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    Social Research Methods (FALL08) (Paperback) By (author) Alan Bryman

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    DescriptionNow in its third edition, this market-leading textbook continues to provide students with an excellent explanation and demonstration of the main approaches and techniques in social research methods. The book shows students how to assess the contexts within which different research methods may be used, and how they should be implemented. It covers both quantitative and qualitative research and examines the significance of this very distinction. It also covers mixed methods research, a topic on which the author is an authority. In an accessible and student-friendly manner, the book shows students how to go about doing their own research projects and how to write up their research. In addition to presenting a wide range of features within the text, including up-to-date empirical research examples, the third edition supports students and lecturers with a full set of online resources. Online Resource Centre For lecturers resources include PowerPoint slides, notes to accompany the slides, case studies with questions, and a test bank to enable lecturers to create their own unique online testing sessions.For students the resources include instant feedback multiple choice questions, web links, an online research guide, interactive Excel tutorials, and access to the real-life student experiences used in the book.


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    Title
    Social Research Methods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Bryman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 800
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 265 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 1,894 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199202959
    ISBN 10: 0199202958
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17420
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A30140000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 300.72
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC024000
    LC classification: H62 .B787 2008
    Thema V1.0: JHBC
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    numerous figures and tables
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    03 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Alan Bryman is Professor of Organizational and Social Research at the School of Management, University of Leicester, UK.
    Table of contents
    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