A thorough and lucid account of mixed methods approaches to exploring the social world, and an admirably practical guide for new and developing researchers.
An incredibly resourceful book that contains a forensic insight into social research methods, offering the full range of contemporary approaches. Students will find particular value in the accessibility and detail of the text. Each chapter provides a set of learning outcomes, study questions and further reading.
This handbook will be an essential reference for both students and experienced social scientists. Sigmund Grønmo clearly explains social research methods, including research design, data collection, analysis and even writing and publishing research. The examples and case studies provided make reading about methods both accessible and understandable.
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Clear and concise explanations of different elements of social research methods. Essential for any researcher.
This is a very clear textbook, covering the breadth of social research methods. Although it seems difficult to cover each aspect in great depth, this book manages to provide insight for both novices and progressing students. I'm particularly happy with the research examples at the end of each chapter, each accompanied by a brief summary and why it is relevant. The exercises and online resources (case studies, videos and other) give students every opportunity to really get to grips with each topic.