Approaches to Social Research

Approaches to Social Research
Author: Royce Singleton,Bruce C. Straits
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 9780190614249
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Social Research Book Excerpt:

Revised and updated in its sixth edition, Approaches to Social Research is a rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction to research methods. Covering all of the fundamentals in a straightforward, student-friendly manner, it is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across the social sciences and also serves as an indispensable guide for researchers. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, this book provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Richly developed examples of empirical research and an emphasis on the research process enable students to better understand the real-world application of research methods. The authors also offer a unique chapter (13) advocating a multiple-methods strategy.

Approaches to Social Research

Approaches to Social Research
Author: Alys Young,Bogusia Temple
Publsiher: Perspectives on Deafness
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2014
ISBN: 019992953X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Social Research Book Excerpt:

In this book Alys Young and Bogusia Temple explore the relationship between key methodological debates in social research and the special context of studies concerning deaf people.

Approaches to Social Enquiry

Approaches to Social Enquiry
Author: Norman Blaikie
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2007-09-24
ISBN: 0745634494
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Social Enquiry Book Excerpt:

Since its initial publication, this highly respected text has provided students with a critical review of the major research paradigms in the social sciences and the logics or strategies of enquiry associated with them. This second edition has been revised and updated.

Methods of Social Research

Methods of Social Research
Author: Kenneth D. Bailey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 616
Release: 1994
ISBN: 0029012791
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Social Research Book Excerpt:

An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.

Approaches and Processes of Social Science Research

Approaches and Processes of Social Science Research
Author: Tshabangu, Icarbord,Ba', Stefano,Madondo, Silas Memory
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1799866246
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches and Processes of Social Science Research Book Excerpt:

For the social sciences, the approach and processes in research are quite different. The type of evidence that social scientists can collect is often very dependent on the method that has been used to gather the data. The type of findings that can be discussed are often not straightforward at all, and no easy comparison can be made with the natural sciences, although this is not impossible. The methodology in the social sciences has the same role as technology and lab techniques in the natural sciences as these need to be developed rapidly to account for the increasing complexity of the natural objects to be studied. The methodologies in the social sciences need to go through an intense period of critique, reflection, and reformulation to consider the complexity of social issues under investigation. Therefore, the area of social sciences research and methodologies should continually be studied to advance the field. Approaches and Processes of Social Science Research presents new research methodologies in the social science field and aims at providing a broad introduction to the methodology of social research in its main theoretical foundations as well as in its practical applications. Readers will develop a critical thinking attitude about social problems which in turn will sharpen their analytic approach to research. This book includes four main parts: philosophical perspectives, strategies for conducting research, common approaches for handling and collecting data, and critical aspects of research writing throughout the process. While highlighting topics such as critical theory in research, ethical issues, research processes, data analysis, and more, this book is ideal for researchers in the social sciences and practitioners, stakeholders, academicians, and students interested in deepening their understanding of the ideas and the practices of social science research.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research
Author: Keith F Punch
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2005-04-23
ISBN: 9780761944171
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Social Research Book Excerpt:

'Introduction to Social Research' presents the essential elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for conducting empirical research in the social sciences.

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management
Author: Asunción Lopez-Varela Azcárate
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 9535106872
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management Book Excerpt:

This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst the Sciences (both Natural and Social), the Humanities, and the private and public sectors of society. The chapters speak across sociocultural concerns, education, welfare and artistic sectors under the common desire for direct responses in more effective ways by means of interaction across societal structures.

A Critical Introduction to Social Research

A Critical Introduction to Social Research
Author: Matt Henn,Mark Weinstein,Nick Foard
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-11-18
ISBN: 1446203581
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical Introduction to Social Research Book Excerpt:

A Critical Introduction to Social Research is the new, updated and improved edition of A Short Introduction to Social Research. This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. In it, Henn, Weinstein and Foard provide a clear and easy-to-understand route-map to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end. A Critical Introduction 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. This new second edition now features updated chapters which reflect recent debates and developments in the field, including: - New coverage of emancipatory and feminist approaches; - Comparative research methods, evaluation research, and action research; - Online research; - Glossary of key terms; - Revised further reading sections at the end of each chapter which include peer-reviewed research articles. This book aims 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.

