Research Methods: The Key Concepts

1st Edition

Michael Hammond, Jerry Wellington

Routledge
Published August 17, 2012
Reference - 180 Pages
ISBN 9780415599832 - CAT# Y111824
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the many methods and methodologies of social research. Each entry provides a critical definition and examines the value and difficulties of a particular method or methodology of concept across different fields of social research. Concepts include:

  • Action research
  • Chaos theory
  • Discourse analysis
  • Epistemology
  • Literature review
  • Interviewing
  • Social constructivism
  • World view

With thematic further reading stretching across the social sciences, Research Methods: The Key Concepts will help readers develop a firm understanding of the rationale and principles behind key research methods, and is a must-have for new researchers at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate and beyond.

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