This is a comprehensive methodology text for the instructor looking for limited coverage of statistics in a methods textbook. It offers a balance of qualitative and quantitative research approaches. Both approaches are treated as serious alternatives that have their own strengths. It includes an extensive discussion of how to do historic-comparative research. Topics covered include research ethics, using the library for preparing a literature review and a survey research. The text also presents alternative epistemological approaches to social research and links the research techniques to theory.
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