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Research Methods: The Key Concepts

By Michael Hammond, Jerry Wellington

Routledge – 2012 – 180 pages

Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Description

This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the many methods and methodologies of social research. Each entry provides a critical definition and examines the value and difficulties of a particular method or methodology of concept across different fields of social research. Concepts include:

  • Action research
  • Chaos theory
  • Discourse analysis
  • Epistemology
  • Literature review
  • Interviewing
  • Social constructivism
  • World view

With thematic further reading stretching across the social sciences, Research Methods: The Key Concepts will help readers develop a firm understanding of the rationale and principles behind key research methods, and is a must-have for new researchers at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate and beyond.

Contents

List of Key Concepts Preface The Key Concepts Glossary

Author Bio

Michael Hammond is director of research degree students in the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick, UK. He supervises research students, teaches on several post degree programmes and has supported practitioner research projects.

Jerry Wellington taught in schools in Tower Hamlets before joining the University of Sheffield where he is now a professor and head of research degrees in the School of Education. He teaches on a range of programmes including the BA, MA, EdD and PhD.

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Description: By Michael Hammond, Jerry Wellington. This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the many methods and methodologies of social research. Each entry provides a critical definition and examines the value and difficulties of a particular method or methodology of concept across...
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