By Walter, Maggie
A beginner's guide to Australian and New Zealand social research practicesSocial Research Methods, fourth edition, is an introductory text for undergraduate social research students. This new edition aims to inspire and continue students' engagement with social research by presen...ting the requisite introductory skills within a framework of exciting, up-to-date, relevant Australian and New Zealand research.This textbook includes new chapters and expands on difficult areas to encourage students to develop a set of practical research skills in line with contemporary Australian and New Zealand social research. It is vital for beginner social scientists to have a broad and comparative understanding of the major contemporary social research methods and this text aims to provide this requisite.NEW TO THIS EDITIONNew Case Studies outlining personal stories about individuals' research journeys and their approachNew Voices in the Field profiles from prominent academics and researchers to provide students with insight into the professionUpdated numbered Exercises in each chapter to help students check their understandingUpdated Chapter Overviews to introduce each chapter with context and backgroundUpdated From Method to Practice components provide examples of how each method works in a real-life research projectThree new chapters on topical areas: Chapter 9: Quantitative Research MethodsChapter 16: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-based ResearchChapter 17: Internet Research and Digital Media MethodsThree chapters rewritten by new authors: Chapter 4: Ethics and Social ResearchChapter 8: Descriptive Statistical Analysis using SPSSChapter 18: Writing for ResearchRead more
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Professor Maggie Walter is a sociologist whose research is focused on race relations, inequality, research methods and methodologies. She is a Professor of Sociology and the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Research and Leadership at the University of Tasmania.
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