Research Methods: The Key Concepts

Research Methods: The Key Concepts

by Michael Hammond, Jerry Wellington
     
 

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This invaluable resource provides an overview of over 150 terms, theories and concepts associated with research methods which new researchers can find difficult to grasp. Each entry provides a critical definition of the term, and examines the advantages, disadvantages, applications and difficulties of the methodology of concept in the context of different social

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This invaluable resource provides an overview of over 150 terms, theories and concepts associated with research methods which new researchers can find difficult to grasp. Each entry provides a critical definition of the term, and examines the advantages, disadvantages, applications and difficulties of the methodology of concept in the context of different social science disciplines. Concepts include:

  • action research
  • chaos theory
  • actor network theory
  • discourse analysis
  • epistemology
  • hegemony
  • literature review
  • interviewing
  • perception
  • social constructivism
  • validity
  • world view.

With thematic further reading stretching across the social sciences, this book will help readers develop a firm understanding of the rationale and principles behind key research methods, and is a must-have for new researchers at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415599832
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Hammond is Research Degrees Director in the Department of Education, and PCGE course leader at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests include research skills, grounded theory, action research and the use of qualitative case study.

Jerry Wellington is Head of Research Degrees in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. He teaches on the MA in Educational Research and co-ordinates distance learning programmes.

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