The Essential Guide
- Tim May - Professor of Social Science Methodology, Sheffield Methods Institute, University of Sheffield, The University of Sheffield, UK
- Beth Perry - Professorial Fellow, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield
Philosophy of Research | Social Research Methods | Sociological Research Methods
- Pinpoints the importance of reflexivity in social research
- Demonstrates its relevance to everyday life
- Firmly locates the concept in the history of ideas
- Explores key questions about the bases of knowledge and understanding
- Presents key thinkers, concepts and issues in easy-to-understand learning boxes
"Finally, a sensible, detailed and complex analysis of reflexivity in all its guises. Both intellectually rigorous and practically applicable, this book is essential reading for students across the social sciences."
Spanning philosophy and social science, disciplined inquiry and individual reflection and theory and practice, this new work provides an invaluable overview of the key thinkers, ideas and issues involved in the reflexive turn in social inquiry. One marvels at its comprehensiveness, precision, and lucidity. Highly useful for students and established scholars alike.
In their book, "Reflexivity. The Essential Guide", Tim May and Beth Perry provide an extensive examination of the role of reflexivity in social research. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, history, linguistics, and above all, philosophy, the authors propose an enriching intellectual journey for social researchers and lay audience alike.