Designing Social Science Research

Authors: Bukve, Oddbjørn

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  • Develops innovative typology of research designs
  • Presents a clear guide for students and new researchers
  • Offers an updated overview of recent innovations and trends in research design
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This book presents different research designs, their respective purposes and merits as well as their underlying assumptions. Research designs are characterised by a certain combination of knowledge aims and strategies for data production. An adequate design is the key to carrying out a successful research project. Nevertheless, the literature on design is scarce, compared to the literature on methods. This book clarifies the basic distinction between variable-oriented designs and case designs, and proceeds to integrated, comparative and intervention-oriented designs. A step-by-step guide to the design process and the choices to make is also included. The book's clear style makes it an excellent guide for master students and PhD students doing their first research exercises, while it is also useful for more experienced researchers who want to broaden their design repertoire and keep up to recent innovations in the field of research design.

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Oddbjørn Bukve is Professor of Organisation and Management at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Sogndal, Norway. His research covers regional and local governance, economic development and innovation, and health service organisations, using a wide range of research designs.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Social Science Research
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03979-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03979-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03978-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 219
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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