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Explorations in Sociology.

Methodological Imaginations

Editors: Busfield, Joan, Lyon, E. Stina (Eds.)

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This book brings together a collection of essays which look creatively and imaginatively at issues of research methods and methodology in sociology. Some papers critically revisit and redefine techniques such as the classic community study, the use of diaries, photography and art, others examine the need for reflexivity in the research process and the epistemological issues arising from being a researcher in administrative and political contexts. The diversity of research approaches discussed in this reader should make it an important contribution to research methods teaching for undergraduate and graduate students of sociology.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Surrealism, Mass-Observation and Researching Imagination

    Pages 1-16

    Shaw, Jenny

  • Imagining the Community: Some Reflections on the Community Study as a Method

    Pages 17-33

    Payne, Geoff

  • Researching Moving Targets: Using Diaries to Explore Supply Teachers’ Lives

    Pages 34-57

    Morrison, Marlene (et al.)

  • Uncovering Key Aspects of Experience: The Use of In-depth Interviews in a Study of Women Returners to Education

    Pages 58-74

    Smith, Susan

  • Every Picture ‘Tells a Story’: Uses of the Visual in Sociological Research

    Pages 75-94

    Harrison, Barbara

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methodological Imaginations
Editors
  • Joan Busfield
  • E. Stina Lyon
Series Title
Explorations in Sociology.
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24547-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24547-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-63092-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 204
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