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The Politics of Social Research - Martyn Hammersley

The Politics of Social Research

Author: Martyn Hammersley
Book title: The Politics of Social Research
ISBN: 0803977190
ISBN13: 978-0803977198
Publisher: Sage Publications; 1 edition (April 17, 1995)
Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 281
Pages: 204 pages
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Is social research political? Should it be political? What are the implications of the politicization of social research?

Recent years have seen a growing range of challenges to the idea that research should be governed by the principle of value neutrality. Critical, feminist, antiracist and postmodernist analyses have argued that social research is intrinsically political. In this stimulating and often controversial book, Martyn Hammersley weighs the arguments offered in support of these positions. He considers the fundamental issues that the debate raises about the nature of social research, its political dimensions and its contemporary relevance. At the same time he provides a robust defence of value neutrality as a con

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