ISBN13:978-0761961062 ISBN10: 0761961062 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0761961055 ISBN10: 0761961054
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Sage Publications, Inc. Year Published: 1998 International: No
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Crotty, Michael : Flinders University of South Australia
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Introduction Positivism The March of Science Constructionism The Making of Meaning Interpretivism For and against Culture Interpretivism The Way of Hermeneutics Critical Inquiry The Marxist Heritage Critical Inquiry Contemporary Critics and Contemporary Critique Feminism Re-Visioning the Man-Made World Postmodernism Crisis of Confidence or Moment of Truth? Conclusion
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