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Sociological research methods in context

Sociological research methods in context
Sociological research methods in context
This book seeks to introduce students to the challenges of 'real life' social research through a detailed consideration of eight recent empirical studies. Designed to complement existing introductory methods texts, it emphasises the importance of context in understanding and interpreting both the practice and 'product' of empirical research. The book focuses on research from eight key sub-areas of sociology, making it a useful secondary text for introductory courses on contemporary British society.
Contents
Introduction
Education: Mac an Ghaill's The Making of Men
Family: Finch and Mason's Negotiating Family Responsibilities
Work: Phizacklea and Wolkowitz's Homeworking Women
Housing: Saunders' A Nation of Home Owners
Health: Welling et al's Sexual Behaviour in Britain
Crime: Hobbs' Doing the Business
Class: Gregson and Lowe's Servicing the Middle Class
Politics: Roseneil's Disarming Patriarchy
Conclusion
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Palgrave Macmillan
Devine, Fiona
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Heath, Sue
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Devine, Fiona
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Heath, Sue
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Devine, Fiona and Heath, Sue (1999) Sociological research methods in context , Basingstoke, UK. Palgrave Macmillan, 240pp.

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This book seeks to introduce students to the challenges of 'real life' social research through a detailed consideration of eight recent empirical studies. Designed to complement existing introductory methods texts, it emphasises the importance of context in understanding and interpreting both the practice and 'product' of empirical research. The book focuses on research from eight key sub-areas of sociology, making it a useful secondary text for introductory courses on contemporary British society.
Contents
Introduction
Education: Mac an Ghaill's The Making of Men
Family: Finch and Mason's Negotiating Family Responsibilities
Work: Phizacklea and Wolkowitz's Homeworking Women
Housing: Saunders' A Nation of Home Owners
Health: Welling et al's Sexual Behaviour in Britain
Crime: Hobbs' Doing the Business
Class: Gregson and Lowe's Servicing the Middle Class
Politics: Roseneil's Disarming Patriarchy
Conclusion

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Published date: 11 June 1999

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Local EPrints ID: 33871
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33871
ISBN: 0333666321
PURE UUID: 141d39c0-ad14-43d0-a3e2-048afa0c2109

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Date deposited: 21 Dec 2007
Last modified: 22 Jul 2020 16:53

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Author: Fiona Devine
Author: Sue Heath

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