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On Becoming a Social Scientist
From Survey Research and Participant Observation to Experimental Analysis





ISBN 9780878559688
Published March 31, 1985 by Routledge
446 Pages

 
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This autobiographical analysis of the many difficult issues, dilemmas, choices, and adjustments involved in becoming a social scientist highlights the strengths and limitations of two principal research methods: survey research and participant observation. It emphasizes how these research methods are actually experienced, in contrast to how they are ideally described in texts.