Researching Social Life

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Nigel Gilbert, Paul Stoneman
SAGE, 15.12.2015 - 624 Seiten
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Paul Stoneman and Nigel Gilbert breathe new energy into this classic bestselling textbook providing clear, relevant advice and extensive coverage of all the research methods you need to understand today’s society.

Packed full of examples from across the social sciences, Researching Social Life sets out all of the challenges and opportunities of interpreting and conducting research with qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.

The book follows the chronology of a typical research project, from initial conception through to the collection, management and analysis of data; it also includes material on how best to write up and disseminate your research. This pragmatic approach mirrors the reality of conducting research and allows the handpicked, internationally renowned contributors to embed real case studies from their own research in each chapter.

The student-oriented pedagogy is carefully woven throughout the book and further supported by a cutting-edge website. Key tools include:

  • In-depth worked examples
  • Case studies
  • Discussion questions
  • Checklists
  • Annotated further reading
  • Practical top tips for doing research.

With unparalleled breadth and depth this trusted and respected textbook is an essential guide for anyone engaging with social research.

 

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Inhalt

CHAPTER 16 FOCUS GROUPS
301
CHAPTER 17 ETHNOGRAPHY
319
CHAPTER 18 THE INTERNET AND RESEARCH METHODS
339
PART IV ANALYSING DATA
357
CHAPTER 19 CODING AND MANAGING DATA
359
CHAPTER 20 ANALYSING SURVEY DATA
389
CHAPTER 21 COMPUTER ASSISTED QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS SOFTWARE CAQDAS
411
CHAPTER 22 THEMATIC ANALYSIS
443

CHAPTER 6 GROUNDED THEORY AND INDUCTIVE RESEARCH
97
CHAPTER 7 MIXED METHODS
119
CHAPTER 8 PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES TO SOCIAL RESEARCH
139
CHAPTER 9 EVALUATION RESEARCH
161
CHAPTER 10 INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS
181
CHAPTER 11 THE ETHICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
203
PART III COLLECTING DATA
223
CHAPTER 12 DESIGNING AND COLLECTING SURVEY SAMPLES
225
CHAPTER 13 QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN
239
CHAPTER 14 MEASURING ATTITUDES
259
CHAPTER 15 QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWING
281
CHAPTER 23 NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
461
CHAPTER 24 APPLYING CONVERSATION ANALYSIS AND MEMBERSHIP CATEGORISATION ANALYSIS TO QUALITATIVE DATA
485
CHAPTER 25 ANALYSING VISUAL MATERIALS
501
CHAPTER 26 DIGITAL SOCIAL RESEARCH
519
PART V WRITING ABOUT SOCIAL RESEARCH AND ITS IMPACT
535
CHAPTER 27 WRITING ABOUT SOCIAL RESEARCH
537
CHAPTER 28 THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
555
GLOSSARY
567
INDEX
581
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Nigel Gilbert read for a first degree in Engineering, intending to go into the computer industry. However, he was lured into sociology and obtained his doctorate on the sociology of scientific knowledge from the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Michael Mulkay. His research and teaching interests have reflected his continuing interest in both sociology and computer science (and engineering more widely).

His main research interests are processual theories of social phenomena, the development of computational sociology and the methodology of computer simulation, especially agent-based modelling. He is Director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation.

He is also Director of the University's Institute of Advanced Studies and responsible for its development as a leading centre for intellectual interchange.

He is the author or editor of several textbooks on sociological methods of research and statistics and editor of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

Paul Stoneman is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Surrey.

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