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Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process epub

by Michael Crotty


Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process epub

ISBN: 186448604X

ISBN13: 978-1864486049

Author: Michael Crotty

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Allen & Unwin (September 1, 1998)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB book: 1840 kb

FB2 book: 1335 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 665

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This book is a decent introduction to the ideology of the social sciences.

This book is a decent introduction to the ideology of the social sciences.

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Michael Crotty is in the Department of Public Health at The Flinders University of South Australia. Bibliographic information.

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As an undergraduate psychology student, I have used this book countless times for the framework it provides of the reserach process in its entirity. I also appreciate it's clarity, depth and simplicity whilst tackling heavy-going subject areas. it's coverage of phenomenology is brilliant.

3 Constructionism: the making of meaning. 5 Interpretivism: the way of hermeneutics. 7 Critical inquiry: contemporary critics and contemporary critique. 9 Postmodernism: crisis of confidence.

The reading is informative, rich, and took me several reads to get through

If that is something you need and value, this book will help you. It is a very clear and engaging read. The reading is informative, rich, and took me several reads to get through. However, the information provided was worth the multiple reads.

Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology. The major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research are detailed and the author reveals the philosophical origins of these schools of inquiry and shows how various disciplines contribute to the practice of social research as it is known today.
This book can be a bit difficult to read, and many people I talk to have to read the chapters multiple times. Crotty presents an well written, well considered introduction to a range of epistemological foundations. This book is absolutely essential for any social science researcher, particularly those who are interested in better understanding the philosophies that underlie widely used research methods.
Be warned. This is not a recipe book. This is not a catalog of techniques. It has no step-by-step guides to planning or conducting research. That's not what it is for.

This is a book to help a methodologically reflective researcher survey a wide range of possible research approaches, pick a suitable position, get oriented, and start conducting intellectually coherent research. If that is something you need and value, this book will help you. It is a very clear and engaging read.

As a design researcher I appreciate the method Crotty used to develop this book. He essentially employed UCD, iteratively writing, testing and improving the material prior to publishing it. I think this must have contributed to this book's success.
Crotty is a must read for those conducting research in the social sciences. The reading is informative, rich, and took me several reads to get through. However, the information provided was worth the multiple reads.
Helpful for those doing their thesis or dissertation.
I got this book for a class I was taking and am very happy to add it to my library for my field of work, which is counseling. This has excellent information on research and will be beneficial to me when I begin my counseling career next year. Quick delivery too!! Thank you!!! A+++
This is one of the best research books you will ever buy. It really gives you a lot to think about from a critical perspective and challenges you to fully understand yourself as a knowledge-creator. I strongly recommend it for any scholar.
The book is full of good information. I recommend purchasing if there is an urge to gaining a deeper understanding. Was very helpful for me.
The content of the book really impresses me. It's pity that the paper of the book is a little tough.