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`For anyone interested in the nature of social research, who has enough grasp of the issues to access the text, this book is a must' - British Journal of Educational Psychology
`All in all Hammersley has produced a text which provides us with much to think about. As I have said, certain chapters will, no doubt, attract considerable debate. Almost all of the chapters could stand alone but the broad political theme used to bring chapters and topics together works well almost always' - Local Government Studies
A comprehensive and thought-provoking text on issues related to social research.
Very interesting book with excellent treatments of the idea of positivism and critical research.
It can be recommended as supplemental text. It is probably more advisable to use this book for a course in an advanced research master, rather than in a more basic course on research methodology.