ISBN 9788132113669,Studies in Indian Sociology

Studies in Indian Sociology


John Adams



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788132113669

ISBN-10 8132113667


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

Research methods: general

Research Methods for Business and Social Science Students aims to present a clear discussion of the research methods employed in various disciplines related to our daily life problems. The theoretical basis of research methods is explained clearly and succinctly. Collecting data is a key part of the book and this includes both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The book also describes in clear terms how students can analyse data, interpret results and link these to the literature review and hence their own contribution. It sets out a range of fundamental ideas in research methods, such as deductivism and inductivism and explains why methodology is not the same as method. In this second edition every chapter has been re-written to be more readable and also to include more examples. The authors have also added a real student research proposal and a multiple-choice test with answers for the readers to test their own understanding of the ideas in the book. The book has been designed to illustrate research tools in a clear and accessible manner through chapters on such topics as formulating research, research design, data analysis and writing up the research results. TABLE OF CONTENTS : - Introduction to Research Research Methodology The Research Cycle Literature Review and Critical Reading Sampling Primary Data Collection Secondary Data Collection Surveys Interviews and Focus Groups Qualitative Data Analysis Descriptive Quantitative Analysis Correlation and Regression Advanced Statistical Analysis Test of Measurement and Quality Conducting Your Research Writing and Presenting the Dissertation Appendices Bibliography and Further Reading