Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

SAGE, 2013 M11 19 - 408 páginas
In the new edition of Introduction to Social Research, Keith Punch takes a fresh look at the entire research process, from formulating a research question to writing up your research. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book focuses on matching research questions to appropriate methods. Offering concise, balanced coverage, this book clearly explains the underlying principles of social research and shows you how to put this understanding into practice.

The third edition includes:
  • A new chapter on literature searching and reviewing
  • Expanded coverage of ethics
  • A new section on using the internet in research
  • A range of additional student learning features
  • A brand new companion website including full-text journal articles, additional case studies and video tutorials.
Using a range of examples from student research and published work, the book is an ideal introduction for any social science student taking a research methods course or embarking on their own undergraduate or postgraduate research project.

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Literature Searchingand Reviewing
Further reading 7 Qualitative ResearchDesign 7 1 What is research design? 7 2 Diversity in qualitative research
Literature Searching andReviewing 7 Qualitative Research Design 8 Collecting Qualitative Data 9 Analysing Qualitative Data
Exercises andstudyquestions Further reading Notes 9 Analysing Qualitative Data
Quantitative Research Design
Exercises andstudy questions Further reading Notes 11 Collecting QuantitativeData 11 1 Types of variables 11 2 The process of measurement
Analysing QuantitativeData 12 1 Summarising quantitative data

the role of ethical codes
Theory and Method inSocial Science Research 3 Ethicsin Social Science Research
Research Questions
Research Questions 4 1 A hierarchy of concepts
Further reading Notes 5 From Research Questionsto Data
From ResearchQuestions to Data
Ethics in Social ScienceResearch
Quantitative ResearchDesign 11 Collecting Quantitative Data 12 Analysing Quantitative Data 13 The Internet and Research
The Internet and Research 13 1 Introduction
Mixed Methods and Evaluation
Research Writing
Mixed Methodsand Evaluation 15 Research Writing Glossary Appendix 1

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Keith F. Punch is a social research expert and was Winthrop Professor in the Graduate School of Education, the University of Western Australia, and is now Professor Emeritus in the University of Western Australia.

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