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'This new edition enhances the value of an already well established student text by widening the range of methods included for discussion and by adding further supportive learning exercises and readings...It combines critical up-to-date theoretical debate on the value and relationship between quantitative and qualitative research approaches with practical guidance on the complex art of researching as a craft' - Eva Stina, London South Bank University. This is the second and comprehensively revised and greatly expanded edition of the best selling book on methods and methodology written by members or associates of the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London. All of the acknowledged strengths of the first edition have been retained and improved.There are completely new chapters covering audio recordings, the Internet, visual materials, focus groups, grounded theory, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, using data archives for statistical analysis, doing a dissertation, ethics, doing a literature review and more. A brand new section 3 provides case studies. In addition, this volume comes with: comprehensive bullet points and text boxes to facilitate study; a glossary of key terms; Web pointers in most chapters, to indicate relevant internet resources; a guide to further reading; a list of Key Terms at the end of each chapter; and an associated web site with regularly updated live links to pointers, workshop and discussion exercises.
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