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This bestselling text on carrying out research in 'real world' situations has been thoroughly revised and updated but continues to have the same authoritative voice and definitive content that has made it such an essential book for teachers and students conducting research within the social sciences. Even-handed coverage of qualitative and quantitative approaches Furnishes students with the skills necessary in order to conduct research outside the laboratory, in ls"real worldrs" situations Draws examples from the fields of applied psychology, applied social science, health studies, social work and education New chapters on multi-strategy designs, ethical issues, and on writing a project proposal Discussion of Internet-based research - both as a research tool and as a subject for research Coverage of evidence-based approaches - seeking to present a balanced assessment of their value An enhanced website linked to the text New and improved page design
Colin Robson is Emeritus Professor of the School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield University. From 1996-2007 he was chief consultant to the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation project on the development of statistics and indicators on the performance of national systems for the education of children with disabilities, learning and behaviour difficulties, and social disadvantages. He is currently consultant to a follow-up project funded by Eurostat.
Table of Contents
|Before You Start|
|Real World Enquiry|
|Approaches to Social Research|
|Developing Your Ideas|
|Designing the Enquiry|
|General Design Issues|
|Designs for Particular Purposes: Evaluation, Action and Change|
|Tactics: The Methods of Data Collection|
|Surveys and Questionnaires|
|Tests and Scales|
|Additional Methods of Data Collection|
|Dealing with the Data|
|The Analysis of Quantitative Data|
|The Analysis of Qualitative Data|
|Reporting on the Enquiry|
|Writing a Project Proposal|
|The roles of Practitioner-Researchers, Researchers and Consultants in Real World Research|
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