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The sixth edition of The Research Process is an easy-to-use introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods. The book emphasizes the process of research in an accessible and readable way, taking a non-statistical and non-mathematical approach for new students.The Research Process will guide students through the research process, analysing and demonstrating a variety of research methods supported by extensive examples and illustrations to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and its application. New to this edition edition:The book includes new sections on how to undertake a literature reviewNew co-author Susan Carland brings an expertise in several areas of sociology and researchUpdated references including discussion of online research and examples from a wide range of disciplinesQuestions for review: end of chapter comprehension and activity questions provide a chance to reflect and test knowledge of chapter content
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsINTRODUCTION1. How we know what we know and how we know we know2. Research as a way of knowing PHASE 1: ESSENTIAL FIRST STEPS3. Selecting a problem 4. Selecting variables 5. Finding a variable’s measurements 6. Selecting a research design 7. Selecting a sample PHASE 2: DATA COLLECTION 8. Collecting data 9. Summarising and presenting data 10. Doing qualitative research 11. Ethics in human researchPHASE 3 ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION12. Drawing conclusions13. Reporting your researchAppendix: A table of random numbersIndex
ISBN: 9780190304621 ISBN-10: 0190304626 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 256 Published: 5th July 2016 Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 6 Edition Type: Revised