Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences

A Pluralist Perspective

Donatella Della Porta (Editor), Michael James Keating (Editor)

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Abstract

A revolutionary new textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages384
ISBN (Print)0521883229, 978-0521883221
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2008

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Keywords

  • methods
  • pluralism

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Della Porta, D., & Keating, M. J. (Eds.) (2008). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences : A Pluralist Perspective. / Della Porta, Donatella (Editor); Keating, Michael James (Editor).

Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2008. 384 p.

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Della Porta, D & Keating, MJ (eds) 2008, Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Della Porta D, (ed.), Keating MJ, (ed.). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 384 p.
Della Porta, Donatella (Editor) ; Keating, Michael James (Editor). / Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences : A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2008. 384 p.
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