ISBN 9788132105787,A Critical Introduction to Social Research

A Critical Introduction to Social Research


Matt Henn


Sage South Asia



Sage South Asia

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788132105787

ISBN-10 8132105788


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

Research methods: general

A Critical Introduction to Social Research is the new, updated and improved edition of A Short Introduction to Social Research. This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. Henn, Weinstein and Foard provide a clear and easy to understand route-map to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end. A Critical Introduction is perfect for use by students on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project. This new second edition features updated chapters, which reflect recent debates and developments in the field, including: - New coverage of emancipatory and feminist approaches - Comparative design, experimental research design, case study design, evaluation research design, and action research design - Online research - Glossary of key terms This book aims to prepare students and new researchers for their research project. Brilliantly written throughout, this is your essential guide to the theory of research, the practice of research and the best ways to plan and manage your research. Table of Contents Preface Introduction What is Social Research? Critical Social Research Getting Started in Research: The Research Process Ethics in Social Research Documentary Sources, Official Statistics and Secondary Data Quantitative Approaches in Social Science Research Qualitative Approaches in Social Research The Analysis of Data Writing Up and Presenting Research Results Designing a Research Proposal Glossary Bibliography Index