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

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

by Catherine Hakim, C. Hakim
     
 

ISBN-10: 041522313X

ISBN-13: 9780415223133

Pub. Date: 08/31/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Providing a practical overview for graduates and professional researchers, this book highlights the central issues involved in the design of medium to large scale 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

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Providing a practical overview for graduates and professional researchers, this book highlights the central issues involved in the design of medium to large scale 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. This book also offers a more general pragmatic discussion of strategies for choosing between one design and another, and on how different types of study can be successfully combined in wider ranging research programmes.

In this expanded second edition the author has added new material on areas of contemporary significance across the social and economic sciences. New features to this edition are:
* a chapter on cross-national comparative studies
* more examples throughout the text of comparative research both within Europe and across modern societies
* discussions of student theses, advocacy research, selection effects and collaboration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415223133
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2000
Series:
Social Research Today Ser.
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(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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