Methodology

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Theory Can Be More than It Used to Be
Learning Anthropology's Method in a Time of Transition
This volume argues that we need to take a step back from the assumption that we know what theory is to investigate how theory—a matter of concepts, of analytic practice, of medium of value, of professional ideology—operates in anthropology and related fields today.



French Sociology
Johan Heilbron
French Sociology offers a uniquely comprehensive view of the oldest and still one of the most vibrant national traditions in sociology. Johan Heilbron covers the development of sociology in France from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century through the discipline's expansion in the late twentieth century.



Interview Research in Political Science
A vital resource for graduate students in political science that provides discipline-specific training in selecting interviewees, conducting interviews, and using the data thus collected.



Telling Stories
The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History
Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, Barbara Laslett
Explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use.



Eyewitnessing
The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence
Peter Burke
What place do images hold among other kinds of historical evidence? In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book...



From Reliable Sources
An Introduction to Historical Methods
Martha C. Howell, Walter Prevenier
A lively introduction to historical methodology, an overview of the techniques historians must master in order to reconstruct the past.



Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science
Stephen Van Evera
"Stephen Van Evera's Guide to Methods makes an important contribution toward improving the use of case studies for theory development and testing in the social sciences. His trenchant and concise views on issues ranging from epistemology to specific...