A handbook for social science field research [electronic resource] : essays & bibliographic sources on research design and methods / edited by Ellen Perecman, Sara R. Curran
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Archives -- The past is another country / Robert Vitalis -- Bibliography on archives / Ellen Perecman / Sara R. Curran -- 2.Case studies -- Case-based research / Andrew Schrank -- Bibliography on case studies / Sara R. Curran / Ellen Perecman -- 3.Ethnographic methods -- Ethnography : theory and methods / Alma Gottlieb -- Bibliography on ethnography / Sara R. Curran / Ellen Perecman -- 4.Oral histories -- Oral histories as methods and sources / Tamara Giles-Vernick -- Bibliography on oral history / Ellen Perecman / Sara R. Curran -- 5.Focus groups -- Focus group interviews / Susan E. Short -- Bibliography on focus groups / Ellen Perecman / Sara R. Curran -- 6.Surveys and secondary data sources -- Using survey data in social science research in developing countries / Albert Park -- Bibliography on surveys and secondary data sources / Ellen Perecman / Sara R. Curran -- 7.Combining qualitative and quantitative tools -- Qualitative research : does it fit in economics? / Michael J. Piore -- Bibliography on study design and quantitative methods / Ellen Perecman / Sara R. Curran -- 8.Essentials for ethnography -- Ethnographic methods / Stevan Harrell -- 9.Essentials for the case study method -- The case study and causal inference / Andrew Schrank -- 10.Essentials for research design -- In search of the Holy Grail : projects, proposals, and research design, but mostly about why writing a dissertation proposal is so difficult / Michael Watts -- 11.Research ethics are essential -- Ethical considerations for research in cross-cultural settings / Sara R. Curran -- 12.Maintaining perspective is essential -- Bringing it all back home : personal reflections on friends, findings, and fieldwork / Andrew Schrank.
- This text contains a collection of essays and bibliographies providing both novice and experienced scholars with invaluable and accessible insights, as well as references to a select list of critical texts pertaining to a wide array of social science methods and practices useful when doing fieldwork.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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