Essentials of Research Methods

A Guide to Social Science Research

Author: Janet M. Ruane

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631230496

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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This is a text for introductory research methods courses, as required in several social science majors. Students taking this course are often resistant to the subject matter, and this text tackles this resistance by focusing the reader on experiences in their everyday lives.
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Developing Research Questions

A Guide for Social Scientists

Author: Patrick White

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137243627

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Undertaking a research project is a crucial, but often overwhelming aspect of any social sciences degree, and selecting a research question can be one of the toughest parts of the process. What makes an appropriate topic for research? How do you transform an idea into a 'researchable' question? And, once you've got a question, where do you go from there? Developing Research Questions steers readers through the complex process of starting a research project. The book explains how to break down initial ideas from broad topics into appropriate research questions, and gives detailed guidance on how to refine questions as the research project develops. Each chapter is packed with handy hints, tips and examples that show how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in the research process. Linking hypotheses and questions with research design and methods at every step, this text takes readers from the start through to the final stage of answering their questions and drawing conclusions. This is a no-fuss, practical guide to forming your own research question. It is an indispensable resource for social scientists carrying out research projects at all levels.
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Evaluating information

a guide for users of social science research

Author: Jeffrey Katzer,Kenneth H. Cook,Wayne W. Crouch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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This book introduces students to social science research from the consumer’s point of view. The authors believe that while social science may not require that every student of the discipline will have to conduct research studies, it is still essential for students to successfully read, understand and evaluate the research published in their field. To that end, the authors of this text have streamlined their narrative, omitting the burden of technical jargon, and focusing on the broad elements common to all kinds of social science research, such as experimental, survey, and case study. Questions to Ask, found at the end of each chapter, highlight the specific criteria to consider when evaluating research and offer a clear and accessible presentation of the general principles in social science research.
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A Guide to Social Science Research

Author: Rwegoshora, Hossea M. M.

Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers

ISBN: 9987449174

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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Conducting social research requires an understanding of the general theories and principles of social science research. Such knowledge is essential for both social science students and all those undertaking research, evaluating, and designing different intervention strategies to existing social problems. The book is organized around seven main themes, namely: science; logic and objectivity in the social sciences; conceptualization, design and problem definition; types of social science research; sampling and research instruments; data processing and analysis; and theory building and presentation of research findings. Each chapter is treated at length, including illustrative examples from the literature and providing data from the author's own research experience, specifically drawing examples from a variety of Tanzanian social settings. Since the first edition of this book there has been an unprecedented rise of sophistication and diversification in the realm of social science research. The challenges, which continue to face researchers, include paradigmatic allegiances to definitional issues and sometimes lack of consensus about the standards of quality (in particular in qualitative research). This second edition, with suggestions from readers and peers, has been expanded to be more comprehensive, specifically developing practical aspects to facilitate students in the process of data collection, the role of hypotheses in the research process, and qualitative research.
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Research Strategies in the Social Sciences

A Guide to New Approaches

Author: Elinor Scarbrough,Eric Tanenbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198292388

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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In this volume, a team of experts sets out various analytic tools available to social scientists from social science methodology. It guides them through the maze of advanced techniques applicable across the range of the social sciences.
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Qualitative Research Practice

A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers

Author: Jane Ritchie,Jane Lewis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971108

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Providing a clear and accessible account of the qualitative research process, this book discusses the different forms and uses of qualitative research, the design, data collection, analysis and reporting.
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First Steps

A Guide to Social Research

Author: Michael Del Balso,Alan David Lewis

Publisher: Nelson

ISBN: 9780176416621

Category: Social sciences

Page: 306

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A Rhetoric for the Social Sciences

A Guide to Academic and Professional Communication

Author: Kristine Hansen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 492

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This book provides social science majors with a systematic way of learning to write in their fields. It is based on the assumption that such writing is not a mechanical process, but a kind of rhetoric social scientists use to persuade each other of the validity of their research. KEY TOPICS: Features comprehensive coverage of research methods, including how to plan and propose original research, how to gather data or evidence from sources and how to document it. It goes beyond the typical survey of library tools and offers a brief chapter on how to use the Internet as a research tool.
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Doing a Literature Search

