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Social Science General

The Research Process

Fourth Canadian Edition

by (author) Lori Wilkinson, Gary D. Bouma & Susan Carland

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2008
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price

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The most concise and accessible introduction to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches used in the social sciences

Designed for courses in the social sciences, this concise, accessible introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods walks students through the research process step-by-step, from designing and implementing a study to analyzing results and reporting the findings. This fully revised fourth edition features new examples, increased coverage of media and technology, and additional research tips.

About the authors

Lori Wilkinson is a professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. She specializes in immigration and refugee studies, racism, settlement, and health among newcomers. Her current work examines the settlement experiences of refugees, settlement of French-speaking newcomers, and the experiences of Indigenous students in post-secondary education.

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Editorial Reviews

"The Research Process is an excellent methods textbook, with well integrated Canadian content and examples. The ethics chapter is focused on Canadian issues too, and is the most impressive I have encountered in any methods text." --Nick Gabrilopoulos, Dawson College

"I like the emphasis that the authors place on research as a process that begins from observation, interest, and theory. The guidance on moving from 'concepts' to 'variables' is very clear and helps me teach students a way of thinking that is really difficult to teach." --Karen Foster, Dalhousie University

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