- Social sciences -- Research
- 0199202958 (pbk.)
- 9780199202959 (pbk.)
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- Previous ed.: 2004.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- PART ONE; 1. Social research strategies; 2. Research designs; 3. Planning a research project and formulating research questions; 4. Getting started: reviewing the literature; 5. Ethics and politics in social research; PART TWO; 6. The nature of quantitative research; 7. Sampling; 8. Structured interviewing; 9. Self-completion questionnaires; 10. Asking questions; 11. Structured observation; 12. Content analysis; 13. Secondary analysis and official statistics; 14. Quantitative data analysis; 15. Using SPSS for Windows; PART THREE; 16. The nature of qualitative research; 17. Ethnography and participant observation; 18. Interviewing in qualitative research; 19. Focus groups; 20. Language in qualitative research; 21. Documents as sources of data; 22. Qualitative data analysis; 23. Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis: using NVivo; PART FOUR; 24. Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide; 25. Mixed methods research: combining quantitative and qualitative research; 26. E-research: using the Internet as object and method of data collection; 27. Writing up social research
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