Researching society and culture /

Additional authors: Seale, Clive
Edition statement:3. ed Published by : SAGE Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA) Physical details: xii, 636 s. ill. ISBN:9781849207997; 9781849207980. Year: 2012
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-625) and indexes

1. Introduction and guide to using this book / Clive Seale -- -- Pt. I. Starting Out -- 2. Introduction to the philosophy of science / Miran Epstein -- 3. Research and theory / David Silverman -- 4. Research and policy / David Silverman -- 5. Ethics and social research / Suki Ali, Moira Kelly -- 6. Doing a literature review / Duncan Branley -- 7. Research questions and proposals / Moira Kelly -- 8. Research design / Clare Rutterford -- 9. Sampling / Clive Seale -- 10. Doing a dissertation / Chetan Bhatt -- -- Pt. II. Doing Research -- 11. Structured methods : interviews, questionnaires and observation / Constantinos N. Phellas, Alice Bloch, Clive Seale -- 12. Qualitative interviewing / Bridget Byrne -- 13. Focus groups / Fran Tonkiss -- 14. Doing ethnography / David Walsh -- 15. Doing historical and documentary research / Ben Gidley -- 16. Visual analysis / Suki Ali -- 17. Secondary analysis and official statistics / Clive Seale -- 18. Preparing data for statistical analysis / Clive Seale -- 19. Statistical reasoning : from one to two variables / Alice Bloch -- 20. Statistical reasoning : causal arguments and multivariate analysis / Clive Seale -- 21. Coding and analysing qualitative data / Carol Rivas -- 22. Generating grounded theory / Clive Seale -- 23. Discourse analysis / Fran Tonkiss -- 24. Analyzing conversation / Tim Rapley -- 25. Narrative analysis and interpretative phenomenological analysis / Ann Griffn, Vanessa May -- 26. Content and comparative keyword analysis / Clive Seale, Fran Tonkiss -- 27. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods / Neil Spicer -- -- Pt. III. Writing, Presenting, Reflecting -- 28. Writing a research report / Carol Rivas -- 29. Giving oral presentations / David Silverman -- 30. Validity, reliability and the quality of research / Clive Seale -- 31. When things go wrong / Mike Michael -- -- Glossary / compiled by Milind Arolker, Clive Seale

'Researching Society and Culture' provides an introduction to methods and methodology for students in the social sciences and cultural studies. The book concludes with a series of workshop and discussion exercises, tailored to each chapter

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