Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research.

Exploration: Its Future in the Social Sciences

The chapters in this book demonstrate that the social science explorer has, in reality, three faces: methodologist, writer, and theorist. Other social scientists, of course, have something to do with methodology, writing, and theory, too, expressed in the ways they go about gathering their data, analyzing ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles