This autobiographical analysis of the many difficult issues, dilemmas, choices, and adjustments involved in becoming a social scientist highlights the strengths and limitations of two principal research methods: survey research and participant observation. It emphasizes how these research methods are actually experienced, in contrast to how they are ideally described in texts.
|Publisher:||Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated|
About the Author
Shulamit Reinharz is Jacob Potofsky Professor of Sociology, founding director of the Women’s Studies Research Center, and founding director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute all at Brandeis University. Some of her works include The JGirl’s Guide, American Jewish Women and the Creation of the State of Israel, and On Becoming a Social Scientist.