Social Research Methodology: A Critical Introduction (2nd Revised edition)

Social Research Methodology: A Critical Introduction (2nd Revised edition)

By: Roger Gomm (author)Paperback

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Accessible and coherent, this updated edition provides introductory analysis of a wide range of contemporary research methods throughout the social sciences. It features: new chapters on important topics, including research design, computer simulation and meta-analysis; updated examples and further reading sections; and, wide cross-disciplinary perspective, with a range of methods discussed. It is written by an experienced author and teacher.Today's students of social science must understand a variety of research methods. This new edition fully explores the logic of research, whilst aiding a critical understanding of practical, evidence based work. With new chapters, an original framework and updated examples, this book continues to be the primary resource for undergraduates.

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About Author

ROGER GOMM is Lecturer in Health and Social Welfare at The Open University, UK. He has been widely published in the field of social research and methods, and is Co-editor of Using Evidence in Health and Social Care, Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care: A Reader and Case Study Method: Key Issues, Key Texts. This book draws on his long experience of teaching research methods to students.


List of Figures List of Tables List of Panels List of Transcripts Acknowledgements Preface to second edition Overview of the book Instruments and instrument design Controlled experiments More naturalism in experiments Computer simulation and complexity Sample surveys and representativeness Natural experiments Controlling for time in natural experiments Using administrative data in research Questions and answers Analysing the results of qualitative interviews Observing naturally occurring events Analysing written documents Evaluative and emancipatory research Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and synthesis from diverse sources Research ethics Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780230224759
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780230224759
  • weight: 856
  • ISBN10: 023022475X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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