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Researching Society and Culture / Edition 3
     

Researching Society and Culture / Edition 3

by Clive Seale
 

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ISBN-10: 1849207992

ISBN-13: 9781849207997

Pub. Date: 02/22/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this undergraduate textbook, contributors describe and analyze the theoretical and practical issues of research on society and culture. General topics include research contexts, case studies of collecting and analyzing visual data, and a description of one researcher's practice. Essays discuss the history, policies and theories of social research; literature

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In this undergraduate textbook, contributors describe and analyze the theoretical and practical issues of research on society and culture. General topics include research contexts, case studies of collecting and analyzing visual data, and a description of one researcher's practice. Essays discuss the history, policies and theories of social research; literature reviews and surveys; combining qualitative and quantitative data; conducting statistical reasoning and analysis; and preparing the final report. The book closes with a collection of workshop and discussion exercises. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849207997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/22/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Clive Seale
PART ONE: PHILOSOPHY, METHODOLOGY AND HISTORY
Selected Issues in the Philosophy of Social Science - David Lazar
Developments in Social Theory - Paul Filmer et al
Feminist Methodology - Heather Brunskell
Gender, Ethnicity and Fieldwork - Anne-Marie Fortier
A Case Study
The History of the Social Survey - Fran Tonkiss
Historical and Comparative Research - Josep Llobera
PART TWO: BEGINNING RESEARCH
Research and Social Policy - David Silverman
Research and Social Theory - David Silverman
Writing a Research Proposal - Moira Kelly
PART THREE: DOING RESEARCH
Doing Social Surveys - Clive Seale and Paul Filmer
Coding and Analyzing Data - Clive Seale and Moira Kelly
Statistical Reasoning - Clive Seale
From One to Two Variables
Statistical Reasoning - Clive Seale
Causal Arguments and Multivariate Analysis
Using Official Statistics - Don Slater
Qualitative Interviewing - Clive Seale
Doing Ethnography - David Walsh
Analyzing Cultural Objects - Don Slater
Content Analysis and Semiotics
Analyzing Discourse - Fran Tonkiss
Analyzing Conversation - David Silverman
Analyzing Literary Texts - Paul Filmer
Reading and Writing Research - Les Back
PART FOUR: WORKSHOP AND DISCUSSION EXERCISES

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