Researching social life

  • Filename: researching-social-life.
  • ISBN: 141294662X
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 549
  • Author: Nigel Gilbert
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd



'Researching Social Life' covers the whole range of methods, from qualitative to quantitative in a down-to-earth manner. The book follows the 'life cycle' of a typical research project, and new to the third edition are chapters on grounded method, mixed method, action research, virtual methods, narrative analysis and refining the question.

Researching Social Life

  • Filename: researching-social-life.
  • ISBN: 0761972455
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 406
  • Author: Nigel Gilbert
  • Publisher: SAGE



Reviews of the First Edition `... an ideal primary text for an undergraduate course in social research methods' - Teaching Sociology `This is a very impressive book. It is admirably written in clear, straightforward language, so that I can easily imagine undergraduates responding well to its use as a core text.' - Geoff Payne, Professor of Social Research, University of Plymouth `Provides an excellent introductory methods text that covers every stage of quantitative and qualitative research.' - Journal of Social Policy `an ideal text for undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are taking research methods courses'

Researching Social Life

  • Filename: researching-social-life.
  • ISBN: 9781446259634
  • Release Date: 2008-03-17
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Nigel Gilbert
  • Publisher: SAGE



`This new edition of this excellent guide maintains the standard of the original whilst taking full account of developments in both methodological discussion and the techniques of social research. The organization of the text around the research process is a great strength of the text' - David Byrne, University of Durham Preview the Third Edition's opening chapter and guide to its teaching and learning features designed to stimulate student engagement with the content here The Third Edition of Nigel Gilbert's hugely successful Researching Social Life covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner. Gilbert's text offers the best coverage of the full scope of research methods of any of the leading textbooks in the field, making this an essential text for any student starting a research methods course or doing a research project. This thoroughly revised text is driven by the expertise of a writing team comprised of internationally-renowned experts in the field. New to the Third Edition are chapters on: - Searching and Reviewing the Literature - Refining the Question - Grounded Theory and Inductive Research - Mixed Methods - Participatory Action Research - Virtual Methods - Narrative Analysis A number of useful features, such as worked examples, case studies, discussion questions, project ideas and checklists are included throughout the book to help those new to research to engage with the material. Researching Social Life follows the 'life cycle' of a typical research project, from initial conception through to eventual publication. Its breadth and depth of coverage make this an indispensable must-have textbook for students on social research methods courses in any discipline.

Researching Social Life

  • Filename: researching-social-life.
  • ISBN: 9781467249034
  • Release Date: 2016-10-17
  • Number of pages: 79
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to Researching Social Life. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Social Research Methods

  • Filename: social-research-methods.
  • ISBN: 9780199588053
  • Release Date: 2012-01-19
  • Number of pages: 766
  • Author: Alan Bryman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Text accompanied by a companion web site.

Researching Social Change

  • Filename: researching-social-change.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015080875563
  • Release Date: 2009-03-26
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Rachel Thomson
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd



Questions about change in social and personal life are a feature of many accounts of the contemporary world. While theories of social change abound, discussions about how to research it are much less common. This book provides a timely guide to qualitative methodologies that investigate processes of personal, generational and historical change. The authors showcase a range of methods that explore temporality and the dynamic relations between past, present and future. Through case studies, they review six methodological traditions: memory work, oral/life history, qualitative longitudinal research, ethnography, inter-generational and follow-up studies. It illustrates how these research approaches are translated into research projects and considers the practical as well as the theoretical and ethical challenges they pose. Research methods are also the product of times and places, and this book keeps to the fore the cultural and historical context in which these methods developed, the theoretical traditions on which they draw, and the empirical questions they address. Researching Social Change is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students across the social sciences who are interested in understanding and researching social change.

Digital Methods for Social Science

  • Filename: digital-methods-for-social-science.
  • ISBN: 9781137453662
  • Release Date: 2016-01-26
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Steven Roberts
  • Publisher: Springer



This timely book inspires researchers to deploy relevant, effective, innovative digital methods. It explores the relationship of such methods to 'mainstream' social science; interdisciplinarity; innovations in digital research tools; the opportunities (and challenges) of digital methods in researching social life; and digital research ethics.

