Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods is a fresh and exciting
publication based on styles from graphic novels and comics. It
introduces research methods using entertaining and informative
pictures drawn by a leading comic illustrator. Sociology in
Pictures: Research Methods offers an effective and novel learning
experience. Much of the material is taken from actual research -
classics like William F Whyte's Street Corner Society and more
recent studies including Sudhir Venkatesh's Gang Leader for a Day.
It covers research methods for Sociology at AS/A level and
introductory courses at university. Contents 1. Participant
observation 2. Gaining entry 3. Acting normally 4. Street corner
society 5. Observations in context 6. Ethnography 7. Types of
interviews 8. Interview effects 9. Social desirability effects 10.
Interviews with context 11. Questionnaires 12. Answering questions
13. Sampling methods 14. Response rates 15. Types of data 16.
Experiments 17. Correlation 18. Testing hypotheses 19. Multiple
causes 20. Case studies 21. Longitudinal studies 22. Official
statistics 23. Statistics are important 24. Documents 25.
Exchanging notes 26. Reliability and validity 27. Social facts 28.
Social construction 29. Positivism and interpretivism 30. Starting
out 31. Choosing a topic 32. Mixed methods 33. Triangulation 34.
Research ethics 35. References Also available is Sociology in
Pictures: Research Methods Teacher's Guide.
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