The Tao of Research

A Path to Validity

by Dana K. Keller,

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  • 9781412964685
  • 9781452223292
  • 9781452239316

Dana K. Keller and Mary Lou Casadevall-Keller provide readers with a highly accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of research methods in The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity. This brief, engaging book approaches the topic of research through an exploration of the issues that threaten validity in the process of knowledge generation.

Key Features

  • Examines the propositional, ethical, structural, functional, and technical restrictions researchers face
  • Focuses on understanding how these restrictions influence research methods and results
  • Makes concepts more accessible through discussions that follow the experiences of three "guides"—a high school principal, a statewide director of public health, and a sociology professor at a small liberal arts college.

The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity serves as either a main or supplemental text for courses such as Introduction to Research Methods, Social Research Methods, and Applied Research Methods.

  • SAGE Publications; April 2009
  • ISBN 9781452223292
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Tao of Research
  • Author: Dana K. Keller; Mary Lou Casadevall-Keller
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781412964685
  • 9781452223292
  • 9781452239316
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781412964685
  • 9781452223292
  • 9781452239316