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- Taylor and Francis 1990; US$ 62.95
Martyn Hammersley describes the history of the dispute betwen qualitative and quantitative methods in social research and the relevance of the argument today. He also provides a clear discussion of Blumer's notion of science. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95
In the past it was generally taken for granted that the goal of social research was the production of objective knowledge; and that this required a commitment to value neutrality. In more recent times, however, both these ideals have come to be challenged, and it is often argued that all research is inevitably political in its assumptions and effects.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 57.95
There is a tendency in much educational thinking to view pupils in passive terms, as the material on which schools operate. This damaging view is challenged here. Significant recent research shows the effects of changing educational conditions on the experience of teaching and learning in schools. By redressing the balance and acknowledging the affective... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95
In recent years, the importance of disseminating the findings of social research has been given increased emphasis. The most effective way in which this can be done is via the mass media. However, there are frequent complaints that media coverage of social and educational research is very limited and often distorted. Through a detailed analysis of... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 80.00
This book invites readers to explore the nature of qualitative research, and to recognise the varied and conflicting forms it can take. It examines how these contrast with quantitative work, as well as how they differ from journalism and imaginative literature. The book describes various methodological philosophies that have shaped qualitative work,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; Not Available
Structured as a series of probing questions, and covering a range of methods, this book reflects on the challenge posed by the idea that social research should serve evidence-based practice. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 68.95
Now in its third edition, this leading introduction to ethnography has been thoroughly updated and substantially rewritten. It offers a systematic introduction to ethnographic principles and practice. New material covers the use of visual and virtual research methods, hypermedia software and the issue of ethical regulation. There is also a new prologue... more...