Methodological Thinking

Basic Principles of Social Research Design

Author: Donileen R. Loseke

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506304729

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Focused on the underlying logic behind social research, Methodological Thinking: Basic Principles of Social Research Design by Donileen R. Loseke encourages readers to understand research methods as a way of thinking. The book provides a concise overview of the basic principles of social research, including the characteristics of research questions, the importance of literature reviews, variations in data generation techniques, and sampling. The Second Edition includes a revised chapter on research foundations, with focus on the philosophy of science and ethics; an emphasis on critical thinking; additional attention to evaluating research; and a new selection of briefer, multidisciplinary journal articles designed to be accessible to a wide variety of readers.
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Research Design in Social Research

Author: D. A. De Vaus,Professor David de Vaus

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446226117

Category:

Page: 296

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With this book David de Vaus has written one of the best general research methods textbooks around. The use of different types of research design as the point of departure is a different and very helpful approach to take, especially since many textbooks confuse issues of method and design. The author outlines with great clarity a wide variety of issues, including testing theories, causation, data analysis, and the main considerations involved in using the different research designs covered. Both students and their instructors will find this an extremely valuable, well-written book' - "Professor Alan Bryman, University of Loughborough " A wonderful opportunity for research design students and practitioners to think more about the planning and process of research design' - "Forum for Qualitative Social Research " This book is intended to show social science students the importance of attending to design issues when undertaking social research. One of the main problems in doing practical research is that design and structure are inappropriate for the uses of research. They often do not support the conclusions that are drawn from it. Several research methods books focus on data collection strategy and statistical analysis. While these issues are pertinent, this book argues that the core of research methods is the structure and design of the research. The book: - provides students with a clear understanding of the importance of research design and its place in the research process. - describes the main types of research designs in social research. - explains the logic and purposes of design to enable students to evaluate particular research strategies - equips students with the design skills to operate in real world research situations The book is divided into five parts. Part One explores issues about types of research, research concepts, research questions, causality and basic issues in the design process. The remaining four parts focus on different types of research design. Experimental, longitudinal, cross-sectional and case-study methods are clearly and systematically examined, and their strengths and weaknesses are described. The result is a one-stop critical guide to design in social research that students and researchers will find invaluable.
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Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: Johann Mouton,H. C. Marais

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796906489

Category: Humanities

Page: 276

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This book consists of three major sections. In the first, which includes chapters 1 to 7, the basic concepts of the methodology of the social social sciences are discussed. In the second, chapters 8 and 9, the most important concepts of part one are integrated in discussions on the writing of research proposals and research reports. The third section (appendices) consists of three "case studies" in which the most important methodological principles which were discussed in the preceding sections are illustrated.
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Interpretative Sozialforschung

eine Einf├╝hrung

Author: Gabriele Rosenthal

Publisher: Beltz Juventa

ISBN: 9783779914822

Category: Social sciences

Page: 241

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Dieser Band bietet eine Einf├╝hrung in sozialwissenschaftliche Erhebungs- und Auswertungsmethoden - unter Konzentration auf diejenigen, die den Prinzipien des interpretativen Paradigmas verpflichtet sind und einer Logik der Entdeckung von Hypothesen und gegenstandsbezogenen Theorien folgen.
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Basic Statistics for Social Research

Author: Robert A. Hanneman,Augustine J. Kposowa,Mark D. Riddle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234154

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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A core statistics text that emphasizes logical inquiry, notmath Basic Statistics for Social Research teaches core generalstatistical concepts and methods that all social science majorsmust master to understand (and do) social research. Its use ofmathematics and theory are deliberately limited, as the authorsfocus on the use of concepts and tools of statistics in theanalysis of social science data, rather than on the mathematicaland computational aspects. Research questions and applications aretaken from a wide variety of subfields in sociology, and eachchapter is organized around one or more general ideas that areexplained at its beginning and then applied in increasing detail inthe body of the text. Each chapter contains instructive features to aid students inunderstanding and mastering the various statistical approachespresented in the book, including: Learning objectives Check quizzes after many sections and an answer key at the endof the chapter Summary Key terms End-of-chapter exercises SPSS exercises (in select chapters) Ancillary materials for both the student and the instructor areavailable and include a test bank for instructors and downloadablevideo tutorials for students.
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Designing Social Research

Author: Norman Blaikie

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074564337X

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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The basic requirements for research designs and research proposals are laid out at the beginning of the book, followed by discussion of the major design elements, and the choices that need to be made about them. Four sample research designs at the end of the volume illustrate the application of the research strategies.
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Doing Social Research

Author: Leonard Cargan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547155

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Doing Social Research is an easy-to-understand guidebook for readers who have little or no knowledge of the social research process. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this book presents the various topics of social research in the outline form of all sociological research articles, providing a concise overview of the most important elements of social research. As an added bonus, synopses of classical studies introduce readers to the early pioneers of social research.
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Methods of Social Research, 4th Edition

