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Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologists

Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologists

  • Author: Michael Fischer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134978421
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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As increasing numbers of social anthropologists use a computer for wordprocessing, interest in other applications inevitably follows, Computer Applications in Social Anthropology covers research activities shared by all social anthropologists and introduces new methods for organizing and interpreting data. Lucidly written, and sympathetic to the particular needs of social anthropologists, it will be of immense value to researchers and professionals in anthropology, development studies and sociology

Information Technology For The Social Scientist

Information Technology For The Social Scientist

  • Author: Ray Lee University of London.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134218141
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Accessible and practical overview to help social reseachers make the most of information technology in relation to research design and selection, management and analysis of research data. The book pinpoints current and future trends in computer-assisted methods.; This book is intended for postgraduate and undergraduate social research methods courses and professional social researchers in sociology, social policy and administration, social psychology and geography. Particular appeal to courses in computer applications for social scientists and researchers.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

  • Author: Leonard Bickman,Debra J. Rog
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761906728
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 580
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The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

The use of computers in anthropology

The use of computers in anthropology

  • Author: Dell H. [ed] Hymes,Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3111718107
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 558
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Research Methods in Anthropology

Research Methods in Anthropology

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

  • Author: Harvey Russell Bernard
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 075911241X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 666
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Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.

An Anthropologist in Japan

An Anthropologist in Japan

Glimpses of Life in the Field

  • Author: Joy Hendry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134645228
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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In this highly personal account Joy Hendry relates her experiences of fieldwork in a Japanese town and reveals a fascinating cross-section of Japanese life. She sets out on a study of politeness but a variety of unpredictable events including a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the family of a poweful local gangster, begin to alter the direction of her research. The book demonstrates the role of chance in the acquisition of anthropological knowledge and demonstrates how moments of insight can be embedded in everyday activity. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the education system, religious beliefs, politics, the family and the neighbourhood in modern Japan.

Research practices in the study of kinship

Research practices in the study of kinship

  • Author: Alan Barnard,Anthony Good
  • Publisher: Academic Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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Using Anthropology in the World

Using Anthropology in the World

A Guide to Becoming an Anthropologist Practitioner

  • Author: Riall W. Nolan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351856928
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 230
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Anthropologist practitioners work outside the confines of the university, putting their knowledge and skills to work on significant problems in a wide variety of different contexts. The demand for anthropologist practitioners is strong and growing; practice is in many ways the leading edge of anthropology today, and one of the most exciting aspects of the discipline. How can anthropology students prepare themselves to become practitioners? Specifically designed to help students, including those in more traditional training programs, prepare for a career in putting anthropology to work in the world, the book: - provides an introduction to the discipline of anthropology and an exploration of its role and contribution in today’s world; - outlines the shape of anthropological practice – what it is, how it developed historically, and what it looks like today; - describes how students of anthropology can prepare for a career in practice, with emphasis on the relationship between theory, method, and application; - includes short contributions from practitioners, writing on specific aspects of training, practice, and career planning; - sets out a framework for career planning, with specific and detailed discussions of finding and securing employment; - reviews some of the more salient challenges arising in the course of a practitioner career; and - concludes with a discussion of what the future of anthropological practice is likely to be. Using Anthropology in the World is essential reading for students interested in preparing themselves for the challenges and rewards of practice and application.

Doing Anthropological Research

Doing Anthropological Research

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Natalie Konopinski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135010137
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 152
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Doing Anthropological Research provides a practical toolkit for carrying out research. It works through the process chapter by chapter, from the planning and proposal stage to methodologies, secondary research, ethnographic fieldwork, ethical concerns, and writing strategies. Case study examples are provided throughout to illustrate the particular issues and dilemmas that may be encountered. This handy guide will be invaluable to upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying or intending to use anthropological methods in their research.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

  • Author: U. S. Department of Labor
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602393206
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 890
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A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology

