Social Research Methods
Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches
- Sigmund Grønmo - University of Bergen, Norway
"An incredibly resourceful book that contains a forensic insight into social research methods, offering the full range of contemporary approaches. Students will find particular value in the accessibility and detail of the text. Each chapter provides a set of learning outcomes, study questions and further reading." - Dr Ruth McAreavey, Newcastle University
Supported by a website that maps online resources to key stages of the learning process, it helps students:
- Understand the scientific method
- Learn the vocabulary of social science research
- Plan and design research
- Practice with and interpret data
- Explore social science literature and improve assignments with good citations
- Improve critical thinking.
Extensive visualizations, overviews, examples, exercises, and other learning features, make this the perfect introductory text to build confidence and best practice around research methods.
A thorough and lucid account of mixed methods approaches to exploring the social world, and an admirably practical guide for new and developing researchers.
An incredibly resourceful book that contains a forensic insight into social research methods, offering the full range of contemporary approaches. Students will find particular value in the accessibility and detail of the text. Each chapter provides a set of learning outcomes, study questions and further reading.
This handbook will be an essential reference for both students and experienced social scientists. Sigmund Grønmo clearly explains social research methods, including research design, data collection, analysis and even writing and publishing research. The examples and case studies provided make reading about methods both accessible and understandable.
Excellent information, however current Gray research methods and Cohen et al. research books cover required information at this level
difficult to access the electronic version
Clear and concise explanations of different elements of social research methods. Essential for any researcher.
This is a very clear textbook, covering the breadth of social research methods. Although it seems difficult to cover each aspect in great depth, this book manages to provide insight for both novices and progressing students. I'm particularly happy with the research examples at the end of each chapter, each accompanied by a brief summary and why it is relevant. The exercises and online resources (case studies, videos and other) give students every opportunity to really get to grips with each topic.
Typesetting keeps the high volume of text accessible. Use of colour other than black) is limited to one (blue). More illustrations & colours would improve the appeal. Tables frequently have rows that are alternate between very pale and deep blue, which create the illustion of complete separation.