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Research Methods in Africana Studies | Revised Edition


Serie McDougal III

The revised edition of Research Methods in Africana Studies is a major contribution to the discipline of Africana studies and social science involving people of African descent in general. The first edition was the first of its kind, offering instruction on how to conduct culturally relevant critical research on Africana communities in the American context, in addition to the African diaspora. The revised edition contains a collection of the most widely used theories and paradigms designed for exploring, explaining, and advancing Africana communities through science. The relevance, strengths, and weaknesses of every major method of data collection are explained as they relate to the lived experiences of the Black world. It stands alone as the only textbook that details empirical methods in the service of the collective advancement of Africana peoples.

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Names: McDougal, Serie, III, author. Title: Research methods in Africana studies / Serie McDougal III. Description: Revised edition. | New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Series: Black studies and critical thinking, vol. 97 | ISSN 1947-5985 Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017009954 | ISBN 978-1-4331-3473-9 (paperback: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4241-3 (ebook pdf) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4242-0 (epub) ISBN 978-1-4331-4243-7 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: African Americans—Study and teaching. African American philosophy. | Social sciences—Methodology. African Americans—Research. | Critical theory. | African Americans—History. Classification: LCC E184.7 .M3484 2017 | DDC 973/.0496073—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b11050

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