Exploring trends and challenges in sociological research
McKie, L.; Ryan, L.
This is the first e-special issue for the journal Sociology and its chosen focus is the article ‘The coming crisis of empirical sociology’ by Savage and Burrows (2007). This article challenged sociologists with a variety of questions about the role, relevance and methodological opportunities for sociological research in the 21st century. On publication it stoked the already charged debates on a public sociology (Burawoy, 2004), the role of publicly funded research (ESRC, 2009) and relevance of sociological research in an age of burgeoning social media (Brewer and Hunter, 2006). This e-special provides a reprise of these debates and explores relevant papers in Sociology, as well as alerting readers to recurring themes and new directions on the topic of methods and social research.
McKie, L., & Ryan, L. (2012). Exploring trends and challenges in sociological research. Sociology, 46(6), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038512452356
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Dec 1, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Sep 24, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 28, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Empirical sociology, Methodology, Public sociology, Savage and Burrows, Social media, Social research methods.|
Accepted Journal Article
The final definitive version of this article has been published in the journal Sociology, 46/6, 2012 © The Author(s) 2012 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Sociology page: http://soc.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
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