The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods (Paperback)
  • The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods (Paperback)

The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods (Paperback)

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Social research is a bourgeoning field. Of course it has many traditions and approaches, but there is a high premium upon thinking differently and thinking anew because social life is never static or wholly predictable.

The Handbook, edited by internationally recognized scholars, provides a comprehensive, pitch-perfect critical assessment of the field. The main features of the Handbook are:

Clear organization into 4 parts dealing with The Social Context of Research; Design and Data Collection; Integrating The Analysis of New Data Types; Sampling, Inference and MeasurementClear, cutting edge chapters on Objectivity; Causation; Organizing Social Research; Correspondence Analysis; Grounded Theory; Conversational Surveys; Mixed Methods; Meta-Analysis; Optimal Matching Analysis; GIS Analysis; Quantitative Narrative Analysis; Longitudinal Studies; SEM; MLM; Qualitative Comparative Analysis; Respondent Driven SamplingBrings together a glittering assembly of the key figures working in the field of research methodsDemonstrates the continuities and productive tensions between classical traditions and real world research.

The result is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a 'must have' for serious social researchers.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446295830
Number of pages: 664
Weight: 1156 g
Dimensions: 246 x 184 x 36 mm

This book speaks to researchers across the social sciences, irrespective of their methodological persuasion. It brings fresh new perspectives to some of the core concerns of social science research methods; it challenges conventions and accepted wisdoms and provides pointers to an exciting future. The editors have produced a collection of papers that bring together some of the most original and innovative thinking about research methods. The chapters run the gamut of the research process whilst moving seamlessly across methodological boundaries. The book provides new ways of thinking about research and new ways of doing research, providing the reader with valuable pointers to their own research. -- Angela Dale
This is a wonderful collection of interesting, novel and practically useful discussions of a wide variety of methodological topics in the social sciences. -- Harold Kincaid

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