Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods is a fresh and exciting publication based on styles from graphic novels and comics. It introduces research methods using entertaining and informative pictures drawn by a leading comic illustrator.
This second edition of Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods offers an effective and novel learning experience.
Much of the material is taken from actual research - classics like William F Whyte's Street Corner Society and more recent studies including Sudhir Venkatesh's Gang Leader for a Day. It covers research methods for Sociology at AS/A level and introductory courses at university.
New topics in the second edition include:
* Reflexivity, objectivity, values and research, standpoint theory, assessing validity, constructing data
* Online research - participating online, online interviews, virtual world interviews, online surveys
* Further methods - non-participant observation, focus groups, operationalisation, visual methodologies.
Also available is Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods Teacher's Guide (Second Edition).
Michael Haralambos wrote the first two editions of Sociology Themes and Perspectives and contributed to later editions. Following the phenomenal success of the book he founded Causeway Press. He is an experienced author involved in writing and editing for Social Sciences.