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Heuristic Research

Heuristic Research
Design, Methodology, and Applications

September 1990 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Well-organized and well-referenced, this book gives a clear presentation of heuristic methodology as a systematic form of qualitative research. Investigators of human experiences will find this book invaluable as a research guide. The author illustrates how heuristic concepts and processes form components of the research design and become the basis for a methodology. There is a clear explanation of how heuristic inquiry works in practice and the actual process of conducting a human science investigation is described in detail.
Resources and Inspirations

Heuristic Concepts, Processes, and Validation
Research Design and Methodology
Examples of Heuristic Research
Applications of Heuristic Research

A classic book which still has so much to say about the nature of human enquiry.

Mr Graham Bright
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University
June 22, 2015

This is a clear and concise book, which not only provides the reader with the principles of Heuristics, but also their application. The significant proportion of the book concerns case studies and application of the theories, and this gives the reader a means of exploring the potential uses and benefits from differing human perspectives. Overall and easy to read and understand work, and very applicable to Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Mr Mike Bancroft
Counselling, Alton College
July 2, 2012

This is a good book and one that will be of use to students wishing a deeper exploration

Dr Carol Fuller
Institute of Education, Reading University
December 21, 2011

This book will be added to the supplemental reading list for students undertaking the Research Methods module.

Ms Pauline Joyce
Healthcare Management, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
June 28, 2010

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