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The Foundations of Social Research Ch 1

The Foundations of Social Research Ch 1

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 The Foundations of Social The Foundations of SocialResearchResearch
Introduction: Research is AboutQuestions
What methodologies and methods will webe employing in the research we proposeto do?
How do we justify this choice and use of methodologies and methods?
What kind of knowledge do we believe willbe attained by our research?
What characteristics do we believe thatknowledge to have?
How should our audience regard theoutcomes of our research?
Why should our audience take thesequestions seriously?
 
 The Foundations of Social The Foundations of SocialResearchResearch
At issue in the questions are foursteps of inquiry that constitute thebasic elements of the researchprocess:
What
methods
do we propose to use?
What
methodology 
governs our choiceand use of methods?
What
theoretical perspective
liesbehind the methodology in question?
What
epistemology 
informs thistheoretical perspective?
 
 The Foundations of Social The Foundations of SocialResearchResearch
Methods:
 The techniques orprocedures used to gather andanalyze data related to someresearch question or hypothesis.
Methodology:
 The strategy, planof action, process or design lyingbehind the choice and use of particular methods and linkingthe choice and use of methods tothe desired outcomes.

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