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Researching social life

Author: G Nigel Gilbert
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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'Researching Social Life' covers the whole range of methods, from qualitative to quantitative in a down-to-earth manner. The book follows the 'life cycle' of a typical research project, and new to the third edition are chapters on grounded method, mixed method, action research, virtual methods, narrative analysis and refining the question.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Researching social life.
Los Angeles ; Sage, 2008
(OCoLC)607762649
Online version:
Researching social life.
Los Angeles ; Sage, 2008
(OCoLC)609263227
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Nigel Gilbert
ISBN: 9781412946612 1412946611 9781412946629 141294662X
OCLC Number: 183148713
Description: xxii, 549 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Conceptualizing social life / Geoff Cooper --
Research, theory and method / Nigel Gilbert --
Formulating and refining a research question / Nicola Green --
Searching and reviewing literature / Mary Ebeling and Julie Lamb --
Grounded theory and inductive research / Paul Hodkinson --
Participatory approaches to social research / Christina Silver --
Mixed methods / Victoria D Alexander, Hilary Thomas, Ann Cronin, Jane Fielding and Jo Moran-Ellis --
The Ethics of social research / Martin Bulmer --
Designing samples / Patrick Sturgis --
Questionnaires / Rosemarie Simmons --
Measuring attitudes / Mike Procter --
Focus groups / Ann Cronin --
Qualitative interviewing / Nigel Fielding and Hilary Thomas --
Ethnography / Nigel Fielding --
Using documents / Keith McDonald --
The Internet and research methods / Christine Hine --
Coding and managing data / Jane Fielding --
Analyzing survey data / Mike Procter --
Secondary analysis of survey data / Nick Allum and Sara Arber --
Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS) / Ann Lewins --
Narrative analysis / Sarah Earthy and Ann Cronin --
Conversation analysis and discourse analysis / Robin Wooffitt --
Analyzing visual materials / Victoria D. Alexander --
Writing about social research / Nigel Gilbert.
Responsibility: edited by Nigel Gilbert.

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