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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 1-19
  3. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 20-40
  4. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 63-83
  5. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 84-106
  6. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 129-148
  7. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 149-174
  8. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 175-197
  9. Fiona Devine, Sue Heath
    Pages 198-212
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 213-228

About this book

Introduction

This book seeks to introduce students to the challenges of 'real life' social research through a detailed consideration of eight recent empirical studies. Designed to complement existing introductory methods texts, it emphasises the importance of context in understanding and interpreting both the practice and 'product' of empirical research. The book focuses on research from eight key sub-areas of sociology, making it a useful secondary text for introductory courses on contemporary British society.

Keywords

Design Empirical Research methods Nation social research sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonUK

About the authors

Dr FIONA DEVINE is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester.

Dr SUE HEATH is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sociological Research Methods in Context
  • Authors F. Devine
    S. Heath
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27550-2
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-66631-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66632-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27550-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 228
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Research Methodology
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