis-studying signs and meanings --
Autoethnographic research-writing and reading self.
Responsibility: Bruce Curtis and Cate Curtis.

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