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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
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