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From Postgraduate to Social Scientist

From Postgraduate to Social Scientist

A Guide to Key Skills

  • Author: Nigel Gilbert,G. Nigel Gilbert
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761944607
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 226
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From Postgraduate to Social Scientist is essential reading for any postgraduate or new researcher who is interested in a career in the social sciences. The book describes the skills needed for success in moving from being a student to becoming an academic or professional social scientist. Written by experts in the field, Gilbert et al., this book offers a unique insider's view of how to make the transition. By adopting a clear and accessible approach, this book encourages students embarking on the journey towards becoming a social scientist to engage with every aspect of the process.

Research Training for Social Scientists

Research Training for Social Scientists

A Handbook for Postgraduate Researchers

  • Author: Dawn Burton
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446235513
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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With indispensable advice for students from all social science backgrounds, this handbook provides the core conceptual and practical skills to embark on succesful research. The organization of the book reflects the knowledge that is required in order to become a competent and effective researcher. It follows the life-cycle of the research project: it begins with a discussion of ethical and philosphical issues; presents guides to both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; provides help on using computers in research; and includes advice on how to write up and present a research project. Based on the UK Economic and Social Research Council advice on the training which students should undertake in preparation for postgraduate research, this book will be invaluable for all beginning researchers.

Research Ethics for Social Scientists

Research Ethics for Social Scientists

  • Author: Mark Israel,Iain Hay
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412903905
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 193
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`This is an excellent book which can be recommended both to the professional ethicist seeking to situate research ethics for a social scientific audience and to social scientists seeking an overview of the current ethical landscape of their discipline' - Research Ethics Review Ethics is becoming an increasingly prominent issue for all researchers across the western world. This comprehensive and accessible guide introduces students to the field and encourages knowledge of research ethics in practice. Research Ethics for Social Scientists sets out to do four things: The first is to demonstrate the practical value of thinking seriously and systematically about what constitutes ethical conduct in social science research. Secondly, the text identifies how and why current regulatory regimes have emerged. Thirdly, it seeks to reveal those practices that have contributed to the adversarial relationships between researchers and regulators. Finally, the book hopes to encourage both parties to develop shared solutions to ethical and regulatory problems. Research Ethics for Social Scientists is an excellent introductory text for students as it: - introduces students to ethical theory and philosophy; - provides practical guidance on what ethical theory means for research practice; - provides case studies to give real examples of ethics in research action. The result is an informative, accessible and practical guide to research ethics for any student or researcher in the social sciences.

Researching Social Life

Researching Social Life

  • Author: Nigel Gilbert,Paul Stoneman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473944228
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 624
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Paul Stoneman and Nigel Gilbert breathe new energy into this classic bestselling textbook providing clear, relevant advice and extensive coverage of all the research methods you need to understand today’s society. Packed full of examples from across the social sciences, Researching Social Life sets out all of the challenges and opportunities of interpreting and conducting research with qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. The book follows the chronology of a typical research project, from initial conception through to the collection, management and analysis of data; it also includes material on how best to write up and disseminate your research. This pragmatic approach mirrors the reality of conducting research and allows the handpicked, internationally renowned contributors to embed real case studies from their own research in each chapter. The student-oriented pedagogy is carefully woven throughout the book and further supported by a cutting-edge website. Key tools include: In-depth worked examples Case studies Discussion questions Checklists Annotated further reading Practical top tips for doing research. With unparalleled breadth and depth this trusted and respected textbook is an essential guide for anyone engaging with social research.

Social Science and Sustainability

Social Science and Sustainability

  • Author: Heinz Schandl,Iain Walker
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 1486306411
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: N.A
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On Becoming a Social Scientist

On Becoming a Social Scientist

From Survey Research and Participant Observation to Experimental Analysis

  • Author: Shulamit Reinharz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351502417
  • Category: Social Science
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This autobiographical analysis of the many difficult issues, dilemmas, choices, and adjustments involved in becoming a social scientist highlights the strengths and limitations of two principal research methods: survey research and participant observation. It emphasizes how these research methods are actually experienced, in contrast to how they are ideally described in texts.

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Researching Differently

  • Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Gabriele Griffin,Nina Lykke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136728422
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research. In the context of globalization, this book gives special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields, such as feminist technoscience studies.

Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers

Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers

Principles and Practice

  • Author: Roger Tarling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134061072
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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This book explains the principles and theory of statistical modelling in an intelligible way for the non-mathematical social scientist looking to apply statistical modelling techniques in research. The book also serves as an introduction for those wishing to develop more detailed knowledge and skills in statistical modelling. Rather than present a limited number of statistical models in great depth, the aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the statistical models currently adopted in social research, in order that the researcher can make appropriate choices and select the most suitable model for the research question to be addressed. To facilitate application, the book also offers practical guidance and instruction in fitting models using SPSS and Stata, the most popular statistical computer software which is available to most social researchers. Instruction in using MLwiN is also given. Models covered in the book include; multiple regression, binary, multinomial and ordered logistic regression, log-linear models, multilevel models, latent variable models (factor analysis), path analysis and simultaneous equation models and models for longitudinal data and event histories. An accompanying website hosts the datasets and further exercises in order that the reader may practice developing statistical models. An ideal tool for postgraduate social science students, research students and practicing social researchers in universities, market research, government social research and the voluntary sector.

Humanity And Social Science: Proceedings Of The International Conference On Humanity And Social Science (Ichss2016)

Humanity And Social Science: Proceedings Of The International Conference On Humanity And Social Science (Ichss2016)

  • Author: Liu Liguang,Zhang Jianhua
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9813208511
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 536
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2016 International Conference on Humanity and Social Science (ICHSS2016) was successfully held in Xiamen, China, on April 22nd – 24th. The ICHSS2016 received over more than 198 submissions, and after careful peer review process, only 68 are included in this proceedings, covering management, education, economy and finance, culture, social science and sports. The program of ICHSS2016 consisted of keynote presentation, invited sessions and technical workshops. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers from all over the regions to come together to discuss issues and compare research outcomes in education and humanity, and exchange ideas to move in the right directions should be the focus of attention.

Doing A Literature Review In Health And Social Care: A Practical Guide

Doing A Literature Review In Health And Social Care: A Practical Guide

  • Author: Aveyard, Helen
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335263070
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 190
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This popular book demystifies literature reviewing and answers the questions students have about how to tackle the process.

Beginning Statistics

Beginning Statistics

An Introduction for Social Scientists

  • Author: Liam Foster,Ian Diamond,Julie Jefferies
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 147390921X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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In the Second Edition of this bestselling textbook, the authors use real-world examples to introduce basic principles in statistics with no prior knowledge or experience assumed. With an emphasis on describing concepts, showing through example and illustrating points with graphs and displays, this book will provide readers with a step-by-step introduction to using statistics. Chapters address the following questions: Why bother learning statistics in the first place and are they relevant to real life? How do I make sensible tables and informative graphs? What are descriptive and inferential statistics and how are they used? What are regression and correlation anyway?

The Impact of the Social Sciences

The Impact of the Social Sciences

How Academics and their Research Make a Difference

  • Author: Simon Bastow,Patrick Dunleavy,Jane Tinkler
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446293254
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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The impact agenda is set to shape the way in which social scientists prioritise the work they choose to pursue, the research methods they use and how they publish their findings over the coming decade, but how much is currently known about how social science research has made a mark on society? Based on a three year research project studying the impact of 360 UK-based academics on business, government and civil society sectors, this groundbreaking new book undertakes the most thorough analysis yet of how academic research in the social sciences achieves public policy impacts, contributes to economic prosperity, and informs public understanding of policy issues as well as economic and social changes. The Impact of the Social Sciences addresses and engages with key issues, including: identifying ways to conceptualise and model impact in the social sciences developing more sophisticated ways to measure academic and external impacts of social science research explaining how impacts from individual academics, research units and universities can be improved. This book is essential reading for researchers, academics and anyone involved in discussions about how to improve the value and impact of funded research. You can read a snapshot of the results, Visualising the Data, free online. To download a PDF click here, or to browse a flipbook, click here.

Social and Cognitive Pharmacy

Social and Cognitive Pharmacy

Theory and Case Studies

  • Author: Parastou Donyai
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • ISBN: 0853698996
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 229
  • View: 6010
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Social and Cognitive Pharmacy is a practical handbook for learning and teaching sociology and psychology, and applying this to pharmacy practice. It will be of great benefit to students of pharmacy, postgraduate pharmacists and academics.

