Researching Society and Culture

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Clive Seale
SAGE Publications, May 21, 1998 - Social Science - 368 pages
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Comprehensive and well-illustrated, this is the definitive introductory textbook on methods and methodology for students in the social sciences and cultural studies. It is structured around three key objectives: to provide a full overview of, and introduction to, the research methods used in social science and cultural studies; to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with the skills needed to begin research with working examples from actual research; and to examine the methodological and theoretical issues involved in doing research.

Researching Society and Culture is divided into four parts: the first discusses the philosophy of social science, developments in social theory, methodology and the use of hi

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Contents

Selected issues in the philosophy
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Meaning and the social sciences
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truths not truth
20
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Clive Seale has been Professor of Sociology (or Medical Sociology) at Goldsmiths and Queen Mary’s (both University of London) and Brunel University. His work has concerned communication in health care and death in modern society. He has published extensively on research methods. His books include Constructing Death: the sociology of dying and bereavement (Cambridge University Press, 1998), The Quality of Qualitative Research (Sage, 1999), Media and Health (Sage, 2003) and Gender and the Language of Illness (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010, with Jonathan Charteris-Black). Recently, he has turned to fiction, publishing a novel, Interrogating Ellie (Cloiff Books, 2015) using the pen name Julian Gray. He is currently writing another novel.

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