Social Research

  • Filename: social-research.
  • ISBN: 9780335235674
  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: May, Tim
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



Sociology & anthropology.

Researching Society and Culture

  • Filename: researching-society-and-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781849207980
  • Release Date: 2012-02-22
  • Number of pages: 636
  • Author: Clive Seale
  • Publisher: SAGE



The much anticipated Third Edition of Clive Seale’s bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by internationally renowned experts, every chapter is packed with real world examples, student-friendly learning aids and helpful practical tips.

Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well Being Research

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-quality-of-life-and-well-being-research.
  • ISBN: 9400707525
  • Release Date: 2014-02-12
  • Number of pages: 7347
  • Author: Alex C. Michalos
  • Publisher: Springer



The aim of this encyclopedia is to provide a comprehensive reference work on scientific and other scholarly research on the quality of life, including health-related quality of life research or also called patient-reported outcomes research. Since the 1960s two overlapping but fairly distinct research communities and traditions have developed concerning ideas about the quality of life, individually and collectively, one with a fairly narrow focus on health-related issues and one with a quite broad focus. In many ways, the central issues of these fields have roots extending to the observations and speculations of ancient philosophers, creating a continuous exploration by diverse explorers in diverse historic and cultural circumstances over several centuries of the qualities of human existence. What we have not had so far is a single, multidimensional reference work connecting the most salient and important contributions to the relevant fields. Entries are organized alphabetically and cover basic concepts, relatively well established facts, lawlike and causal relations, theories, methods, standardized tests, biographic entries on significant figures, organizational profiles, indicators and indexes of qualities of individuals and of communities of diverse sizes, including rural areas, towns, cities, counties, provinces, states, regions, countries and groups of countries.

Researching Social Media

  • Filename: researching-social-media.
  • ISBN: 1446252213
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Farida Vis
  • Publisher:



Contemporary changes in digital media mean that a huge quantity of information is now routinely published online in the form of blogs, Twitter posts, YouTube videos and discussions on Social Network Sites (SNS) such as Facebook as well as in other chat rooms and forums. This has created many opportunities for research of a kind not possible before, but it also raises many challenges associated with effectively exploiting the data. The effective gathering and processing of online content on a large scale requires an approach drawing on subject and technical expertise from a range of different disciplines including media and communication studies, internet studies and information and computer science. This book is concerned with the application of research methods to address a series of important questions that currently motivate research in this area. By concentrating on individual social media 'objects', it highlights and encourages readers to explore a range of different objects to study, how to design research questions around these, consider ethics where relevant, alongside a range of quantitative and qualitative methods that could be considered.

Sketch for a Self analysis

  • Filename: sketch-for-a-self-analysis.
  • ISBN: 9780745635262
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 118
  • Author: Pierre Bourdieu
  • Publisher: Polity



Over the past four decades, French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory of the postwar era. When he died in 2002, he was considered to be the most influential sociologist in the world and a thinker on a par with Foucault and Lévi-Strauss - a public intellectual as important to his generation as Sartre was to his. Sketch for a Self-Analysis is the ultimate outcome of Bourdieu's lifelong preoccupation with reflexivity. Vehemently not an autobiography, this unique book is instead an application of Bourdieu's theories to his own life and intellectual trajectory; along the way it offers compelling and intimate insights into the most important French intellectuals of the time - including Foucault, Sartre, Aron, Althusser, and de Beauvoir - as well as Bourdieu's own formative experiences at boarding school and his moral outrage at the colonial war in Algeria.

It s Complicated

  • Filename: it-s-complicated.
  • ISBN: 9780300166316
  • Release Date: 2014-02-25
  • Number of pages: 281
  • Author: danah boyd
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

Simulation For The Social Scientist

  • Filename: simulation-for-the-social-scientist.
  • ISBN: 0335216005
  • Release Date: 2005-02-01
  • Number of pages: 295
  • Author: Gilbert, Nigel
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



Social sciences -- Simulation methods. Social interaction -- Computer simulation. Social sciences -- Mathematical models. (publisher)

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