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Investigative social research : [electronic resource] individual and team field research / Jack D. Douglas.

By: Douglas, Jack D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sage library of social research ; v. 29.Publisher: Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, c1976Description: xv, 229 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0803906757; 9780803906754; 0803906765 (pbk.); 9780803906761.Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research | Social sciences -- Fieldwork | Research -- methods | Social Sciences | Sciences sociales -- Recherche | Sciences sociales -- Travaux pratiques | Veldwerk | Sciences sociales -- Recherche | Empirische Sozialforschung | Feldforschung | Forschungsmethode | SozialwissenschaftenAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Investigative social research.DDC classification: 300/.7/2 Other classification: 70.03 | MR 2000 Online resources: Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive Volume 29 | Additional information and access via Open Library Volume 29
Contents:
1. Introduction: truth in social research -- The kinds of truth and the common-sense tests of truth -- 2. Field research in the spectrum of social research -- The spectrum of types of social research -- The general conditions for using field research and controlled research -- Mixed strategies -- Conclusion -- 3. The classical (cooperative) paradigm of society and field research -- 4. The conflict paradigm of society and investigative field research -- Misinformation -- Evasions -- Lies -- Fronts -- 5. Investigating subconscious and self-deceptive experience -- Taken-for-granted feelings and meanings -- Problematic feelings and meanings -- Self-deceptions -- Conclusion -- 6. The general strategies of investigative field research: direct experience -- The major issues concerning the use of direct research experience -- Grasping the research setting -- Understanding and reporting on the research setting -- Conclusion -- 7. The general strategies of investigative field research: building and using friendly and trusting relations and checking them out -- Testing out and checking out -- Conclusion -- 8. Major tactics of investigative research -- Infiltrating and setting -- Building friendly trust and opening them up -- Adversary and discombobulating tactics -- 9. Team field research -- Team field research design -- Using team field research to study multiperspectival realities in a conflictful society -- Building and using the web of research contacts: the multiplier effect of team work -- Using role specialization and complementarity of team members -- Turning out key informants -- Providing support, cross-checking and balancing each other -- The problems of team field research and attempted solutions.
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Bibliography: p. 227-229.

1. Introduction: truth in social research -- The kinds of truth and the common-sense tests of truth -- 2. Field research in the spectrum of social research -- The spectrum of types of social research -- The general conditions for using field research and controlled research -- Mixed strategies -- Conclusion -- 3. The classical (cooperative) paradigm of society and field research -- 4. The conflict paradigm of society and investigative field research -- Misinformation -- Evasions -- Lies -- Fronts -- 5. Investigating subconscious and self-deceptive experience -- Taken-for-granted feelings and meanings -- Problematic feelings and meanings -- Self-deceptions -- Conclusion -- 6. The general strategies of investigative field research: direct experience -- The major issues concerning the use of direct research experience -- Grasping the research setting -- Understanding and reporting on the research setting -- Conclusion -- 7. The general strategies of investigative field research: building and using friendly and trusting relations and checking them out -- Testing out and checking out -- Conclusion -- 8. Major tactics of investigative research -- Infiltrating and setting -- Building friendly trust and opening them up -- Adversary and discombobulating tactics -- 9. Team field research -- Team field research design -- Using team field research to study multiperspectival realities in a conflictful society -- Building and using the web of research contacts: the multiplier effect of team work -- Using role specialization and complementarity of team members -- Turning out key informants -- Providing support, cross-checking and balancing each other -- The problems of team field research and attempted solutions.

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