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The Pocket Guide for Students: Navigating Your University Journey


Vanessa Parson

01 March 2023

Reassuring, practical, and supportive - the essential insider's guide to making a successful start at university.

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Evaluation and Action Research: An Integrated Framework to Promote Data Literacy and Ethical Practices


Linnea L. Rademaker, Elena Y. Polush

27 April 2022

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Bryman's Social Research Methods

Sixth Edition


Tom Clark, Liam Foster, Luke Sloan, Alan Bryman

09 August 2021

The bestselling introduction to research methods, offering unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods to support students through the whole research process.

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


Jean-Frédéric Morin, Christian Olsson, Ece Özlem Atikcan

29 January 2021

The only A-Z guide to key research methods concepts that goes beyond mere definitions to illustrate the method's practical use, its strengths and weaknesses, and its current status in academic practice.

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Becoming a Critical Thinker: For your university studies and beyond


Sarah Birrell Ivory

13 January 2021

Practical, approachable, and thought-provoking: your complete companion to critical thinking.

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How to do your Social Research Project or Dissertation


Tom Clark, Liam Foster, Alan Bryman

08 October 2019

Straight-talking, motivational, and easy-to-navigate: a reassuring and practical guide to doing an undergraduate social research project or dissertation.

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Social Research: Approaches and Fundamentals

Sixth edition


Bruce C. Straits, Royce A. Singleton, Jr.

05 December 2017

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Big Data: A Very Short Introduction


Dawn E. Holmes

23 November 2017

Very Short Introductions

An unimaginably vast amount of data is now generated by our on-line lives and businesses, At the same time, our ability to store, manage, analyse, and exploit this data is becoming ever more sophisticated. This Very Short Introduction maps out the technology, and also the range of possibilities, challenges, and ethical questions it raises.

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A Dictionary of Sociology

Fourth Edition


John Scott

11 September 2014

Oxford Quick Reference

The most authoritative dictionary of sociology available. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date concepts and contemporary social issues. It is both an ideal introduction to the subject, and an invaluable reference work for more advanced students and teachers.

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