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Social research: Philosophy, politics and practice

Hammersley, Martyn ed. (1992). Social research: Philosophy, politics and practice. London: Sage.

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Abstract

This critical introduction to the principles of social and educational research draws together a key set of readings which offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of values and practice in social research. Issues explored include: the relationship between quantitative and qualitative methods; positivism and the role of the natural sciences as a model for social research; the purposes of research - knowledge or the transformation of the social world; issues of race, gender and power in social research; the politics and ethics of data collection; and the validity and relevance of social research.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 1992 Sage
ISBN: 0-8039-8805-2, 978-0-8039-8805-7
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20362
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2010 16:57
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20362
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