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By Julie McLeod,Rachel Thomson

questions about switch in social and private existence are a characteristic of many money owed of the modern global. whereas theories of social switch abound, discussions approximately the right way to study it are less universal. This e-book presents a well timed consultant to qualitative methodologies that examine approaches of private, generational and ancient swap.

The authors show off quite a number equipment that discover temporality and the dynamic kinfolk among earlier, current and destiny. via case reviews, they evaluate six methodological traditions: memory-work, oral/life heritage, qualitative longitudinal study, ethnography, intergenerational and follow-up reports. It illustrates how those study methods are translated into study tasks and considers the sensible in addition to the theoretical and moral demanding situations they pose. study equipment also are the fabricated from instances and areas, and this ebook retains to the fore the cultural and historic context within which those equipment built, the theoretical traditions on which they draw, and the empirical questions they address.

Researching Social Change is a useful source for researchers and graduate scholars around the social sciences who're attracted to figuring out and discovering social change.

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