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Mindful Inquiry in Social Research

By Valerie Malhotra Bentz, Jeremy J. Shaprio

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Format: Paperback / softback, 232 pages
Other Information: tables, figures, references, bibliography, index
Published In: United States, 24 June 1998
'This volume is an exemplar that will serve as a measure for all texts that train researchers. Its scope and depth provide an emerging researcher with an appropriate orientation and skills to be successful in these times of incredible change' - Human Studies 'Bentz and Shapiro provide a welcome addition to the multitude of introductory texts on qualitative research. In an interesting departure from traditional treatises, which concentrate on a particular mode of research activity thereby making action the object of interest, they shift the focus onto the researcher' - Critical Public Health This innovative introduction to research in the social sciences guides students and new researchers through the maze of research traditions, cultures of inquiry and epistemological frameworks. It introduces the underlying logic of ten cultures of inquiry: ethnography; quantitative behavioural science; phenomenology; action research; hermeneutics; evaluation research; feminist research; critical social science; historical-comparative research; and theoretical research.It clarifies conceptual and intellectual traditions in research, and puts the researcher firmly in the investigative saddle - able to choose, justify, and explain the intellectual framework and personal rationale of his or her research.

Table of Contents

Research The New Context and a New ApproachFrom Positivism to Postmodernity The Mindful Inquirer as a PhilosopherMindful Inquiry as the Basis for Scholarly PracticeFundamentals of Mindful InquiryThe Scholarly Practitioner Facing the Loss of Identity through the Onslaught of the Information AgeThe Cultures of Inquiry and Research TraditionsPhenomenological InquiryHermeneutic Inquiry and EthnographyQuantitative and Behavioral Science, Action Research and Evaluation ResearchComparative-Historical Inquiry and Theoretical InquiryCritical Social Science and Critical Social TheoryConclusion and Magic Formulae

EAN: 9780761904090
ISBN: 0761904093
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Dimensions: 22.83 x 12.8 x 1.57 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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