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A Handbook for Social Science Field Research: Essays & by Ellen Perecman, Sara R. Curran

By Ellen Perecman, Sara R. Curran

A instruction manual for Social technology box study: Essays & Bibliographic assets on study layout and strategies presents either beginner and skilled students with precious insights to a opt for record of serious texts referring to a wide range of social technological know-how equipment priceless whilst doing fieldwork. via essays on ethnography to case learn, archival examine, oral historical past, surveys, secondary info research, and ethics, this clean new assortment deals ''tales from the field'' via popular students throughout a variety of disciplines.

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Because the merits of case-based methods are discussed in my essay in Part II of this volume and the presumption of the volume is that social scientists are looking for ways to use and combine different methodological approaches, the present chapter has three principal goals. First, it highlights an alternative, problem-oriented approach to case-based research that underscores the importance of concept formation. Second, it offers a perspective on how case-based research can be used for discovering causal mechanisms.

In Studies in the Social and Economic History of the Witwatersrand, 1886–1914. Harlow, Essex, UK: Longman. ———. (1982). New Babylon. London: Longman. See especially pp. 44–102. qxd 12/22/2005 5:24 PM Page 21 2 Case Studies Case-Based Research Andrew Schrank W hat is a case study? The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences offers two distinct and seemingly contradictory answers. While Anthony Orum limits his definition of the case study to an intensive examination of “a single case of a particular phenomenon” (Orum 2001, p.

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