Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

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"Social Research Methods, First Canadian Edition", provides students with the conceptual building blocks and essential tools for conducting quantitative and qualitative research. Tackling complex and subtle and methodological issues in ways that require reflection rather than regurgitation, this text challenges students to think freely, critically, and creatively.show more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press, Canada
  • Canada
  • Canadian ed
  • 0195419413
  • 9780195419412

Table of contents

Part One; 1. Social research strategies; 2. Research designs; Part Two; 3. The nature of quantitative research; 4. Structured interviewing and self-completion questionnaires; 5. Asking questions; 6. Structured observations; 7. Documents as sources of data and secondary analysis; Part Three; 8. The nature of qualitative research; 9. Ethnography and participant observation; 10. Interviewing in qualitative research and focus groups; Part Four; 11. Sampling; 12. Quantitative data analysis using SPSS for Windows; 13. Qualitative data analysis using Nvivo; Part Five; 14. Breaking down the quantitative/qualitative divide; 15. Combining quantitative and qualitative research; 16. Content analysis; 17. Writing up social research; 18. Conducting a research projectshow more

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