Introduction to Social Research

Author: Keith F Punch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761944171
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'Introduction to Social Research' presents the essential elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for conducting empirical research in the social sciences.

Introduction to Social Research

Author: Keith F Punch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446296164
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the new edition of Introduction to Social Research, Keith Punch takes a fresh look at the entire research process, from formulating a research question to writing up your research. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book focuses on matching research questions to appropriate methods. Offering concise, balanced coverage, this book clearly explains the underlying principles of social research and shows you how to put this understanding into practice. The third edition includes: A new chapter on literature searching and reviewing Expanded coverage of ethics A new section on using the internet in research A range of additional student learning features A brand new companion website including full-text journal articles, additional case studies and video tutorials. Using a range of examples from student research and published work, the book is an ideal introduction for any social science student taking a research methods course or embarking on their own undergraduate or postgraduate research project. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Introduction to Social Research

Author: Keith F Punch
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761958123
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`Valuable advice to the beginning (and the not so experienced) social researcher. It represents a valuable resource for those who are writing research proposals, for those at the start of their research projects, and also for those who are further along the research line' - Sociological Research Online The social science researcher today needs to understand the logic of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches to empirical research. This book provides comprehensive coverage of both, set within a pragmatic view of research. It is an ideal starting point for all students and researchers in the social sciences, where you can learn about: · developing a model for empirica

Social Research

Author: Martyn Hammersley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803988057
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This critical introduction to the principles of social and educational research draws together a key set of readings which offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of values and practice in social research. Issues explored include: the relationship between quantitative and qualitative methods; positivism and the role of the natural sciences as a model for social research; the purposes of research - knowledge or the transformation of the social world; issues of race, gender and power in social research; the politics and ethics of data collection; and the validity and relevance of social research. Social Research is a set book for The Open University course DEH313 Principles of Social and Educational Resear

Survey Research

Author: Keith Punch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761947059
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This book focuses on small-scale quantitative surveys studying the relationships between variables. After showing the central place of the quantitative survey in social science research methodology, it then takes a simple model of the survey, describes its elements and gives a set of steps and guidelines for implementing each element.

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110354616
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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Angewandte Soziologie

Author: Robert Kecskes
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322913848
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Es werden die Vorteile einer angewandten Soziologie anhand der soziologischen Stadtforschung, des sozialen Wandels, der sozialen Integration und der Lebensstilforschung aufgezeigt.

Social Research

Author: Matthew David
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973676
Format: PDF
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This is a general and integrated introduction to qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection and analysis in the social sciences field and includes comprehensive and practical instruction (including screenshots) on the use of analysis software.

Foxfire

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783421050069
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6 Mädchen aus zerrütteten Familienverhältnissen, die ohne Zukunftschancen in einer Kleinstadt der USA aufwachsen, gründen eine verschworene Gemeinschaft, um sich gegen Demütigungen und sexistische Anmache zu wehren.

Basics of Social Research

Author: William Lawrence Neuman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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This introduction to research methods covers all the major topics at a depth of detail that's thorough without being overwhelming. Using clear, accessible language and examples from real research, Lawrence Neuman discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches. - Covers the same topics as Social Research Methods but with less technical detail. - Shows students that social research is a highly important enterprise, and one that is not beyond their abilities. - Uses many examples from real research in major studies to show students the origins of the findings and information used in textbooks or the media. - Emphasizes that social research is not a matter of following fixed procedures and routines, but something that requires creativity, mature judgment, personal integrity, and a commitment to free and open inquiry. - Material in 5/e on historical development of social research, philosophical assumptions for doing research in particular ways, and more sophisticated data gathering and analysis techniques has been largely eliminated.