Social Science Research Methods

Open source African Research Methods



The growth in expertise in research in South Africa and developing world contexts is growing phenomenally. We decided to document the expertise in Social Sciences in an open source textbook.  

The chapters in this book will be a combination of research theory and application. The book is aimed at students, researchers and practitioners who want to work in the South African context.

The expertise in South Africa is often not documented but, if exposed, has the potential to contribute to the quality of research locally and abroad. By making the book free to use, we hope to ensure that all students, researchers and practitioners have access to the latest research methods in South Africa

Existing books on research methods in South Africa are mainly textbooks that explain theory and methods but have little in terms of application. In this book we provide examples from actual research studies on how to apply specific research techniques