Surveys in Social Research by D.A.De Vaus

David
de Vaus’ classic text Surveys in Social Research provides clear advice on how
to plan, conduct and analyse social surveys. It emphasises the links between
theory and research, the logic and interpretation of statistics and the
practices of social research. This sixth edition has been completely revised
and updated, and contains new examples, data and extensive lists of web
resources.

As well as explaining how to conduct good surveys, de Vaus shows how to
become a critical consumer of research. He argues that the logic of surveys
and statistics is simply an extension of the logic we use in everyday life;
analysis, however, requires creativity and imagination rather than the
application of sterile mechanical procedures. The prime goal of research
should be to gain accurate understanding and, as a researcher, use methods
and techniques which enhance understanding. De Vaus advocates researchers use
the method, rather than letting the method use you.

Surveys in Social Research is essential reading for students and
researchers working with surveys. It assumes no background in statistical
analysis, and gives you the tools you need to come to grips with this often
challenging field of work.

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ISBN

1857280016

Condition

Used Very Good

Language

English

Pages

400

Year Published

1991

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Ltd

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