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Using Qualitative Methods to Answer Your Research Question
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Using Qualitative Methods to Answer Your Research Question (Paperback)

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The book provides an accessible and detailed student guide to the use of qualitative methods in social science research for third year undergraduates working on their final dissertation, and postgraduates planning the research for their thesis.

The book is comprehensive in the sense of covering all the main approaches to the collection of qualitative data, yet at the same time accessible in terms of its straightforward style. In a logical order, the book examines the arguments for and against the use of qualitative methods; the collection of qualitative data, and the analysis of such data. Additionally, the book provides a summary of each of the main data collection methods to enable postgraduate students to plan their research design.

Each chapter begins with a synopsis of the chapter contents to help readers plan their studies, and the end of each chapter features a box summarizing the key learning points from the chapter to help students review their learning. The unique approach of this book is that it encourages students to define precisely the research question to be investigated, and then to proceed to a careful reflection upon the type of data collection and analysis which would be suited to addressing the research question. This is the central theme of the book, and it will be discussed in the context of each chapter. To reinforce this theme, each chapter will contain two 'boxes', each of which will contain a research question, followed by a discussion of what might constitute an appropriate research methodology.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: General studies / study skills generalChildren'sPersonal & social issuesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial research & statisticsReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalResearch methods: general Publisher: Open University Press Publication Date: 18/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9780335248957  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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