Making Realism Work
Realist Social Theory and Empirical Research
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Making Realism Work by Bob Carter
Book DescriptionIn this innovative book, theorists and researchers from various social science disciplines explore the potential of realist social theory for empirical research. The examples are drawn from a wide range of fields health and medicine, crime, housing, sociolinguistics, development theory and deal with issues such as causality, probability, and reflexivity in social science. Varied and lively contributions relate central methodological issues to detailed accounts of research projects which adopt a realist framework. Making Realism Work provides an accessible discussion of a significant current in contemporary social science and will be of interest to social theorists and social researchers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415300612
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bob Carter
Human and Other Animals, Hardback (October 2011)
This collection examines human-animal relations and the different ways in which they can be understood, exploring animal rights and animal welfare; whether and under what circumstances animals are regarded as social actors with agency; media representations of human-animal relations; and the relation between animals and national identity.
Industrial Relations in Education, Hardback (February 2009)
Drawing from the fields of industrial sociology, management studies and labour process theory, this title attempts to understand the reform agenda in relation to teachers, their professional identities and their experience of work by drawing on critical perspectives that seek to challenge orthodox policy discourses relating to remodelling.
Making Realism Work, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Bob Carter
This volume seeks to show how realist social research allows readers to make genuine discoveries, of relevance to social policy, which recognise the complexity of the real world.
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Author Biography - Bob Carter
In this innovative book theorists and researchers from various social science disciplines explore the potential of realist social theory for empirical research
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