1300 36 33 32

This practical introduction for first time researchers provides a bridge between how to conduct research and the philosophy of social science, allowing students to relate what they are doing to why. It does not provide a set of rigid recipes for social scientists as many methodology books do, rather it stimulates students to think about the issues involved when deciding upon their research design. By discussing standard approaches to research design and method in various social science disciplines, the authors illustrate why particular designs have traditionally predominated in certain areas of study. But whilst they acknowledge the strengths of these standard approaches, their emphasis is on helping researchers find the most effective solution to their problem by encouraging them, through this familiarity with the principles of various approaches, to innovate where appropriate. This text will prove indispensable for social science students of all levels embarking upon a research project, and for experienced researchers looking for a fresh perspective on their object of study.

Buy Principles of Research Design in the Social Sciences book by Frank Bechhofer from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415214421
ISBN-10: 0415214424
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Principles of Research Design in the Social Sciences book by Frank Bechhofer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Frank Bechhofer

Frank Bechofer is Professor at the Research Centre for Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Lindsay Paterson is Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Edinburgh.

Books By Author Frank Bechhofer

Understanding National Identity by Frank Bechhofer

Understanding National Identity

Hardback, March 2015
Living in Scotland by Frank Bechhofer

Living in Scotland

Paperback, July 2004