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Social research methodology : a critical introduction / Roger Gomm.

By: Gomm, Roger.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xx, 428 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780230224759 (pbk.); 023022475X.Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology | Social sciences -- Methodology | Social surveys -- MethodologyDDC classification: 300.72 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only | WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents Overview of the book -- Instruments and instrument design -- Controlled experiments -- More naturalism in experiments -- Computer simulations and complexity theory -- Sample surveys and statistical representativeness -- Natural experiments -- Controlling for time in natural experiments -- Using administrative data in research -- Questions and answers -- Analysing the results of qualitative interviews -- Observing naturally occurring events -- Analysing written documents -- Evaluative and emancipatory research -- Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and synthesis from diverse sources -- Research ethics.
Review: "The second edition of this popular book continues to support students through each and every step of their research projects. Drawing on a much-praised critical approach, Social Research Methodology 2e helps students to gain a full understanding of social research tools and theory, and explains the methods of putting them into practice." "Introducing and exploring all the key quantitative and qualitative methods, Roger Gomm helps students understand how to choose the right data collection technique to get the results they want. This practical book is invaluable reading for all those studying across education, health and social sciences."--BOOK JACKET.
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Gomm, Roger.
Social research methodology.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)760707487

Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-417) and index.

Table of contents Overview of the book -- Instruments and instrument design -- Controlled experiments -- More naturalism in experiments -- Computer simulations and complexity theory -- Sample surveys and statistical representativeness -- Natural experiments -- Controlling for time in natural experiments -- Using administrative data in research -- Questions and answers -- Analysing the results of qualitative interviews -- Observing naturally occurring events -- Analysing written documents -- Evaluative and emancipatory research -- Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and synthesis from diverse sources -- Research ethics.

"The second edition of this popular book continues to support students through each and every step of their research projects. Drawing on a much-praised critical approach, Social Research Methodology 2e helps students to gain a full understanding of social research tools and theory, and explains the methods of putting them into practice." "Introducing and exploring all the key quantitative and qualitative methods, Roger Gomm helps students understand how to choose the right data collection technique to get the results they want. This practical book is invaluable reading for all those studying across education, health and social sciences."--BOOK JACKET.

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