A Short Introduction to Social Research

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SAGE, 2005 M12 15 - 285 páginas

This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. Authors Matt Henn, Mark Weinstein, and Nick Foard provide a clear and easy-to-understand roadmap to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end. This book is perfect for use on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project. It is the intention of this book to prepare students and new researchers for their research project. Brilliantly written throughout, this is your essential guide to the theory of research, the practice of research and the best ways to plan and manage your research.

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Combining methods
7
Critical Social Research
28
The Research Process
45
Ethics in Social Research
66
Documentary Sources and Official Statistics
96
Quantitative Approaches in Social Science Research
116
Qualitative Approaches in Social Research
149
The Analysis of Data
184
Writing Up and Presenting Research Results
218
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244
Designing a Research Proposal
249
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265
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273
28
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