- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Techniques for collecting and analysing data. In the social sciences, methods of data collection include interviewing, surveying, observation, unobtrusive methods and/or experimentation. Quantitative data is usually analysed statistically, while qualitative data is analysed through thematic exploration.

Longer explanation

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