Introduction to Research Methods and Report Writing

A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers in Social Sciences and the Humanities

Author: Elia Shabani Mligo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498278507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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This book provides introductory materials on research methods and report writing that aim at guiding students and researchers towards effective research and reporting of their findings. Unlike the many volumes on research that are mostly theoretical, this book originated in the classroom and grew out of the students' own needs to design and conduct satisfactory research in order to meet academic requirements. It is also designed to help experienced researchers in their research ventures. In fulfilling this purpose, the author uses simple, straightforward language. He also provides appropriate examples and illustrations to enable the reader to grasp the basic concepts of research. The book will prove a useful guide for students and researchers in social sciences and humanities who wish to transform research theory into real and feasible research projects.
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Critical Thinking

Tools for Evaluating Research

Author: Peter M. Nardi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520965477

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Critical Thinking prepares students to thoughtfully interpret information and develop a sophisticated understanding of our increasingly complex and multi-mediated world. Peter M. Nardi’s approach helps students sharpen their critical thinking skills and improve their analytical reasoning, enabling them to ward off gullibility, develop insightful skepticism, and ask the right questions about material online, in the mass media, or in scholarly publications. Students will learn to understand common errors in thinking; create reliable and valid research methodologies; understand social science concepts needed to make sense of popular and academic claims; and communicate, apply, and integrate the methods learned in both research and daily life. A companion website includes links to articles and books mentioned in the chapters, illustrative items, videos, and current news and research that elaborate on each chapter’s key concepts.
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Systems of Society

An Introduction to Social Science

Author: Manuel G. Mendoza,Vince Napoli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: 746

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Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work

Theory and Practice

Author: Malcolm Carey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409449319

Category: Reference

Page: 264

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Takes the reader through the process of beginning and developing a research problem or question, defining their objectives and undertaking empirical or literature-based research that involves data collection, analysis, writing up and dissemination. This book also highlights and details potential obstacles, and essential techniques and methods.
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Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences

Author: Carol S Aneshensel

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987369

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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The advent of complex and powerful computer-generated statistical models has greatly eroded the former prominence of social theory in data analysis, replacing it with an emphasis on statistical technique. To correct this trend, Carol S. Aneshensel presents a method for bringing data analysis and statistical technique into line with theory.
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Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies

Author: Natalie Sappleton

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466639199

Category: Science

Page: 329

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"This book examines the applicability and usefulness of new technologies, as well as the pitfalls of these methods in academic research practices, serving as a practical guide for designing and conducting research projects"--Provided by publisher.
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Research Methods: The Basics

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136860991

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. Structured in two parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, and the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research, this book covers: Structuring and planning a research project The ethical issues involved in research Different types of data and data quality Analysing and organising data to draw sound conclusions Writing up and displaying data in effective ways @text:Complete with a glossary of key terms and guides to further reading, this book is an essential text for anyone coming to research for the first time, and is widely relevant across the social sciences and humanities.
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Research Methods

A Practical Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: Bob Matthews,Liz Ross

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9781405858502

Category: Research

Page: 490

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This text provides an essential resource for the social researcher. It offers a comprehensive introduction for first time researchers right through to thorough and practical advice for those undertaking more advanced work.
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