Data Collection Key Debates and Methods in Social Research

Data Collection: Key Debates and Methods in Social Research

Offering cross-referenced, accessible overviews of key theoretical issues and practical methods, Data Collection provides students and researchers alike with an indispensible introduction to the tools needed for data collection

This innovative book uses clear definitions, relevant interdisciplinary examples from around the world and up-to-date suggestions for further reading to give helpful ways to gather and use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed data sets

The book is divided into seven critical parts including Data Collection: An Introduction to Research Practices; Collecting Qualitative Data; Observation and Informed Methods; Experimental and Systematic Data Collection; Survey Methods for Data Collection; The Case Study Method of Data Collection; and Concluding Suggestions for Data Collection Groups

A stimulating, practical guide which can be read as individual concepts or as a whole, this text is an important resource for students and research professionals