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Sociological research methods /
edited by Martin Bulmer.
edition
2nd ed. --
imprint
New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Books, 1984.
description
xv, 351 p. : ill.
ISBN
0878558144 (pbk.)
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imprint
New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Books, 1984.
isbn
0878558144 (pbk.)
catalogue key
2977647
 
Bibliography: p. [321]-351.
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Summaries
Main Description
A rich source of ideas about sociological research methods to assist the researcher in determining what method will provide the most reliable and useful knowledge, how to choose between different methodologies, and what constitutes the most fruitful relationship between sociological theories and research methods.
Main Description
This second edition, as its predecessor, offers students & scholars a lively & critical introduction to the full range of methods used by the social sciences. A distinctive characteristic of sociology is its concern with the methods used to investigate social reality. This book provides a rich source of ideas about sociological research methods to assist the researcher in determining what method will provide the most reliable & useful knowledge, how to choose between different methodologies, & what constitutes the most fruitful relationship between sociological theories & research methods.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Sociological Theory In Empirical Research
Facts, Concepts, Theories and Problems
Social-Survey Research
The Meaning of Relationships in Social-Survey Analysis
Problems with Surveys: Method or Epistemology?
Unobtrusive Measures
The Use of Archival Sources in Social Research
Why Don't Sociologists Make More Use of Official Statistics?
Historical Sources
The Relevance of History to Sociology
The Historical Study of Family Structure
Class Structure in Early Twentieth-Century Salford
Interpretative Procedures
Of Sociology and the Interview
Asking Questions (And Listening to Answers)
Concepts in the Analysis of Qualitative Data
Theory, Method and Substance
The Multi-Method Approach to Sociological Analysis
On Feminist Methodology
Social Skills, Social Research Skills, Sociological Skills: Teaching Reflexivity?
Bibliography
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