Researching Society and Culture
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Researching Society and Culture

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Clear, coherent and trusted this book is the perfect guide to the main social research methods in use today.

The much anticipated third edition of Clive Seale's bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by internationally renowned experts, every chapter is packed with real world examples, student-friendly learning aids and helpful practical tips.

Highlights of this edition include:

- New chapters covering: research design, sampling, structured data collection, preparing data for statistical analysis, coding and analysing qualitative data, narrative analysis and interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA), giving oral presentations, writing a research report and content and comparative keyword analysis

- A much expanded glossary now boasting more than 500 definitions

- A re-modelled and expanded website containing lecturer PowerPoint slides, extra chapters not included in the book and downloadable journal articles

- Revised student exercises, workshops, review questions and key words

An invaluable, practical resource this book is an essential companion for every undergraduate and postgraduate student starting a methods course or social research project.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446252703
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 1123 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is an amazing and adventurous book with wide coverage of core issues in the research methods that are commonly used in many social sciences. The coverage is in-depth and of world-class quality. The examples used are fascinating and perhaps reflect the origins of some authors outside academia, ranging from general practitioner to counsellor and photographer. I was very impressed with the deep analysis of the philosophy of science which was presented in a useful way. Simple topics like sampling and testing hypotheses are covered in highly readable manner. Complex topics like discourse analysis are made easy through the use of short examples based on real-life interviews. The coverage of qualitative methods in a series of chapters is conveniently presented. Each chapter can be read independently. Some other chapters have been moved to an online free access mode, while new chapters have also been added for this edition. The links to online resources are extremely convenient and there are exercises and questions for review with each chapter. The book is highly enjoyable and, through the collaboration of its authors, offers much more value for money than the reader expects
Wendy Olsen
Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

An updated and expanded version of an excellent collection of insightful essays by experienced researchers which will be of value not only to those new to

research, but also for those more experienced in its practice
Tim May
Director, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, University of Salford

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