Social Science Methodology : A Criterial Framework Hardback
by John Gerring
This book offers a one-volume introduction to social science methodology, relevant to the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
It is written for beginning students, long-time practitioners and methodologists, and applies to work conducted in qualitative and quantitative styles.
It synthesizes the vast and diverse field of methodology in a way that is clear, concise, and comprehensive.
While offering a handy overview of the subject, the book is also an argument about how we should conceptualize methodological problems.
Tasks and criteria, the author argues - not fixed rules of procedure - best describe the search for methodological adequacy.
Thinking about methodology through this lens provides a new framework for understanding work in the social sciences.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 1 b/w illus. 20 tables
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 10/09/2001
- Category: Research methods: general
- ISBN: 9780521801133