Qualitative Research Methods: Social Epistemology and Practical Inquiry

Qualitative Research Methods: Social Epistemology and Practical Inquiry


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Qualitative Research Methods: Social Epistemology and Practical Inquiry by Steven I. Miller, Marcel Fredericks, Marcel Fredricks

This book is an innovative attempt to examine and restructure the field of qualitative research methods. It develops a series of «rules» which not only give qualitative inquiry a firmer methodological grounding but also serve as specific guidelines for the practicing researcher. Additionally, the book situates the conduct of qualitative inquiry the broader framework of epistemological concerns drawn from contemporary debates in the philosophy of science and social science. The book can be used, then, as an in-depth introduction to qualitative research methods as well as a social epistemological foundation for the justification of these methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820434582
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

The Authors: Steven I. Miller received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University specialising in the sociological and philosophical analysis of educational issues. He is presently Professor in the School of Education, Loyola University, Chicago. The author of four textbooks and numerous journal articles, his research interests include qualitative research methods, policy analysis, and social epistemology.
Marcel Fredericks is Professor and Director of the Office of Research in MedicalSociology at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Loyola University, Chicago. He was twice awarded the NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship in research and teaching at the Harvard University Medical School. Professor Fredericks has written several books including the landmark study, The Making of a Physician. He has published numerous articles in national and international journals.

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