All social science courses offered at universities include a research methods module. This book explains the various methods available to social researchers, and the basic principles, strengths and weaknesses involved in the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Peter Marshall sailed the world as a cadet in the Merchant Navy before teaching English in Senegal, West Africa. He returned to England to take a BA at London University and a doctorate at Sussex. He taught literature and philosophy at several British universities before becoming a full-time writer in 1980. His circumnavigation of Africa was made into a major TV series and his voyage round Ireland a BBC radio series.