Social Research : Philosophy, Politics and Practice, Paperback

Social Research : Philosophy, Politics and Practice Paperback

Edited by Martyn Hammersley

Part of the Published in Association with the Open University series

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This critical introduction to the principles of social and educational research draws together a key set of readings which offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of values and practice in social research.

Issues explored include: the relationship between quantitative and qualitative methods; positivism and the role of the natural sciences as a model for social research; the purposes of research - knowledge or the transformation of the social world; issues of race, gender and power in social research; the politics and ethics of data collection; and the validity and relevance of social research.

Social Research is a set book for The Open University course DEH313 Principles of Social and Educational Research.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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  • Category: Social research & statistics
  • ISBN: 9780803988057

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