Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 8th edition

  • W Lawrence Neuman

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Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches has introduced students to research methods for over 30 years. Author W. Lawrence Neuman explains a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research approaches, emphasizing the benefits of hybrid approaches. While focusing on the techniques of research design, measurement and data analysis, the text also explains research methodology: the core principles that underlie the design and conduct of research.

The 8th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of recent advances in research techniques and methodological debates. New Reflection boxes prompt you to consider specific issues, dilemmas or controversies in social research, tying real-world examples to the text.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137502011

Subject: Research Methods & Statistics

Category: Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches


1. Why Do Research?
2. What Are the Major Types of Social Research?
3. Theory and Research
4. The Meanings of Methodology
5. How to Review the Literature and Conduct Ethical Studies

6. Strategies of Research Design
7. Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
8. Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling

9. Experimental Research
10. Survey Research
11. Nonreactive Research and Secondary Analysis
12. Analysis of Quantitative Data

13. Field Research and Focus Group Research
14. Historical-Comparative Research
15. Analysis of Qualitative Data
16. Writing the Research Report and the Politics of Social Research

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