Approaches to Social Enquiry
Advancing Knowledge 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Norman Blaikie
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Approaches to Social Enquiry by Norman Blaikie
Book DescriptionSince its initial publication, this highly respected book has provided students with a much needed critical review of the major research paradigms in the social sciences and the logics or strategies of enquiry associated with them. Approaches to Social Enquiry draws together a vast body of literature from the philosophy of science, the philosophy of social science, social theory and research methodology. It focuses on questions such as: How is new social scientific knowledge produced or existing knowledge further developed? What status does this knowledge have and how can this be established? To what extent can the ways of advancing knowledge in the natural sciences be used in the social sciences? What major dilemmas do social researchers face in the development of new knowledge? No other text offers such a clear and accessible, but still rigorous, account of these sometimes complex debates. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to encompass the most contemporary debates about the conduct and underpinnings of social research. More attention is also paid to research practice. In addition, integrated empirical examples have been included to illustrate and extend the philosophical and theoretical discussion. Approaches to Social Enquiry will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are planning their own research or studying research methods, and to researchers across a wide range of disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745634494
(249mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norman Blaikie
Social Research, Hardback (January 2017)
This unique book explains the central role that research paradigms play in the design and conduct of social research.
Designing Social Research, Hardback (November 2009)
Norman Blaikie's popular and accessible text on preparing research designs and proposals for students in the social sciences has been fully revised and updated, taking in the burgeoning literature in the field.
Approaches to Social Enquiry, Hardback (July 2007)
Since its initial publication, this highly respected book has provided students with a much needed critical review of the major research paradigms in the social sciences and the logics or strategies of enquiry associated with them.
Analyzing Quantitative Data, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Norman Blaikie
'With many other introductory texts, data analysis becomes just an exercise unto itself, and students (sometimes) learn to go through the motions without really knowing why. After working with Blaikie's text, novice researchers will know why quantitative inquiry is important' - Ray Pawson, University of Leeds
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Author Biography - Norman Blaikie
Norman Blaikie was Formerly Professor of Sociology at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Universiti Sains, Malaysia.
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