CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Concepts in Social Research. 3. Developing a Conceptual Model of Social Science. 4. The Logic of the Research Process. 5. Stages in the Research Process. 6. Social Research and Social Change. 7. Social Entrepreneurship Research. 8. Advancing Behavioural and Social Research on the Elderly Disasters. 9. The Building Blocks of Science. 10. Sampling.
This book provides students with a comprehensive introduction to practices and procedures in social research. The systematically organized text has a balanced approach and real world emphasis. The text aims to develop the reader's skill and explores core concepts oriented towards providing him with decision making insights. It increases the readers understanding of state of the art applied statistical analysis enabling them to become more competent and competitive in research and the teaching of research strategies. It is believed that the book is likely to become an independent self contained text not only to the students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels but also serve as a reference tool to the other human service professionals who want to increase their understanding of applied statistical analysis in social research.