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What Does This Tell Us? Social Research Data and How to Come by It

 

Title:

What Does This Tell Us? Social Research Data and How to Come by It

Author:

Mark Taylor

Edition:

1st

Binding:

Paperback

Publisher:

Liverpool Academic Press

Date:

08/01/2008

ISBN:

1903499429

9781903499429


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£16.95


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What Does This Tell Us? Social Research Data and How to Come by It - Mark Taylor
 
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This book follows on from the highly popular ‘Interacting With Statistics’, by looking at the various sources and methods available to social researchers. The book is illustrated with some interesting and informative examples of the various methods, together with a critique on how those methods have been used or illustrated by some researchers. The book also looks as how the role of social research is itself, subject to social trends, over and above the social problems it seeks to address. The book also includes a research paper, written by the author, examining the press’ reporting of legal cases (using the Jeffrey Archer perjury trial), by way of an evaluation of this source for legal and social scholars alike.


Table of Contents:


1: Research Methods in Context
2: Research Methods and Sources – Researcher Initiated
3: Research Methods and Sources – Researcher Elicited Personal Information
4: Research Methods and Sources – Personal Records, Documents and Accounts
5: Research Methods and Sources – Case Studies & Published/Public Information
Bibliography
Empirical Example: Expanding the Method: A Revised Approach to the Analysis of Legal Cases Reported in the Press
Empirical Example References
Index



Author Information:


Mark Taylor has an extensive background in data analysis/research methods, including an M.Sc. in Research Methods in the Social Sciences, a post-graduate diploma in Applied Research Methods, several years’ experience of teaching research methods/data analysis at university level, and he also helped to design and administer the performance indicator
system for Essex Police. He has worked and studied at a number of higher education institutions in the UK and the United States, including traditional universities, such as Lancaster and Cambridge, new universities, such as South Bank, Thames Valley and Middlesex, the University of Colorado, and several years’ as a residential schools’ tutor at the Open University.
As well as the above mentioned Masters degree and post-graduate diploma, he has degrees in Psychology (Lancaster and Colorado) and Criminology (University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology), as well as a B/Tec National Diploma in Business and Finance (with distinction), and a recognised (City and Guilds) teaching qualification.

 
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