The Foundations Of Social Research

Author: Michael Crotty
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761961062
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Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology. The major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research are detailed and the author reveals the philosophical origins of these schools of inquiry and shows how various disciplines contribute to the practice of social research as it is known today.

The Foundations Of Social Research

Author: Michael Crotty
Editor: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761961055
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Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology. The major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research are detailed and the author reveals the philosophical origins of these schools of inquiry and shows how various disciplines contribute to the practice of social research as it is known today.

Foundations Of Social Research

Author: Nan Lin
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
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The Foundations Of Research

Author: Jonathan Grix
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1352002019
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Social Research Methods

Author: H. Russell Bernard
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412978548
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This book explains and demonstrates to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they′ll need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, health and education, the book provides readers with both a conceptual understanding of each technique as well as showing them how to use the technique.

Social Research Methods

Author: Harvey Russell Bernard
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761914037
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The purpose of this book is to explain and demonstrate to students when to use and how to apply the quantitative and qualitative techniques that they will need to do their own social research. Using actual examples from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and education, this book provides readers with a conceptual understanding of each technique and shows them how to use it. Social Research Methods shows that a book on research methods can incorporate comprehensiveness, sophistication, and clear writing. It conveniently packages nearly everything one needs to know or think about before or while carrying out social and behavioral research.

Philosophical Foundations Of The Social Sciences

Author: Harold Kincaid
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521482684
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This 1996 book argues that behind the diverse methods of the natural sciences lies a common core of scientific rationality.

What Is A Case

Author: Charles C. Ragin
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521421881
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The concept of the case is a basic feature of social science research and yet many questions about how a case should be defined, how cases should be selected and what the criteria are for a good case or set of cases are far from settled. Are cases pre-existing phenomena that need only be identified by the researcher before analysis can begin? Or are cases constructed during the course of research, only after analysis has revealed which features should be considered defining characteristics? Will cases be selected randomly from the total pool of available cases? Or will cases be chosen because of their unique qualities? These questions and many others are addressed by the contributors to this volume as they probe the nature of the case and the ways in which different understandings of what a case is affect the conduct and the results of research. The contributors find a good deal of common ground, and yet they also express strikingly different views on many key points. As Ragin argues and the contributions demonstrate, the work of any given researcher is often characterized by some hybrid of these basic approaches, and it is important to understand that most research involves multiple definitions and uses of cases, as both specific empirical phenomena and as general theoretical categories.

Foundations Of The Frankfurt School Of Social Research

Author: Judith T. Marcus
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412823821
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Contribution to a critique of critical theory / Joseph B. Maier -- The Frankfurt school in New York / Jürgen Habermas -- The idea of critical theory / Alfred Schmidt -- The dialectical imagination by Martin Jay / Heinz Lubasz -- The Frankfurt school and critical theory / Leszek Kolakowski -- Critique of reason from Max Weber to Jürgen Habermas / Michael Landmann -- Irrationalism of the Left / Arnold Künzli -- Reason or revolution? / Karl R. Popper -- The Frankfurt school / Karl R. Popper -- On Walter Benjamin / Georg Lukács -- Lukács and Horkheimer / István Hermann -- Negative philosophy of music / Ferenc Fehér -- Autonomy of art : looking back at Adorno’s Ästhetische Theorie / Peter Uwe Hohendahl -- Critical theory and dialectics / Paul F. Lazarsfeld -- The struggle of reason against total bureaucratization / Franco Ferrarotti -- The positivist dispute in retrospect / Reinhard Kreckel -- The uses of psychoanalysis in critical theory and structuralism / Edith Kurzweil -- Partisan truth / Michael Löwy -- The political contradictions in Adorno’s critical theory / Hans-Jürgen Krahl.

Methodological Thinking

Author: Donileen R. Loseke
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412997208
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Thinking Methodologically: Basic Principles of Social Research Design focuses on the underlying logic of social research and encourages students to understand research methods as a way of thinking. In this book author Donileeen Loseke provides an overview of the basic principles of social research, including the foundations of research (data, concepts, theory), the characteristics of research questions, the importance of literature reviews, measurement (conceptualization and operationalization), data generation techniques (experiments, surveys, interviews, observation, document analysis) and sampling. Relationships among these components of research are stressed, and the repeated, explicit lesson throughout these pages is that it is not possible to argue that one or another form of research is “better” than any other and that good researchers understand the differences among—and appreciate the capabilities of—different tools.