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. This second edition of 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.
New topics in the second edition include:
– Reflexivity, objectivity, values and research, standpoint theory, assessing validity, constructing data
– Online research – participating online, online interviews, virtual world interviews, online surveys
– Further methods – non-participant observation, focus groups, operationalisation, visual methodologies.
Also available is Sociology in Pictures: Research Methods Teacher’s Guide (Second Edition).