Approaches to Social Research

Approaches to Social Research
Author: Royce Singleton,Bruce C. Straits
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 9780190614249
ISBN 13: 0190614242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Social Research Book Review:

Revised and updated in its sixth edition, Approaches to Social Research is a rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction to research methods. Covering all of the fundamentals in a straightforward, student-friendly manner, it is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across the social sciences and also serves as an indispensable guide for researchers. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, this book provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Richly developed examples of empirical research and an emphasis on the research process enable students to better understand the real-world application of research methods. The authors also offer a unique chapter (13) advocating a multiple-methods strategy.

Approaches to Social Research

Approaches to Social Research
Author: Royce Singleton,Bruce C. Straits,Margaret Miller Straits
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105002375462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Social Research Book Review:

Thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate new research, the second edition of this remarkably popular work instills readers with the sense and skills they need to become intelligent consumers of research evidence, providing a lucid, accessible introduction to the various methods employed in a variety of fields, as well as an appreciation of social research as part of the larger context of social science. Offering over two dozen new research examples and over 100 new references, "user-friendly" diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and expanded coverage of current key topics and recent developments, it strikes a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of social inquiry--the how-to and wherefore of research. Opening chapters draw readers into the subject by illustrating the practicality of the study of research methods and the vital relationship between theory and research. The ensuing sequence of topics follows that of an ideal-typical research project--beginning with research design, measurement, and sampling, proceeding to data collection, and then to data processing and analysis. The authors focus on four major approaches to research--experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data--and bring the material to life with numerous examples drawn from classic and current research. Advocating a multiple-methods strategy that treats these approaches as complementary, rather than mutually exclusive, the authors provide a full account of the benefits and drawbacks of using each, and describe the actual processes involved in research with each.

Approaches to Social Research

Approaches to Social Research
Author: Royce Singleton,Bruce C. Straits,Margaret Miller Straits,Ronald J. McAllister
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 541
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4027817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Social Research Book Review:

Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of social scientific inquiry, this book provides a valuable introduction to social research methods. After an introductory section that places social research in the context of science and logical reasoning, the book follows the sequence of a typical research project, beginning with research design, proceeding to data collection, and then to data interpretation. The authors focus on four major approaches to research--experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data--illustrating their discussion with numerous case studies and examples drawn from sociology, social psychology, demography, history, education, and political science. While advocating a multiple-methods strategy that treats the approaches as complementary, the authors provide a detailed account of the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the actual process, of carrying out research with each approach. Sophisticated enough to make social science students become intelligent consumers of research evidence, this lucidly written survey is also entirely accessible to those with very little knowledge of the field.

New Approaches in Social Research

New Approaches in Social Research
Author: Carol Grbich
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780761949329
ISBN 13: 0761949321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Approaches in Social Research Book Review:

A practical introduction to the main theories and methods of qualitative research for the health sciences is offered in this book. It covers the full range of conventional and new qualitative methods including ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, biography, action research, historical research, discourse analysis and postmodern, poststructuralist and femininst approaches to research. Carol Grbich shows that qualitative methods need to be followed just as rigorously as quantitative methods, providing examples drawn from various health fields. A practical introduction to the main theories and methods of qualitative research for the health sciences is offered in this book. It covers the full range of conventional and new qualitative methods including ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, biography, action research, historical research, discourse analysis and postmodern, poststructuralist and femininst approaches to research.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research
Author: Keith F Punch
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780761944171
ISBN 13: 0761944176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Social Research Book Review:

'Introduction to Social Research' presents the essential elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for conducting empirical research in the social sciences.

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences
Author: Donatella Della Porta,Michael Keating
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-08-28
ISBN 10: 1139474596
ISBN 13: 9781139474597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences Book Review:

A revolutionary textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.

