Tao of Research: A Path to Validity
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Tao of Research: A Path to Validity

by Dana K. Keller, Mary Lou Casadevall-Keller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412964687

ISBN-13: 9781412964685

Pub. Date: 04/29/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Dana K. Keller and Mary Lou Casadevall-Keller provide readers with a highly accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of research methods in The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity. This brief, engaging book approaches the topic of research through an exploration of the issues that threaten validity in the process of knowledge generation.

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Dana K. Keller and Mary Lou Casadevall-Keller provide readers with a highly accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of research methods in The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity. This brief, engaging book approaches the topic of research through an exploration of the issues that threaten validity in the process of knowledge generation.

Key Features

  • Examines the propositional, ethical, structural, functional, and technical restrictions researchers face
  • Focuses on understanding how these restrictions influence research methods and results
  • Makes concepts more accessible through discussions that follow the experiences of three "guides "—a high school principal, a statewide director of public health, and a sociology professor at a small liberal arts college.

The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity serves as either a main or supplemental text for courses such as Introduction to Research Methods, Social Research Methods, and Applied Research Methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412964685
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/29/2009
Edition description:
New
Pages:
147
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. The Proposition's Restrictions
Chapter 2. Ethical Restrictions
Chapter 3. Structural (Methodological) Restrictions
Chapter 4. Functional Restrictions
Chapter 5. Technical Restrictions
Chapter 6. Epilogue

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