Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process
Open University Press
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2001
3 Revised edition
A general examination of the research process and aspects of its practice. The author bridges the gap between theory and methods in this expanded edition, incorporating the latest developments in social research. The book is divided into two parts, with Part 1 examining the issues and perspectives in social research and Part 2 setting out the methods. Revisions and additions have been made to Part 1 to take account of new ways of thinking about the relationship between theory and research, and values and ethics in the research process. These take on board advances in post-empiricist thinking, as well as the relations between values, objectivity and data collection.