Staller, Karen M., Ellen Block, and Pilar S. Horner, "History of Methods in Social Science Research," pp. 25-51 in Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy, eds., Handbook of Emergent Methods. New York: The Guilford Press, 2008.


Reports a study of the development of social science research methods from the 1960s to the present; charts the emergence of postmodern methods, globalization and internet impact on methods, and the troubling role of the researcher, of theory, and of technology in methods; discusses the blurring of the lines between humanistic and social science approaches.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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