Social Theory and Applied Health Research / Edition 1

Social Theory and Applied Health Research / Edition 1

by Simon Dyson, Brian Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335210341

ISBN-13: 9780335210343

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Social Theory and Applied Health Research provides an accessible assessment of dilemmas facing social researchers in trying to make sense of the world of health care. It links theory and method by presenting an account of how reflection can help amend, complement and strengthen a practical research strategy. Using clear diagrams, tables and examples of recent research…  See more details below

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Social Theory and Applied Health Research provides an accessible assessment of dilemmas facing social researchers in trying to make sense of the world of health care. It links theory and method by presenting an account of how reflection can help amend, complement and strengthen a practical research strategy. Using clear diagrams, tables and examples of recent research, the book illustrates principles from social theory from a range of applied research studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335210343
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Understanding Social Research Ser.
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of boxes, tables and figures
Series editor's foreword
Acknowledgments

Introduction: In a field of possibilities
The world out there and the world in here: Positivism and subjectivism
Taking at face value and knowing better: Scientific realism
Projecting the field: Postmodernism
The values of thinking and doing
A confederacy of dunces: Science and scientific communities
Validity and reliability
The implications for strategy and method
The implications for analysis
Credibility, trustworthiness, and authenticity in research
Reviewing the field

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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