The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
408
Utgivningsdatum
2017-06-16
Upplaga
6
Förlag
Open University Press
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 22 mm
Vikt
558 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780335226863
The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects (häftad)

The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects

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this bestselling introductory book offers practical and straightforward guidance on the basics of social research, ideal for anyone who needs to conduct small-scale research projects as part of their undergraduate, postgraduate or professional studies.

The book provides:

 A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis
 Jargon-free coverage of the key issues
 Checklists to guide good practice

The sixth edition has been extensively updated and includes features such as:

 A new chapter on the Life Course Perspective
 A new chapter on Literature Reviews
 New material on the Delphi Technique
 An updated and expanded chapter on the analysis of Quantitative Data
 New examples and illustrations throughout

The Good Research Guide, 6th edition is a valuable resource for anyone conducting social research including those in applied areas such as business studies, health studies, nursing, education, social work, policy studies, marketing, media studies and criminology.

"Denscombe's The Good Research Guide, now in its 6th edition, continues to be one of the leading books in the field. It covers the topics a student or practitioner doing a research project needs to know from project design, theoretical underpinnings of research, data collection and analysis to writing up your research. Its accessible and practical approach means that it is an excellent resource for those new to undertaking independent research."
Liam Foster, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work, Sheffield University, UK

"Martyn Denscombe's text continues to remain core reading for those undertaking small pieces of research and those who need to gain a firm grounding in the principles of research theory and practice. From deciding on a research approach to the process of writing up, this finely balanced edition offers a comprehensive and detailed guide to the research cycle. Pragmatic, and with the needs of the researcher always in mind, it makes social science research accessible, undaunting, and, what's more, a completely possible, stimulating, and enjoyable endeavour."
Yunis Alam, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford, UK

"The
Good Research Guide provides a comprehensive view of the complex strategies and approaches of conducting social research, explained in simple terms. Relevant examples and check lists provided in each section not only helps to gain better understanding but also reflect on ones own research.
This book has tremendously helped me to gain knowledge and understanding of complex research strategies.  It will provide clear guidance and direction for students and researchers in their research journey to achieve success." 
 
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Martyn Denscombe is Professor of Social Research at De Montfort University. He graduated in sociology and then qualified as a teacher at the University of London (Goldsmiths' College). He has a PhD from the University of Leicester for research on the social organization of teaching.

Innehållsförteckning

introduction

Part 1   Strategies For Social Research

1    Surveys
2    Sampling
3    Case Studies
4    Experiments
5    Ethnography
6    Life Course Perspective
7    Grounded Theory
8    Action Research
9     Phenomenology
10   Systematic Reviews
11   Mixed Methods

Part 2   Methods Of Data Collection

12    Questionnaires
13    Interviews
14    Observation
15    Documents

Part 3   Data Analysis

16    Quantitative Data
17    Qualitative Data

Part 4   Context

18    Research Ethics
19    Research Reports
20    Literature Reviews