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Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood

by Kristin Luker

Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict and draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists.

Salsa Dancing Into The Social Sciences: Research In An Age Of Info-glut

by Kristin Luker

You might think that dancing doesn't have a lot to do with social research, and doing social research is probably why you picked this book up in the first place. But trust me. Salsa dancing is a practice as well as a metaphor for a kind of research that will make your life easier and better. Savvy, witty, and sensible, this unique book is both a handbook for defining and completing a research project, and an astute introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science. In this volume, Kristin Luker guides novice researchers in:<P> * Knowing the difference between an area of interest and a research topic<P> * Defining the relevant parts of a potentially infinite research literature<P> * Mastering sampling, operationalization, and generalization<P> * Understanding which research methods best answer your questions<P> * Beating writer'ss block<P> * Most important, she shows how friendships, non-academic interests, and even salsa dancing can make for a better researcher.<P>

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