Luker, K: Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences

Research in an Age of Info-glut

Kristin Luker

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Offers an introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science. This title guides novice researchers in knowing the difference between an area of interest and a research topic. It shows how friendships, nonacademic interests, and even salsa dancing can make for a better researcher.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-674-04821-8
Verlag Harvard University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 21.8/14.4/2.5 cm
Gewicht 316 g


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  • * Salsa Dancing? In the Social Sciences? * What's It All About? * An Ode to Canonical Social Science * What Is This a Case of, Anyway? * Reviewing the Literature * On Sampling, Operationalization, and Generalization * Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty * Field (and Other) Methods * Historical-Comparative Methods * Data Reduction and Analysis * Living Your Life as a Salsa-Dancing Social Scientist * Appendix One: What to Do If You Don't Have a Case * Appendix Two: Tools of the Trade * Appendix Three: Special Resources for Specific Methods * Appendix Four: Sample Search Log * Notes * Bibliography * Author's Note * Acknowledgments * Index