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The Good Research Guide By Martyn Denscombe

The Good Research Guide
by Martyn Denscombe

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Provides an introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This book includes developments in the field such as: the emergence of mixed methods approaches; increased use of internet research; and, frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups.
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The Good Research Guide by Martyn Denscombe

As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences.

This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as:

  • The emergence of mixed methods approaches
  • Increased use of internet research
  • More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups
  • Developments in research ethics
Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides:
  • A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis
  • Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions
  • Essential checklists to guide good practice
This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.

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About Martyn Denscombe


Martyn Denscombe is Professor of Social Research at De Montfort University. He graduated in sociology and then qualified as a teacher at the University of London (Goldsmiths' College). He has a PhD from the University of Leicester for research on the social organization of teaching.

Table of Contents


List of figures
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part 1: Strategies for social research
Surveys
Case studies
Experiments
Ethnography
Phenomenology
Grounded theory
Mixed research
Action research

Part 2: Methods of social research
Questionnaires
Interviews
Observation
Documents

Part 3: Analysis
Quantitative data
Qualitative data
Writing up your research

Frequently asked questions

References
Index

Additional information

GOR002216402
The Good Research Guide by Martyn Denscombe
Martyn Denscombe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2007-05-01
360
0335220223
9780335220229
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