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'By far the very best treatment of this topic in the field today ' - Norman Denzin, University of Illinois
There are areas within this book that give an in-depth account of specific areas of research, which some of the students with less experience of research, have been able to grasp quickly.
A comprehensive book, exploring all the relevant aspects of social research for level three and four in significant detail and provides students with context and a depth of understanding.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of research methods from data collection to analysis. The book also contains useful SPSS and NVivo guidance. A useful resource for all levels.
This book describes all aspects of doing research in a clear and structured way. However, in our course we want to put more emphasis on doing (laboratory) experiments, and this topic is in our view too little described. (for example, the word 'experiment' is not mentioned in the index of the book)
Excellent book which breaks down research methods in a clear way and is applicable across different levels
Good book, consise instruction.
Thorough and clear and encompasses wide range of levels.L7 students would benefit from some sections.
Chapter contents and aims helped to clarify learning within the hapters. Box examples helped to put theory into practice. Graphs and diagrams helped to absorb the theory in the relevant chapters
An excellent comprehensive text on research methods. An excellent aid for research students.
This research methods book is a good source for the undergraduate and master's level student. It can also be considered a good help for the PhD student at the early stages of his research.
A clear and easy to follow text that takes you through the research process in a logical and stepped process. the companion website is very helpful
This book supports the module and offers additional reading.
This book focussed on research within a social context. Although several examples were offered and analysed of different methodologies in my opinion, this book was difficult to read and consequently, I would not recommend it as a core text book.
This book proivdes undergraduate students with a very useful introduction to the world and indeed complexities of research. It takes the reader through the process of getting started, considerations as to data collection strategies and finally data analysis. The book is clearly written and its layout is most helpful, particulalry with the examples that it provides, that add context and reality to student studies.
An outstanding textbook that offers both comprehensive and accessible coverage of key theories and practices within social science methods.
A well written book which will assist students to both design their own research project and make sense of and justify the many decisions that go into the research design process. An invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students planning their own research.
A clear introduction and good starting point
I would recommend this book to those students doing social research. This is a very comprehensive introduction to research methods with a good mix of text and diagrams. Supported with a companion website this is a very accessible book.
Perhaps a little too detailed for the needs of most of our students. However, some very relevant information for them to access in certain sections.