Research Methods / Edition 3

Research Methods / Edition 3

by Steve Chapman, Patrick McNeill, Patrick Mcneill
     
 

Since its first edition in 1985, Patrick McNeill's Research Methods has become a classic introductory text for students of sociology at A level and in undergraduate courses as well as for a range of specialists in education, business, social care and medicine who need a brief but authoritative account of how sociologists set about conducting

See more details below

Overview

Since its first edition in 1985, Patrick McNeill's Research Methods has become a classic introductory text for students of sociology at A level and in undergraduate courses as well as for a range of specialists in education, business, social care and medicine who need a brief but authoritative account of how sociologists set about conducting research.

After a brief overview of the history of sociological research which introduces key concepts, this new edition, co-authored with Steve Chapman, describes the main sociological research methods, and includes sections on theory, science and values as well as:

•references to research studies
•developments in relevant sociological theory
•developments in research methodology
•new material on the presentation of research findings.

Including an appendix of questions which students should ask when they are evaluating accounts of research, this lasting text retains the clarity of style of the second edition, and brings the content up-to-date.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415340762
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/06/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 7.81(h) x 5.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to First Edition. Preface to Second Edition. Preface to Third Edition. Acknowledgements 1. Research Methods in Sociology 2. Social Surveys 3. Experiments and the Comparative Method 4. Ethnography 5. Secondary Data 6. Theory, Science, and Values Appendix: Reading Sociological Research

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >