Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-Glut

Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-Glut

by Kristin Luker
     
 

This 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.See more details below

Overview

This 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674048218
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
62,986
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Salsa Dancing? In the Social Sciences? 1

2 What's It All About? 22

3 An Ode to Canonical Social Science 40

4 What Is This a Case of, Anyway? 51

5 Reviewing the Literature 76

6 On Sampling, Operationalization, and Generalization 99

7 Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty 129

8 Field (and Other) Methods 155

9 Historical-Comparative Methods 190

10 Data Reduction and Analysis 198

11 Living Your Life as a Salsa-Dancing Social Scientist 217

Appendix 1 What to Do If You Don't Have a Case 229

Appendix 2 Tools of the Trade 233

Appendix 3 Special Resources for Specific Methods 236

Appendix 4 Sample Search Log 242

Notes 243

Bibliography 285

Author's Note 311

Acknowledgments 312

Index 315

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