The rationale and research design of community studies by Graham Crow
Community studies are well-known in social science and also have a wide lay readership. The classic point of reference is Robert and Helen Lynd?s study Middletown (1929). This presented an account of a place and its people living their everyday lives. It focussed on six aspects of community relationships and how these interconnected. The six aspects were: work, home, education, leisure, religion and local politics.