Table of contents for A handbook for social science field research : essays & bibliographic sources on research design and methods / edited by Ellen Perecman and Sara Curran.

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About the Authors
David Featherman
Ellen Perecman and Sara Curran
 PART I: Selecting the Right Tools
1. Archives
The Past is Another Country
Robert Vitalis
1. General References
2. Missionary Archives
3. Law Cases, Commissions and Enquiries
4. Medical Reports
5. Personal Papers and Private correspondence
6. National and Regional Archives
7. Urban Archives
8. Newspapers
2. Case Studies
Case-Based Research
 Andrew Schrank
1. Overviews: Case Studies, Critics, and Rejoinders
2. The ?One Shot? Case Study Revisited
3. Comparative Case Approaches
4. Sub-national Approaches
5. ?Doing? Case Studies
6. Counterfactuals
7. The ?Negative Case? Approach
8. Concept Formation
3. Ethnographic Methods
Ethnography: Theory and Methods
 Alma Gottlieb
1. Theory and Methods
2. Other Good Examples
3. Memoirs about Fieldwork
4. Oral Histories
Oral Histories as Methods and Sources
 Tamara Giles-Vernick
1. Oral Traditions: Theory and Method
2. Oral Traditions: Case Studies
3. Oral and Life History: Theory and Method
4. Oral and Life History: Case Studies
5. Focus Groups
Focus Group Interviews
 Susan Short
6. Surveys and Secondary Data Sources
Using Survey Data in Social Science Research in Developing Countries
 Albert Park
1. Overview and Essentials
2. Planning, Proposing and Sampling for Survey Data
3. Qualitative Inquiry in and Beyond the Design Process
4. Developing Good Questions: Fundamental Concepts
5. Pretesting: Rationale and Overview of Pre-Field and Field Techniques
6. Data Pre-Coding, Coding, Cleaning and Management
7. Administration
8. Fieldwork in Principle and Practice; Strategies for Monitoring Quality
9. Analysis of Survey Data
10. Secondary Data Sources Secondary Data Sources
7. Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Tools
Qualitative Research: Does it Fit in Economics?
 Michael Piore
1. General Issues in Study Design
2. General Texts for Statistics and Econometrics
3. Specific Quantitative Methods and Concerns
 PART II: Essentials for the Conduct of Research
8. Essentials for Ethnography
Ethnographic Research
 Stevan Harrell
9. Essentials for the Case Study Method
The Case Study and Causal Research
 Andrew Shrank
10. Essentials for Research Design 
In Search of the Holy Grail: Projects, Proposals, and Research Design, But Mostly about Why Writing a Dissertation Proposal is So Difficult
 Michael Watts
11. Research Ethics are Essential
Ethical Considerations for Research in Cross-Cultural Settings
 Sara Curran
1. Essential Sources across Methods
2. Research Ethics
12. Maintaining Perspective is Essential
Bringing It All Back Home: Personal Reflections on Friends, Findings, and Fieldwork
 Andrew Schrank

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Social sciences -- Field work.
Social sciences -- Research.
Social sciences -- Methodology.