The A-Z of social research : a dictionary of key social science research concepts / A to Z of social research edited by Robert L. Miller and John D. Brewer. - London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2003. - xv, 345 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

Abduction and retroduction --
Action research: a case study --
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) --
Attitudes --
Biographical method --
CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) --
Causation --
Central tendency --
Child research --
Comparative analysis --
Computer simulation of social processes --
Constructionism, social --
Content analysis --
Contingency tables --
Conversation Analysis --
Correlation and regression --
Critical theory --
Cultural analysis --
Data archives --
Deduction --
Diaries, self-completion --
Discourse analysis --
Dispersion and the normal distribution --
Documentary sources --
Ecological fallacy --
e-mail as a research tool --
Empiricism, abstracted empiricism --
Epistemology --
Ethics --
Ethnography --
Ethnomethodology --
Exploratory data analysis --
Factor analysis --
Feminist epistemology --
Feminist methodology --
Focus groups --
Frankfurt School --
Gender identity dysphoria assessment --
Generalisation --
Geographic information systems (GIS) --
Grounded theory --
Hawthorne effect --
Hermeneutics --
Historical methods --
Hypothesis testing --
Ideal type --
Impact assessment --
Induction --
Intellectual property rights --
Internet --
Interpretation --
Interview schedule see Questionnaires and structured interview schedules --
Interviews --
Literature searching --
Loglinear analysis --
Longitudinal research --
Measurement, level of --
Meaning --
Methodology --
'Micro' sampling techniques --
Modernity --
Multilevel models --
Narrative approach --
Naturalism.


"The A-Z is a collection of 94 entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading."--Jacket.



0761971327 0761971335 (pbk)


Social sciences--Research.

H62 / .A5124 2003

300.72

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