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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The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

Author: William Outhwaite,Stephen Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206459

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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"An excellent guidebook through different approaches to social science measurement, including the all-important route-maps that show us how to get there." - Roger Jowell, City University "In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have brought together material in one volume which will provide an extremely important platform for consideration of the full range of contemporary analytical and methodological issues." - Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions. It is designed to meet the needs of those disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a comprehensive overview of the methodological literature. The text is divided into 7 sections: Overviews of methodological approaches in the social sciences Cases, comparisons and theory Quantification and experiment Rationality, complexity and collectivity Interpretation, critique and postmodernity Discourse construction Engagement. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the Handbook is a landmark work in the field of research methods. More than just a 'cookbook' that teaches readers how to master techniques, it will give social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the full range of methodological debates today, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their own research questions. It will generate debate, solutions and a series of questions for researchers to exploit and develop in their research and teaching.
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Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students

Author: John Adams,Hafiz T A Khan,Robert Raeside

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9780761935896

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students is a fundamental and easy guide to studying research methods. In addition to the general concepts relating to research methods, broad research issues and theoretical concepts critical to research are discussed. The book is written in a lucid style and contains examples and helpful practical exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce and enjoy learning.
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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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Critical Thinking

Tools for Evaluating Research

Author: Peter Nardi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291840

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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"Critical Thinking: A Methodology for Interpreting Information 'deconstructs' common errors in thinking and teaches students to become smarter consumers of research results. Written to complement a textbook or a collection of readings, this brief methods book strengthens students' ability to interpret information whenever and wherever data are used. It includes a wide range of examples along with end of chapter exercises for further discussion. This book will be a coursebook for the undergraduate social science courses where critical thinking, numeracy, and data literacy are common learning objectives"--Provided by publisher.
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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

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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Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work

Theory and Practice

Author: Dr Malcolm Carey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409461777

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Malcolm Carey provides social work students, academics and practitioners with a practical guide that escorts them through the research process relating to the completion of a small-scale qualitative project or dissertation.
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