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Introducing research methodology : a beginner's guide to doing a research project / Uwe Flick.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE, 2015Edition: Second editionDescription: xxii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781446294239
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 300.721 FL.I 2015 23
LOC classification:
  • H62 .F45713 2015
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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?
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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?

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