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The foundations of social research : meaning and perspective in the research process

Author: Michael Crotty
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1998.
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The Foundations of Social Research details the major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research: positivism; constructionism; interpretivism; critical enquiry, feminism; and postmodernism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crotty, Michael.
Foundations of social research.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1998
(DLC) 98202240
(OCoLC)39076972
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Crotty
ISBN: 9781446283134 1446283135 9781446225745 1446225747
OCLC Number: 607040663
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction: the research process --
2. Positivism: the march of science --
3. Constructionism: the making of science --
4. Interpretivism: for and against culture --
5. Interpretivism: the way of hermeneutics --
6. Critical inquiry: the Marxist heritage --
7. Critical inquiry: contemporary critics & contemporary critique --
8. Feminism: re-visioning the man-made world --
9. Postmodernism: crisis of confidence or moment of truth? --
10. Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Crotty.

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