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Research Design in Social Research

by de Vaus D SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
02/2001
ISBN:
9780761953470
Format:
Pbk 296 pages
Price:
AU$85.00 NZ$88.70
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`With this book David de Vaus has written one of the best general research methods textbooks around. The use of different types of research design as the point of departure is a different and very helpful approach to take, especially since many textbooks confuse issues of method and design. The author outlines with great clarity a wide variety of issues, including testing theories, causation, data analysis, and the main considerations involved in using the different research designs covered. Both students and their instructors will find this an extremely valuable, well-written book' - Alan Bryman, University of Loughborough

PART ONE: WHAT IS RESEARCH DESIGN?
The Context of Design
Tools for Research Design
Causation and the Logic of Research Design
PART TWO: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
Types of Experimental Design
Issues in Experimental Design
Analyzing Experimental Data
PART THREE: LONGITUDINAL DESIGNS
Types of Longitudinal Design
Issues in Longitudinal Design
Data Analysis in Longitudinal Design
PART FOUR: CROSS-SECTIONAL DESIGNS
Cross-Sectional Design
Issues in Cross-Sectional Design
Cross-Sectional Analysis
PART FIVE: CASE STUDY DESIGNS
Case Study Design
Issues in Case Study Design
Case Study Analysis

'With this book David De Vaus has written one of the best general research methods textbooks around. The use of different types of research design as the point of departure is a different and very helpful approach to take, especially since many textbooks confuse issues of method and design. The author outlines with great clarity a wide variety of issues, including testing theories, causation, data analysis, and the main considerations involved in using the different research designs covered. Both students and their instructors will find this an extremely valuable, well-written book' - Professor Alan Bryman, University of Loughborough
David De Vaus is Associate Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He is the author of Surveys in Social Research and Research Design in Social Research. He is an international authority in the field of social research.