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In this new book, specifically written for first time researchers, Uwe Flick, author of the highly successful text Introduction to Qualitative Research , focuses on the process of producing an undergraduate research project. He gives readers the fundamental data collection and analysis skills that they need for their first project, as well as a good understanding of the research process as a whole. The book covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and contains real life examples from the author's own research. Topics include:Reading and reviewing the literature Research design Writing up Research ethicsAs well as practical research techniques, Flick provides a basic explanation of methodological issues such as epistemology, the quantitative/qualitative debate and the wider social role of research, linking these to real world issue and the actual task of researching and writing a project.
Table of Contents
|Why Social Research?|
|From Research Idea to Research Question|
|Reading and Reviewing the Literature|
|Planning and Design|
|Planning Social Research: Steps of the Research Process|
|Designing Social Research|
|Deciding Your Methods|
|Working with Data|
|Gathering Data: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches|
|Analyzing Quantitative and Qualitative Data|
|E-Research: Doing Social Research Online|
|Integrated Social Research: Combination of Different Approaches|
|Reflection and Writing|
|What Is Good Research? Evaluating Your Research Project|
|Ethical Issues in Social Research|
|Writing Research and Using Results|
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