Social Research Methods
- Nicholas Walliman - Oxford Brookes University, UK
Social Research Methods
Nicholas Walliman is the supervisor in your students' pockets, making sure they understand all the essential methods for successfully carrying out a research project and negotiating the challenges and pitfalls. In this book, he:
· Takes students step-by-step through the research process
· Helps them formulate clear aims and objectives
· Explains all the vocabulary to understand the A – Z of research methods
· Ends each chapter with a reading guide for taking learning further with more resources to help get a deeper understanding of the issues discussed
· Improves research reports with practical advice on presenting findings in great tables, graphs and diagrams
· Opens his office door with reflective questions (and answers)
· Delivers the confidence to get started and get finished!
Social Research Methods: The Essentials is the perfect starting point and guide for your students' research project.
An essential book that gives a valuable overview of today's approaches to empirical research. Was very helpfull in my courses and helped learners a lot
This excellent text has been on our Level 7 practitioner inquiry module and the new edition enhances its classic status.
provides a wider perspective and frame for undergraduate students conducting their first research projects. The text offers clear and concise direction to what can be a difficult field for undergraduate students
Very useful for Access to Social Science students at PACA Adult Learning
A well-structured, intellectually-stimulating and student-focussed guide-book to a wide range of approaches and methods in social sciences and humanities. I found this textbook particularly helpful when teaching/supervising large groups of students with diverse interests. The text is expertly written and offers academically tested solutions/advice (as well as the clever Dos and Don'ts and the reflective questions) that can be used both in class and as individual tasks leading to further discussion.
I have decided that this will only be supplemental because it is quite specific to a certain angle of research and not all my students will find it useful - it depends on their research project and ideas. However, I do think it provides lots of detail and gives lots of ideas.
A great introduction to research in the social sciences.