Social Science Research from Field to Desk is a goldmine of deep yet practical insights into the craft of doing high-quality field research. The book covers all relevant aspects of the research process, from study design over observation and interviewing to good academic writing. Barbara Czarniawska is a particularly trustworthy guide, because she so clearly practices what she preaches, drawing on decades of highly successful social-science field studies of her own. This is a must-read for new and seasoned field researchers alike.
Barbara Czarniawski provides us in this work with a timely and comprehensive look at a wide variety of qualitative methods currently in play across the social sciences. This is no dull and dry normative tome flattening out the field but a lively, reflexive account of a variety of methodological approaches, some tried and true, some quirky and innovative. All are wonderfully illustrated by exemplary work, much of it drawn from Professor Czarniawski’s prolific and influential writings.
Drawing on her vast experience of ethnographic research, Barbara Czarniawska offers a brilliant guide to the beginning researcher
The book shares a lot of her author’s personal experience striving to illustrate the expressed ideas and concepts... it presents multi-cultural experience in conducting field studies and writing up academic publications. It will be useful for students, scholars and readers interested in social sciences, humanities, economics, literature, etc.
Written with much wry humor, the book-which is filled with practical advice, from how to treat sources, to why correct referencing is important-will be as enjoyable for an experienced researcher as it is for a neophyte. Read this book. Recommend it to your students, your colleagues, and your professors. Hats off to Barbara Czarniawska.
A very clear and reflective introduction to ethnographic fieldwork and research - I am sure it will be useful for researchers in social science and in health care.
A very practical book that provides helpful insights into the world of research for the novice researcher
The book is interesting and works well as a preliminary introduction, but I find it too general as a textbook for the course.
very informative textbook, ideal for research required within the psychology field
Good book, explains essential concepts used in social sciences research clearly.
A very well written and comprehensive text.
This book allows students to gain a thorough understanding of some very important steps in the research process. It contains several practical examples which makes it even more interesting.
An excellent texts for students embarking on their final dissertation research
THE BOOK IS GOOD AND I WILL USE IT AS A SUPPLIMENTAL BOOK IN THE RESEARCH METHODS COURSE
A useful, beautifully written book - good for postgraduate level. I have used it to inform my teaching at undergraduate level, but feel my undergraduate students would find it a little inaccessible.
This book gives a crisp, down-to-earth introduction into the workings of social science research in a way that concentrates attention on the big issues, rather than burying them in the detail of methods. I am recommending it not just for research methods purposes but more generally for anyone writing essays. The chapter on literature reviews is especially sharp. Because it's not a full-purpose methods text, many lecturers will see it only as a supplement or perhaps overlook what's really very good about it.
Research project forms 50% of course requirement and book offered the theoretical practices behind carrying out research.
An excellent book with excellent examples
Good introduction to SS Research
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