Social Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches by W. Lawrence NeumanPresents a more balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods than any other book on the market, and illustrates how the greatest benefit often comes from combining various approaches. It discusses the social and historical context of research, and teaches students to recognize ethnocentric perspectives and the assumptions, values, and beliefs of their own society. Chapter 3, Theory and Research, helps students with no prior coursework in social theory understand the importance of theory and its connection to research.The book contains many explanatory diagrams and interesting examples drawn from scholarly literature and incorporates feminist and postmodernist theories in the Meaning of Methodologies chapter (Ch. 4). Covers writing a literature review and ethics early in Chapter 5 and concludes with a chapter on writing a research report.
Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 6th Edition
This text provides a comprehensive guide to doing research in the social and behavioral sciences—from research design and sampling to collecting and analyzing data. Rich in examples, the book has been revised and updated to provide today's students with a conceptual understanding of each qualitative and quantitative technique, as well as showing them how to use it. The examples are often my students' favorite thing to discuss in class. Gibson, University of South Carolina. Should you need additional information or have questions regarding the HEOA information provided for this title, including what is new to this edition, please email sageheoa sagepub. Please include your name, contact information, and the name of the title for which you would like more information.
Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches is a text that has been introducing students to qualitative and quantitative research methods for over 30 years. The text focuses not only on research methods — the techniques of design, measurement, and data collection and analysis — but also on the methodology, the core principles that underlie the design and conduct of research. Simultaneously, it provides an introduction to qualitative and quantitative social research approaches, emphasizing the benefits of hybrid approaches. The 8th Edition has been extensively revised, including updated examples, new and updated example studies, and more. Why Do Research?
This highly regarded text presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches. Read more
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