  • Author: Elizabeth A. DiGangi,Megan K. Moore
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0123851890
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 552
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Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology serves as the one location readers can go to not only learn how to conduct research in general, but how research is specifically conducted within human skeletal biology. It outlines the current types of research being conducted within each sub-specialty of skeletal biology, and gives the reader the tools to set up a research project in skeletal biology. It also suggests several ideas for potential projects. Each chapter has an inclusive bibliography, which can serve as a good jumpstart for project references. Provides a step-by-step guide to conducting research in human skeletal biology Covers diverse topics (sexing, aging, stature and ancestry estimation) and new technologies (histology, medical imaging, and geometric morphometrics) Excellent accompaniment to existing forensic anthropology or osteology works

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

  • Author: Anthropological Society of Oxford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
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Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies

Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies

Inclusion and Innovation

  • Author: John Keady,Lars-Christer Hydén,Ann Johnson,Caroline Swarbrick
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315517477
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 230
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Traditionally, the most preferred social research methods in dementia studies have been interviews, focus groups and non-participant observations. Most of these methods have been used for a long time by researchers in other social research fields, but their application to the field of dementia studies is a relatively new phenomenon. A ground-breaking book, Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies shows researchers how to adapt their methods of data collection to address the individual needs of someone who is living with dementia. With an editorial team that includes Ann Johnson, a trained nurse and person living with dementia, this enlightening volume mainly draws its contents from two interdisciplinary social research teams in dementia, namely the Center for Dementia Research [CEDER] at Linköping University in Norrköping, Sweden and the Dementia and Ageing Research Team [DART] at The University of Manchester in Manchester, UK. Case examples are shared in each of the main chapters to help ground the social research method(s) in a real-life context and provide direction as to how learning can be applied to other settings. Chapters also contain key references and recommended reading. This volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields such as: Research Methods, Qualitative Methods and Dementia Studies.

Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Developments in Computing and Its Applications, August 12-13, 2009

Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Developments in Computing and Its Applications, August 12-13, 2009

  • Author: M. Afshar Alam,Tamanna Siddiqui,K. R. Seeja
  • Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 9380026781
  • Category: Computer science
  • Page: 600
  • View: 3230
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This book comprises of 74 contributions from the experts covering the following topics. " Information Communication Technologies " Network Technologies " Wireless And Sensor Networks " Soft Computing " Circuits and Systems " Software Engineering " Data Mining " Bioinformatics " Data and Network Security

Design for Emergence

Design for Emergence

Collaborative Social Play with Online and Location-Based Media

  • Author: Y. Vogiazou
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1607502178
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 192
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Design for Emergence investigates spontaneous, unpredictable uses of technology that are driven by social contexts and collaborative processes, based on our ability to communicate our presence, both virtual and physical, in symbolic ways. In light of the fact that social dynamics and unexpected uses of technology can inspire innovation, this book proposes a research model of design for emergence, focusing on emergent phenomena as part of an iterative design process. By providing playful, technology-mediated experiences with minimal structure, unpredictable user behaviours can emerge through exploration, resulting in a richer and more complex, social experience. The research methodology is practice-based; two interactive prototypes were designed, implemented and evaluated in different contexts: an online multiplayer BumperCar game and a wireless, location-based urban game of ‘tag’, called CitiTag. User studies showed that collaborative, spontaneous play can enhance the sense of social participation in a group activity. Collective and individual behaviours and creative uses of technology emerged from a simply designed application based on symbolic presence, both in the virtual and the physical world. CitiTag experiments showed that virtual elements in a mixed reality game can instigate novel experiences in the context of our everyday physical and social environment, with often unexpected results. The observed emergent behaviours are personal and collective extensions of the virtual experience in the real world. The book concludes with a positive view of ubiquitous and social computing, in which the virtual world becomes a ‘first class citizen’ rather than a substitute for the real world, creating new situations and engaging experiences in the setting of our daily life that were not possible before.

