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Research Methods - Patrick McNeill

Hardcover Published: 26th May 2005
ISBN: 9780415340755
Number Of Pages: 214

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Since its first edition in 1985, Patrick McNeill's Research Methods has become a classic introductory text for students of sociology at A level and in undergraduate courses as well as for a range of specialists in education, business, social care and medicine who need a brief but authoritative account of how sociologists set about conducting research.

After a brief overview of the history of sociological research which introduces key concepts, this new edition, co-authored with Steve Chapman, describes the main sociological research methods, and includes sections on theory, science and values as well as:

  • references to research studies

  • developments in relevant sociological theory

  • developments in research methodology

  • new material on the presentation of research findings.

Including an appendix of questions which students should ask when they are evaluating accounts of research, this lasting text retains the clarity of style of the second edition, and brings the content up-to-date.

Preface to First Editionp. vii
Preface to Second Editionp. viii
Preface to Third Editionp. ix
Research methods in sociologyp. 1
Social surveysp. 28
Experiments and the comparative methodp. 68
Ethnographyp. 89
Secondary datap. 131
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ISBN: 9780415340755
ISBN-10: 0415340756
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 26th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.22 x 13.46  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition