Social Theory and Applied Health Research
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BeschreibungWhat is the relationship between social theory and applied research? How can theory help us to become better researchers? This book bridges the divide between assumptions of traditional research on the one hand and the inaccessibility of complex philosophies of research on the other.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of boxes, tables and figures
Series editor's foreword
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: In a field of possibilities
The world out there and the world in here: Positivism and subjectivism
Taking at face value and knowing better: Scientific realism
Projecting the field: Postmodernism
The values of thinking and doing
A confederacy of dunces: Science and scientific communities
Validity and reliability
The implications for strategy and method
The implications for analysis
Credibility, trustworthiness, and authenticity in research
Reviewing the field Glossary
PortraitSimon Dyson is a sociologist and Director of the Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell.
Brian Brown teaches psychology, sociology and health communication at De Montfort University, UK.
Untertitel: 'Understanding Social Research'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: OPEN UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 222 Seiten