[Air-l] RE: Air-l digest, Vol 1 #747 - 1 msg

preece preece at umbc.edu
Sun Jun 15 09:12:07 PDT 2003


You will also find links to methods from my website

www.ifsm.umbc.edu/onlinecommunities

Best wishes, Jenny Preece



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>   1. Re: research methods (Jonathan Sterne)
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>Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 14:05:23 -0400
>From: Jonathan Sterne <jsterne+ at pitt.edu>
>To: air-l at aoir.org
>Subject: [Air-l] Re: research methods
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>Hey Andrew,
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>Two books I'd recommend:
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>C. Wright Mills, _The Sociological Imagination_
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>Bourdieu and Wacquant, _An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology_ (really just
>the third section for a methods course)
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>Neither is comm or method specific, but they are, in my opinion, two of the
>most important books ever written on research design.  Mills attacks the
>fetishization of theory and method, and closes with a really derisory
>description of his work patterns.  Some of the book is dated, but it's
>amazing how much of it ISN'T dated.  The third section of the _Invitation_
>is about doing research that matters and learning to ask intelligent and
>important questions before applying method.
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>I've taught both books at the graduate level with great success.
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>You'll need some methodologies as well (remember:  a methodology is a
>theory or description of a method, not the method itself), but these Mills
>and Bourdieu will give you something many methodologies don't.
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>Best,
>--Jonathan
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