Social Research

Social Research
Author: Bruce C. Straits,Royce Singleton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2017-12
ISBN 10: 9780190635107
ISBN 13: 019063510X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research Book Review:

Revised and updated in its sixth edition, Social Research: Approaches and Fundamentals is a rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction to research methods. Covering all of the fundamentals in a straightforward, student-friendly manner, it is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across the social sciences and also serves as an indispensable guide for researchers. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, this book provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Richly developed examples of empirical research and an emphasis on the research process enable students to better understand the real-world application of research methods. The authors also offer a unique chapter (13) advocating a multiple-methods strategy.New to this editionUpdated references and research examples throughoutUpdated data in tables and figuresImproved clarity and flow of chaptersNew sections and sub-sections on topics such as "Big Data" and "Publishing a Research Paper"

Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research

Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research
Author: Baran, Mette Lise,Jones, Janice Elisabeth
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2019-10-25
ISBN 10: 1799810275
ISBN 13: 9781799810278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research Book Review:

Research that has been presented primarily by quantitative research can benefit from the voice of the participants and the added value of the different perspective that qualitative research can provide. The purpose of mixed methods research is to draw from the positive aspects of both research paradigms to better answer the research question. This type of research is often used in schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations as they strive to address and resolve questions that will impact their organizations. Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research is an academic research publication that examines more traditional and common research methods and how they can be complimented through qualitative counterparts. The content within this publication covers an array of topics such as entrepreneurship, social media, and marginalization. It is essential for researchers, academicians, non-profit professionals, business professionals, and higher education faculty, and specifically targets master or doctoral students committed to writing their theses, dissertations, or scholarly articles, who may not have had the benefit of working on a traditional research team.

Approaches to Social Enquiry

Approaches to Social Enquiry
Author: Norman Blaikie
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2007-09-24
ISBN 10: 0745634494
ISBN 13: 9780745634494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Social Enquiry Book Review:

Since its initial publication, this highly respected book has provided students with a much needed critical review of the major research paradigms in the social sciences and the logics or strategies of enquiry associated with them. Approaches to Social Enquiry draws together a vast body of literature from the philosophy of science, the philosophy of social science, social theory and research methodology. It focuses on questions such as: How is new social scientific knowledge produced or existing knowledge further developed? What status does this knowledge have and how can this be established? To what extent can the ways of advancing knowledge in the natural sciences be used in the social sciences? What major dilemmas do social researchers face in the development of new knowledge? No other text offers such a clear and accessible, but still rigorous, account of these sometimes complex debates. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to encompass the most contemporary debates about the conduct and underpinnings of social research. More attention is also paid to research practice. In addition, integrated empirical examples have been included to illustrate and extend the philosophical and theoretical discussion. Approaches to Social Enquiry will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are planning their own research or studying research methods, and to researchers across a wide range of disciplines.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods
Author: Harvey Russell Bernard
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 659
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780761914037
ISBN 13: 076191403X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research Methods Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to explain and demonstrate to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they will need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and education, this book provides readers with a conceptual understanding of each technique and shows them how to use it. Social Research Methods shows that a book on research methods can incorporate comprehensiveness, sophistication, and clear writing. It conveniently packages nearly everything one needs to know or think about before or while carrying out social and behavioral research.

Social Research in Health and Illness

Social Research in Health and Illness
Author: Costas S. Constantinou,Constantinos N. Phellas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1317053524
ISBN 13: 9781317053521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research in Health and Illness Book Review:

Social Research in Health and Illness offers a theoretically informed guide to practising the key social research methods in investigating health and illness. Examining both methods and methodology, the authors explore the importance of selecting the appropriate research method for the project in question, demonstrating that researchers do not simply apply a set of neutral techniques to the issues that they investigate, but take part in a dynamic, reflective engagement with social and cultural worlds in a process of continual learning. With its application of a variety of research methods to concrete cases, this book provides a sociology of specific health conditions, thus rendering them more understandable, whilst clarifying the nature of research concepts, approaches, methods and methodologies by demonstrating their use in real-life settings. Drawing on case studies involving a range of health conditions, including mental illness, HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, breast cancer, thalassaemia and multiple sclerosis, the authors examine a range of methodological issues, exploring the use of focus groups, observation, data archives, interviews and surveys, while also considering questions of ethics and analysis. A comprehensive and practical examination of research methods in use in a defined field of social scientific enquiry, this volume is essential reading for scholars, graduate students and healthcare professionals with interests in conducting qualitative and quantitative research in the fields of health and medicine.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods
Author: William Lawrence Neuman
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066059216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research Methods Book Review:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Research Design

Research Design
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2017-04-12
ISBN 10: 1462529992
ISBN 13: 9781462529995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Design Book Review:

