ISBN 9780745623504,Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences


Mark Garner


Ashgate Publisher



Ashgate Publisher

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780745623504

ISBN-10 0745623506


Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

Politics & government

How can excellence in the teaching of research methods be encouraged and ensured? This question has become increasingly important following the adoption of research methodology as a core part of many postgraduate and undergraduate courses. There has, however, been little discussion about the aims and methods of teaching the subject. In this volume, a number of authors from a variety of countries and disciplines employ their knowledge and experience towards the development of a 'pedagogical culture' in research methods. Their aim is to establish the extent of common concerns and challenges and to demonstrate ways in which these are being met. Intended to provide both a stimulus and source materials for the development of a more substantial and systematic literature in the field, the book will be of great interest to all those teaching research methods courses within social science disciplines.