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The Foundations of social research: meaning and perspective in the research process

Author: Crotty, Michael Publisher: Sage, 2003.Language: EnglishDescription: 248 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0761961062Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Foundations of Social Research Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process Contents Preface 1 Introduction: the research process Four elements What about ontology? In all directions The great divide 2 Positivism: the march of science Positivism Post-positivism 3 Constructionism: the making of meaning The construction of meaningful reality `Social' constructionism Conformism or critique? Realism and relativism 4 Interpretivism: for and against culture Roots of interpretivism Symbolic interactionism Phenomenology 5 Interpretivism: the way of hermeneutics Historical origins The hermeneutic mode of understanding Modern hermeneutics vii 1 2 10 12 14 18 19 29 42 42 52 57 63 66 67 72 78 87 88 90 92 THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH 6 Critical inquiry: the Marxist heritage Karl Marx Marxism after Marx The Institute for Social Research Critical theory 7 Critical inquiry: contemporary critics and contemporary critique Jurgen Habermas and communicative reason Paulo Freire's pedagogy of the oppressed Critical inquiry today 8 Feminism: re-visioning the man-made world The many feminisms Feminist 'epistemology' Feminine thought or feminist values? 9 Postmodernism: crisis of confidence or moment of truth? `Post' what? (Post-) structuralism The character of post-structuralism Back to the postmodern 10 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index 112 115 122 125 130 139 140 147 157 160 162 170 176 183 183 195 203 210 214 217 221 233

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