Editorial Aims To cover the range of qual and quant methods To chart evolving terrain of methods To go beyond methodological fashions To cover each aspect of the research process with attention to analysis To be transnational in terms of editors, authors and practice To address methodological rigour and present
research in practice Editorial perspective Methods not a tool box Shaped by: Nonlinear change, historical traditions, growth of cross-disciplinarity, growing markets in policy and practice-oriented research, the reliance of universities on such research
Methodological pluralism Increased popularity of qualitative research Increased strategic role of social research in society bringing increased accountability and governance (e.g. ethical regulation) Challenges for the development of theory and the capacity to surprise
Organisation of the Handbook Introduction Part I DIRECTIONS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH Part II RESEARCH DESIGNS Part III DATA COLLECTION AND FIELDWORK Part IV TYPES OF ANALYSIS AND
INTERPRETATION OF EVIDENCE PART ONE: DIRECTIONS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH Alan Bryman The End of the Paradigm Wars? Marja Alastalo The History of Social Research Methods Martyn Hammersley Assessing Validity in Social Research
Karen Armstrong Ethnography and Audience Pekka Sulkunen Social Research and Social Practice in Post-Positivist Society Ann Nilsen From Questions of Methods to Epistemological Issues: The Case of Biographical Research Celia B. Fisher and Andrea E. Anushko Research Ethics in Social Science Part IV
TYPES OF ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF EVIDENCE Quantitative analysis John B. Willett An Introduction to the Multi Level Model for Change Rick H. Hoyle Latent Variable Models of Social research data Stephen West and Felix Thoemmes
equating Groups Qualitative analysis Charles Antaki discourse Analysis and Conversation Analysis Matti Hyvrinen Analyzing Narratives and Story-Telling Kathy Charmaz reconstructing Grounded Theory Lindsay Prior documents and Action
Christian Heath and Paul Luff Video and the Analysis of Work and Interaction Secondary analysis Janet Heaton Secondary Analyses of Qualitative data Angela Dale, Jo Wathan and Vanessa Wiggins Secondary Analysis of Archival and Survey data Erika A. Patall and Harris Cooper
Conducting a Meta Analysis Mixing Methods Jane Fielding and Nigel Fielding Ways of Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative data Ann Cronin, Victoria D. Alexander, Jane Fielding, Jo Moran-Ellis and Hilary Thomas The Analytic Integration of Qualitative data Sources
Max Bergman Combining different Types of Quantitative data Final Section Amir Marvasti Writing and Presenting Social research Experience of editing the Handbook Good editorial colleagues rewards of working across
national borders and with different methodological bents A good publisher in methods texts; good relations with publishing editor Ability to be tactful and firm with authors; editorial experience in methods writing Reliable team of expert reviewers with constructive critical approach Authors versed in methodological principles but grounded in practice: key and emergent figures in the field Editors: opportunity to expand own methodological
horizons & belief in methodological rigour making book as good as its different disciplinary bases
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