Social Research Methods
Edited by Clive Seale
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Social Research Methods by Clive Seale
Book DescriptionBringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a collection of readings and as an introductory research methods book in its own right. Topics covered include: * research methodology * research design, data collection and preparation * analyzing data * mixing qualitative and quantitative methods * validity and reliability * methodological critique: postmodernism, post-structuralism and critical ethnography * political and ethical aspects of research * philosophy of social science * reporting research. Each section is preceded by a short introduction placing the readings in context. This reader-text also includes features such as discussion questions and practical exercises.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415300841
(246mm x 174mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clive Seale
Researching Society and Culture, Paperback (December 2011)
Clear, pragmatic and trusted, the text continues to successfully guide students through the complexities of social research providing 'how-to' advice, real world examples and historical background to every part of teaching.
Gender and the Language of Illness, Hardback (July 2010)
An investigation of the influence of gender, social class, age and illness type in the language of people talking about their experiences of illness. It shows evidence of both conformity with and resistance to gender stereotypes.
Qualitative Research Practice, Paperback (October 2006)
Qualitative research (like other forms of scientific endeavour) is also a biographical engagement, rendering its scholarly and practical contributions in its own terms. This title reveals the features of this engagement, teaching us that qualitative research is as much a craft and practice as it is a way of knowing.
Health and the Media, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Clive Seale
* A collection of the best contemporary studies on health and the media. * Brings together perspectives from media studies and medical sociology. * Illuminates the influence that the mass media have on health beliefs and behaviour, and on health care practices and policy-making.
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Author Biography - Clive Seale
Clive Seale is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Human Sciences, Brunel University, UK. His recent publications include Researching Society and Culture, The Quality of Qualitative Research and Qualitative Research Practice.
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