Social Research: A Practical Introduction

Social Research: A Practical Introduction

by Bruce Curtis, Cate Curtis
     
 

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Original, fresh, and relevant this is a theoretically-informed practical guide to researching social relations. The text provides a mixed methods approach that challenges historical divisions between quantitative and qualitative research. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to social science research, drawing from areas such as sociology, social psychology, and

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Original, fresh, and relevant this is a theoretically-informed practical guide to researching social relations. The text provides a mixed methods approach that challenges historical divisions between quantitative and qualitative research. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to social science research, drawing from areas such as sociology, social psychology, and social anthropology. Explicitly addressing the concerns of emergent researchers it provides both a 'how to' account of social research and an understanding of the main factors that contextualize research by discussing 'why do' social scientists work this way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847874740
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/30/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Cate Curtis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato. She is a co-author of Generating Data (4 volume set, SAGE, 2016), co-author of Social Research: A Practical Introduction (SAGE, 2011); and co-author of The Social Psychology of Everyday Life (Palgrave. 2010).

Her main research interest is the construction of ‘risk’ and ‘resilience’, especially with regard to young women, and she teaches a graduate paper in the social psychology of anti-social behaviour. She contributes to the teaching of research methods for psychology at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in the area of social psychology.

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