Researching Society and Culture
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: Clear, coherent and trusted this book is the perfect guide to the main social research methods in use today. The much anticipated third edition of Clive Seale's bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by internationally renowned experts, every chapter is packed with real world examples, student-friendly learning aids and helpful practical tips. Highlights of this edition include: - New chapters covering: research design, sampling, structured data collection, preparing data for statistical analysis, coding and analysing qualitative data, narrative analysis and interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA), giving oral presentations, writing a research report and content and comparative keyword analysis - A much expanded glossary now boasting more than 500 definitions - A re-modelled and expanded website containing lecturer PowerPoint slides, extra chapters not included in the book and downloadable journal articles - Revised student exercises, workshops, review questions and key words An invaluable, practical resource this book is an essential companion for every undergraduate and postgraduate student starting a methods course or social research project.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 12/19/2011
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Clive Seale is Professor of Medical Sociology at Queen Mary University of London.
|Introduction and guide to using this book|
|Introduction to the philosophy of science|
|Research and theory|
|Research and policy|
|Ethics and social research|
|Doing a literature review|
|Research questions and proposals|
|Doing a dissertation|
|Structured methods: interviews, questionnaires and observation|
|Doing historical and documentary research|
|Secondary analysis and official statistics|
|Preparing data for statistical analysis|
|Statistical reasoning: from one to two variables|
|Statistical reasoning: causal arguments and multivariate analysis|
|Coding and analysing qualitative data|
|Generating grounded theory|
|Narrative analysis and interpretative phenomenological analysis|
|Content and comparative keyword analysis|
|Combining qualitative and quantitative methods|
|Writing, Presenting, Reflecting|
|Writing a research report|
|Giving oral presentations|
|Validity, reliability and the quality of research|
|When things go wrong|