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Research Design
Author: Stephen Gorard

ISBN: 9781446249024
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 13 February 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.2 x 1.9
Description:
Research design is of critical importance in social research, despite its relative neglect in many methods resources. Early consideration of design in relation to research questions leads to the elimination or diminution of threats to eventual research claims, by encouraging internal validity and substantially reducing the number of alternative explanations for any finite number of research 'observations'.





This new book: discusses the nature of design; gives an introduction to design notation; offers a flexible approach to new designs; looks at a range of standard design models; and presents craft tips for real-life problems and compromises. Most importantly, it provides the rationale for preferring one design over another within any given context. Each section is illustrated with case studies of real work and concludes with suggested readings and topics for discussion in seminars and workshops, making it an ideal textbook for postgraduate research methods courses.



Based on the author's teaching on the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre "Masters in Research Methods" at the University of Bi...

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