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Author Buckingham, Alan (Alan David)

Title The survey methods workbook : from design to analysis / Alan Buckingham and Peter Saunders
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; Malden, Ma. : Polity, [2004]


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Description xiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Pt. I. Research design -- 1. Discovering facts, testing theories -- 2. When is a survey appropriate? -- Pt. II. Data collection -- 3. Preparing a questionnaire -- 4. Drawing a sample -- 5. Interviewing, coding and scaling -- 6. Preparing a data file -- Pt. III. Data Analysis -- 7. Describing and Exploring data -- 8. Analysing the strength of association between variables -- 9. Inferring population parameters from sample statistics -- 10. Modelling associations between variables
Summary This new textbook provides a concise but comprehensive guide to quantitative research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in all of the social sciences, as well as established researchers. Presented in an interesting and original way, it offers all you need to know about social survey methodology -- from planning the research and developing the hypotheses to carrying out the fieldwork and analysing the findings
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Social surveys -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Author Saunders, Peter, 1948-
LC no. 2003013538
ISBN 0745622453 pb alkaline paper
0745622445 hb alkaline paper