Whether analyzing attitudes, measuring opinions or observing habits, researchers who investigate people's behaviour need a wide range of techniques at their disposal. Research with people provides a unique introduction to...Show More
Whether analyzing attitudes, measuring opinions or observing habits, researchers who investigate people's behaviour need a wide range of techniques at their disposal. Research with people provides a unique introduction to these methods that is both clear and accessible.Through a series of sample practicals, Holt and Walker guide you step-by-step through the process of designing and carrying out research. The authors, both experienced lecturers and researchers, use these practicals to explain theories of research design and teach you how to choose the right technique for your research topic every time. Research with People is full of handy and reassuring advice that makes it ideal as a class textbook or as a private study guide.People are complex, and as a result conducting good-quality human research can seem daunting. This introductory textbook not only shows you how good planning can make research easy and reliable, but also reminds you how exciting it can be.Show Less
This book combines extensive practical guidance with a clear theoretical overview.
Written in an engaging style by authors whose enthusiasm ensures this is a compelling read. It is written to make thinking about research come alive for students.
The authors take a reader-centred approach, guiding the students through the theory and practicals.?
Takes a pragmatic, real-world perspective, including real life examples and advice on writing up research.
PART I: THINKING ABOUT RESEARCH
The Problem with People: Variation and Hypothesis Testing
Who Will You Study? Samples and Populations
How Will You Describe Your Findings?
What Have You Found? Inferential Statistics
PART II: DOING RESEARCH
Designing a Study: Running For The Bus
Designing a Study: The Best Way To Manage People
Practical: It's a Matter of Taste
Practical: Abnormal Cells on a Slide - How People Search for Things
Practical: Constructing Memories
Practical: I'm Trying to Concentrate!
Practical: What Do You think? Attitude Research
Practical: Something's Not Right
Practical:Too Many Cooks Or Not Enough Heads?
Practical: Head Size and Intelligence
PART III: THE REALLY USEFUL SECTION
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Making a Difference with Children and Families Alison Prowle, Angela Hodgkins
- Critical Realism Hubert Buch-Hansen, Peter Nielsen
- Public Policy Christoph Knill, Jale Tosun
- Youth Sociology Alan France, Julia Coffey, Steven Roberts, Catherine Waite
- Psychology, Human Growth and Development for Social Work Emma Zara O'Brien
- Introducing Gender and Women's Studies Diane Richardson, Victoria Robinson
- Understanding Social Work Neil Thompson
- The Political Economy of Work in the Global South Anita Hammer, Adam Fishwick
- Service Navigation Jennifer Davidson, Ralph Hampson, Marie Connolly
- Assessment in Social Work Judith Milner, Steve Myers, Patrick O'Byrne
- Social Movements in a Globalized World Cristina Flesher Fominaya
- Hidden Social Work Darren Hill, Nick Frost
- The Skilled Communicator in Social Work Karen Healy
- Key Sociological Thinkers Rob Stones
- Early Childhood Studies Jenny Willan
- Evaluation and Social Research Jo Campling, Irene Hall
- Social Research Sotirios Sarantakos
- Research with People Nigel Holt, Ian Walker
- Sam Shepard Carol Rosen
- Doing a Successful Research Project Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes
- Developing Research Questions Patrick White
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries
- Media Research Methods Ina Bertrand, Peter Hughes
- The Foundations of Research Jonathan Grix
- Ways of Knowing Jonathon W. Moses, Torbjørn L. Knutsen
- Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology Joanna Brooks, Nigel King
- Sociology of Personal Life Vanessa May, Petra Nordqvist