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New Approaches in Social Research by Carol Grbich

New Approaches in Social Research


New Approaches in Social Research by Carol Grbich

This groundbreaking book explores the implications of postmodernist ideas within the research context. The text relates debates in postmodernism directly to current thinking and practice in both qualitative and quantitative research. The engaging book is split into two parts: Part One offers a critical discussion of recent philosophical debates and emerging trends within the field of postmodernism, while Part Two breaks down the research process into its constituent parts and reflects on the changing aspects of postmodern thought and their implications for the researcher. This timely and thought-provoking textbook will engage directly with the relationship between postmodern theory within a research context. The book's practical approach is strengthened by the inclusion of student friendly features, including a glossary and a number of illustrative examples and case studies. Its interdisciplinary approach means it will be invaluable reading for postgraduate students and researchers across the social sciences.

About the Author

Carol Grbich is in the Faculty of Health Sciences, The Flinders University of South Australia.

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Publication date

30th October 2003


Carol Grbich

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SAGE Publications Inc


152 pages


Social research & statistics



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