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The good research guide : for small-scale research projects, Martyn Denscombe

Label
The good research guide : for small-scale research projects
Title
The good research guide
Title remainder
for small-scale research projects
Statement of responsibility
Martyn Denscombe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Good Research Guide is a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denscombe, Martyn
Dewey number
300.72
Index
index present
LC call number
H61
LC item number
.D35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
NLM call number
ZW 3.5
Series statement
Open UP study skills
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Social sciences
Label
The good research guide : for small-scale research projects, Martyn Denscombe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Good Research Guide: For small-scale social research projects ; The Good Research Guide; Summary of contents; Contents; List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Strategies for social research; What are research strategies?; Which strategy to choose?; Checklist for the choice of research strategy; 1 Surveys ; What is a survey?; Types of survey; Which type of survey to choose?; Postal surveys; Face-to-face surveys; Group-administered surveys; Telephone surveys; Internet surveys; Web-based questionnaire surveys; Social network sites; Facebook surveys
  • The research populationResponse rates; How to achieve good response rates; Non-response bias; Advantages of surveys; Disadvantages of surveys; Further reading; Checklist for the use of surveys; 2 Sampling; Representative samples and exploratory samples; Probability sampling and non-probability sampling; Sampling frames; Probability sampling techniques; Non-probability sampling techniques; Which sampling technique should be used?; Size of the sample; Advantages of sampling; Disadvantages of sampling; Further reading; Checklist for the use of sampling; 3 Case studies; What is a 'case'?
  • The case study approachThe purpose of a case study; Selecting a case; Can you generalize from a case study?; Advantages of the case study approach; Disadvantages of the case study approach; Further reading; Checklist for the use of case studies; 4 Experiments; What is an experiment?; When to use an experiment; Types of experiment; Experiments involving people -- the observer effect; Causal relationships and variables; The use of controls; Control groups; Blind trials; True experiments and quasi-experiments; Advantages of experiments; Disadvantages of experiments; Further reading
  • Checklist for the experimental approach5 Ethnography; What is ethnography?; The alien, the exotic and the routine; Life on the Internet; Life history; Access to fieldwork settings; Description and theory; Reflexivity: ethnographers as part of the world they seek to describe; Putting the researcher's 'self' into ethnographicresearch; Advantages of ethnography; Disadvantages of ethnography; Further reading; Checklist for ethnographic research; 6 Phenomenology; What is the phenomenological approach?; Experience; The everyday world; Seeing things through the eyes of others
  • The social construction of realityMultiple realities; Description; The suspension of common-sense beliefs; Members' accounts; Types of phenomenology: underlying essences or actual experiences; Advantages of phenomenology; Disadvantages of phenomenology; Further reading; Checklist for phenomenology ; 7 Grounded theory; What is the grounded theory approach?; When is the grounded theory approach useful?; Starting grounded theory research; Theoretical sampling: the selection of sites for fieldwork; Completing the research (theoretical saturation); Methods of data collection; Analysing the data
Control code
900306263
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Fifth edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 356 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335264711
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
99a3e0e5-79e9-4451-9ae3-fd79ebc03f94
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900306263
Label
The good research guide : for small-scale research projects, Martyn Denscombe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Good Research Guide: For small-scale social research projects ; The Good Research Guide; Summary of contents; Contents; List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Strategies for social research; What are research strategies?; Which strategy to choose?; Checklist for the choice of research strategy; 1 Surveys ; What is a survey?; Types of survey; Which type of survey to choose?; Postal surveys; Face-to-face surveys; Group-administered surveys; Telephone surveys; Internet surveys; Web-based questionnaire surveys; Social network sites; Facebook surveys
  • The research populationResponse rates; How to achieve good response rates; Non-response bias; Advantages of surveys; Disadvantages of surveys; Further reading; Checklist for the use of surveys; 2 Sampling; Representative samples and exploratory samples; Probability sampling and non-probability sampling; Sampling frames; Probability sampling techniques; Non-probability sampling techniques; Which sampling technique should be used?; Size of the sample; Advantages of sampling; Disadvantages of sampling; Further reading; Checklist for the use of sampling; 3 Case studies; What is a 'case'?
  • The case study approachThe purpose of a case study; Selecting a case; Can you generalize from a case study?; Advantages of the case study approach; Disadvantages of the case study approach; Further reading; Checklist for the use of case studies; 4 Experiments; What is an experiment?; When to use an experiment; Types of experiment; Experiments involving people -- the observer effect; Causal relationships and variables; The use of controls; Control groups; Blind trials; True experiments and quasi-experiments; Advantages of experiments; Disadvantages of experiments; Further reading
  • Checklist for the experimental approach5 Ethnography; What is ethnography?; The alien, the exotic and the routine; Life on the Internet; Life history; Access to fieldwork settings; Description and theory; Reflexivity: ethnographers as part of the world they seek to describe; Putting the researcher's 'self' into ethnographicresearch; Advantages of ethnography; Disadvantages of ethnography; Further reading; Checklist for ethnographic research; 6 Phenomenology; What is the phenomenological approach?; Experience; The everyday world; Seeing things through the eyes of others
  • The social construction of realityMultiple realities; Description; The suspension of common-sense beliefs; Members' accounts; Types of phenomenology: underlying essences or actual experiences; Advantages of phenomenology; Disadvantages of phenomenology; Further reading; Checklist for phenomenology ; 7 Grounded theory; What is the grounded theory approach?; When is the grounded theory approach useful?; Starting grounded theory research; Theoretical sampling: the selection of sites for fieldwork; Completing the research (theoretical saturation); Methods of data collection; Analysing the data
Control code
900306263
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Fifth edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 356 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780335264711
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
99a3e0e5-79e9-4451-9ae3-fd79ebc03f94
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900306263

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