The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Varieties of social research

Hammersley, Martyn (2000). Varieties of social research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 3(3) pp. 221–229.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645570050083706
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

The distinction between basic and applied social research continues to be influential. Problems with this distinction are identified, and an alternative typology is presented. This distinguishes, first of all, between scientific and practical research, in terms of their audience and mode of validation. Further distinctions are then made within each of these categories, between theoretical and substantive scientific research, and between contract-based versus autonomous, and dedicated versus democratic, practical research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 1464-5300
Keywords: social research; scientific research
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: 20390
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 12:05
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20390
Share this page:

Altmetrics

Scopus Citations

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk