Research Design in Social Research
`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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WHAT IS RESEARCH DESIGN?
What is research design?
Tools for Research Design
Causation and the Logic of Research Design
Issues in Experimental Design
Analysing Experimental Data
Data Analysis in Longitudinal Design
Issues in CrossSectional Design
CASE STUDY DESIGNS
Issues in Case Study Design
Case Study Analysis
Issues in Longidutinal Design
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