This user-friendly book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format--they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section. Terminology commonly used within each approach is identified, and key moments of ethical decision making are flagged. Interdisciplinary research examples draw on current events and social justice topics. Unique coverage includes hot topics: replication studies and data sharing, tailoring proposals to different audiences, and more. The book also includes a general introduction to social research; an in-depth, practical discussion of ethics; and a chapter on how to begin a research study, from planning a topic to developing a research question via a literature review. ˜ Pedagogical Features *Multiple "Review Stops" in each chapter--quick quizzes with answer keys. *End-of-chapter writing exercises, research activities, and suggested resources. *Bold-face key terms and an end-of-book glossary. *Boxed tips from experts in the respective approaches. *Supplemental PowerPoint slides for instructors using the book in a class.˜ ˜

Social Research Methods 6 E

Social Research Methods  6 E
Author: Lawrence W. Neuman
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2007-09
ISBN 10: 9788131714645
ISBN 13: 8131714640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research Methods 6 E Book Review:

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. Dozens Of New Examples From Research Studies Help Illustrate Concepts And Methods. Each Chapter Begins With An Introduction And Ends With A Conclusion, Key Terms, Review Questions And Notes.

Using Narrative in Social Research

Using Narrative in Social Research
Author: Jane Elliott
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2005-07-12
ISBN 10: 9781412900416
ISBN 13: 1412900417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Narrative in Social Research Book Review:

'Jane Elliott's examination of the use of "narrative" within the broad context of social science inquiry is a must-read for both qualitative and quantitative researchers, novice and expert alike' - Journal of Advanced Nursing `This important book does an impressive job of synthesising a complex literature and bringing together both qualitative and quantitative methods of narrative analysis. It will become a milestone in the development of narrative methods. Although ground-breaking in many ways, it is very clearly written and accessible to readers from a wide variety of backgrounds and methodological experience' - Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey `An elegantly written, scholarly and accessible text. Jane Elliott shows a sophisticated appreciation of contemporary methodological developments, and makes a persuasive case for the use of narrative approaches in both qualitative and quantitative research. The book challenges and advances debates about combining methods, and shows how stories can work within and across conventional research boundaries. It is a truly original contribution to the literature' - Amanda Coffey, Cardiff School of Social Sciences `An outstanding book. Jane Elliott breaks new ground by demonstrating to new generations of social scientists how the power of narrative can fruitfully be harnessed in social research. This is a "must read" book' - Professor Mike Savage, University of Manchester This is a lucid and accessible introduction to narrative methods in social research. It is also an important book about the nature, role and theoretical basis of research methodology in general. Jane Elliott instructs the reader on the basic methods and methodological assumptions that form the basis of narrative methods. She does so in a way that is practical and accessible and in a way that will make the book a favourite with students and experienced researchers alike. Elliott argues that both qualitative and quantitative methods are characterised by a concern with narrative, and that our research data can best be analyzed if it is seen in narrative terms. In concrete, step-by-step terms she details for the reader how to go about collecting data and how to subject that data to narrative analysis, while at the same time placing this process in its wider theoretical context. She works across the traditional quantitative/qualitative divide to set out the ways in which narrative researchers can uncover such issues as social change, causality and social identity. She also shows how the techniques and skills used by qualitative researchers can be deployed when doing quantitative research and, similarly, how qualitative researchers can sometimes profit from using quantitative skills and techniques. "This book provides both a fascinating and a challenging read. What sets this text apart from other books on research methodology and methods is that it does not focus exclusively on either quantitative or qualitative research approaches, but rather attempts to bridge the divide. The book should be compulsory reading not only for those aspiring to undertake narrative research and those students undertaking higher degree research courses, but also for those more experienced researches wishing to explore contemporary issues in research methods and methodology. As a recent recruit to a lecturer-practitioner post with little recnt experience in the subject area covered by this book, i found it met my needs very well. I would certainly recomment this book for purchase." Dr Andrew Pettipher, University of Nottingham, UK.

Basics of Social Research

Basics of Social Research
Author: William Lawrence Neuman,Karen Robson
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780205767403
ISBN 13: 0205767400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basics of Social Research Book Review:

With its enhanced design and increased Canadian content, Basics of Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches sets a new standard in social research methods. The improved layout makes a difficult subject easier to understand, with a new four-colour, visually enhanced presentation.¿Updated Canadian content focuses on real research examples from Canadian studies to make social research accessible to students and demonstrate how social research has applications in the real world. Themed boxes and new¿end-of-chapter questions increases student learning and provides a foundation for further learning about social research methods.

