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Ground Rules for Social Research

Guidelines for Good Practice

By Martyn Denscombe

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages, 2nd edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 August 2009
Ground Rules for Social Research is a user-friendly resource for people doing small-scale social research projects. It focuses on the key ideas and practices that underlie good research and provides clear guidelines to newcomers and experienced researchers alike. The book is written for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students in the social sciences, business studies, health studies, media studies and education who need to undertake research projects as part of their studies. Key features of the book include: The identification of 12 ground rules for good social research Checklists to help researchers evaluate their approach and avoid fundamental errors A clear and jargon-free style This new edition of the book builds on the features that made the first edition so successful, adding: New chapters on research design and research philosophy An increased focus on mixed methods research More examples and illustrations Updated material relating to the internet and online research

Table of Contents

Section One: Topic Purpose Relevance Feasibility Section Two: Approach Ethics Objectivity Section Three: Design Design Philosophy Section Four: Methods Accuracy Accountability Section Five: Findings Generalizations Originality Proof

EAN: 9780335233816
ISBN: 0335233813
Publisher: Open University Press
Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 1.6 centimetres (0.42 kg)

About the Author

Martyn Denscombe is Professor of Social Research at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of the bestselling research methods book The Good Research Guide 3/e.

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