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A handbook for social science field research : essays & bibliographic sources on research design and methods

Author: Ellen Perecman; Sara R Curran
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2006.
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A Handbook for Social Science Field Research: Essays & Bibliographic Sources on Research Design and Methods provides both novice and experienced scholars with valuable insights to a select list of critical texts pertaining to a wide array of social science methods useful when doing fieldwork. Through essays on ethnography to case study, archival research, oral history, surveys, secondary data analysis, and ethics,  Read more...
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Title: A handbook for social science field research : essays & bibliographic sources on research design and methods /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Perecman; Sara R Curran
ISBN: 1412916801; 9781412916806; 141291681X; 9781412916813
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Content: Part I: Selecting the Right Tools -- 1. Archives -- The past is another country / R. Vitalis -- 2. Case Studies -- Case-based research / A. Schrank -- 3. Ethnographic Methods -- Ethnography: theory and methods / A. Gottlieb -- 4. Oral Histories -- Oral histories as methods and sources / T. Giles-Vernick -- 5. Focus Groups -- Focus group interviews / S.E. Short -- 6. Surveys and Secondary Data Sources -- Using survey data in social science research / A. Park -- 7. Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Tools -- Qualitative research: Does it fit in economics? / M.J. Piore -- Part II: Essentials for the Conduct of Research -- 8. Essentials for Ethnography -- Ethnographic methods / S. Harrell -- 9. Essentials for the Case Study Method -- The case studey and causal inference / A. Schrank -- 10. Essentials for Research Design -- In search of the Holy Grail: Projects, proposals, and research design, but motly about why writing a dissertation proposal is so difficult / M. Watts -- 11. Research Ethics are Essential -- Ethical considerations for research in cross-cultural settings / S.R. Curran -- 12. Maintaining Perspective is Essential -- Bringing it all back home: Personal reflections on friends, findings, and fieldwork / A. Schrank.
Description: xxvi, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Selecting the Right Tools -- 1. Archives -- The past is another country / R. Vitalis -- 2. Case Studies -- Case-based research / A. Schrank -- 3. Ethnographic Methods -- Ethnography: theory and methods / A. Gottlieb -- 4. Oral Histories -- Oral histories as methods and sources / T. Giles-Vernick -- 5. Focus Groups -- Focus group interviews / S.E. Short -- 6. Surveys and Secondary Data Sources -- Using survey data in social science research / A. Park -- 7. Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Tools -- Qualitative research: Does it fit in economics? / M.J. Piore -- Part II: Essentials for the Conduct of Research -- 8. Essentials for Ethnography -- Ethnographic methods / S. Harrell -- 9. Essentials for the Case Study Method -- The case studey and causal inference / A. Schrank -- 10. Essentials for Research Design -- In search of the Holy Grail: Projects, proposals, and research design, but motly about why writing a dissertation proposal is so difficult / M. Watts -- 11. Research Ethics are Essential -- Ethical considerations for research in cross-cultural settings / S.R. Curran -- 12. Maintaining Perspective is Essential -- Bringing it all back home: Personal reflections on friends, findings, and fieldwork / A. Schrank.
Other Titles: Essays and bibliographic sources on research design and methods
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Perecman, Sara R. Curran.
Genre/Form: Textbooks (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Handbook for social science field research. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2006 (OCoLC)607744919
Year: ©2006.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2005022714; National Library: 013360386
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: H62; Dewey No.: 300/.72/3
OCLC No.: 61240617

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A Handbook for Social Science Field Research: Essays & Bibliographic Sources on Research Design and Methods provides both novice and experienced scholars with valuable insights to a select list of critical texts pertaining to a wide array of social science methods useful when doing fieldwork. Through essays on ethnography to case study, archival research, oral history, surveys, secondary data analysis, and ethics, this refreshing new collection offers "tales from the field" by renowned scholars across various disciplines.
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"This well-written book has much to recommend it. It would be interesting, useful, supplementary reading for doctoral students, and other relatively inexperienced researchers." -- Ronald R. Powell

 
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