Understanding Social Research

Understanding Social Research
Author: Jennifer Mason,Angela Dale
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-12-10
ISBN 10: 9781446246566
ISBN 13: 1446246566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Social Research Book Review:

Jennifer Mason and Angela Dale's book seeks to set out cutting-edge developments in the field of social research and to encourage students and researchers to consider ways of learning from different approaches and perspectives in such a way as to make their own research richer, more insightful and more rewarding. Social Researching brings together a wide variety of research methods - both qualitative and quantitative - to help students and researchers to consider the relative benefits of adopting different approaches for their own research work. The authors clearly identify the most appropriate methods for different research questions and also highlight areas where it might be fruitful to compliment different methods with each other or exploit creative tensions between them. The book is therefore a highly practical guide which also seeks to draw readers outside their methodological comfort zones. This book includes: - Critical coverage of issues in research design; - Expert experience in many methodological fields; - An overview of the many different ways to approach similar research problems; - Coverage of the tensions between different methodological approaches; - Examples of excellence in research design and practice; - An examination of how to turn methodological tensions into richer research practice. The methods covered include highly innovative, 'cutting-edge' approaches and they are demonstrated in terms of their transferability between the different social sciences. This inter-disciplinary approach is complimented by a wide range of strategically chosen examples which demonstrate the authors' pragmatic and creative take on research design.

Designing Social Research

Designing Social Research
Author: Norman Blaikie
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2009-11-16
ISBN 10: 0745643388
ISBN 13: 9780745643380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Social Research Book Review:

The basic requirements for research designs and research proposals are laid out at the beginning of the book, followed by discussion of the major design elements, and the choices that need to be made about them. Four sample research designs at the end of the volume illustrate the application of the research strategies.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods
Author: Sigmund Grønmo
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN 10: 1526485540
ISBN 13: 9781526485540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Research Methods Book Review:

Structured around one of the concepts students struggle with the most—the research question—this book begins with how to understand the role of good questions before demonstrating how questions underpin good research designs and how social research can be framed as asking and answering questions. Perfect for undergraduate students new to methods, it teaches students how qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research can be used to answer these questions. "An incredibly resourceful book that contains a forensic insight into social research methods, offering the full range of contemporary approaches. Students will find particular value in the accessibility and detail of the text. Each chapter provides a set of learning outcomes, study questions and further reading." - Dr Ruth McAreavey, Newcastle University Supported by a website that maps online resources to key stages of the learning process, it helps students: - Understand the scientific method - Learn the vocabulary of social science research - Plan and design research - Practice with and interpret data - Explore social science literature and improve assignments with good citations - Improve critical thinking. - Extensive visualizations, overviews, examples, exercises, and other learning features, make this the perfect introductory text to build confidence and best practice around research methods.

Interviewing in Social Science Research

Interviewing in Social Science Research
Author: Lee Ann Fujii
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1135015384
ISBN 13: 9781135015381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interviewing in Social Science Research Book Review:

What is interviewing and when is this method useful? What does it mean to select rather than sample interviewees? Once the researcher has found people to interview, how does she build a working relationship with her interviewees? What should the dynamics of talking and listening in interviews be? How do researchers begin to analyze the narrative data generated through interviews? Lee Ann Fujii explores the answers to these inquiries in Interviewing in Social Science Research, the latest entry in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods. This short, highly readable book explores an interpretive approach to interviewing for purposes of social science research. Using an interpretive methodology, the book examines interviewing as a relational enterprise. As a relational undertaking, interviewing is more akin to a two-way dialogue than a one-way interrogation. Fujii examines the methodological foundations for a relational approach to interviewing, while at the same time covering many of the practical nuts and bolts of relational interviewing. Examples come from the author’s experiences conducting interviews in Bosnia, Rwanda, and the United States, and from relevant literatures across a variety of social scientific disciplines. Appendices to the book contain specific tips and suggestions for relational interviewing in addition to interview excerpts that give readers a sense of how relational interviews unfold. This book will be of great value to graduate students and researchers from across the social sciences who are considering or planning to use interviews in their research, and can be easily used by academics for teaching courses or workshops in social science methods.