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Ground Rules for Social Research: Guidelines for Good Practice (Open Up Study Skills) [Paperback]

Martyn Denscombe
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Book Description

1 Aug 2009 0335233813 978-0335233816 2
Ground Rules for Social Research is a user-friendly resource for people doing small-scale social research projects. It focuses on the key ideas and practices that underlie good research and provides clear guidelines to newcomers and experienced researchers alike.

The book is written for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students in the social sciences, business studies, health studies, media studies and education who need to undertake research projects as part of their studies.

Key features of the book include:

  • The identification of 12 ground rules for good social research
  • Checklists to help researchers evaluate their approach and avoid fundamental errors
  • A clear and jargon-free style
This new edition of the book builds on the features that made the first edition so successful, adding:
  • New chapters on research design and research philosophy
  • An increased focus on mixed methods research
  • More examples and illustrations
  • Updated material relating to the internet and online research

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 2 edition (1 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335233813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335233816
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Martyn Denscombe is Professor of Social Research at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of the bestselling research methods book The Good Research Guide 3/e.

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The book is very good for those undertaking social research. It sets the record straight for both begginers and those who are already in the research practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For undergraduate and post graduate students 6 Mar 2014
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A really easy book to read, would recommend to any level student who needs to get their head back into social research.
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