Social Research Methods A Reader

ISBN-10: 0415300843
ISBN-13: 9780415300841
Edition: 2003
Authors: Clive Seale
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List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

i Social Research Methods: A Reader /i brings together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, giving students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a collection of readings and as an introductory research methods textbook in its own right. Topics covered include: br br · Research methodology br · Research design, data collection and preparation br · Analysing data br · Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods br · Validity and reliability br · Methodological critique: Postmodernism, post-structuralism and critical ethnography br · Political and ethical aspects of research br · Philosophy of social science br · Reporting research. br br In addition to a containing an extensive introduction, each section is preceded by a short introduction placing thereadings in context. This reader-text also includes features such as discussion questions and practical exercises.

Clive Seale is Professor of Medical Sociology at Queen Mary University of London.

Acknowledgements
General introduction
Methodological Awareness Introduction
Methodology and Scholarship in Understanding Ideological Explanation Michael Billig
On Intellectual Craftsmanship C. Wright Mills
Social Research as Science Introduction
Laws and Social Facts Emile Durkheim
The Logic of Science in Sociology Walter L. Wallace
Popper and Falsificationism Thomas D. Cook and Donald T. Campbell
Validity Thomas D. Cook and Donald T. Campbell
Go Forth and Experiment Ray Pawson and Nick Tilley
Collecting Quantitative Data Introduction
Sampling Barry Hedges
Questionnaires Sir Claus Moser and Graham Kalton
Interviewing in Social Research Herbert H. Hyman with William J. Cobb, Jacob J. Feldman, Clyde W. Hart and Charles Herbert Stember
Attitude Scaling Methods A.N. Oppenheim
On-line Surveys Kim Sheehan and Mariea Hoy
Interaction Analysis Ned Flanders
Content Analysis Robert Philip Weber
The Taming of Chance Ian Hacking
Analysing Quantitative Data Introduction
Secondary Analysis of Survey Data K. Jill Kiecolt and Laura E. Nathan
A Sociological Perspective on Secondary Analysis Angela Dale, Sara Arber and Michael Procter
The Quantification of Questionnaire Data A.N. Oppenheim
Interpretation of Statistical Relations as a Research Operation Paul F. Lazarsfeld
The Strategy of Survey Analysis Morris Rosenberg
Critiques of Quantification Introduction
Hired Hand Research Julius A. Roth
Fixed-choice Questionnaires Aaaron V. Cicourel
The Critics of Surveys Cathie Marsh
Quality of Life Assessment Interviews Hanneke Houtkoop-Steenstra
Sex Lies and Social Science R.C. Lewontin
The Limits of Science Introduction
Against Method Paul Feyerabend
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas S. Kuhn
Episodes in the History of the Research Article John M. Swales
Ethnography: The qualitative alternative Introduction
Concept and Theory Formation in the Social Sciences Alfred Schutz
First Efforts William Foote Whyte
The Field Work Situation: Social roles for observation Buford H. Junker
Theoretical Sampling Barney G. Glaser and Anselm L. Strauss
Field Notes John Lofland
Being There Clifford Geertz
Some Reflections on Ethnography and Validity Martyn Hammersley
Participant Observation and Interviewing: A comparison Howard S. Becker and Blanche Geer
Qualitative Interviewing Introduction
Depth Interviewing Sue Jones
Interviewing Women: A contradiction in terms? Ann Oakley
The Methodology of Focus Groups: The importance of interaction between research participants Jenny Kitzinger
Other Sources of Qualitative Data Introduction
Principles of Visual Research John Collier Jr. and Malcolm Collier
On the Diversity of Life Documents Ken Plummer
Qualitative Data Archiving: Some reflections on its prospects and problems Martyn Hammersley
The Application of Ethnographic Methodology in the Study of Cybersex Robin Hamman
Analysing Qualitative Data Introduction
Open Coding Anselm L. Strauss and Juliet Corbin
Searching for Text Graham R. Gibbs
Theory Building in Qualitative Research and Computer Programs for the Management of Textual Data Udo Kelle
Harvey Sacks: Social science and conversation analysis David Silverman
Reliability and Validity in Research Based on Tapes and Transcripts Anssi PerA�kylA�

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