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Social research methods : the essentials

Author: Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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The perfect first step into research methods, assuming no previous knowledge and a cheerful 'you can do this!' tone.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Walliman
ISBN: 9781473916203 1473916208 9781473916197 1473916194
OCLC Number: 934388912
Description: x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART ONE: PLANNING AND DESIGNING YOUR RESEARCH Chapter 1: Theoretical background Chapter 2: Research basics Chapter 3: Research strategies and design Chapter 4: The nature of data Chapter 5: Doing a literature review Chapter 6: Defining the research problem Chapter 7: Ethics Chapter 8: Writing a research proposal PART TWO: COLLECTING AND ANALYSING YOUR DATA Chapter 9: Sampling Chapter 10: Data collection methods Chapter 11: Quantitative data analysis Chapter 12: Qualitative data analysis PART THREE: WRITING UP YOUR RESEARCH Chapter 13: Presenting Data Graphically Chapter 14: Writing up a dissertation or research project PART FOUR: SUCCEEDING IN YOUR RESEARCH METHODS COURSE Chapter 15: How to get the most out of your lectures and seminars Chapter 16: How to Get the Best out of Reading and Note Taking Chapter 17: How to Write Great Essays
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This text takes a well-balanced view of research in the social sciences and gives the reader a basic theoretical grounding and structure on which to develop their understanding of research and Read more...

 
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