Introducing research methodology :

Flick, Uwe, 1956-

Introducing research methodology : a beginner's guide to doing a research project / Uwe Flick. - Second edition. - xxii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-284), glossary, and indexes.

Part I: Orientation -- Why social research? -- Worldviews in social research -- Ethical issues in social research -- From research idea to research question -- Part II: Planning and design -- Reading and reviewing the literature -- Planning social research : steps in the research process -- Designing social research -- Deciding on your methods -- Part III: Working with data -- Collecting quantitative and qualitative data -- Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data -- E-research : doing social research online -- Triangulation and mixed methods -- Part IV: Reflection and writing -- What is good research? Evaluating your research project -- Writing up research and using results.

In the Second Edition of this textbook designed for new researchers, Uwe Flick takes readers through the process of producing a research project. The book gives readers the fundamental data collection and analysis skills that they need for their first project, as well as a good understanding of the research process as a whole. It covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and contains plenty of real-life examples from the author's own research. The book will help readers to answer questions such as: Why do social research in the first place? How do I develop a researchable question? What is a literature review and how do I conduct one? How could I collect and analyze data? What if I want to do my research online?



Social sciences--Research.

H62 / .F45713 2015

300.721 FL.I 2015