How do quantitative methods help us to acquire knowledge of the real world? What are the ‘do's’ and ‘don'ts’ of effective quantitative research? This book provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research. It offers students a guide on how to: interpret the complex reality of the social world; achieve effective measurement; understand the use of official statistics; use social surveys; understand probability and quantitative reasoning; interpret measurements; apply linear modelling; understand simulation and neural nets; and integrate quantitative and qualitative modelling in the research process. Jargon-free and written with the needs of students in mind, the book will be required reading for students interested in using quantitative research methods.

Qualitative Modelling: Issues of Meaning and Cause

The first edition of Bryman's Quantity and Quality in Social Research (1988) makes interesting reading today. This book deservedly attracted appreciation as a practical, and at the same time theoretically well founded, discussion of methodological issues, which ...

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