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Basic Concepts

Basic Concepts

In the methodology of the social sciences Since its publication in 1988, this has been one of the leading methodology textbooks in South African tertiary education. It introduces the fundamental concept of social science research and complements books on specific research methods and techniques. This title is also available in Afrikaans,

Open Access Sociology

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  • Format: 220mm x 150mm (Soft Cover)
  • Pages: 287
  • ISBN 13: 978-07969-0648-9
  • Rights: World Rights

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In the methodology of the social sciences Since its publication in 1988, this has been one of the leading methodology textbooks in South African tertiary education. It introduces the fundamental concept of social science research and complements books on specific research methods and techniques. This title is also available in Afrikaans

Preface

PART 1

1. What is social sciences research?
2. Research design: Towards problems formulation
3. Research design: Conceptualization and operationalization
4. Research design: Data collection
5. Research design: Analysis and interpretation
6. Central constructs in the research process:

  • Concepts
  • Statement
  • Conceptual frameworks
  • Paradigms

7. Perspectives on qualitative and quantitative research

  • The spectrum of the social sciences
  • Terminology
  • Science and research

PART 2

8. Guidelines for writing a research proposal

  • How to write a research proposal
  • Types of research proposals
  • Form and content of research proposals

9. Guidelines for writing research reports

  • Theoretical guidelines
  • Metatheoretical guidelines
  • Methodological guidelines
  • Technical guidelines

PART 3
Appendix 1: M Ferreira – A sociological analysis of medical encounters of aged persons at an outpatient centre: A qualitative approach
Appendix 2: D Joubert – A typology of value orientations
Appendix 3: KF Mauer and AC Lawrence – Human factors in stope productivity – A field experiment

Bibliography

Subject Index

Johann Mouton is the Director of the Centre for Research on Science and Technology and a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Stellenbosch. He received his Doctorate in Philosophy at the Rand Afrikaans University in 1983. He taught Philosophy at Potchefstroom University (1976-1977) and Rand Afrikaans University (1978- 1982), after which he joined the Human Sciences Research Council. He joined the University of Stellenbosch in 1994.

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