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Doing social science: evidence and methods in empirical research

Doing social science: evidence and methods in empirical research
Doing social science: evidence and methods in empirical research
Looking critically at nine examples of recent research, Doing Social Science gives a thorough yet accessible examination of how research is planned, carried out, recorded and analysed in real life situations. The book covers core and new areas of social science, with each chapter looking at a different contemporary study that taps into a key aspect of modern everyday life. Diverse and globally relevant, these studies include themes from on-line gaming and news interviews, to post-colonial life and Goth subculture. The book relates the theory behind such social issues to the methods being used, as it gives critical evaluation alongside careful explanation and invaluable advice. Showing how the choice and use of particular methods and techniques can critically shape the findings of social science research, the authors also explain how to deal with complex research issues.
research methods, sociology
9780230537903
Palgrave Macmillan
Devine, Fiona
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Heath, Sue
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Devine, Fiona
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Heath, Sue
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Devine, Fiona and Heath, Sue (eds.) (2009) Doing social science: evidence and methods in empirical research , Basingstoke, UK. Palgrave Macmillan, 232pp.

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Looking critically at nine examples of recent research, Doing Social Science gives a thorough yet accessible examination of how research is planned, carried out, recorded and analysed in real life situations. The book covers core and new areas of social science, with each chapter looking at a different contemporary study that taps into a key aspect of modern everyday life. Diverse and globally relevant, these studies include themes from on-line gaming and news interviews, to post-colonial life and Goth subculture. The book relates the theory behind such social issues to the methods being used, as it gives critical evaluation alongside careful explanation and invaluable advice. Showing how the choice and use of particular methods and techniques can critically shape the findings of social science research, the authors also explain how to deal with complex research issues.

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: research methods, sociology

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Local EPrints ID: 69349
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69349
ISBN: 9780230537903
PURE UUID: 1d1d47a1-56ac-4744-8f08-d465da658e95

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Date deposited: 04 Nov 2009
Last modified: 18 Aug 2017 16:32

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