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This unique book explains the central role that research paradigms play in the design and conduct of social research. The authors argue that social research should not just describe or confirm a social problem but should seek to find an explanation for it and to do so requires research with 'eyes philosophically wide open'.
Norman Blaikie is a former Professor of Sociology at RMIT University, Melbourne, and the University of Science, Malaysia Jan Priest is a former Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, and Director (performance research and consulting) at InfoServ Pty Ltd in Melbourne
Jan Priest, Norman Blaikie
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)