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Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology.
Crotty's "The Foundations of Social Research" is almost two decades old but still one of the best introductions to the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. It provides a comprehensive approach to rather complex issues and assumptions. A modern classic!
Book is excellent for methodology and theoretical perspectives. Highly recommended for research and especially phenomenology at higher levels of study.
Suitable mainly for Masters and Doctoral students it is a very helpful resource. Those considering using a combination of methods approach may find it particularly beneficial.
I have come across no less than two dozen text books relating to research foundations and research designs; however, this is by far, one of the best books I have come across on research methods and methodology. The first interesting feature about this book is that It explains various terms and issues relating to the foundation of research in social sciences in plain English which other textbooks may lack. It is truly a great textbook for anyone involved in qualitative research and wanting to understand theoretical underpinnings of research in more details.
Fascinating reading, giving great insight into the research process and its historical development.
This is an excellent resource for both undergarduate and postgraduate students alike.
This book provides an academic approach to the research methodologies underpinning research.
I am still considering this book for my fall 2015 course.
An insightful text into research; an essential book for all involved in social research.
Excellent in making sense of the philosophical issues underpinning research design.
An excellent book, highly recommended for Doctoral as well as Masters students. This book is recommended for reading at the start of research to sort out the philosophical approaches to research. It is readable and challenging at the same time.
Core text for students wishing to undertake research in healthcare.
Well-constructed, easy to follow with appropriate chapters for research students.
This book is used presently, and offers the students an insight into the research philosophies and paradigms, which many texts book do not.
An excellent resource for Social Science research
This book is the essential introduction into the philosophical and historical background to social research- an absolute must for all researchers of any discipline
An extremely pertinant book for those new to reserch and looking to develop their research perspectives.
This book has proved very useful for students conducting research. It is particularly relevant and helpful for those writing about theoretical and methodological perspectives.
I found the format of this book a little disjointed but contained some good discussion regarding appropriate methodological choices
Very easy to read text that goes through the complicated philosophical arguments behind research. An essential read for any student wanting a 1st class research project.