Ground Rules For Social Research

Ground Rules For Social Research

This text identifies key ideas and practices that underlie good research and provides clear guidelines to help newcomers and experienced researchers alike to design and conduct projects.

Author: Denscombe, Martyn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335233816

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This text identifies key ideas and practices that underlie good research and provides clear guidelines to help newcomers and experienced researchers alike to design and conduct projects.
Categories: Education

Social Research

Social Research

GROUND RULES FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH ZE Guidelines for Good Practice P Gl'OtInd Rules fol' Martyn Denscombe Social Research I. I Guidelines for Good Practice : 9780335233816 (Paperback) F 2009 eBook also available Ground Rules for Social ...

Author: May, Tim

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335235674

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Sociology & anthropology.
Categories: Social Science

The Process of Social Research

The Process of Social Research

Deception Ground Rules Federal regulations do not make reference to the use of deception in research. The ethical codes of the American Sociological Association and American Psychological Association permit deception, but these codes ...

Author: Jeffrey C. Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199946754

Category: Social sciences

Page: 512

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The Process of Social Research successfully meets two major challenges of teaching social science methods: to make the material interesting and accessible to students, and to provide them with the tools necessary to understand, evaluate, and conduct research. Authors Jeffrey C. Dixon, Royce A. Singleton, Jr., and Bruce C. Straits employ a conversational writing style that is engaging and student-friendly. Using everyday examples to introduce chapters and clarify complex concepts, they provide current research examples on such cutting-edge topics as immigration, family composition, prosecutorial misconduct, organized racism, homelessness, social inequality and education, and alcohol consumption and grades. Placing a unique emphasis on the research process, the book helps students understand the logic and mechanics of social research, giving them the tools and the power to evaluate the research of others and to conduct their own research. Beginning with the introduction, every chapter contains flowcharts of research processes. As each diagram is presented, the authors relate the specific method to the overall research process. Then, over the course of the chapter or section, they flesh out each step. This way, they convey information about the "nuts and bolts" of research while ensuring that students do not lose sight of the logic of inquiry. Comprehensive and up-to-date without attempting to be encyclopedic in its coverage, The Process of Social Research provides a balance between qualitative and quantitative research, taking a more integrated approach to describing the relationship between theory and research.
Categories: Social sciences

EBOOK The Good Research Guide For Small Scale Social Research Projects

EBOOK  The Good Research Guide  For Small Scale Social Research Projects

Creswell, J.W. and Plano Clark, V. (2017) Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research, 3nd edn. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ... Denscombe, M. (2010) Ground Rules for Social Research, 2nd edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335226870

