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Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences : a pluralist perspective

Author: Donatella Della Porta; Michael Keating
Publisher: Cambridge, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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This volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research in the social sciences, to justify this approach, & to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology & philosophy of social science, as well as issues of methodology & research design essential for a good research proposal.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences.
Cambridge, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008301077
(OCoLC)213400645
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donatella Della Porta; Michael Keating
ISBN: 0511428499 9780511428494 9780511650154 0511650159 9780511429200 0511429207 9780511801938 0511801939 9780511574306 0511574304
OCLC Number: 667027536
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 365 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Donatella della Porta and Michael Keating --
How many approaches in the social sciences? An epistemological introduction / Donatella della Porta and Michael Keating --
Normative political theory and empirical research / Rainer Bauböck --
Causal explanation / Adrienne Héritier --
Constructivism : what it is (not) and how it matters / Friedrich Kratochwil --
Culture and social science / Michael Keating --
Historical institutionalism / Sven Steinmo --
Game theory / Christine Chwaszcza --
Rationality and recognition / Alessandro Pizzorno --
Concepts and concept formation / Peter Mair --
Comparative analysis : case-oriented versus variable-oriented research / Donatella della Porta --
Case studies and process tracing : theories and practices / Pascal Vennesson --
Quantitative analysis / Mark Franklin --
The design of social and political research / Philippe Schmitter --
Ethnographic approaches / Zoe Bray --
Comparing approaches, methodologies and methods. Some concluding remarks / Donatella della Porta and Michael Keating.
Responsibility: edited by Donatella Della Porta and Michael Keating.
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