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Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology.
This book is frequently cited by other authors, however there really is not alternative to reading the original. It is clearly written and deals with complexity in a way that a graduate student should be able to engage with in a critical manner.
Not adopted for Year 1 - recommended to colleague for potential Year 3 module.
Very user friendly to guide students for the basics in research within healthcare.
Amazing book that make the principles of social research accessible
This is a great book- I have recommended it to many post graduate students. It's very readable and helps helps anybody studying at this level, to get a manageable explanation of some very complex subjects.
Crotty's "The Foundations of Social Research" is almost two decades old but still one of the best introductions to the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. It provides a comprehensive approach to rather complex issues and assumptions. A modern classic!
Book is excellent for methodology and theoretical perspectives. Highly recommended for research and especially phenomenology at higher levels of study.
Suitable mainly for Masters and Doctoral students it is a very helpful resource. Those considering using a combination of methods approach may find it particularly beneficial.
I have come across no less than two dozen text books relating to research foundations and research designs; however, this is by far, one of the best books I have come across on research methods and methodology. The first interesting feature about this book is that It explains various terms and issues relating to the foundation of research in social sciences in plain English which other textbooks may lack. It is truly a great textbook for anyone involved in qualitative research and wanting to understand theoretical underpinnings of research in more details.
Fascinating reading, giving great insight into the research process and its historical development.
This is an excellent resource for both undergarduate and postgraduate students alike.
This book provides an academic approach to the research methodologies underpinning research.
I am still considering this book for my fall 2015 course.
An insightful text into research; an essential book for all involved in social research.
Excellent in making sense of the philosophical issues underpinning research design.
An excellent book, highly recommended for Doctoral as well as Masters students. This book is recommended for reading at the start of research to sort out the philosophical approaches to research. It is readable and challenging at the same time.
Core text for students wishing to undertake research in healthcare.
Well-constructed, easy to follow with appropriate chapters for research students.
This book is used presently, and offers the students an insight into the research philosophies and paradigms, which many texts book do not.
An excellent resource for Social Science research