This introductory text presents basic principles of social science research through maps, graphs, and diagrams. The authors show how concept maps and mind maps can be used in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, using student-friendly examples and classroom-based activities. Integrating theory and practice, chapters show how to use these tools to plan research projects, “see” analysis strategies, and assist in the development and writing of research reports.

Visualizing Social Science Research

Chapter Overview and Objectives

Visualizing social science research refers to the techniques, processes, and tools that allow students, instructors, and investigators to understand, present, and frame research. This includes a variety of maps, graphs, and diagrams used to illuminate processes that may otherwise appear complex and ...

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