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Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences

Research in an Age of Info-glut

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674048218

Publication Date: 04/10/2010

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336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • 1. Salsa Dancing? In the Social Sciences?
  • 2. What’s It All About?
  • 3. An Ode to Canonical Social Science
  • 4. What Is This a Case of, Anyway?
  • 5. Reviewing the Literature
  • 6. On Sampling, Operationalization, and Generalization
  • 7. Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty
  • 8. Field (and Other) Methods
  • 9. Historical-Comparative Methods
  • 10. Data Reduction and Analysis
  • 11. Living Your Life as a Salsa-Dancing Social Scientist
  • Appendix 1: What to Do If You Don’t Have a Case
  • Appendix 2: Tools of the Trade
  • Appendix 3: Special Resources for Specific Methods
  • Appendix 4: Sample Search Log
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Author’s Note
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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