The Research Process

Sixth Edition

Gary D. Bouma, Susan Carland

The Research Process

Sixth Edition

Gary D. Bouma, Susan Carland

ISBN:

9780190304621

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

5 Jul 2016

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$76.99 NZD

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Description

The Research Process, sixth edition, is an easy-to-use introduction to research methods. The book emphasizes the process of research in an accessible and readable way, taking a non-statistical and non-mathematical approach for new students.This book will guide students through the research process, analysing and demonstrating a variety of research methods supported by extensive examples and illustrations to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and its application.


NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • New co-author Susan Carland brings an expertise in several areas of sociology and research
  • Updated references including discussion of online research and examples from a wide range of disciplines
  • Questions for review: end of chapter comprehension and activity questions provide a chance to reflect and test knowledge of chapter content

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION
1. How we know what we know and how we know we know
2. Research as a way of knowing 
PHASE 1: ESSENTIAL FIRST STEPS
3. Selecting a problem 
4. Selecting variables 
5. Finding a variable’s measurements 
6. Selecting a research design 
7. Selecting a sample 
PHASE 2: DATA COLLECTION 
8. Collecting data 
9. Summarising and presenting data 
10. Doing qualitative research 
11. Ethics in human research
PHASE 3 ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
12. Drawing conclusions
13. Reporting your research
Appendix: A table of random numbers
Index

Authors

Gary D. Bouma: Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Arts, Monash University 
Susan Carland: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Monash University