Doing Social Science Research
- Simeon J Yates - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Social Research Methods
The text offers a comprehensive introduction to the full range of research methods in the social sciences, such as:
· Survey research
· Experimental research
· Statistical analysis
· Interview research
· Ethnographic research
· Qualitative data analysis
· Discourse analysis
The text clearly explains what these methods involve, as well as their basic relationship to arguments in the philosophy of social science. It will provide students and researchers with essential guidance on how to select the most appropriate method in their own research, as well as understanding and evaluating research conducted by others.
Doing Social Science Research will be an invaluable resource for students taking introductory courses in social research at both postgraduate and undergraduate level. It is a set text for the Open University's Social Science Postgraduate Foundation Module (D820 The Challenge of the Social Sciences).
Sample Materials & Chapters
PDF of the Introduction & Chapters 1&2