Research Methods in the Social Sciences

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Bridget Somekh and Cathy Lewin
Published by Vistaar, New Delhi (2005)
ISBN 10: 8178294931 ISBN 13: 9788178294933
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Book Description Vistaar, New Delhi, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. New. Contents Preface. Introduction. I. Research communities in the social sciences/Bridget Somekh Erica Burman Sara Delamont Julienne Meyer Malcolm Payne and Richard Thrope. II. Listening exploring the case and theorizing 1. Ethnography/Juliet Goldbart and David Hustler. 2. Research diaries/Herbert Altrichter and Mary Louise Holly. 3. Case study/Sheila Stark and Harry Torrance. 4. Interviewing and focus groups/Rosaline S. Barbour and John Schostak. 5. Grounded theory/Juliet Corbin and Nicholas L. Holt. 6. Ethical responsibility in social research/Heather Piper and Helen Simons. III. Researching for impact 7. Feminist methodologies/Diane Burns and Melanie Walker. 8. Critical theories of race/Laurence Parker and Lorna Roberts. 9. Queer theory/Lesbian and Gay approaches/Gloria Filax Dennis Sumara Brent Davis and Debra Shogan. 10. Action research/Susan Noffke and Bridget Somekh. 11. Researching policy/Jill Blackmore and Hugh Lauder. 12. The practice and politics of sponsored evaluations/Tineke Abma and Thomas A. Schwandt. IV. Observing querying interpreting 13. Philosophy and hermeneutics/David Heywood and Ian Stronach. 14. Phenomenology/Angie Titchen and Dawn Hobson. 15. Naturalistic inquiry/Nigel Norris and Rob Walker. 16. Observation/Liz. Jones and Bridget Somekh. 17. Discourse analysis/Julia Gillen and Alan Petersen. V. Reading and representing socio cultural meanings 18. Life history and narrative approaches/Geoff Shacklock and Laurie Thorp. 19. Semiotic approaches to image based research/Terry Carson Matthew Pearson Ingrid Johnston Jyoti Mangat Jennifer Tupper and Terry Warburton. 20. Social semiotics and multimodal texts/Gunther Kress and Diane Mavers. 21. Communities of practice/David Benzie Diane Mavers Bridget Somekh and Edith J. Cisneros Cohernour. 22. Activity theory/Ines Langemeyer and Morten Nissen. VI. Sampling classifying and quantifying 23. The foundations of experimental/empirical research methods/Dean Garratt and Yaojun Li. 24. The positivist paradigm in contemporary social science research/Charles Crook and Dean Garratt. 25. Elementary quantitative methods/Cathy Lewin. 26. An Introduction to inferential statistics testing for differences and relationships/Sally Barnes and Cathy Lewin. 27. An introduction to statistical modelling/Kelvyn Jones. VII. Quantitative methods in action 28. Random reflections on modelling geography and voting/Kelvyan Jones. 29. Methodological issues in international comparative assessments of educational progress/W.J. Pelgrum. 30. Capturing complexity through maturity modelling/Jean Underwood and Gayle Dillon. 31. Evaluating literacy advance in the early years of school/John Ainley. 32. Working backwards the roads less travelled in quantitative methodology/Brian Doig. 33. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in social inquiry/Jennifer C. Greene Holly Kreider and Ellen Mayer. VIII. Researching in postmodern contexts 34. Deconstruction/Erica Burman and Maggie MacLure. 35. From hermeneutics to poststructuralism to psychoanalysis/Tony Brown and Daniel Heggs. 36. Postmodernist perspectives/Julianne Cheek and Noel Gough. 37. From structuralism to poststructuralism/Lee Miller Joanne Bob Whalley and Ian Stronach. 38. Feminism/poststructuralism/Bronnyn Davies and Susanne Gannon. 39. Social science research in virtual realities/Colin Lankshear and Kevin M. Leander. IX. Participating in the research community/Bridget Somekh Ian Stronach Cathy Lewin Maire Nolan and Jeffrey E. Stake. Glossary. Index. This comprehensive and wide ranging volume brings together the experiences of leading researches from across the social science disciplines. It discusses the process of social research its design its sponsorship its funding the role of the researcher and the ethical issues with which she/he must engage. It also addresses the major theories relating to research methods and examines the different types of social research ranging from those of a fundamental kind to more applied and policy focused wor. Bookseller Inventory # 54874

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