The Foundations of Social Research
Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process
Social Research Methods | Social Theory
This book is frequently cited by other authors, however there really is not alternative to reading the original. It is clearly written and deals with complexity in a way that a graduate student should be able to engage with in a critical manner.
Not adopted for Year 1 - recommended to colleague for potential Year 3 module.
Very user friendly to guide students for the basics in research within healthcare.
Amazing book that make the principles of social research accessible
This is a great book- I have recommended it to many post graduate students. It's very readable and helps helps anybody studying at this level, to get a manageable explanation of some very complex subjects.
Crotty's "The Foundations of Social Research" is almost two decades old but still one of the best introductions to the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. It provides a comprehensive approach to rather complex issues and assumptions. A modern classic!
Book is excellent for methodology and theoretical perspectives. Highly recommended for research and especially phenomenology at higher levels of study.
Suitable mainly for Masters and Doctoral students it is a very helpful resource. Those considering using a combination of methods approach may find it particularly beneficial.
I have come across no less than two dozen text books relating to research foundations and research designs; however, this is by far, one of the best books I have come across on research methods and methodology. The first interesting feature about this book is that It explains various terms and issues relating to the foundation of research in social sciences in plain English which other textbooks may lack. It is truly a great textbook for anyone involved in qualitative research and wanting to understand theoretical underpinnings of research in more details. The chapters have smooth transitions and the book as a whole is also well written. It does not have that complications or dryness you may experience with other text books on similar areas of research. It is an intriguing book in that it opens up many horizons and challenges you to think about the elements of your research and research design. For students who are about to embark on their exploration of their methodology and research paradigms, this is the book to read!
Fascinating reading, giving great insight into the research process and its historical development.