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The Resource Evidence, Howard S. Becker

Evidence, Howard S. Becker

Label
Evidence
Title
Evidence
Statement of responsibility
Howard S. Becker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Oward S. Becker is a master of his discipline. His reputation as a teacher, as well as a sociologist, is supported by his best-selling quartet of sociological guidebooks: Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade, Telling About Society, and What About Mozart? What About Murder? It turns out that the master sociologist has yet one more trick up his sleeve a fifth guidebook, Evidence. Becker has for seventy years been mulling over the problem of evidence. He argues that social scientists don't take questions about the usefulness of their data as evidence for their ideas seriously enough. For example, researchers have long used the occupation of a person's father as evidence of the family's social class, but studies have shown this to be a flawed measure for one thing, a lot of people answer that question too vaguely to make the reasoning plausible. The book is filled with examples like this, and Becker uses them to expose a series of errors, suggesting ways to avoid them, or even to turn them into research topics in their own right. He argues strongly that because no data-gathering method produces totally reliable information, a big part of the research job consists of getting rid of error. Readers will find Becker's newest guidebook a valuable tool, useful for social scientists of every variety.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Howard Saul
Index
index present
LC call number
H61
LC item number
.B433 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Methodologie
  • Qualitative Methode
  • Quantitative Methode
  • Arbeitstechnik
  • Datenerhebung
  • Datenanalyse
  • Logik
  • Plausibilität
  • Beweisführung
  • Fehlschluss
  • Denkfehler
  • Irrtum
Label
Evidence, Howard S. Becker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chief investigators and their helpers
  • Inaccuracies in qualitative research
  • Afterword: final thoughts
  • What it's all about: data, evidence, and ideas.
  • Models of inquiry: some historical background
  • Ideas, opinions, and evidence
  • How the natural scientists do it
  • Who collects the data and how do they do it?
  • Censuses
  • Data gathered by government employees to document their work
  • Hired hands and nonscientist data gatherers
Control code
958780040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780226466408
Lccn
2016043308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027297057
  • 99973096498
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958780040
Label
Evidence, Howard S. Becker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chief investigators and their helpers
  • Inaccuracies in qualitative research
  • Afterword: final thoughts
  • What it's all about: data, evidence, and ideas.
  • Models of inquiry: some historical background
  • Ideas, opinions, and evidence
  • How the natural scientists do it
  • Who collects the data and how do they do it?
  • Censuses
  • Data gathered by government employees to document their work
  • Hired hands and nonscientist data gatherers
Control code
958780040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780226466408
Lccn
2016043308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027297057
  • 99973096498
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958780040

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