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Research in practice : applied methods for the social sciences

Author: M J Terre Blanche; Kevin Durrheim; Desmond Painter; Martin J Terre Blanche
Publisher: Cape Town : UCT Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second revised editionView all editions and formats
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Over the past few decades there has been a major shift in research methodology. This is reflected in a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research skills, and the concurrent use of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Terre Blanche; Kevin Durrheim; Desmond Painter; Martin J Terre Blanche
ISBN: 1919713697 9781919713694
OCLC Number: 66241468
Notes: Accompanying CD-ROM entitled: Moonstats : the user-friendly statistics solution.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Accompanying CD-ROM entitled : Moonstats : the user-friendly statistics solution.
CD HOUSED WITH THE CD COLLECTION ON THE GROUND FLOOR.
Housed at ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND WRITING (PELC).
Accompanying CD-ROM housed at ELC11CD01 at Issue Desk.
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Description: x, 594 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Windows 95 or higher.
Contents: Section 1: The research process. Histories of the present: social science research in context --
Doing an information search --
Research design --
Ethical issues in social research --
Putting design into practice: writing and evaluating research proposals --
Publish or perish: disseminating your research findings --
Section 2: Quantitative research techniques. Collecting quantitative data: sampling and measuring --
Evaluating research design --
Basic quantitative analysis --
Jumping to conclusions: an overview of inferential statistical methods --
Multivariate data analysis --
Section 3: Qualitative research techniques. Why qualitative research? --
From encounter to text: collecting data in qualitative research --
First steps in qualitative data analysis --
Lived experience and interpretation: the balancing act in qualitative analysis --
Calling it a day: reaching conclusions in qualitative research --
Section 4: Research in applied contexts. Jobs and careers in social research --
Programme evaluation --
Participatory action research: a practical guide for realistic radicals --
Researching public policy --
Research methods in clinical research --
Assessment research --
Standpoint methodologies: Maxist, feminist, and black scholarship perspectives --
Postmodernism: a critical practice? --
Postcolonial African methods and interpretation.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Terre Blanche, Kevin Durrheim, and Desmond Painter.
Local System Bib Number:
u538878
(Sirsi) i9781919713694
(Sirsi) 538878
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