Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches / Edition 2

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'Valuable advice to the beginning (and the not so experienced) social researcher. It represents a valuable resource for those who are writing research proposals, for those at the start of their research projects, and also for those who are further along the research line' - Sociological Research Online

The social science researcher today needs to understand the logic of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches to empirical research. This book provides comprehensive coverage of both, set within a pragmatic view of research. It is an ideal starting point for all students and researchers in the social sciences, where you can learn about:

ยท developing a model for empirica

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Meet the Author

Keith F. Punch is a social research expert and was Winthrop Professor in the Graduate School of Education, the University of Western Australia, and is now Professor Emeritus in the University of Western Australia.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Some central issues 14
3 Research questions 32
4 From research questions to data 44
5 Quantitative research design 62
6 Collecting quantitative data 85
7 The analysis of quantitative data 108
8 Design in qualitative research 133
9 Collecting qualitative data 168
10 The analysis of qualitative data 193
11 Mixed methods and evaluative criteria 234
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