Researching Society and Culture / Edition 1

Researching Society and Culture / Edition 1

by Clive Seale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761952772

ISBN-13: 9780761952770

Pub. Date: 05/21/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this undergraduate textbook, contributors describe and analyze the theoretical and practical issues of research on society and culture. General topics include research contexts, case studies of collecting and analyzing visual data, and a description of one researcher's practice. Essays discuss the history, policies and theories of social research; literature

Overview

In this undergraduate textbook, contributors describe and analyze the theoretical and practical issues of research on society and culture. General topics include research contexts, case studies of collecting and analyzing visual data, and a description of one researcher's practice. Essays discuss the history, policies and theories of social research; literature reviews and surveys; combining qualitative and quantitative data; conducting statistical reasoning and analysis; and preparing the final report. The book closes with a collection of workshop and discussion exercises. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761952770
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/21/1998
Series:
Social Research Methods Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

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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