Author: Kenneth Bailey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439118894

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.
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The Logic of Social Research

Author: Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226774916

Category: History

Page: 354

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Arthur L. Stinchcombe has earned a reputation as a leading practitioner of methodology in sociology and related disciplines. Throughout his distinguished career he has championed the idea that to be an effective sociologist, one must use many methods. This incisive work introduces students to the logic of those methods. The Logic of Social Research orients students to a set of logical problems that all methods must address to study social causation. Almost all sociological theory asserts that some social conditions produce other social conditions, but the theoretical links between causes and effects are not easily supported by observation. Observations cannot directly show causation, but they can reject or support causal theories with different degrees of credibility. As a result, sociologists have created four main types of methods that Stinchcombe terms quantitative, historical, ethnographic, and experimental to support their theories. Each method has value, and each has its uses for different research purposes. Accessible and astute, The Logic of Social Research offers an image of what sociology is, what it's all about, and what the craft of the sociologist consists of.
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Applied Social Research

Author: NA Hall,Ralph Hall

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9781420256123

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Applied Social Research focuses on the real world context of applied research. It discusses the often overlooked, yet essential process of planning: poor planning inevitably produces inadequate research. The text helps researchers decide how to approach their applied research problems and to think through the major issues in the design and analysis of their project. 'Applied Social Research' also discussed the idea that in applied social research the use of a single method type is unlikely to provide answers to the often complex set of research questions being addressed and highlights the benefits of using two or more research methods in the one study. The author argues that such mixed method designs are becoming widely used in applied social research, particularly where the methods combine qualitative and quantitative data, thereby enabling a richer set of data to provide various perspectives on the research topic, removing limitations imposed by using single methods. Examples of such designs are provided throughout, useful mixed method designs are outlined and their advantages discussed.
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Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement

Author: Delbert C. Miller,Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803942202

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

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Completely revised and updated, this latest edition of the best-selling Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement offers the most comprehensive collection of social research methods available anywhere. New topics include coverage of software used in research, as well as new methodological tools such as event history analysis and probit and logit models. This edition also includes a thorough critique of the use of sociometric scales and an updated guide to funding.
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Essentials Of Social Research

Author: Kalof, Linda,Dan, Amy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217826

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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Covers types of research, reasoning and data, basic logic of quantitative and qualitative inquiry, major data collection strategies, and identification of research limitations. This book describes procedures for identifying limitations of research and rival explanations for research findings.
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Social Research Methods

Author: JHA

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 1259026663

Category: Social sciences

Page: 357

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Social research methods

Author: David Dooley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This book presents a balanced presentation of research methods across disciplinary boundaries--both psychological and sociological, laboratory experiments and survey methods, quantitative and qualitative techniques. It offers a coherent, organizing theme, in this case, that of validity in its various guises-internal, external, inferential statistical, and measurement construct. The organizing theme is validity--the extent to which the researcher's conclusion can be judged credible. Validity is broken down into several components each of which is developed in one or more chapters including construct validity (both measurement and experimental), statistical inference validity, internal validity, and external validity. These validity types are then revisited as appropriate in the treatments of the several basic research approaches--true experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, and qualitative. Ideal for professionals belonging to various psychological or sociological association or anyone interested in review or updating their current knowledge.
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Research Design

The Logic of Social Inquiry

Author: John M. Bynner,Keith M. Stribley

Publisher: AldineTransaction

ISBN: 1412843847

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Research Design: The Logic of Social Inquiry is a collection of critical writings on different aspects of social research. They have been carefully selected for the variety of approaches they display in relation to three broad styles of research: experimental, survey, and ethnographic. All are classic contributions to the development of methodology and excellent expositions of particular procedures. The book is organized in sections that detail the methods of a typical experimental research program design, data collection, and data analysis. These five sections include The Language of Social Research, Research Design, Data Collection, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Report. Each is preceded by an introduction stressing the unique strengths of the different viewpoints represented and reconciling them in one coherent approach to research. The volume includes displays of philosophical underpinnings of different methodological styles and important issues in research design. Data collection methods, particularly the problem of systematic bias in the data collected, and ways in which researchers may attempt to reduce it, are discussed. There is also a discussion on measurement in which the central issues of reliability, validity, and scale construction are detailed. This kind of synthesis, between such diverse schools of research as the experimentalists and the ethnographers, is of particular concern to social researchers. The book will be of great value to planners and researchers in local government and education departments and to all others engaged in social science or educational research.
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Introduction to Social Research

With Applications to the Caribbean

Author: Ian Boxill,Claudia Maureen Chambers,Eleanor Wint

Publisher: University of the West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789768125224

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Fundamentals of Social Research Methods

An African Perspective

Author: Claire Bless,Craig Higson-Smith

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702153211

Category: Social sciences

Page: 165

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