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Hammersley, Martyn

Works: 149 works in 881 publications in 3 languages and 19,547 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN345, 300.72
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Most widely held works by Martyn Hammersley
The dilemma of qualitative method : Herbert Blumer and the Chicago tradition by Martyn Hammersley( )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martyn Hammersley describes the history of the dispute betwen qualitative and quantitative methods in social research and the relevance of the argument today. He also provides a clear discussion of Blumer's notion of science
Ethnography : principles in practice by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

97 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hammersley and Atkinson reconsider the status of ethnography and seek to place it quite explicitly in a general methodological context. Ethnography provides a systematic and coherent account of ethnographic principles and practices. From an outline of the principle of reflexivity the authors go on to discuss and exemplify the main features of ethnographic work, such as the selection and sampling of cases, the problems of access, observation and interviewing, recording and filing data, and the process of data analysis. There is also consideration of the ethical issues surrounding ethnographic research. Throughout, the discussion draws on a wide range of illustrative material from classic and more recent studies in Britain and the US. -- Publisher description
Taking sides in social research : essays on partisanship and bias by Martyn Hammersley( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past it was generally taken for granted that the goal of social research was the production of objective knowledge; and that this required a commitment to value neutrality. In more recent times, however, both these ideals have come to be challenged, and it is often argued that all research is inevitably political in its assumptions and effects. In this major contribution to the debate, Martyn Hammersley assesses the arguments from the classic and still influential contributions of C. Wright Mills, Howard Becker and Alvin Gouldner to the present day. He concludes that the case for par
Educational research, policymaking and practice by Martyn Hammersley( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of the relationship between educational research and policy-making or practice has been a perennial concern. This book deals with some basic and controversial questions about the issue
Researching school experience : ethnographic studies of teaching and learning by Martyn Hammersley( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a tendency in much educational thinking to view pupils in passive terms, as the material on which schools operate. This damaging view is challenged here. Significant recent research shows the effects of changing educational conditions on the experience of teaching and learning in schools. By redressing the balance and acknowledging the affective side of pupils and their learning, this book shows that improved understanding leads to improved teaching. Contributions from Stephen Ball, Martyn Descombe, Ann Filer, Andy Hargreaves, Bob Jeffrey, Geoff Troman, Andrew Pollard and Peter Woods
Questioning qualitative inquiry : critical essays by Martyn Hammersley( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing 50 years if change in qualitative social research, Martin Hammersley argues that the move away from natural science as a model for social inquiry involves a rejection of key principles that are essential from any commitment to research
What's wrong with ethnography? : methodological explorations by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stimulating and refreshing study, written by one of the leading commentators in the field, provides novel answers to these crucial questions. ""What's Wrong With Ethnography provides a fresh look at the rationale for and distinctiveness of ethnographic research in sociology, education and related fields, and succeeds in slaying a number of currently fashionable sacred cows. Relativism, critical theory, the uniqueness of the case study and the distinction between qualitative and quantitative research are all examined and found wanting as a basis for informed ethnography. The p
Reading ethnographic research : a critical guide by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martyn Hammersley's practical guide to the critical reading of ethnographic studies shows how to identify principal arguments, how to assess research, and how to approach the question of validity when assessing it
Case study method : key issues, key texts by Roger Gomm( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case study is an increasingly popular approach in social research. This book is a comprehensive guide to the current uses and importance of case study methods
Social research : philosophy, politics and practice by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversies in classroom research : a reader( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and ethnicity in schools : ethnographic accounts by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serious but highly accessible look at recent work on the issues of gender and race. Gender and Ethnicity in Schools raises crucial educational and political issues, paying particular attention to the pupils' experience of school
Ethics in qualitative research : controversies and contexts by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All researchers need to think about research ethics, and for a variety of reasons it is an increasingly important part of research methods training. Ethics in Qualitative Research explores this field and presents a distinctive perspective; one that is at odds with the assumptions underpinning ethical regulation, but also with the views of many qualitative researchers today. Martyn Hammersley and Anna Traianou emphasize the difficult and controversial character of ethical issues, and examine the philosophical assumptions involved, the social contexts in which key ethical principles arise, and their implications for research practice. The authors argue that the starting point for any discussion of research ethics must be the values intrinsic to research, above all the commitment to knowledge-production. However, the pursuit of inquiry is rightly constrained by external values, and the book focuses on three of these: minimizing harm, respecting autonomy, and protecting privacy. These values are shown to be far from unequivocal in character, often in conflict with one another, or with the commitments of research, and always subject to situational interpretation and practical judgment. It is argued that in the present challenging times it is essential that qualitative researchers think clearly about, and stand up for, their principles"--Publisher's website
