O'Reilly logo

Challenge & Innovation by Mary Boulton

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 9

Social Science Methods used in a Study of Prostitutes in the Gambia

Helen Pickering

The need for field techniques to provide rapid and detailed data on complex social and behavioural phenomena has been given considerable impetus with the advent of HIV/AIDS. It has highlighted the contrasting approaches of epidemiology and the social sciences. Traditionally, epidemiologists study a limited number of variables in large samples to provide statistical evidence of relationships. The parameters of the study are firmly established before data collection begins. But interest has grown in aspects of the relationship between health and behaviour not amenable to so strict a format of scientific investigation. Anthropologists, in particular, have ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required