Researching Social Life / Edition 1

Researching Social Life / Edition 1

by Nigel Gilbert, Petra Ahrweiler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803986815

ISBN-13: 9780803986817

Pub. Date: 02/05/1993

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Third Edition of Nigel Gilbert's hugely successful Researching Social Life covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner.

Internationally-renowned experts in the field have thoroughly expanded and updated this edition with new chapters and additional material on: mixed

Overview

The Third Edition of Nigel Gilbert's hugely successful Researching Social Life covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner.

Internationally-renowned experts in the field have thoroughly expanded and updated this edition with new chapters and additional material on: mixed methods, participative action research, virtual methods, grounded theory, narrative analysis, searching for and reviewing literature, and refining the research question.

Worked examples, case studies, discussion questions, project ideas and checklists are included throughout the book to help those new to research to engage with the material.

Researching Social Life follows the 'life cycle' of a typical research project, from initial conception through to eventual publication. Its breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable companion for students on social research methods courses in any discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803986817
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/05/1993
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Conceptualizing Social Life - Geoff Cooper
Research, Theory and Method - Nigel Gilbert
PART ONE: BEGINNINGS
Formulating and Refining a Research Question - Nicola Green
Searching and Reviewing Literature - Mary Ebeling and Julie Lamb
Grounded Theory and Inductive Research - Paul Hodkinson
Participatory Approaches to Social Research - Christina Silver
Mixed Methods - Victoria D Alexander et al
The Ethics of Social Research - Martin Bulmer
PART TWO: INTO THE FIELD
Designing Samples - Patrick Sturgis
Questionnaires - Rosemarie Simmons
Measuring Attitudes - Mike Procter
Focus Groups - Ann Cronin
Qualitative Interviewing - Nigel Fielding and Hilary Thomas
Ethnography - Nigel Fielding
Using Documents - Keith McDonald
The Internet and Research Methods - Christine Hine
PART THREE: BACK HOME
Coding and Managing Data - Jane Fielding
Analyzing Survey Data - Mike Procter
Secondary Analysis of Survey Data - Nick Allum and Sara Arber
Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS) - Ann Lewins
Narrative Analysis - Sarah Earthy and Ann Cronin
Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis - Robin Wooffitt
Analyzing Visual Materials - Victoria D Alexander
PART FOUR: ENDINGS
Writing about Social Research - Nigel Gilbert

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