Researching Society and Culture / Edition 3

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Overview

The much anticipated Third Edition of Clive Seale’s bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by internationally renowned experts, every chapter is packed with real world examples, student-friendly learning aids and helpful practical tips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849207980
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Seale is Professor of Medical Sociology at Queen Mary University of London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Guide to Using This Book - Clive Seale
PART ONE: STARTING OUT
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science - Miran Epstein
Research and Theory - David Silverman
Research and Policy - David Silverman
Ethics and Social Research - Suki Ali and Moira Kelly
Doing a Literature Review - Duncan Branley
Research Questions and Proposals - Moira Kelly
Research Design - Clare Rutterford
Sampling - Clive Seale
Doing a Dissertation - Chetan Bhatt
PART TWO: DOING RESEARCH
Structured Methods: Interviews, Questionnaires and Observation - Constantinos N Phellas, Alice Bloch and Clive Seale
Qualitative Interviewing - Bridget Byrne
Focus Groups - Fran Tonkiss
Doing Ethnography - David Walsh
Doing Historical and Documentary Research - Ben Gidley
Visual Analysis - Suki Ali
Secondary Analysis and Official Statistics - Clive Seale
Preparing Data for Statistical Analysis - Clive Seale
Statistical Reasoning: From One to Two Variables - Alice Bloch
Statistical Reasoning: Causal Arguments and Multivariate Analysis - Clive Seale
Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data - Carol Rivas
Generating Grounded Theory - Clive Seale
Discourse Analysis - Fran Tonkiss
Analyzing Conversation - Tim Rapley
Narrative Analysis and Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis - Ann Griffin and Vanessa May
Content and Comparative Keyword Analysis - Clive Seale and Fran Tonkiss
Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods - Neil Spicer
PART THREE: WRITING, PRESENTING, REFLECTING
Writing a Research Report - Carol Rivas
Giving Oral Presentations - David Silverman
Validity, Reliability and the Quality of Research - Clive Seale
When Things Go Wrong - Mike Michael

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