The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects: For Small Scale Research Projects by Martyn DenscombeThe Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects: For Small Scale Research Projects by Martyn Denscombe

The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects: For Small Scale Research Projects

byMartyn Denscombe

Paperback | August 16, 2014

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The Good Research Guide by bestselling author Martyn Denscombe has established itself as THE introductory book on the basics of social research. It provides practical and straightforward guidance for those who need to conduct small-scale research projects as part of their undergraduate, postgraduate or professional studies.

This brand new fifth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout and includes new material on:

  • The use of social media in research, including guidelines on the use of social networking sites
  • More on internet research and how to run online surveys
  • How to conduct systematic literature reviews
  • Getting good response rates to a survey
  • Writing research reports
  • Research ethics Retaining the clear, friendly and practical approach that has made the book a must for student researchers, the new edition includes many helpful learning features such as "at a glance" summaries in "Key Points" boxes, helpful "Checklists" to guide good practice and handy "Link-ups" between key topics across the book.

    Every chapter provides up-to-date further reading lists to help you develop your knowledge and research skills.

    This is an invaluable resource for anyone conducting social research across all business, health, education and other social science disciplines.

    "This is the best guide for anyone undertaking research. Topics are very comprehensive yet easy to understand. Great examples and checklists to help put theory into practice."
    Ann Gavells

Martyn Denscombe is Emeritus Professor of Social Research in the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University, UK.
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Title:The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects: For Small Scale Research ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.02 × 6.06 × 0.87 inPublished:August 16, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335264700

ISBN - 13:9780335264704

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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1 STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
1. Surveys
2. Sampling
3. Case Studies
4. Experiments
5. Ethnography
6. Phenomenology
7. Grounded Theory
8. Action Research
9. Systematic Reviews
10. Mixed Methods

PART 2 METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION
11. Questionnaires
12. Interviews
13. Observation
14. Documents

PART 3 DATA ANALYSIS
15. Quantitative data
16. Qualitative data

PART 4 CONTEXT
17. Research Ethics
18. Research Reports

References
Index