A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: Dr Christopher Hart, 195

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229460

Category: Database searching

Page: 194

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Doing a Literature Search provides a practical and comprehensive guide to searching the literature on any topic within the social sciences. The book will enable the reader to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information. The text will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences.
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Recording Oral History

A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759106550

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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In Recording Oral History, Second Edition, Valerie Raleigh Yow builds on the foundation of her classic text with a fully updated and substantially expanded new edition. One of the most widely used and highly regarded textbooks ever published in the field, Yow's updated edition now includes new material on using the internet, an examination of the interactions between oral history and memory processes, and analysis of testimony and the interpretation of meanings in different contexts. It will interest researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and ethnographic methods.
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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

A GUIDE TO FOR RESEACHERS IN MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Author: BILL TAYLOR,GAUTAM SINHA,TAPOSH GHOSHAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120329911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The Book Intended to serve as a text for postgraduate students of commerce, management, and social sciences, and especially for the first-time researchers, this well-organized book deals with the variety of research methods used in management and social sciences, with particular emphasis on the implementation of these methods. It offers readers practical guidelines for research and directs them through all the stages of research—from identifying a viable research project to the submission of a dissertation, report, or research article. The text identifies three dimensions of research methodology—research strategies, research methods and research data—that provide a structure for the book.
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Interviewing as Qualitative Research

A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences

Author: Irving Seidman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746660

Category: Education

Page: 162

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The Third Edition of this bestselling resource provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to help them develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. While proposing a phenomenological approach to in-depth interviewing, the author also includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. Equally popular for individual and classroom use, the new Third Edition of Interviewing as Qualitative Researchfeatures: an introduction to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process in its historical context, including an expanded discussion of informed consent and its complexities; apecial attention to the rights of participants in interview research as those rights interact with ethical issues; and updated references and suggestions for additional reading for a deeper consideration of methodological, ethical, and philosophical issues, including relevant Internet resources.
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Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences

A Guide to Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Author: Carsten Q. Schneider,Claudius Wagemann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107013526

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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A 'user's guide' to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and the methodological family of set-theoretic methods in social science.
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Doing Your Research Project

A Guide for First-time Researchers in Education and Social Science

Author: Judith Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335203888

Category:

Page: 230

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Applied Statistics Using Stata

A Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: Mehmet Mehmetoglu,Tor Georg Jakobsen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987148

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Clear, intuitive and written with the social science student in mind, this book represents the ideal combination of statistical theory and practice. It focuses on questions that can be answered using statistics and addresses common themes and problems in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. The book carefully combines the conceptual aspects of statistics with detailed technical advice providing both the ‘why’ of statistics and the ‘how’. Built upon a variety of engaging examples from across the social sciences it provides a rich collection of statistical methods and models. Students are encouraged to see the impact of theory whilst simultaneously learning how to manipulate software to meet their needs. The book also provides: Original case studies and data sets Practical guidance on how to run and test models in Stata Downloadable Stata programmes created to work alongside chapters A wide range of detailed applications using Stata Step-by-step notes on writing the relevant code. This excellent text will give anyone doing statistical research in the social sciences the theoretical, technical and applied knowledge needed to succeed.
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Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Social Sciences

Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,James Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195416473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Designed specifically for students of the social sciences, Making Sense in the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, is an accessible and useful research guide that outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, as well as discusses research design, theory, measurement, and argument. It also has chapters on how to write an essay and exam, and documentation. In addition, the new edition has more material on how to properly research and document Internet resources, an update on computer programs, an extended discussion on quantitative and qualitative research, up-to-date references and examples, and new material on ethics.
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The Expanded Social Scientist's Bestiary

A Guide to Fabled Threats To, and Defenses Of, Naturalistic Social Science

Author: Denis Charles Phillips

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698912

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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The (Expanded) Social Scientist's Bestiary addresses a number of important theoretical and philosophical issues in the social sciences from the perspective of contemporary philosophy of science. This expanded and revised edition contains four new chapters tackling such contemporary beasts as Popperian rules, narrative research, and various forms of constructivism. The chapters presented in this volume are, as far as possible, self-contained so that each chapter can be consulted without the necessity of having read the others, thus making this volume an invaluable guide for faculty members and graduate students in the whole of the social sciences and related applied fields.
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