The A-Z of Social Research
Publication Date: 2003-04-22
The A-Z is a collection of 94 entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are supported by suggestions for further reading. The book answers the demand for a practical, fast and concise introduction to the key concepts and methods in social research, supplies students with impeccable information that can be used in essays, exams and research projects, and demystifies a field that students often find daunting. This is a refreshing book on social research methods, which understands the pressures that modern students face in their work-load and seeks to supply an authoritative study guide to the field. It should fulfil a long-standing need in undergraduate research methods courses for an unpatronising, utterly reliable aid to making sense of research methods.