The challenge of doing research in the social sciences and other disciplines is anchored in the dilemma of finding the right research design to pursue an inquiry path leading to trustworthy evidences . Designing Research in the Social Sciences ( Maggetti, Gilardi, & Radaelli , 2013) is an elucidative narrative, adding a strong voice in helping novice and seasoned researchers to redirect their thoughts and research actions into meaningful efforts to find balance (trade - offs) in research implementation. This new tome is not the usual ‘cook book’ in the research design arena, rather it focuses your mind into appreciating the craft of research; from understanding the social sciences, concepts, causal analysis and related statistical designs to the features that make the world of social research; it’s a new dawn.


Research Design, Conceptual Analysis, Causal Inference, Choices, Trade - Offs

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