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 418

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This bestselling introductory book offers practical and straightforward guidance on the basics of social research, ideal for anyone who needs to conduct small-scale research projects as part of their undergraduate, postgraduate or professional studies. The book provides: • A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis • Jargon-free coverage of the key issues • Checklists to guide good practice The sixth edition has been extensively updated and includes features such as: • A new chapter on the Life Course Perspective • A new chapter on Literature Reviews • New material on the Delphi Technique • An updated and expanded chapter on the analysis of Quantitative Data • New examples and illustrations throughout The Good Research Guide, 6th edition is a valuable resource for anyone conducting social research including those in applied areas such as business studies, health studies, nursing, education, social work, policy studies, marketing, media studies and criminology. "Denscombe's The Good Research Guide, now in its 6th edition, continues to be one of the leading books in the field. It covers the topics a student or practitioner doing a research project needs to know from project design, theoretical underpinnings of research, data collection and analysis to writing up your research. Its accessible and practical approach means that it is an excellent resource for those new to undertaking independent research." Liam Foster, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work, Sheffield University, UK "Martyn Denscombe's text continues to remain core reading for those undertaking small pieces of research and those who need to gain a firm grounding in the principles of research theory and practice. From deciding on a research approach to the process of writing up, this finely balanced edition offers a comprehensive and detailed guide to the research cycle. Pragmatic, and with the needs of the researcher always in mind, it makes social science research accessible, undaunting, and, what's more, a completely possible, stimulating, and enjoyable endeavour." Yunis Alam, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford, UK "The Good Research Guide provides a comprehensive view of the complex strategies and approaches of conducting social research, explained in simple terms. Relevant examples and check lists provided in each section not only helps to gain better understanding but also reflect on one’s own research. This book has tremendously helped me to gain knowledge and understanding of complex research strategies. It will provide clear guidance and direction for students and researchers in their research journey to achieve success." Deborah Ebenezer, Research Student "I think the book has a very good précis of areas relevant to the title. It outlines very well in a logical order the elements pertinent to 'social research'. Each chapter is relatively comprehensive and deals with subject material that is important, in a language that is accessible throughout. It does what it says on the tin and provides practical information and guidance as a 'how to' text' for those needing help with this type of research project. In particular I think the checklists are an excellent chapter ending to help plan and bring into sharp focus what is needed for any particular approach. The within chapter examples are excellent and help to further inform the reader what the author is trying to convey. Chapter links help further embed concepts and show how the various research elements may be associated. Overall an excellent introductory text that embodies a no-nonsense approach to a subject that can be at times complex. By breaking down topic areas and giving simple examples the subject is eminently accessible to the reader. Well done!" Stephen Pearson, Senior Lecturer in Human and Applied Physiology, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, UK "This new edition provides comprehensive guidance to those undertaking small-scale social research projects including dissertations in business and management and the social sciences and I would recommend its use for all those new to research and also to refresh the thinking of those with prior research experience. Part 1 addresses a range of strategies for social research including surveys, sampling, case studies, experiments, ethnography, the life course perspective, grounded theory, action research, phenomenology, systematic review and mixed methods. There are few texts which address research strategies in such a comprehensive manner. The text develops in Part 2 by providing clear guidance on the selection and use of appropriate methods of data collection such as questionnaires, interviews, observation and documentary analysis, taking into account the aims and objective of the research project. Part 4 considers both quantitative and qualitative data analysis with Part 4 providing essential information on research ethics, the reporting of research and on the conduct and presentation of the literature review essential to all research projects. I have no hesitation in commending this text for use by undergraduate and post-graduate students as well as those undertaking research projects independent of an academic programme." Dr. Bobby Mackie, Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland, UK
Categories: Literary Collections

Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies

Denscombe, M. (2014) The Good Research Guide for Small-Scale Social Research Projects (5th edn). Maidenhead and New York: Open University Press. Denscombe, M. (2010) Ground Rules for Social Research: Guidelines for Good Practice.

Author: Rod Parker-Rees

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473933651

Category: Education

Page: 320

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For students of Early Childhood Studies, questions are as important as answers. What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures? How do children grow and develop? What space do we make for children in our society? How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children? Can children’s play be planned by adults? Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.
Categories: Education

Mixed Methods in Criminology

Mixed Methods in Criminology

Ground rules for good research: A 10 point guide for social researchers. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Denscombe, M. (2007). The good research guide for small-scale social research projects (3rd ed.). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.

Author: Vicky Heap

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351388924

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Mixed Methods in Criminology is the first book to bring together the discipline of criminology with the mixed methods research strategy, which has become increasingly prominent within criminological teaching and research. The book is structured so that it charts the course of a criminological mixed methods study. Starting with an introduction to mixed methods and its implications for criminology and criminological research, the book then works systematically through the planning stages of a research project. Developing research questions, aims and objectives is discussed alongside literature searching skills and the project planning process, before the principles and practice of ethical research are summarised. Next come chapters on philosophy, mixed methods design, combining the data, research design and sampling, data collection methods and data analysis; delivering a comprehensive overview of how to undertake a mixed methods research project in practice. This is followed by a chapter on troubleshooting, which provides useful advice from experienced mixed methods researchers, before a detailed account of how to write-up mixed methods research is presented. The book concludes with a range of real-life mixed methods case studies to demonstrate how the techniques outlined in this book have been employed in reality and to inspire new criminological mixed methods projects. Providing straightforward, easy to follow guidance, Mixed Methods in Criminology is the essential student companion for any criminological mixed methods research project. Drawing on the authors' years of experience teaching research methods, the book is written in a supportive and encouraging tone that will serve as a reference and guide for those embarking on their adventures 'in the field'.
Categories: Social Science

