"This is a must-have. Sigmund Grønmo's book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to contemporary social research approaches, designs and methods. This second edition includes timely and valuable new materials; particularly those on comparisons and combinations when collecting and analysing data. Like the first edition, this one will go straight to my reference bookshelf ... and onto all my major course reading lists."
"Research methods manuals are often too technical and devoid of any real-life examples. This book however provides a rather apt account of society and contextualises the use of research methods in a rather effective manner. "
Studying children and youth has never been more important than today and Sigmund Gronmos' Social Research Methods (2nd edition) is the text I use to introduce my students on the chronological and methodological hows and whys of doing research. Not only are ethical considerations included, but also Gronmos has two engaging and well-written chapters on asking and answering questions in new areas of child research as well tips for teaching my students how to present research once their assignments are completed. Social Research Methods lays the foundation for my
This second edition remains an important resource for students. Everything is covered! From asking the right questions to learning about using digital tools or developing different ways of writing and presenting research. Extra resources in each chapter, including contemporary case studies, will equip students with everything they need to know about doing social research.