This innovative book provides students and researchers alike with an indispensible introduction to the key theoretical issues and practical methods needed for data collection. It uses clear definitions, relevant interdisciplinary examples from around the world and up-to-date suggestions for further reading to demonstrate how to usefully gather and use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed data sets. The book is divided into seven critical parts: ac Data Collection: An Introduction to Research Practices ac Collecting Qualitative Data ac Observation and Informed Methods ac Experimental and Systematic Data Collection ac Survey Methods for Data Collection ac The Case Study Method of Data Collection ac Concluding Suggestions for Data Collection Groups A stimulating, practical guide which can be read as individual concepts or as a whole this will be an important resource for students and research professionals. Wendy Olsen is Senior Lecturer at Manchester University, Institute for Development Policy a Management and Cathie Marsh Centre for Census a Survey ResearchWithalarger numberofessays, thedatabase can quickly getlarge. Suppose we have50 studentsand6 essays per student. Suddenly there are 300, 000 words in the database, if each essayaverages 1000 words. This sudden mushrooming of dataanbsp;...
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