Talk and Interaction in Social Research Methods

Talk and Interaction in Social Research Methods

To understand any such game, an important step is to investigate the basic ground rules that constitute the game as a recognizably distinct mode of activity. While setting-specific interactional conventions can exist at varying levels ...

Author: Paul Drew

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847877048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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'This book admirably fulfils its stated objective of describing social research methods in action and exploring, from a range of perspectives, the linguistic shaping of social context. Overall, this is a balanced, well-edited and coherent collection of papers, bringing together high quality work from recognized authorities in the analysis of talk-in-interaction. It is also highly accessible; it would certainly make an excellent resource book for undergraduate, graduate (and practising!) social scientists ' - Rebecca Clift, University of Essex 'Talk and Interaction in Social Research Methodologies is a much-needed methods text. Focusing on research methods in action, the volume offers a new way of viewing the realities of social research. By taking language use seriously, the text reveals the details and depths of a wide range of research projects as they have seldom been presented before. This is the first book of its kind to offer such a powerful and insightful depiction of the role of talk-in-interaction in relation to social research methods. The book's plan is creative and unparalleled. There's nothing else like it. The editors—Paul Drew, Geoffrey Raymond and Darin Weinberg—represent the very best from multiple traditions of researching talk-in-interaction—from both sides of the Atlantic. The chapters are written by a sterling collection of researchers—a virtual honor roll of conversation analysts and kindred spirits. This book is a "must read" for social researchers of all disciplines who are interested in social interaction. It should be assigned reading for all graduate students being introduced to qualitative methods. It should be on every qualitative researcher's book shelf. It is a tour de force in demonstrating the absolutely fundamental position that language use holds in social science methodology' - James A Holstein, Marquette University This is a methodology text with a difference. It demonstrates the importance of talk in a variety of social research methodologies. Even documents, the seemingly least interactional form of social data, are shown to have important interactional dimensions. The book focuses systematically on how sociological methods are essentially conducted through forms of spoken interaction, and how these interactions shape the results that emerge in research. The book demonstrates: " How spoken interactions shape the outcomes of core research methodologies " The role which talk-in-interaction plays in key substantive areas of sociology notably race, crime, gender and media " Reveals the interactional underpinnings of research methodologies This is the first text aimed at an undergraduate and Master's audience in Sociology and Social Research, which shows the crucial part that spoken interaction plays in the conduct and products of conventional sociological methodologies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

'Sex Stereotypes in Commercials Targeted toward Children: A Content Analysis', Sociological Spectrum, 23: 407–24. Deacon, D. (2007). ... Ground Rules for Good Research: Guidelines for Good Practice. 2nd edn.

Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199689453

Category: Research methods

Page: 785

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Adopting a coherent and student-friendly format, this book offers an encyclopaedic introduction to social research methodology, and considers a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methods to help students identify and evaluate the best approach for their research needs.
Categories: Research methods

Economic and Political Weekly

Economic and Political Weekly

The task universities and research institutes to demand for accountability , the institutional before the decision - makers was to devise develop a professional code for teachers ground rules of social science research are suitable ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113278043

Category: India

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Categories: India

Social Research in Conflict with Law and Ethics

Social Research in Conflict with Law and Ethics

A problem with the present ad hoc , case - by - case decision is that researchers at the moment lack ground rules . It is difficult to determine what researchers and methods will be protected . The most complete type of protection could ...

Author: Paul Nejelski

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036656689

Category: Government information

Page: 230

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Categories: Government information