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PART ONE: PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Philosophy of Science and Its Relevance for the Social Sciences - Peter Smith Questions of Hermeneutics - Nick Stevenson Beyond Empiricism and Post-modernism Feminist Methodologies for Social Researching - Sue Webb Race and Racism - Peter Jackson PART TWO: ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL RESEARCH Ethical Principles - Gerry Kent The Power of Research - Iain Crow Informed Consent - Gerry Kent Can the Law Prescribe an Ethical Framework for Social Science Research? - David Townend Ethics in the Field - Anne Celnick How Does Substantive Law Currently Regulate Social Science Research - David Townend PART THREE: GETTING STARTED Using Literature to Support Research - Dawn Burton PART FOUR: QUALITATIVE METHODS: DESIGN, DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS Theory and Method in Qualitative Research - Simon Holdaway Participatory Research as Emancipatory Method - Wanda Thomas Bernard Challenges and Opportunities The Use of Focus Groups in Social Science Research - Caroline Oates Qualitative Interviewing - Matt Stroh The Use of Case Studies in Social Science Research - Dawn Burton Computers and Qualitative Data Analysis - Matt Stroh To Use or Not to Use...? Writing Up Qualitative Data - Peter Jackson PART FIVE: USING COMPUTERS FOR QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS Using NUD*IST Version 4 - Matt Stroh A Hands-on Lesson PART SIX: SURVEY RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: DESIGN AND DATA COLLECTION Design Issues in Survey Research - Dawn Burton Sampling Strategies in Survey Research - Dawn Burton Data Collection Issues in Survey Research - Dawn Burton Questionnaire Design - Dawn Burton Secondary Data Analysis - Dawn Burton PART SEVEN: QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS Descriptive Statistics - Vernon Gayle Inferential Statistics - Vernon Gayle Getting Started - Vernon Gayle PART EIGHT: FINISHING OFF: WRITING, PRESENTING AND PUBLISHING Writing a Thesis - Dawn Burton Presentation Skills - Doug Watts and Paul White Getting Published - Doug Watts and Paul White

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Dawn Burton is in the Business School, University of Nottingham. CONTRIBUTORS ALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD EXCEPT: Vernon Gayle University of Stirling Peter Smith Goldsmiths College Matt Stroh University of Leeds

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