Research Design: Succesful Designs for Social Economics Research / Edition 2

Research Design: Succesful Designs for Social Economics Research / Edition 2

by Catherine Hakim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415223121

ISBN-13: 9780415223126

Pub. Date: 08/23/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Research Design provides a practical overview of the central issues involved in the design of social and economic research. Covering both theoretical and policy research, Hakim sets out the key features, strengths and limitations of eight main types of study, with illustrations from real-life research of the kinds of questions each can best be used to answer. In…  See more details below

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Research Design provides a practical overview of the central issues involved in the design of social and economic research. Covering both theoretical and policy research, Hakim sets out the key features, strengths and limitations of eight main types of study, with illustrations from real-life research of the kinds of questions each can best be used to answer. In addition, this book offers a more general pragmatic discussion of strategies for choosing between one design and another, and how different types of study can be successfully combined in wider ranging research programmes." "This book will be a guide to research design for students, for professional social scientists and for those who commission and use social research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415223126
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/23/2000
Series:
Social Research Today Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Key to abbreviations
1Introduction1
Pt. ITypes of research study19
2Research reviews, meta-analysis and secondary analysis21
3Qualitative research34
4Administrative records and documents46
5Case studies59
6Ad hoc sample surveys76
7Regular surveys95
8Longitudinal studies109
9Experimental social research127
Pt. IIPutting together a research design145
10Choices and combinations147
11Research programmes164
12The organisation and funding of research184
13Cross-national comparative studies200
14Conclusions211
Bibliography216
Author index248
Subject index254

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