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Social Scientific Research



September 2018 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Offering an engaging and entertaining introduction to research methods, this is a practical and easy-to-use companion for all new researchers and students in the social sciences. Covering all the key stages of the research process, this book guides students in navigating some of the biggest challenges in developing a research project.

 

This book:

 

·         Uses real-life everyday examples, connecting research methods to your experiences

·         Includes dedicated chapters on identifying a research question, ethics and writing up your findings

·         Comprises an array of activities, tips, illustrations and international case studies

·         Covers qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research
·         Digital resources for including SAGE Videos, journal articles, activities and more

Bringing methods to life for students across the social sciences, this book will provide you with the confidence you need to get your research off the ground.

 
 
I. Introduction
 
Chapter 1: What is Social Science Research?
 
Chapter 2: Research Ethics
 
Chapter 3: Identifying a Research Question
 
Chapter 4: Conducting the Literature Review
 
II. Argumentation
 
Chapter 5: Building Effective Concepts
 
Chapter 6: Making Strong Arguments
 
III. Qualitative Methods and Analysis
 
Chapter 7: Overview
 
Chapter 8: Interviews
 
Chapter 9: Focus Groups
 
Chapter 10: Participant Observation
 
Chapter 11: Process Tracing
 
Chapter 12: Comparative-Case Method
 
IV. Quantitative Methods and Analysis
 
Chapter 13: Overview
 
Chapter 14: Measurement
 
Chapter 15: Quantitative Data
 
Chapter 16: Content Analysis
 
Chapter 17: Survey Analysis
 
Chapter 18: Observational Studies
 
Chapter 19: Experiments
 
V. Mixed Methods Research
 
Chapter 20: Mixed Methods Research: A Typology
 
VI. Conclusion
 
Chapter 21: Social Scientific Writing
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

An exceptionally broad, clear, and fair-minded treatment of social science research methodology

John Gerring, Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin

John Gerring
University of Texas

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