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The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

Pertti Alasuutari University of Tampere, Finland
Leonard Bickman Vanderbilt University, USA and Florida International University, USA
Julia Brannen Insitute of Education, University of London
© 2008   648 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781848607309 $63.00
Hardcover ISBN: 9781412919920 $176.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446206577
The SAGE Handbook for Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in one volume.

The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. As its editors maintain, there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions, research design, and analysis. The book also includes several chapters that describe historical and current directions in social research, debating crucial subjects such as qualitative versus quantitative paradigms, how to judge the credibility of types of research, and the increasingly topical issue of research ethics.

The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.

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