Social research methods /

by Bryman, Alan, Edition statement:Fifth edition Published by : Oxford University Press, (Oxford :) Physical details: xxxvi, 747 sidor illustrationer 27 cm ISBN:9780199689453; 0199689458. Year: 2016
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PART 1: The Research Process -- 1: The nature and process of social research -- 2: Social research strategies: quantitative research and qualitative research -- 3: Research designs -- 4: Planning a research project and formulating research questions -- 5: Getting started: reviewing the literature -- 6: Ethics and politics in social research --PART 2: Quantitative Research -- 7: The nature of quantitative research -- 8: Sampling in quantitative research -- 9: Structured interviewing -- 10: Self-administered questionnaires -- 11: Asking questions -- 12: Structured observation -- 13: Content analysis -- 14: Using existing data -- 15: Quantitative data analysis -- 16: Using IBM SPSS for Windows --PART 3: Qualitative Research -- 17: The nature of qualitative research -- 18: Sampling in qualitative research -- 19: Ethnography and participant observation -- 20: Interviewing in qualitative research -- 21: Focus groups -- 22: Language in qualitative research -- 23: Documents as sources of data -- 24: Qualitative data analysis -- 25: Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis: using NVivo -- PART 4: Mixed Methods Research and Writing Up -- 26: Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide -- 27: Mixed methods research: combining quantitative and qualitative research -- 28: Writing up social research

This introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods, Fifth Edition, is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, author Alan Bryman deftly explores the nature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it.

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