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Salsa dancing into the social sciences : research in an age of info-glut

Author: Kristin Luker
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Savvy, witty, and sensible, this unique book is both a handbook for defining and completing a research project, and an astute introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science."--Publisher's description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Luker
ISBN: 9780674048218 0674048210
OCLC Number: 964622349
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: vi, 323 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Salsa dancing? In the social sciences? --
What's it all about? --
An ode to canonical social science --
What is this a case of, anyway? --
Reviewing the literature --
On sampling, operationalization, and generalization --
Getting down to the nitty-gritty --
Field (and other) methods --
Historical-comparative methods --
Data reduction and analysis --
Living your life as a salsa-dancing social scientist.
Responsibility: Kristin Luker.
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