Social Research Methods

Wydawnictwo: inne
Data wydania: 2005
Kategoria: Socjologia, filozofia
ISBN: 978-0-205-46531-6
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This highly regarded text presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches.Presents a more balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods than any other book on the market, and illustrates how the greatest benefit often comes from combining various approaches. Discusses the social and historical context of research, and teaches students to recognize ethnocentric perspectives and the assumptions, values, and beliefs of their own society. Chapter 3, "Theory and Research,"  helps students with no prior coursework in social theory understand the importance of theory and its connection to research. Contains many explanatory diagrams and interesting examples drawn from scholarly literature. Incorporates feminist and postmodernist theories in the "Meaning of Methodologies" chapter (Ch. 4). Covers Writing a literature review and ethics early in Chapter 5. Concludes with a chapter on writing a research report. Optional student workbook provides additional research exercises. Appendix on Evaluation Research help students see how to apply research in practical settings. The politics of research are discussed in the context of writing a literature report (Ch. 16).

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