This book presents a glossary of terms common in social research. It is organized alphabetically for ease of use. It covers both quantitative and qualitative research and their epistemological underpinnings. It is also closely linked to up-to-date sources of further information to aid learning and understanding. The terms and concepts are fully cross-referenced.An in-depth glossary, this accessible book successfully introduces students to the key concepts and terms used in social research. Terms are organised alphabetically and fully cross-referenced for use of ease. Suggestions for further reading help to consolidate knowledge and aids understanding.