A History of Sociological Research Methods in America, 1920-1960

A History of Sociological Research Methods in America, 1920-1960

by Jennifer Platt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521646499

ISBN-13: 9780521646499

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book on the general history of U.S. sociological research methods. It provides systematic archival, documentary and interview data that question conventional views, showing that the extensive work done on sociological theory gives only a partial picture of the history of sociology. Research practice is affected by many other factors. This detailed

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Overview

This is the first book on the general history of U.S. sociological research methods. It provides systematic archival, documentary and interview data that question conventional views, showing that the extensive work done on sociological theory gives only a partial picture of the history of sociology. Research practice is affected by many other factors. This detailed study develops our understanding both of the history of social thought, and the settings in which social research is produced, raising wider issues of method in the history of ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521646499
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #40
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Writing on method; 3. Scientism; 4. Theory and practice; 5. Funding and research methods; 6. Social structures of academic life; 7. Reputation, exemplars and origin myths; 8. Conclusion; Appendix.

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