Philosophical & Theoretical Frameworks

Benton, T. and I. Craib (2001). Philosophy of social science: The philosophical foundations of social thought. New York, Palgrave.

Bridges, D. and R. Smith, Eds. (2007). Philosophy, Methodology and Educational Research. Malden, MA, Blackwell.

Crotty, M. (1998). The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.

Hollinger, R. (1993). Postmodernism and the Social Sciences: A Thematic Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.

Lancy, D. F. (1993). Qualitative Research in Education: An Introduction to the Major Traditions. New York, Longman.

MacFarlane, A., & O’Reilly-de Brún, M. (2010). Using a Theory-Driven Conceptual Framework in Qualitative Health Research. Qualitative Health Research, 22(5), 607-618.

May, T. (1996). Situating social theory. Buckingham, UK, Open University Press.

May, T. and M. Williams, Eds. (1998). Knowing the social world Buckingham, UK, Open University Press.

Norman, B. (2007). Approaches to social enquiry. Malden, MA, Polity Press.

Pascale, C.-M. (2011). Cartographies of knowledge: exploring qualitative epistemologies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Paul, J. L., Ed. (2005). Introduction to the philosophies of research and criticism in education and the social sciences. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson.

Prasad, P. (2005). Crafting qualitative research: Working in the postpositivist traditions. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.

Sismondo, S. (1995). Science without myth: On constructions, reality, and social knowledge. Albany, State University of New York Press.

Williams, M. and T. May (1996). Introduction to the philosophy of social research. London, UCL Press.