A Short Introduction to Social Research

A Short Introduction to Social Research
Author: Matt Henn,Mark Weinstein,Nick Foard
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN: 9780761944843
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Introduction to Social Research Book Excerpt:

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.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods
Author: Clive Seale
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780415300841
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research Methods Book Excerpt:

Bringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a collection of readings and as an introductory research methods book in its own right. Topics covered include: research methodology research design, data collection and preparation analyzing data mixing qualitative and quantitative methods validity and reliability methodological critique: postmodernism, post-structuralism and critical ethnography political and ethical aspects of research philosophy of social science reporting research. Each section is preceded by a short introduction placing the readings in context. This reader-text also includes features such as discussion questions and practical exercises.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research
Author: Tonell Calhoun
Publsiher: Scientific e-Resources
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN: 183947419X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Social Research Book Excerpt:

The present book of basics for the social researcher provides a sound and well-structured framework for the pursuit of serious and result-oriented research. It reiterates, in ordered and logical sequence, the steps that are required to be taken by the researcher so that he successfully plans, conducts, implements and concludes a plan of action for the study he decides on. From a discussion of the key concepts, the book guides the reader into the intricacies of the sociological methods, and subsequently the hypothesis, the research design, and the sociological data. It explains in clear terms the methods of data collection, namely, the questionnaire, the interview, the sample poll, etc. The author has not merely collected them from various sources and arranged them systematically but has also enlivened them with his interesting style of writing. The book is intended for the research scholar and academician in social sciences and will prove to be of great assistance in the methodology of research.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research
Author: Keith F Punch
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 1446296164
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Social Research Book Excerpt:

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.

Designing Social Research

Designing Social Research
Author: Norman Blaikie
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN: 074564337X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Social Research Book Excerpt:

The basic requirements for research designs and research proposals are laid out at the beginning of the book, followed by discussion of the major design elements, and the choices that need to be made about them. Four sample research designs at the end of the volume illustrate the application of the research strategies.

The Process of Social Research

The Process of Social Research
Author: Jeffrey C. Dixon,Royce Singleton,Bruce C. Straits
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199946752
Category: Social sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Process of Social Research Book Excerpt:

The Process of Social Research successfully meets two major challenges of teaching social science methods: to make the material interesting and accessible to students, and to provide them with the tools necessary to understand, evaluate, and conduct research. Authors Jeffrey C. Dixon, Royce A. Singleton, Jr., and Bruce C. Straits employ a conversational writing style that is engaging and student-friendly. Using everyday examples to introduce chapters and clarify complex concepts, they provide current research examples on such cutting-edge topics as immigration, family composition, prosecutorial misconduct, organized racism, homelessness, social inequality and education, and alcohol consumption and grades. Placing a unique emphasis on the research process, the book helps students understand the logic and mechanics of social research, giving them the tools and the power to evaluate the research of others and to conduct their own research. Beginning with the introduction, every chapter contains flowcharts of research processes. As each diagram is presented, the authors relate the specific method to the overall research process. Then, over the course of the chapter or section, they flesh out each step. This way, they convey information about the "nuts and bolts" of research while ensuring that students do not lose sight of the logic of inquiry. Comprehensive and up-to-date without attempting to be encyclopedic in its coverage, The Process of Social Research provides a balance between qualitative and quantitative research, taking a more integrated approach to describing the relationship between theory and research.

Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Social Research

Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Social Research
Author: Malcolm Williams
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN: 147398758X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Social Research Book Excerpt:

“This is a splendid book, providing a readable and reliable guide to a very large range of topics and literature... the author brings together, as few of us can, the details of research methodology and practice with broader philosophical perspectives and approaches.” - William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor, Newcastle University "We need researchers who are philosophically informed rather than philosophically obsessed or philosophically oppressed. With this book Malcolm Williams strikes the exact balance." - Ray Pawson, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds This book is an ideal introduction for any student or social researcher hoping to better understand the philosophical issues that inform social research. Williams is the perfect guide providing short focused introductions to key concepts alongside a persuasive and engaging overview of how we interpret and conduct research. The book covers everything from core research methods, to ethical concerns and an exploration of the metaphysics of social life, with each entry providing: Clear definitions Engaging real world examples Up-do-date suggestions for further reading Informative cross-referencing Lists of key thinkers. Relevant and authoritative, this book is an indispensable introduction to the philosophy of social research.

Taking Sides in Social Research

Taking Sides in Social Research
Author: Martyn Hammersley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2005-08-12
ISBN: 113463143X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Sides in Social Research Book Excerpt:

In the past it was generally taken for granted that the goal of social research was the production of objective knowledge; and that this required a commitment to value neutrality. In more recent times, however, both these ideals have come to be challenged, and it is often argued that all research is inevitably political in its assumptions and effects. In this major contribution to the debate, Martyn Hammersley assesses the arguments from the classic and still influential contributions of C. Wright Mills, Howard Becker and Alvin Gouldner to the present day. He concludes that the case for partisanship is not convincing, and that an intelligent and sceptical commitment to the principles of objectivity and value neutrality must remain an essential feature of research.

