Social Theory and Applied Health Research

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November 2005



What is the relationship between social theory and applied research? How can theory help us to become better researchers? This book bridges the divide between assumptions of traditional research on the one hand and the inaccessibility of complex philosophies of research on the other.


List of boxes, tables and figures
Series editor's foreword
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: In a field of possibilities
The world out there and the world in here: Positivism and subjectivism
Taking at face value and knowing better: Scientific realism
Projecting the field: Postmodernism
The values of thinking and doing
A confederacy of dunces: Science and scientific communities
Validity and reliability
The implications for strategy and method
The implications for analysis
Credibility, trustworthiness, and authenticity in research
Reviewing the field Glossary


Simon Dyson is a sociologist and Director of the Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell.
Brian Brown teaches psychology, sociology and health communication at De Montfort University, UK.
EAN: 9780335210343
ISBN: 0335210341
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Open University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Format: kartoniert
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