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    DescriptionSince its first edition in 1985, Patrick McNeill's Research Methods has become a classic introductory text for students of sociology at A level and in undergraduate courses as well as for a range of specialists in education, business, social care and medicine who need a brief but authoritative account of how sociologists set about conducting research. After a brief overview of the history of sociological research which introduces key concepts, this new edition, co-authored with Steve Chapman, describes the main sociological research methods, and includes sections on theory, science and values as well as: references to research studies developments in relevant sociological theory developments in research methodology new material on the presentation of research findings. Including an appendix of questions which students should ask when they are evaluating accounts of research, this lasting text retains the clarity of style of the second edition, and brings the content up-to-date.


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    Title
    Research Methods: Textbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick McNeill, By (author) Steve Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 242 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415340762
    ISBN 10: 0415340764
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC024000, BUS043060
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 301/.072, 301.072
    LC classification: HM585 .M37 2005, HM585.M37
    BISAC V2.8: EDU037000
    Thema V1.0: JHB, JH
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    5 black & white tables, 2 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    06 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Patrick McNeill has been involved in A level Sociology for over thirty years, as teacher, examiner, syllabus developer, author and publisher. He is currently working as an independent writer and consultant. He is a Vice-President of the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences (ATSS) and Chair of Examiners for a major awarding body. Steve Chapman has been involved in A level Sociology for over twenty years, as a teacher, examiner, Chief Examiner and author. He is currently on the executive committee of the Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences (ATSS) and is Head of Sociology at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College.
    Table of contents
    Preface to First Edition. Preface to Second Edition. Preface to Third Edition. Acknowledgements 1. Research Methods in Sociology 2. Social Surveys 3. Experiments and the Comparative Method 4. Ethnography 5. Secondary Data 6. Theory, Science, and Values Appendix: Reading Sociological Research