Designing Research in the Social Sciences
- Martino Maggetti - University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- Claudio Radaelli - University of Exeter, UK
- Fabrizio Gilardi - University of Zurich, Switzerland
Research Design | Social Research Methods | Sociological Research Methods
This innovative research design text will help you make informed choices when carrying out your research project. Covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches, and with examples drawn from a wide range of social science disciplines, the authors explain what is at stake when choosing a research design, and discuss the trade-offs that researchers have to make when considering issues such as:
- Categories and classification
- Levels of analysis
This book will appeal to students and researchers looking for an in-depth understanding of research design issues to help them design their projects in a thoughtful and responsible way.
This volume takes seriously the goal of unifying qualitative and quantitative methods, providing a coherent framework for understanding research design in the social science. Highly recommended.
Professor of Political Science at Boston University, where he teaches courses on methodology and comparative politics
Magetti, Gilardi, and Radaelli provide scholars with a forum to reflect on the 'thinking' and 'doing' of social research. The authors deftly tackle the major issues related to the construction of causal explanations. An excellent primer to research design and analysis, that will cause seasoned readers to rethink core assumptions of research design and methods.
Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Recommended text for our nursing and social work degree students
Useful additional reading for students taking modules relating to Research processes. Gaining an understanding of research design is an essential aspect of research and this book will assist students to devlope their knowledge and understanding in this area.
Nice ideas, I just did not like the structure of the book for this particular course. I may re-consider it in the future.
an immensely useful guide for students developing their first piece of independent research, such as dissertations
The book provides perspectives of research within social sciences. It gives the student solid foundations when considering a data collection method approach through the underlying implications that go along with it.
I like this book. It provides a nice overview of common research designs in social sciences. It will only be adopted as supplementary however, as the larger all-encompassing research methods books seem to be more popular with the students.
With real life examples, Martini Maggetti uses a range of research methods in Social Science to make his book a worthy companion to researchers.
Great Book and absolutely essential for my course. Thanks!
This book is a concise text which focus on novice researchers. Good examples on how to use and doing research in social science. Well structured text and easy to read. A must copy for those who start their journey into social science research.