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Introducing Research Methodology: A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project / Edition 1

Introducing Research Methodology: A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project / Edition 1

by Uwe Flick
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In this new book, specifically written for first time researchers, Uwe Flick, author of the highly successful text Introduction to Qualitative Research, focuses on the process of producing an undergraduate research project. He gives readers the fundamental data collection and analysis skills that they need for their first project, as well as a good understanding of the research process as a whole. The book covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and contains real life examples from the author's own research. Topics include reading and reviewing the literature, research design, writing up and research ethics.

As well as practical research techniques, Flick provides a basic explanation of methodological issues such as epistemology, the quantitative/qualitative debate and the wider social role of research, linking these to real world issue and the actual task of researching and writing a project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849207812
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Uwe Flick is a professor of qualitative research at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He is a psychologist and sociologist and holds a Ph D from Freie Universität Berlin. He has been professor at Alice Salomon University (Berlin) and at University of Vienna, Austria. His main research interests include qualitative methods, access to labor market for refugees and after migration, social representations of health, vulnerability, youth homelessness, and technological change in everyday life. He edited The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (SAGE, 2014), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection (SAGE, 2018), The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (2nd ed. SAGE, 2018). He is the author of Introducing Research Methodology: A Beginner’s Guide to Doing a Research Project (2nd ed., SAGE, 2015), Designing Qualitative Research (2nd ed., SAGE, 2018), Doing Grounded Theory (SAGE, 2018), Doing Triangulation and Mixed Methods (SAGE, 2018), and, most recently, of An Introduction to Qualitative Research (6th ed., SAGE, 2018).

Table of Contents

PART ONE: ORIENTATION Why Social Research?
From Research Idea to Research Question Reading and Reviewing the Literature PART TWO: PLANNING AND DESIGN Planning Social Research: Steps of the Research Process Designing Social Research Deciding Your Methods PART THREE: WORKING WITH DATA Gathering Data: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches Analyzing Quantitative and Qualitative Data E-Research: Doing Social Research Online Integrated Social Research: Combination of Different Approaches PART FOUR: REFLECTION AND WRITING What Is Good Research? Evaluating Your Research Project Ethical Issues in Social Research Writing Research and Using Results

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