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After Method: Mess in Social Science Research

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'Research Methods': a compulsory course, loved by some but hated by many! This stimulating book is about what went wrong with 'research methods'. Its controversial argument is radical, and at times, even revolutionary. John Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly signi ...more
Published August 12th 2004 by Routledge
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Thorben Simonsen
It was thought provoking and it pointed at some very important issues related to discussions on methedology. The first chapter also functions as a good introduction into the broader field of STS literature.

Smart introduction to STS (Science and Technology Studies). What is a fact? etc. A good pep talk for anyone in a field where method handbooks seem a little strained.

Good thought-provoking read, but (IMHO) could be about half as long. I read the first and last chapters and skimmed the middle ones.
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