The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods
Data Collection & Analysis | Program Evaluation | Research Methods & Evaluation
Each entry includes a concise definition of the concept; a description of distinctive features including historical and disciplinary backgrounds, key writers, and applications; a critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration; cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary; and a list of key readings.
Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.
A very useful reference book for masters and doctoral students. I will be recommending it to all students I teach on research methods courses and to my doctoral students.
We do not have essential texts and cannot insist students buy texts but I will recommend it.
A must have reference book for all students engaged in a research project.
The best resource on the market of this type. A very comprehensive reference guide for all students engaged in a research project.
This is a fantastic clearly written book which provides clarity both for undergraduates but also postgraduate students. It is also an excellent resource for lecturers to balance and check teaching and learning with.
This is a very accessible book which I will be using for my undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as those I supervise for dissertations. It will assist them in understanding the research methods used in literature they engage with as well as designing their own projects.
This book contains a range of brief excerpts of relevant social science reseacrh methods and hence I have included this as a background reading for my unit.
This was a useful book for general overview purposes
Everything you need to know about research methodology. My only gripe is that some of the definitions are complex and difficult to understand.
good solid foundation to SRM, defines clearly and links terms well.
A most useful book for general overviews of research methods.