The Good Research Guide: for small-scale social research projects

Published on Aug 1, 1998
Martyn Denscombe18
Estimated H-index: 18
Introduction Part one: Strategies Surveys Case studies Internet research Experiments Action research Ethnography Phenomenology Grounded theory Part two: Methods Questionnaires Interviews Observation Documents Part three: Analysis Quantitative data Qualitative data Writing up the research References Index.
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