The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods
- Malcolm Williams - University of Cardiff, UK
- W Paul Vogt - Illinois State University, USA
SAGE Research Handbooks
The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods, edited by internationally recognized scholars, provides a comprehensive, pitch-perfect critical assessment of the field. The main features of the Handbook are:
- Clear organization into 4 parts dealing with The Social Context of Research; Design and Data Collection; Integrating The Analysis of New Data Types; Sampling, Inference and Measurement
- Clear, cutting edge chapters on Objectivity; Causation; Organizing Social Research; Correspondence Analysis; Grounded Theory; Conversational Surveys; Mixed Methods; Meta-Analysis; Optimal Matching Analysis; GIS Analysis; Quantitative Narrative Analysis; Longitudinal Studies; SEM; MLM; Qualitative Comparative Analysis; Respondent Driven Sampling
- Brings together a glittering assembly of the key figures working in the field of research methods
- Demonstrates the continuities and productive tensions between classical traditions and real world research.
The result is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a "must have" for serious social researchers.
This book speaks to researchers across the social sciences, irrespective of their methodological persuasion. It brings fresh new perspectives to some of the core concerns of social science research methods; it challenges conventions and accepted wisdoms and provides pointers to an exciting future.
The editors have produced a collection of papers that bring together some of the most original and innovative thinking about research methods. The chapters run the gamut of the research process whilst moving seamlessly across methodological boundaries.
The book provides new ways of thinking about research and new ways of doing research, providing the reader with valuable pointers to their own research.
This is a wonderful collection of interesting, novel and practically useful discussions of a wide variety of methodological topics in the social sciences.
Very good reader for those commencing research at an MA level. Excellent overview of social research methods, clearly laid out and easy to navigate.
for MSc students this may be a good to provide them with some underpinning. if they are ready to take this on
this is too complex for our BSc's. It is more useful for the MSc - I have submitted feedback for that course
Fantastic resource for students who are thinking about methodological considerations
This book can be very useful at dissertation stage for our students at Master's level. Great for establishing sound methods
This more than 600 pages volume is a distinguished state of the art documentation of social science research. The offered discussions are relevant to both - experienced scholars as well as students and young researchers. It integrates the history of famous and well known approches like Grounded Theory or Case Study Research and many more, but reflects these against the background of innovation in methodological pluralism and technological/software innovations in cata assessment and options for interpretation. On consultation with social researchers in the international landscape of social science research the volume covers a vast range of research perspectives with special attention to the 'positioning' of the researcher and the subsequent development of a reflexivity of method. The volume is a true 'handbook', which serves both - lecturers and students and can only be evaluated as highly recommendable!
It is a grat volume to enhance the methodology competence of my students.