How is research done in the social sciences? The book tries to answer this question from A to Z, starting from the thought stage of the research, explaining what processes it went through, how its design was made, how the data sources related to the research were collected, what observation techniques were available. Among these observation techniques, indirect and direct methods and data collection techniques used in both academic studies and social research are explained. It focuses on the features of preparing a questionnaire (questionnaire), one of the common observation techniques needed in many fields. Monography, content and discourse analysis, which are widely and intensively used as observation techniques, and oral history studies and action research, which are among the direct observation methods that are becoming more and more widespread in different disciplines, are also included. In the last part of the research, the rules for writing the findings and results of a research are explained.
In the "Appendix" part of the research, there are updated examples of data collection techniques described in the book and jargon definitions related to the field.