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Social research methodology : a critical introduction

Author: Roger Gomm
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The second edition of this popular book continues to support students through each and every step of their research projects. Drawing on a much-praised critical approach, Social Research Methodology 2e helps students to gain a full understanding of social research tools and theory, and explains the methods of putting them into practice." "Introducing and exploring all the key quantitative and qualitative methods,  Read more...
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Gomm, Roger.
Social research methodology.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)760707487
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Gomm
ISBN: 9780230224759 023022475X
OCLC Number: 221962133
Description: xx, 428 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Overview of the book --
Instruments and instrument design --
Controlled experiments --
More naturalism in experiments --
Computer simulations and complexity theory --
Sample surveys and statistical representativeness --
Natural experiments --
Controlling for time in natural experiments --
Using administrative data in research --
Questions and answers --
Analysing the results of qualitative interviews --
Observing naturally occurring events --
Analysing written documents --
Evaluative and emancipatory research --
Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and synthesis from diverse sources --
Research ethics.
Responsibility: Roger Gomm.
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