The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

1st Edition

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"An excellent guidebook through different approaches to social science measurement, including the all-important route-maps that show us how to get there."

- Roger Jowell, City University


"In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have brought together material in one volume which will provide an extremely important platform for consideration of the full range of contemporary analytical and methodological issues."

- Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology


This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions. It 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
Engagement.

Edited by two leading figures in the field, the Handbook 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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ISBNs 9781412901192, 9781412901192, 9781446206454, 1446206459
Language English
Number of Pages 641
Edition 1st