Designing and Constructing Instruments for Social Research and Evaluation

Designing and Constructing Instruments for Social Research and Evaluation
Author: David Colton,Robert W. Covert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN: 1119177979
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing and Constructing Instruments for Social Research and Evaluation Book Excerpt:

Written in easy-to-understand language, this important textprovides a systematic and commonsense approach to developinginstruments for data collection and analysis. This book can be usedby both those who are developing instruments for the first time andthose who want to hone their skills, including students, agencypersonnel, program managers, and researchers. This book provides a thorough presentation of instrumentconstruction, from conception to development and pre-testing ofitems, formatting the instrument, administration, and, finally,data management and presentation of the findings. Throughoutthe book, the authors emphasize how to create an instrumentthat will produce trustworthy and accurate data. To that end theyhave included guidelines for reviewing and revising thequestionnaire to enhance validity and reliability. They also showhow to work effectively with stakeholders such as instrumentsdesigners, decision-makers, agency personnel, clients, and ratersor respondents.

Methods of Social Research 4th Edition

Methods of Social Research  4th Edition
Author: Kenneth Bailey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN: 9781439118894
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Social Research 4th Edition Book Excerpt:

An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.

Using Narrative in Social Research

Using Narrative in Social Research
Author: Jane Elliott
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005-05-17
ISBN: 1848600666
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Narrative in Social Research Book Excerpt:

'Jane Elliott's examination of the use of "narrative" within the broad context of social science inquiry is a must-read for both qualitative and quantitative researchers, novice and expert alike' - Journal of Advanced Nursing `This important book does an impressive job of synthesising a complex literature and bringing together both qualitative and quantitative methods of narrative analysis. It will become a milestone in the development of narrative methods. Although ground-breaking in many ways, it is very clearly written and accessible to readers from a wide variety of backgrounds and methodological experience' - Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey `An elegantly written, scholarly and accessible text. Jane Elliott shows a sophisticated appreciation of contemporary methodological developments, and makes a persuasive case for the use of narrative approaches in both qualitative and quantitative research. The book challenges and advances debates about combining methods, and shows how stories can work within and across conventional research boundaries. It is a truly original contribution to the literature' - Amanda Coffey, Cardiff School of Social Sciences `An outstanding book. Jane Elliott breaks new ground by demonstrating to new generations of social scientists how the power of narrative can fruitfully be harnessed in social research. This is a "must read" book' - Professor Mike Savage, University of Manchester This is a lucid and accessible introduction to narrative methods in social research. It is also an important book about the nature, role and theoretical basis of research methodology in general. Jane Elliott instructs the reader on the basic methods and methodological assumptions that form the basis of narrative methods. She does so in a way that is practical and accessible and in a way that will make the book a favourite with students and experienced researchers alike. Elliott argues that both qualitative and quantitative methods are characterised by a concern with narrative, and that our research data can best be analyzed if it is seen in narrative terms. In concrete, step-by-step terms she details for the reader how to go about collecting data and how to subject that data to narrative analysis, while at the same time placing this process in its wider theoretical context. She works across the traditional quantitative/qualitative divide to set out the ways in which narrative researchers can uncover such issues as social change, causality and social identity. She also shows how the techniques and skills used by qualitative researchers can be deployed when doing quantitative research and, similarly, how qualitative researchers can sometimes profit from using quantitative skills and techniques. "This book provides both a fascinating and a challenging read. What sets this text apart from other books on research methodology and methods is that it does not focus exclusively on either quantitative or qualitative research approaches, but rather attempts to bridge the divide. The book should be compulsory reading not only for those aspiring to undertake narrative research and those students undertaking higher degree research courses, but also for those more experienced researches wishing to explore contemporary issues in research methods and methodology. As a recent recruit to a lecturer-practitioner post with little recnt experience in the subject area covered by this book, i found it met my needs very well. I would certainly recomment this book for purchase." Dr Andrew Pettipher, University of Nottingham, UK.

Ground Rules For Social Research

Ground Rules For Social Research
Author: Denscombe, Martyn
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN: 0335233813
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground Rules For Social Research Book Excerpt:

This text identifies key ideas and practices that underlie good research and provides clear guidelines to help newcomers and experienced researchers alike to design and conduct projects.