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Researching Social Life

ISBN-10: 0761972455

ISBN-13: 9780761972457

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Nigel Gilbert

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Updated and revised to include an even broader range of methods, Researching Social Life considers a comprehensive array of research techniques that are emerging as a result of new technologies and the adoption of new media.
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 3/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.40" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Nigel Gilbert read for a first degree in Engineering, intending to go into the computer industry. However, he was lured into sociology and obtained his doctorate on the sociology of scientific knowledge from the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Michael Mulkay. His research and teaching interests have reflected his continuing interest in both sociology and computer science (and engineering more widely). His main research interests are processual theories of social phenomena, the development of computational sociology and the methodology of computer simulation, especially agent-based modelling. He is Director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation. He is also Director of the University's Institute of Advanced Studies and responsible for its development as a leading centre for intellectual interchange. He is the author or editor of several textbooks on sociological methods of research and statistics and editor of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

Conceptualizing Social Life
Research, Theory and Method
Research and the Policy-Making Process
Beginnings
The Ethics of Social Research
Designing Samples
Into The Field
Questionnaires
Measuring Attitudes
Qualitative Interviewing
Ethnography
Focus Groups
Exemplar
The Environmental Concerns of Disadvantaged Groups
Using Documents
Exemplar
Investigating the Investigators Studying Detective Work
Back Home
Coding and Managing Data
Analyzing Survey Data
Secondary Analysis of Survey Data
Exemplar
Privatizing Pensions: New Options and New Risks for Women
Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
Analyzing Factual Accounts
Analyzing Visual Materials
Endings
Writing about Social Research