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Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences

Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences

Volume: 48

May 2001 | 80 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research.

What Is Exploration?
Exploration Illustrated
Writing Up Exploratory Research
The Explorer
Its Future in the Information Age


An insightful approach to research as an exploration rather than a set of rules and strategies. A book would be valuable for anyone who is up taking qualitative research that is dealing with people's stories

Ms Irena Loveikaite
College Street Campus, Waterford Institute of Technology
June 16, 2016

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