Accessible and practical overview to help social reseachers make the most of information technology in relation to research design and selection, management and analysis of research data. The book pinpoints current and future trends in computer-assisted methods.; This book is intended for postgraduate and undergraduate social research methods courses and professional social researchers in sociology, social policy and administration, social psychology and geography. Particular appeal to courses in computer applications for social scientists and researchers.

chapter 2|19 pages

Desktop tools for the social scientist

chapter 3|19 pages

On-line services and CD-ROM

chapter 5|19 pages

Statistical software packages

chapter 7|19 pages

Using computers in ethnographic fieldwork

chapter 10|20 pages

Expert systems for the social scientist

chapter 11|19 pages

Geographical computing for social scientists