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Real world research : a resource for users of social research methods in applied settings / Colin Robson & Kieran McCartan.

By: Robson, Colin 1935-
Contributor(s): McCartan, Kieran 1980-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Hoboken Wiley 2016Edition: Fourth EditionDescription: xxiii, 533 pagesISBN: 9781118745236 (pbk.)Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology | Psychology -- Research -- Methodology | Samhällsvetenskap -- forskning -- metodik | Psykologi -- forskning -- metodikDDC classification: 300.72 Other classification: 300 | O:b
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Ways of using the book -- The main steps when carrying out a project -- Setting the scene -- Introduction -- Approaches to social research -- Planning : selecting a strategy -- Developing your ideas -- General design issues -- Desk-based research -- Fixed designs -- Flexible designs -- Multi-strategy (mixed methods) designs -- Designs for particular purposes: evaluation, action and change -- Ethical and political considerations -- Tactics : the methods of data collection -- Surveys and questionnaires -- Interviews and focus groups -- Tests and scales -- Observational methods -- Additional methods of data collection -- Writing a project proposal -- Carrying out the project -- Dealing with the data -- The analysis and interpretation of quantitative data -- The analysis and interpretation of qualitative data -- Reporting, disseminating and moving forward -- Appendix A: Using specialist software for quantitative analysis -- Appendix B: Using specialist software for qualitative analysis -- Glossary -- References and author index -- Subject index
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Revised edition of Real world research, 2011

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Ways of using the book -- The main steps when carrying out a project -- Setting the scene -- Introduction -- Approaches to social research -- Planning : selecting a strategy -- Developing your ideas -- General design issues -- Desk-based research -- Fixed designs -- Flexible designs -- Multi-strategy (mixed methods) designs -- Designs for particular purposes: evaluation, action and change -- Ethical and political considerations -- Tactics : the methods of data collection -- Surveys and questionnaires -- Interviews and focus groups -- Tests and scales -- Observational methods -- Additional methods of data collection -- Writing a project proposal -- Carrying out the project -- Dealing with the data -- The analysis and interpretation of quantitative data -- The analysis and interpretation of qualitative data -- Reporting, disseminating and moving forward -- Appendix A: Using specialist software for quantitative analysis -- Appendix B: Using specialist software for qualitative analysis -- Glossary -- References and author index -- Subject index

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