The Craft of Inquiry

The Craft of Inquiry : Theories, Methods, Evidence

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The Craft of Inquiry shows how research emerges from and interacts with theory, helping undergraduate students formulate, reformulate, and pursue their own theoretically-informed research. The author also provides a vocabulary to guide novice researchers through the maze of process. He author suggests that there are three basic explanatory approaches to sociology - multi-variate, interpretive and historical - all of which, on their own, are open to criticism for incompleteness. To fill this gap, he proposes a tripartite model which examines each approach through the lens of the other two, and analyses how these approaches work with and relate to one another.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 2.54mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195119037
  • 9780195119039
  • 949,250

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"Knowledgeable, reflective, and humane, Robert Alford applies strong colors with a sure hand as he produces a well-crafted group portrait of sociologys multiple personalities." --Charles Tilly, Columbia Universityshow more

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