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Real world research : a resource for users of social research methods in applied settings

Author: Colin Robson; Kieran McCartan
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons Ltd., [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Real world research is a common responsibility of professionals and practitioners in a wide range of both public and private settings. These include teachers, social workers and health service professionals, managers and specialists in business, architects, designers, criminologists and accountants among many others.--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robson, Colin.
Real world research.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2016
(DLC) 2015033871
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Robson; Kieran McCartan
ISBN: 9781118745236 111874523X
OCLC Number: 920469741
Notes: Revised edition of Real world research, 2011.
Description: xxiii, 533 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Ways of using the book --
The main steps when carrying out a project --
Setting the scene --
Introduction --
Approaches to social research --
Planning : selecting a strategy --
Developing your ideas --
General design issues --
Desk-based research --
Fixed designs --
Flexible designs --
Multi-strategy (mixed methods) designs --
Designs for particular purposes: evaluation, action and change --
Ethical and political considerations --
Tactics : the methods of data collection --
Surveys and questionnaires --
Interviews and focus groups --
Tests and scales --
Observational methods --
Additional methods of data collection --
Writing a project proposal --
Carrying out the project --
Dealing with the data --
The analysis and interpretation of quantitative data --
The analysis and interpretation of qualitative data --
Reporting, disseminating and moving forward --
Appendix A: Using specialist software for quantitative analysis --
Appendix B: Using specialist software for qualitative analysis --
Glossary --
References and author index --
Subject index.
Responsibility: Colin Robson & Kieran McCartan.
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