Evaluating and Valuing in Social Research

Thomas A. Schwandt and Emily F. Gates

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October 12, 2021
ISBN 9781462547333
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250 Pages
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September 17, 2021
ISBN 9781462547326
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250 Pages
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August 4, 2021
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250 Pages
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250 Pages
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Much applied research takes place as if complex social problems—and evaluations of interventions to address them—can be dealt with in a purely technical way. In contrast, this groundbreaking book offers an alternative approach that incorporates sustained, systematic reflection about researchers' values, what values research promotes, how decisions about what to value are made and by whom, and how judging the value of social interventions takes place. The authors offer practical and conceptual guidance to help researchers engage meaningfully with value conflicts and refine their capacity to engage in deliberative argumentation. Pedagogical features include a detailed evaluation case, “Bridge to Practice” exercises and annotated resources in most chapters, and an end-of-book glossary.