Mathematics Education as a Research Domain: A Search for Identity

Mathematics Education as a Research Domain: A Search for Identity

An ICMI Study

  • Author: Anna Sierpinska,Jeremy Kilpatrick
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9401151946
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8575
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No one disputes how important it is, in today's world, to prepare students to un derstand mathematics as well as to use and communicate mathematics in their future lives. That task is very difficult, however. Refocusing curricula on funda mental concepts, producing new teaching materials, and designing teaching units based on 'mathematicians' common sense' (or on logic) have not resulted in a better understanding of mathematics by more students. The failure of such efforts has raised questions suggesting that what was missing at the outset of these proposals, designs, and productions was a more profound knowledge of the phenomena of learning and teaching mathematics in socially established and culturally, politically, and economically justified institutions - namely, schools. Such knowledge cannot be built by mere juxtaposition of theories in disci plines such as psychology, sociology, and mathematics. Psychological theories focus on the individual learner. Theories of sociology of education look at the general laws of curriculum development, the specifics of pedagogic discourse as opposed to scientific discourse in general, the different possible pedagogic rela tions between the teacher and the taught, and other general problems in the inter face between education and society. Mathematics, aside from its theoretical contents, can be looked at from historical and epistemological points of view, clarifying the genetic development of its concepts, methods, and theories. This view can shed some light on the meaning of mathematical concepts and on the difficulties students have in teaching approaches that disregard the genetic development of these concepts.

JASO

JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
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Video Methods

Video Methods

Social Science Research in Motion

  • Author: Charlotte Bates
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317859766
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
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This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it highlights a range of possibilities for making and working with video data. The collection showcases different video methods, including video diaries, video go-alongs, time-lapse video, mobile devices, multi-angle video recording, video ethnography, and ethnographic documentary. Each method is presented through a case study, showing how it can be used in practice. The authors offer pragmatic advice and discuss practical issues, including equipment, techniques and skills, analysis, and presentation. They also show how video methods can be used in a range of different contexts – at train stations, on bicycles, in schools, outdoors, and in museums – to investigate worlds that are visible, audible, tangible, and in motion. In doing so, they illuminate the theoretical possibilities that video methods offer for researching the body, identity, everyday life, affect, time, and space.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: H. Russell Bernard,Clarence C. Gravlee
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0759120722
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 822
  • View: 9836
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Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis.

Key Concepts in Social Research

Key Concepts in Social Research

  • Author: Geoff Payne,Judy Payne
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446233898
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
  • View: 417
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`This clearly written and user-friendly book is ideal for students or researchers who wish to get a basic, but solid grasp of a topic and see how it fits with other topics. By following the links a student can easily and efficiently build up a clear conceptual map of social research' - Malcolm Williams, Reader in Sociology, Cardiff University `This is a really useful book, written in an accessible manner for students beginning their study of social research methods. It is helpful both as an introductory text and as a reference guide for more advanced students. Most of the key topics in methods and methodology are covered and it will be suitable as a recommended text on a wide variety of courses' - Clive Seale, Brunel University At last, an authoritative, crystal-clear introduction to research methods which really takes account of the needs of students for accessible, focused information to help with undergraduate essays and exams. The key concepts discussed here are based on a review of teaching syllabi and the authors' experience of many years of teaching. Topics range over qualitative and quantitative approaches and combine practical considerations with philosophical issues. They include several new topics, like internet and phone polling, internet searches, and visual methods. Each section is free-standing, can be tackled in order, but with links to other sections to enable students to cross-reference and build up a wider understanding of central research methods. To facilitate comprehension and aid study, each section begins with a definition. It is followed by a summary of key points with key words and guides to further reading and up-to-date examples. The book is a major addition to undergraduate reading lists. It is reliable, allows for easy transference to essays and exams and easy to use, and exceptionally clearly written for student consumption. The book answers the needs of all those who find research methods daunting, and for those who have dreamt of an ideal introduction to the subject.