Approaches to Social Research by Royce A. Singleton Jr.Revised and updated in its fifth edition, Approaches to Social Research is a rigorous yet clear and engaging introduction to research methods. Covering all of the fundamentals in a straightforward, student-friendly manner, it is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across the social sciences and also serves as an indispensable guide for researchers. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, this book provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data. Richly developed examples of empirical research and an emphasis on the research process enable students to better understand the real-world application of research methods. The authors also offer a unique chapter (13) advocating a multiple-methods strategy.
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Professor Welser. Search this site. - In the fourth edition of this lively and engaging textbook, Alan Bryman presents students with an updated and all-encompassing guide to the principle techniques and methodology in the field of social research. Adopting a coherent and student-friendly format, the 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.
He received his Ph. He is the author of several well-received research methodology textbooks and published in leading academic journals American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Inquiry, Social Science Quarterly on a range of political sociological issues. He has received numerous grants to carry out curriculum innovations and instructional projects. William Lawrence Neuman. This comprehensive book offers readers balanced coverage of both the qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research.
Approaches to Social Research. Royce A. Singleton , Royce Singleton , Bruce C. Thoroughly revised and updated, the fourth edition of this successful text offers a wealth of new research examples and references, accessible diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and extended coverage of core methods and recent developments. Striking a balance between specific techniques and the underlying logic of scientific inquiry, Approaches to Social Research, Fourth Edition, provides a lucid treatment of the four major approaches to research--experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data.
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