RESEARCHING THE REAL WORLD



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© Lee Harvey 2012–2017

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A Guide to Methodology

Researching the Real World is a Guide to research techniques and approaches used in sociology, psychology, health, medicine, business, economics and lingustics. It has 12 sections:

Basics sets out the key concepts from method and methodology, data and evidence, through epistemology and ontology to objectivity, reliability, validity, reflexivity and triangulation.

Orientation identifies three broad approaches to social enquiry: (1) positivism and scientific method (2) phenomenology and interpretitive approaches (3) critical social research inclusing feminism, Marxism, structuralism, anti-racism.

Subsequent sections explore different methodic approaches: observation; in-depth interviewing; document analysis; discourse analysis; analysing secondary data, social surveys, experiments.

The Guide concludes with a section on ethics, another on research outcomes before a concluding section.

The Guide continues to be developed with new examples and some sections reconstructed.

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