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Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches 3ed

by Keith F Punch SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2013
ISBN:
9781446240939
Format:
Pbk 408 pages
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In the new edition of Introduction to Social Research, Keith Punch takes a fresh look at the entire research process, from formulating a research question to writing up your research. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book focuses on matching research questions to appropriate methods. Offering concise, balanced coverage, this book clearly explains the underlying principles of social research and shows you how to put this understanding into practice.
The third edition includes: - A new chapter on literature searching and reviewing - Expanded coverage of ethics - A new section on using the internet in research - A range of additional student learning features - A brand new companion website including full-text journal articles, additional case studies and student exercises. Using a range of examples from student research and published work, the book is an ideal introduction for any social science student taking a research methods course or embarking on their own undergraduate or postgraduate research project.

Introduction
Theory and Method in Social Research
Ethics in Social Research - Alis Oancea
Research Questions
From Research Questions to Data
Literature Searching and Reviewing - with Alis Oancea
Qualitative Research Design
Collecting Qualitative Data
The Analysis of Qualitative Data
Quantitative Research Design
Collecting Quantitative Data
The Analysis of Quantitative Data
The Internet and Research - Wayne McGowan
Mixed Methods and Evaluation
Research Writing

Keith F Punch - Emeritus Professor/Senior Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia.