New Strategies in Social Research

New Strategies in Social Research : An Introduction and Guide

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This book provides a new and innovative introduction to the methodology of social research. The aim of the author is to provide a bridge between recent theoretical debates in the social sciences and methodological issues. It is not just a `how to' book for social researchers, or simply a description of research techniques. Rather, the work seeks to develop new strategies of research by marrying new perspectives in social analysis to problems of concrete research. The result is a text which is accessible yet sophisticated. Apart from developing an original argument about research, the book is also designed as a resource text for students and more experienced researchers interested in developing theory from their own field research. It contains overviews of grounded theory and middle-range theory; a research resource map; strategies for developing theory; and guidelines and checklists for field research at the end of chapters.show more

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  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0745608809
  • 9780745608808

Table of contents

Research strategy and theory construction; middle-range theory and research; grounded theory and field research; grounded theory on a broader canvas; a resource map for research; data and method in multi-strategy research; research strategy and theory building; investigating power, commitment and constraint; the historical dimension; new strategies - some reflections and a practical guide.show more

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