Social Research Methods

Author: Mutea Rukwaru
Publisher: EUREKA PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 9966182225
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Social Research Methods "A Complete Guide" delves more into the qualitative research, which is more of a forgotten method. Because the book has a practical touch on research, it will be useful to Universities, Middle Level Colleges, Government Departments, NGOs, Faithbased Organisations and General readership.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Author: Professor Leonard Bickman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761906728
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The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

Social Research Methods Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467208329
Format: PDF
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Social Research Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. In this book, you will learn topics such as Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis, Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis, Communicating with Others, plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Social Research Methods

Author: H. Russell Bernard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412978548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explains and demonstrates to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they'll need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and education, the book provides readers with both a conceptual understanding of each technique as well as showing them how to use it.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

Author: Pertti Alasuutari
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473971268
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. The volume maintains that there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions research design and analysis. The book also includes several chapters that describe historical and current directions in social research, debating crucial subjects such as qualitative versus quantitative paradigms, how to judge the credibility of types of research, and the increasingly topical issue of research ethics. The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.

Internet Research Methods

Author: Claire Hewson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761959205
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offering a concise, comprehensive guide to conducting research on the Internet, this book provides a detailed explanation of all the main areas of Internet research. It distinguishes between primary research (using the Internet to recruit participants, to administer the research process and to collect results) and secondary research (using the Internet to access available material online). The book is designed for social science researchers and presents a user-friendly, practical guide that will be invaluable to both students and researchers who wish to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Author: Leonard Bickman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412950317
Format: PDF, ePub
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The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. - twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management; - emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints; - new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection; - a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action; - a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.

Social Research Methods 3e SPSS Virtual Teaching Assistant Pack

Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780199009435
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its third Canadian edition, the market-leading Social Research Methods is an engaging and straightforward introduction to conducting quantitative and qualitative research in the social sciences. Building on the success of previous editions, the authors deftly guide students through allaspects of the research process, while providing useful tips on how to effectively collect, analyze, and interpret data, and disseminate those findings to others. With a brand new chapter on ethics and extensive updates throughout, this new edition continues to be an essential guide to theconceptual foundations, methodological approaches, and practical

Social Research Methods

Author: Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473952751
Format: PDF
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Nicholas Walliman is the supervisor in your students' pockets, making sure they understand all the essential methods for successfully carrying out a research project and negotiating the challenges and pitfalls. In this book, he: · Takes students step-by-step through the research process · Helps them formulate clear aims and objectives · Explains all the vocabulary to understand the A – Z of research methods · Ends each chapter with a reading guide for taking learning further with more resources to help get a deeper understanding of the issues discussed · Improves research reports with practical advice on presenting findings in great tables, graphs and diagrams · Opens his office door with reflective questions (and answers) · Delivers the confidence to get started and get finished! Social Research Methods: The Essentials is the perfect starting point and guide for your students' research project.

Evaluation Research Methods

Author: Elliot Stern
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
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Evaluation is a set of research methods and associated methodologies with a distinctive purpose. They provide a means to judge actions and activities in terms of values, criteria and standards. At the same time evaluation is also a practice that seeks to enhance effectiveness in the public sphere and policy making. In order to improve as well as judge, there is a need to explain what happens and would have to be done differently for different outcomes to be achieved. It is in this explanatory mode that evaluation overlaps most directly with mainstream social science. This collection offers a complete guide to evaluations research methods. It is organized in four volumes. Volume 1 focuses on foundation issues and includes sections on the rationale for evaluation, central methodological debates, the role of theory and applying values, criteria and standards. Volume 2 examines explaining through evaluation and covers sections on experimentation and causal inference, outcomes and inputs, socio-economic indicators, economics and cost benefit approaches and realist methods. Volume 3 addresses qualitative methods and includes sections on case studies, responsive, developmental and accompanying evaluation, participation and empowerment, constructivism and postmodernism and multi-criteria and classificatory methods. Volume 4 concentrates on evaluation to improve policy with sections on performance management, systematic reviews, institutionalization and utilization and policy learning and design. The collection offers a unique and unparalleled guide to this rapidly expanding research method. It demonstrates how method and theory are applied in policy and strategy and will be an invaluable addition to any social science library. Elliot Stern is the editor of Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, and works both as an independent consultant. He was previously Principal Advisor for evaluation studies at the Tavistock Institute, London.