A Critical Introduction to Social Research

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SAGE Publications, Dec 8, 2009 - Social Science - 356 pages
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A Critical Introduction to Social Research is the new, updated, and improved edition of A Short Introduction to Social Research. This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. In it, Matt Henn, Mark Weinstein and Nick Foard provide a clear and easy-to-understand route-map to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end.

This book is perfect for use on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project. The new Second Edition now features updated chapters which reflect recent debates and developments in the field.

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About the author (2009)

Mark Weinstein has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. In addition to writing and teaching, he serves as a consultant specializing in enterprise messaging and groupware collaboration. In addition to being a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Mark holds certifications as a Microsoft MCP, MCSA, MCSA+Security, MCSA+Messaging, MCSE, MCSE+Security, and MCSE+Messaging.

Beginning with Exchange Server 4.0 in 1996, Mark has been working with Microsoft's messaging platforms since their earliest incarnations and has managed messaging environments ranging in size from fifty to hundreds of thousands of user accounts. Since 2005, Mark has served as the author and course director for several Exchange Server 2003 and 2007 classes.

Since the general release of SharePoint 2007 in late 2006, Mark has authored five SharePoint related courses and continues to be an evangelistic SharePoint enthusiast for large enterprise deployments. Courses include:

Fundamentals of Microsoft SharePoint 2007
Hands-On Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Administration
SharePoint 2007 Deployment & Architecture
Utilizing Microsoft SharePoint for Project Management
Hands-On Mastering SharePoint Customization

When he is not basking in the glow of his widescreen monitor, Mark can usually be found cruising on his motorcycle, flying his Cessna, or catering to his artistic side by enjoying photography or playing a guitar.

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