Research Design in Social Research

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SAGE, Mar 5, 2001 - Social Science - 279 pages
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`With this book David de Vaus has written one of the best general research methods textbooks around. The use of different types of research design as the point of departure is a different and very helpful approach to take, especially since many textbooks confuse issues of method and design. The author outlines with great clarity a wide variety of issues, including testing theories, causation, data analysis, and the main considerations involved in using the different research designs covered. Both students and their instructors will find this an extremely valuable, well-written book' - Alan Bryman, University of Loughborough
 

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Contents

WHAT IS RESEARCH DESIGN?
1
What is research design?
8
Tools for Research Design
17
Causation and the Logic of Research Design
34
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
53
Issues in Experimental Design
70
Analysing Experimental Data
89
bonus system
98
Data Analysis in Longitudinal Design
147
CROSSSECTIONAL DESIGNS
170
Issues in CrossSectional Design
176
CrossSectional Analysis
194
CASE STUDY DESIGNS
219
Issues in Case Study Design
233
Case Study Analysis
249
References
267

LONGITUDINAL DESIGNS
113
Issues in Longidutinal Design
131

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David De Vaus is Associate Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He is the author of Surveys in Social Research and Research Design in Social Research. He is an international authority in the field of social research.

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