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ERIC Number: ED565671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 656
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-8492-0799-7
Researching Society and Culture. Third Edition
Seale, Clive, Ed.
SAGE Publications Ltd (CA)
Clear, coherent and trusted, this book is the perfect guide to the main social research methods in use today. The much anticipated Third Edition of Clive Seale's bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by internationally renowned experts, every chapter is packed with real world examples, student-friendly learning aids and helpful practical tips. Highlights of this edition include: (1) Seven new chapters including: Sampling, Structured Data Collection, Narrative Analysis, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), Giving Oral Presentations and Content and Comparative Keyword Analysis; (2) A much expanded glossary now boasting more than 500 definitions; (3) A re-modeled and expanded website containing lecturer PowerPoint slides, extra chapters not included in the book and downloadable journal articles; and (4) Revised student exercises, workshops, review questions and key words. An invaluable, practical resource this book is an essential companion for every undergraduate and graduate student starting a methods course or social research project. The following contents are included: Part One: Starting Out: (1) Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Miran Epstein); (2) Research and Theory (David Silverman); (3) Research and Policy (David Silverman); (4) Ethics and Social Research (Suki Ali and Moira Kelly); (5) Doing a Literature Review (Duncan Branley); (6) Research Questions and Proposals (Moira Kelly); (7) Research Design (Clare Rutterford); (8) Sampling (Clive Seale); and (9) Doing a Dissertation (Chetan Bhatt). Part Two: Doing Research: (10) Structured Methods: Interviews, Questionnaires and Observation (Constantinos N. Phellas, Alice Bloch and Clive Seale); (11) Qualitative Interviewing (Bridget Byrne); (12) Focus Groups (Fran Tonkiss); (13) Doing Ethnography (David Walsh); (14) Doing Historical and Documentary Research (Ben Gidley); (15) Visual Analysis (Suki Ali); (16) Secondary Analysis and Official Statistics (Clive Seale); (17) Preparing Data for Statistical Analysis (Clive Seale); (18) Statistical Reasoning: From One to Two Variables (Alice Bloch); (19) Statistical Reasoning: Causal Arguments and Multivariate Analysis (Clive Seale); (20) Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data (Carol Rivas); (21) Generating Grounded Theory (Clive Seale); (22) Discourse Analysis (Frank Tonkiss); (23) Analyzing Conversation (Tim Rapley); (24) Narrative Analysis and Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (Ann Griffin and Vanessa May); (25) Content and Comparative Keyword Analysis (Clive Seale and Fran Tonkiss); and (26) Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (Neil Spicer). Part Three: Writing, Presenting, Reflecting: (27) Writing a Research Report (Carol Rivas); (28) Giving Oral Presentations (David Silverman); (29) Validity, Reliability and the Quality of Research (Clive Seale); and (30) When Things Go Wrong (Mike Michael). [For the first edition, see ED439474.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED562653