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Social Research
Author: Piergiorgio Corbetta

ISBN: 9780761972532
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 17 March 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.7
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This is an impressively detailed, clearly written book.... It is a book that I would like students to read' - "Clive Seale, Goldsmiths College, London "

Social Research: Theory, Methods and Techniques presents an understanding of social research practice through appreciation of its foundations and methods. Stretching from the philosophy of science to detailed descriptions of both qualitative and quantitative techniques, it illustrates not only how' to do social research, but also why' particular techniques are used today.

The book is divided into three parts:

Part One: Illustrates the two basic paradigms - quantitative and qualitative - of social research, describing their origins in philosophical thought and outlining their current interpretations.

Part Two: Devoted to quantitative research, and discusses the relationship between theory and research practice. It also presents a discussion of key quantitative research techniques.

Part Three: Examines qualitative research. Topics range from classical qualitative techniques such as participant observation, to more recent developments such as ethnomethodological st...

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