Computing for Social Research

Computing for Social Research : Practical Approaches

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Description

This book should be of interest to social research graduates and undergraduates.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 197 x 241 x 19.05mm | 500g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534131166
  • 9780534131166

Table of contents

Section One: Introductory overview. Computing opportunities in the social sciences. Computer hardware. Computer software. Getting started with computers. Section Two: Computer applications for coded and quantitative data sets. Coded and quantitative data sets. Analysis of coded data sets. Section Three: Computer application for qualitative research. Principles and issues in qualitative research. Use of computer software for textual analysis. Section Five: Software applications to support social research. Word processing: a conceptual and practical approach. Spreadsheet software. Database management systems. Section V: Additional research support programs. Additional research assistance from computers and advances in research computing. References. Glossary. Index.show more