9780495007746

Primer for Critiquing Social Research A Student Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495007746

  • ISBN10:

    0495007749

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/4/2005
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole

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Summary

Critique social research with ease with PRIMER FOR CRITIQUING SOCIAL RESEARCH: A STUDENT GUIDE! In a simple, hands-on manner, this text helps you develop the analytical tools and critical thinking skills you need to successfully critique social research. Critiquing is made easy with a book-specific website which offers frequently asked questions, an evaluation template, and other information about the text and its use.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction to a Primer for Critiquing Social Research: A Student Guide
Introduction
1(1)
Assumptions About the Text
1(2)
Layout of the Text
3(4)
Science or Not? Research or Not? Science and Research
Is It Research?
7(1)
Non-Research Studies
8(4)
Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research
Purpose
12(1)
Philosophical Perspective
13(1)
Logical Orientation
13(1)
Dynamism
13(1)
Theory Use and Generation
13(1)
Researcher's Role
14(1)
Problem Specification
14(1)
Method
14(1)
Generalizability
14(3)
Writing Clarity, Title, Author's Affiliation, Abstract, and References
Writing Clarity
17(2)
Title
19(1)
Author's Affiliation
20(1)
Abstract
21(1)
References
21(4)
The Three Main Content Areas of the Quantitative Research Article: Introduction, Method, and Results
Introduction: Review of the Literature and Study Purpose
Introduction
25(1)
Review of the Literature
25(2)
Study Purpose
27(1)
Latent Purposes
27(1)
Implied Purpose or the Purpose Behind the Purpose
27(2)
Method: Sample Selection, Study Design, Data Collection Procedures, and Materials
The Overall Method
29(1)
Sample Selection
29(1)
Study Design
30(1)
Major Classification Type
31(1)
Design Objectives
32(1)
Design Parameters
33(3)
How Many Groups Are There?
36(1)
Data Collection Procedures
37(1)
Instruments of Study
38(3)
The Results: The Findings, Discussion, and Implications
Findings
41(1)
Tables/Graphs/Charts
41(1)
Statistics
42(2)
Data About the Sample (n)
44(1)
Discussion
45(1)
Limitations
46(1)
Implications
47(4)
Qualitative Social Research
Distinguishing Qualitative Methods from Qualitative Techniques
51(2)
Main Purposes of Qualitative Research
53(1)
Entering the Field
53(1)
How to Collect QL Data
54(1)
Unfolding Assumptions/Questions Arising
55(1)
Time
56(1)
Sampling
57(1)
QL Research Methods
58(2)
Qualitative Research Techniques
60(1)
Critiquing Methods and Techniques Together
61(1)
QL Data → Categories → Themes
62(1)
Checking the Rigor of QL Research by Using the 3 Rs
63(4)
Concluding Remarks
Appendix A Critiquing a Social Research Study
67(4)
Appendix B APA Resources & Suggested Readings
Additional APA Resources
69(1)
Suggested Additional Readings on Using Computer Software in QL Research
69(2)
References 71

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