Basics of Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative by W. Lawrence Neuman

By W. Lawrence Neuman

Briefer, paperback textual content, tailored from Neuman's Social learn Methods, Sixth Edition.

 

Using transparent, available language and examples from genuine study, this discusses either qualitative and quantitative methods to social study, emphasizing some great benefits of combining quite a few approaches.

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Conflict Theory ExchangeTheory (also RationalChoice) MajorConcepts. Peoplegive and receiveresources(symbolic,socialapproval,or material)and try to maximize their rewardswhileavoidingpain,expense,and embarrassment. Exchange relationstend to be balanced. lfthey areunbalanced, personswith creditcandominateothers. Major Concepts. Thosein powerattemptto hold on to their powerby spreadingmythsor by usingviolenceif necessary. 34 P A RToNE ,/ F o u N D A T to N s would producegainsbecauseotherworkersand gestedthat a patient makesjudgmentsabout a governmentauthoritieswould supporttheir acphysican'sabilitiesbasedon attire and that a pations.

In witha it, the researcher unlikephenomena compares He or sheseesmiviewtowardlearningsimilarities. cro-leveleventsasthe foundationfor a moremacrolevelexplanation. Croundedtheory sharesseveral goalswith more positivist-oriented theory. lt seeks that is theorythat is comparable with the evidence p r ec is eand r igoro u sc, a p a b l eo f re p l i c a ti o na, n d generalizable. A groundedtheoryapproachpursues by makingcomparisons acrosssogeneralizations cialsituations. Somequalitativeresearchers an in-depthdepictionthat is true to an informant's They excavatea singlesocialsituationto worldview.

The partsof societyfulfilldifferentneedsor functionsof the social system. A basicconsensus on valuesor a valuesvstem holdssocietytogether. Peopletransmitand receivesvmb o l i cc o mmuni cati on w henthey soci al l yi nteract. Peoplelargelyact on their perceptions. How peoplethink about themselves and othersis basedon theirinteractions. Conflict Theory ExchangeTheory (also RationalChoice) MajorConcepts. Peoplegive and receiveresources(symbolic,socialapproval,or material)and try to maximize their rewardswhileavoidingpain,expense,and embarrassment.

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