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Researching society and culture

Author: Clive Seale
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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'Researching Society and Culture' provides an introduction to methods and methodology for students in the social sciences and cultural studies. The book concludes with a series of workshop and discussion exercises, tailored to each chapter.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Seale
ISBN: 9781849207980 1849207984 9781849207997 1849207992
OCLC Number: 793004768
Description: xii, 636 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and guide to using this book / Clive Seale --
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pt. I. Starting Out --
2. Introduction to the philosophy of science / Miran Epstein --
3. Research and theory / David Silverman --
4. Research and policy / David Silverman --
5. Ethics and social research / Suki Ali, Moira Kelly --
6. Doing a literature review / Duncan Branley --
7. Research questions and proposals / Moira Kelly --
8. Research design / Clare Rutterford --
9. Sampling / Clive Seale --
10. Doing a dissertation / Chetan Bhatt --
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pt. II. Doing Research --
11. Structured methods : interviews, questionnaires and observation / Constantinos N. Phellas, Alice Bloch, Clive Seale --
12. Qualitative interviewing / Bridget Byrne --
13. Focus groups / Fran Tonkiss --
14. Doing ethnography / David Walsh --
15. Doing historical and documentary research / Ben Gidley --
16. Visual analysis / Suki Ali --
17. Secondary analysis and official statistics / Clive Seale --
18. Preparing data for statistical analysis / Clive Seale --
19. Statistical reasoning : from one to two variables / Alice Bloch --
20. Statistical reasoning : causal arguments and multivariate analysis / Clive Seale --
21. Coding and analysing qualitative data / Carol Rivas --
22. Generating grounded theory / Clive Seale --
23. Discourse analysis / Fran Tonkiss --
24. Analyzing conversation / Tim Rapley --
25. Narrative analysis and interpretative phenomenological analysis / Ann Griffn, Vanessa May --
26. Content and comparative keyword analysis / Clive Seale, Fran Tonkiss --
27. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods / Neil Spicer --
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pt. III. Writing, Presenting, Reflecting --
28. Writing a research report / Carol Rivas --
29. Giving oral presentations / David Silverman --
30. Validity, reliability and the quality of research / Clive Seale --
31. When things go wrong / Mike Michael --
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Glossary / compiled by Milind Arolker, Clive Seale.
Responsibility: [edited by] Clive Seale.

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Clear, pragmatic and trusted, the text continues to successfully guide students through the complexities of social research providing 'how-to' advice, real world examples and historical background to  Read more...

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This is an amazing and adventurous book with wide coverage of core issues in the research methods that are commonly used in many social sciences. The coverage is in-depth and of world-class quality. Read more...

 
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