Researching Social Life / Edition 1

Researching Social Life / Edition 1

by Nigel Gilbert, Petra Ahrweiler
     
 

This core text covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner, including grounded theory and mixed methods. Packed with student-friendly features, it is a must-have textbook for students on social research methods courses in any discipline.See more details below

Overview

This core text covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner, including grounded theory and mixed methods. Packed with student-friendly features, it is a must-have textbook 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

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introduction
1Social research and sociology1
2Research, theory and method18
3The research process32
IBeginnings
4Gaining access52
5Designing samples68
IIInto the field
6Questionnaires94
7Measuring attitudes116
8Qualitative Interviewing135
9Ethnography154
Exemplar A Becoming a carer172
10Using documents187
Exemplar B Building respectability201
IIIBack home
11Coding and managing data218
12Analysing survey data239
13Analysing other researchers' data255
Exemplar C No jam tomorrow: why women are disadvantaged in occupational pensions270
14Analysing accounts287
15Explicating face-to-face interaction306
IVEndings
16Writing about social research328
Bibliography345
Index357

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