Research Methods in the Social Sciences: An A-Z of key concepts

Jean-Frédéric Morin, Cristian Olsson, Ece Özlem Atikcan (Editors)

Oxford University Press. December 2020 (upcoming) Link to the publication


Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a comprehensive yet compact A-Z for undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking qualitative and quantitative research across the social sciences, featuring 71 entries that cover a wide range of concepts, methods, and theories.

  • Covers quantitative and qualitative methods, with an emphasis on applying concepts to real-world examples.
  • Over 70 entries covering well-established research methods concepts and emerging ideas.
  • Concepts are defined and then discussed in terms of practical use, strengths and weaknesses, and current status in academic practice.
  • Uses cross-references to help readers link related concepts together and build a comprehensive understanding of research methods.

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.