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Practical Social Research : Project Work in the Community - David Hall

Practical Social Research

Project Work in the Community

Hardcover Published: 3rd July 1996
ISBN: 9780333606735
Number Of Pages: 328

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Practical Social Research is a working guide to doing 'real life' research in the local community. Based on the authors' own practice, it proposes a partnership between students and community organisations that both meets community needs and develops students' research skills. The book provides detailed coverage of the 'scientific', ethnographic and feminist traditions in social research data collection and analysis, together with information on how to go about negotiating viable projects, developing personal transferable skills, and presenting and assessing reports.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Glossary
Introduction and Acknowledgementsp. 1
Philosophy and Practice of Applied Social Researchp. 9
Issues in Methodologyp. 28
Negotiating an Agreementp. 56
From Agreement to Research Briefp. 76
Producing Data: The Questionnairep. 97
Data Analysis: The Questionnairep. 129
Recording Data: Ethnographyp. 156
Analysing Ethnographic Datap. 189
Documentary and Other Sourcesp. 212
Presenting the Client Reportp. 231
Presenting the Methodology or Reflexive Reportp. 257
Appendix A: Statement of Ethical Practicep. 279
Appendix B: Agreement for Researchp. 283
Appendix C: Oral History Consent Formp. 286
Bibliographyp. 288
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780333606735
ISBN-10: 0333606736
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 3rd July 1996
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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