The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process

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SAGE, Oct 15, 1998 - Social Science - 248 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

II
1
III
2
IV
10
V
12
VI
14
VII
18
VIII
19
IX
29
XXIV
115
XXV
122
XXVI
125
XXVII
130
XXVIII
139
XXIX
140
XXX
147
XXXI
157

X
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XII
52
XIII
57
XIV
63
XV
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XVI
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XVII
72
XVIII
78
XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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Michael Crotty is in the Department of Public Health at The Flinders University of South Australia.

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