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An introduction to the philosophy of methodology

Author: Kerry E Howell
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2013.
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This book provides students with a concise introduction to the philosophy of methodology. The book stands apart from existing methodology texts by clarifying in a student-friendly and engaging way distinctions between philosophical positions, paradigms of inquiry, methodology and methods. Building an understanding of the relationships and distinctions between philosophical positions and paradigms is an essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Howell, Kerry E.
Introduction to the philosophy of methodology.
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2013
(DLC) 2011945825
(OCoLC)820530885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry E Howell
ISBN: 9781446271629 1446271625 9781473957633 147395763X
OCLC Number: 918558336
Description: 1 online resource (x, 236 pages)
Contents: About the author --
Preface --
1. Introduction: Problems identified --
2. Explaining and understanding theory --
3. Empiricism, positivism and post-positivism --
4. Aspects of phenomenology --
5. Critical theory --
6. Constructivism and participatory paradigms of inquiry: Introducing action research --
7. Postmodernism and post-structuralism --
8. Ethnography --
9. Grounded theory --
10. Hermeneutics --
11. Michel Foucault --
12. Reliability, generalisation and reflexivity: Identifying validity and trustworthiness --
13. Methods of data collection --
14. General conclusion --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Other Titles: Philosophy of methodology
Responsibility: Kerry E. Howell.

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