Critical Strategies for Social Research
Edited by Canadian sociologist William K. Carroll, this thought-provoking volume is designed for research methods courses in sociology and social sciences. Critical Strategies for Social Research explores ways in which several key research strategies bring an emancipatory dimension to social analysis. The new approaches recognize that social analysis is a form of knowledge production that takes place in a human-constructed world marked by injustice and persistent inequality.
Carroll considers five influential and productive strategies of inquiry:
Dialectical Social Analysis
Participatory Action Research
Critical Discourse Analysis
Social Inquiry as Communicative Reason
"I most like the way this book organizes the field of critical research by presenting five strategies. This framework sets up useful opportunities for comparison of research perspectives. There certainly is a need for a critical reader on research strategies. "
— ?Mary-Beth Raddon, Brock University