Methodology : who needs it? by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The literature on social science methods and the issues surrounding them has grown massively and continues to increase. Yet many social scientists are ambivalent about methodology. For some, it plays a central, perhaps even an all-encompassing, role; while, for others, it is desirable only in small amounts, or indeed is regarded as an irrelevance, as a distraction from actually doing research. In this book, Hammersley argues that, in large part, this reflects and is part of a wider problem: the gradual decline of a previously influential academic model of inquiry. This has occurred as a result of ideological challenges and the erosion of the institutional conditions that support academic work. He defends this model, spelling out the demands it places upon social scientists, and examining such issues as the proper role of methodology, the nature of objectivity, the false idea that social scientists should be intellectuals or social critics, the dialectic of academic discussion, the ethics of belief, and the limits of academic freedom. More broadly, he also questions the role of the social research within society and what it means to be a social scientist in the 21st century. Hammersley's book is engagingly written and controversial. It tackles the major issues of contemporary social research methodology head on and is an essential read for anyone with an interest in this field."--Publisher's description
School experience : explorations in the sociology of education by Peter Woods( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Halt Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: School Experience: Explorations in the Sociologyof Education -- 1 The Meaning of Academic Performance: How Teachers Definea Classroom Situation -- 2 School Learning: the Cultural Resources Required by Pupilsto Answer a Teacher's Question -- 3 Mock-ups and Cock-ups: The Stage-Management of GuidedDiscovery Instruction -- 4 Interrupting Intersubjectivity -- 5 Appearances: a Videographic Study of Children's Culture -- 6 Anancy Goes to School: a Case Study of Pupils' Knowledgeof their Teachers -- 7 School Experience - More Sociological Ambiguities? -- 8 Humour in the Classroom -- 9 Sociological Constructions: Teachers' Categories -- 10 Experiencing School Knowledge: The Case of Social Studies -- 11 School Science- Innovations or Alienation? -- 12 Structural Features of the Classroom -- 13 Teaching for Survival -- Indexes
The politics of social research by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is social research political? Should it be political? What are the implications of the politicisation of social research? Recent years have seen a growing range of challenges to the idea that research should be governed by the principle of value neutrality. Critical, feminist, anti-racist and postmodernist analyses have argued that social research is intrinsically political. In this stimulating and often controversial book. Martyn Hammersley weighs the arguments offered in support of these positions. He considers the fundamental issues that the debate raises about the nature of social research, its political dimensions and its contemporary relevance. At the same time he provides a robust defence of value neutrality as a constitutive principle of social research and makes a reassessment of the role of research in modern societies
What is qualitative research? by Martyn Hammersley( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book invites readers to explore the nature of qualitative research, and to recognise the varied and conflicting forms it can take. It examines how these contrast with quantitative work, as well as how they differ from journalism and imaginative literature. The book describes various methodological philosophies that have shaped qualitative work, as well as different types of orientation to be found within it today. It offers clear definitions of key terms and concepts, and also a detailed exploration of recent disputes among qualitative researchers, with a view to showing how differences in practice relate to underlying commitments. This book will be a vital resource for both new and experienced researchers."--Publisher's website
Case studies in classroom research : a reader by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Danish and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of social science : causal explanation and value relevance by Martyn Hammersley( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What forms of knowledge can social science claim to produce? Does it employ causal analysis, and if so what does this entail? What role should values play in the work of social scientists? These are the questions addressed in this book. They are closely interrelated, and the answers offered here challenge many currently prevailing assumptions. They carry implications both for research practice, quantitative or qualitative, and for the public claims that social scientists make about the value of their work. The arguments underpinning this challenge to conventional wisdom are laid out in detail in the first half of the book. In later chapters their implications are explored for two substantive areas of intrinsic importance: the study of social mobility and educational inequalities; and explanations for urban riots, notably those that took place in London and other English cities in the summer of 2011. -- Provided by publisher
Classroom ethnography : empirical and methodological essays by Martyn Hammersley( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The dilemma of qualitative method : Herbert Blumer and the Chicago tradition
Ethnography : principles in practiceTaking sides in social research : essays on partisanship and biasEducational research, policymaking and practiceResearching school experience : ethnographic studies of teaching and learningQuestioning qualitative inquiry : critical essaysWhat's wrong with ethnography? : methodological explorationsReading ethnographic research : a critical guideCase study method : key issues, key texts
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