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This is an amazing and adventurous book with wide coverage of core issues in the research methods that are commonly used in many social sciences. The coverage is in-depth and of world-class quality. The examples used are fascinating and perhaps reflect the origins of some authors outside academia, ranging from general practitioner to counsellor and photographer. I was very impressed with the deep analysis of the philosophy of science which was presented in a useful way. Simple topics like sampling and testing hypotheses are covered in highly readable manner.
I plan to propose this as a 'core' essential text for our ug methods module for next academic year. I will need to agree this with colleagues, so am currently only listing as a recommended item; if accepted, I anticipate we will order between 10 and 15 copies over the summer, and recommend individual purchases for students.
A good way to introduce students to how to connect important themes in society and culture. Will put it on hold for now.
Very good introduction to the use of cultural studies in a historiographical milieu.
This is a pretty comprehensive guide for Sociology students. However, those tending to a more anthropological approach may wish to look elsewhere.
A good research methods textbook for first-year undergraduates.
For second year methods modules I still prefer Bryman's Social Research Methods book.
This particular book did not fit my syllabus very well.
An excellent textbook on research methods, written by various contributors, suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Good use of graphics and colour. a very useful website both for students and lecturers. Each chapter ends with some suggestions for further reading, web links and highlights, and some useful and practical exercises.
Provides a good insight into sociological research
This book will be used as a supplemental source as a detailed presentation of a range of sociological research methods. There is an attempt to conduct sociologically informed research within the present 'sociological' turn in Translation Studies, yet the translation student is not always aware of available research methods or of how they work in sociological research. The book also provides examples and practical advice which will be of great help to my students in the course "Translation and Sociology."
This is an extremely useful text.
This edited text is valued for its range. It's great to be able to recommend a text which covers topics such as statistical reasoning alongside discourse analysis and important but sometimes over-looked issues related to policy, ethics, and 'when things go wrong'.
This is a fantastic resource for anyone studying or conducting research. A major plus point for the book is its design and structure, with key concepts, discussion points and further readings clearly identified to help reinforce the learning gained from the very insightful chapters. A valuable resource.
An extremely useful text which may be adopted in the future as the programme develops.
This book covers all the key social research methods. I am very pleased to see that IPA has been included. I will definitely recommend this book to my students.
Covers the major areas of research very well and concentrates its attention on research in society, which differentiates this book from many others.
adopted another one - making sense of the social world
Excellent and authoritative.
this book provides good insight to research processes and methods- recommended to students