New Controversies in Phenomenology: Between Ethnography and Discourse

Smith, Mark J. and Pangsapa, Piya (2007). New Controversies in Phenomenology: Between Ethnography and Discourse. In: Outhwaite, William and Turner, Stephen P. eds. Handbook of Social Science Methodology. London, UK: Sage Publications, pp. 384–404.



About the book: This book is designed to meet the needs of those disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a comprehensive overview of the methodological literature.

The text is divided into 7 sections:

Overviews of methodological approaches in the social sciences
Cases, comparisons, and theory
Quantification and experiment
Rationality, complexity and collectivity
Interpretation, critique and postmodernity
Discourse construction

Edited by two leading figures in the field, The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology is a landmark work in the field of research methods. More than just a ‘cookbook’ that teaches readers how to master techniques, it will give social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the full range of methodological debates today, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their own research questions. It will generate debate, solutions, and a series of questions for researchers to exploit and develop in their research and teaching.

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