Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences Research in an Age of Info-Glut

ISBN-10: 0674048210

ISBN-13: 9780674048218

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kristin Luker

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List price: $21.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Kristin Luker is a professor of sociology at the University of California-Berkeley and a professor at Boalt Law School. She is the author of the landmark book Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood and lives in Berkeley, California.

Salsa Dancing? In the Social Sciences?
What's It All About?
An Ode to Canonical Social Science
What Is This a Case of, Anyway?
Reviewing the Literature
On Sampling, Operationalization, and Generalization
Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty
Field (and Other) Methods
Historical-Comparative Methods
Data Reduction and Analysis
Living Your Life as a Salsa-Dancing Social Scientist
What to Do If You Don't Have a Case
Tools of the Trade
Special Resources for Specific Methods
Sample Search Log
Author's Note
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