Each entry includes:
- A concise definition of the concept
- A description of distinctive features: historical and disciplinary backgrounds; key writers; applications
- A critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration
- Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary
- A list of key readings
Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.