Researching Social Life
The Third Edition of Nigel Gilbert's hugely successful Researching Social Life covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner.
Internationally-renowned experts in the field have thoroughly expanded and updated this edition with new chapters and additional material on: mixed methods, participative action research, virtual methods, grounded theory, narrative analysis, searching for and reviewing literature, and refining the research question.
Worked examples, case studies, discussion questions, project ideas and checklists are included throughout the book to help those new to research to engage with the material.
Researching Social Life follows the `life cycle' of a typical research project, from initial conception through to eventual publication. Its breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable companion for students on social research methods courses in any discipline.