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Published by Sage Publications in London, Newbury Park [Calif.] .
Written in English


  • Sociology -- Research -- Methodology

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Edition Notes

Other titlesMéthode de cas en sociologie
Statementeditor: Jacques Hamel
SeriesCurrent sociology = La Sociologie contemporaine -- v. 40, no. 1, Current sociology (Paris, France) -- v. 40, no. 1
ContributionsHamel, Jacques
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 208 p. ;
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22842030M

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