The Subject Bibliography of the Social Sciences and Humanities

The Subject Bibliography of the Social Sciences and Humanities

International Series of Monographs in Library and Information Science

  • Author: Barbara M. Hale
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483146634
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 158
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International Series of Monographs in Library and Information Science, Volume 12: The Subject Bibliography of the Social Sciences and Humanities focuses on subject bibliographies of the humanities and social sciences. The manuscript first outlines the development of subject bibliography in the 16th up to 20th centuries, including developments in subject bibliography of social sciences and humanities and theory of bibliography. The book then discusses subject bibliography and flow of information. Topics include information storage and retrieval, scholarly communications, and other library tools. The text surveys the alphabetical and chronological arrangements of subject bibliographies, including the arrangement of selected bibliographies. Current and retrospective unannotated bibliographies and indexes; current and retrospective bibliographical reviews; and grading and abstracts are underscored. The book is a vital reference for readers wanting to explore humanities and social sciences.

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences

From Planning and Preparation to Grant Application and Publication

  • Author: Petter Laake,Haakon Breien Benestad
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128001542
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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Research in Medical and Biological Sciences covers the wide range of topics that a researcher must be familiar with in order to become a successful biomedical scientist. Perfect for aspiring as well as practicing professionals in the medical and biological sciences, this publication discusses a broad range of topics that are common yet not traditionally considered part of formal curricula, including philosophy of science, ethics, statistics, and grant applications. The information presented in this book also facilitates communication across conventional disciplinary boundaries, in line with the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of modern research projects. Covers the breadth of topics that a researcher must understand in order to be a successful experimental scientist Provides a broad scientific perspective that is perfect for students with various professional backgrounds Contains easily accessible, concise material about diverse methods Includes extensive online resources such as further reading suggestions, data files, statistical tables, and the StaTable application package Emphasizes the ethics and statistics of medical and biological sciences

Chaos, Complexity, and Sociology

Chaos, Complexity, and Sociology

Myths, Models, and Theories

  • Author: Raymond A. Eve,Sara Horsfall,Mary E. Lee
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761908906
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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The authors of this volume provide a timely collection of articles which examine the emerging myths and theories surrounding the study of chaos and complexity. In the second part methodological matters are considered. Finally, conceptual models and applications are presented. This perceptive and thorough volume will be useful to sociologists and others interested in chaos and complexity theory.

Global Change in Marine Systems

Global Change in Marine Systems

Societal and Governing Responses

  • Author: Patrice Guillotreau,Alida Bundy,R. Ian Perry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351672126
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 348
  • View: 3300
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Marine social and ecological systems around the world face multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors associated with global change. The resulting changes can create hardship for local societies that depend on them for food, livelihoods and wellbeing. Knowing how to respond to global change in a timely and appropriate manner is increasingly occupying the attention of researchers, policy makers, decision makers and practitioners around the world. ? Written by an international group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems analyses and appraises societal and governing responses to change, highlighting and explaining similarities and distinctions between successful, and less successful, responses. The authors present "I-ADApT", an analytical framework that enables decision makers to consider possible responses to global change, based on experiences elsewhere. Within this volume, I-ADApT is applied to 20 enlightening case studies covering a wide range of marine systems that have been challenged by critical global change issues around the world. ? Introducing innovative research to work towards a range of possible responses to global change, Societal and governing responses to Global Change in Marine Systems will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers and practitioners interested in fields such as: Environment & Natural Resources, Marine Resources and social sciences.

The Students' Guide to Graduate Studies in the UK

The Students' Guide to Graduate Studies in the UK

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Research
  • Page: N.A
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Interviewing for Social Scientists

Interviewing for Social Scientists

An Introductory Resource with Examples

  • Author: Hilary Arksey,Peter T Knight
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446205274
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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`This is an excellent book. It will be required reading on my methods courses' - Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey This book is comprehensive, easy to read, fascinating and a must for every college library where students study research methods for short reports or longer theses' - Educational Review Students at postgraduate, and increasingly at undergraduate, level are required to undertake research projects and interviewing is the most frequently used research method. This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to interviewing. It covers all the issues that arise in interview work: theories of interviewing; design; application; and interpretation. Richly illustrated with relevant examples, each chapter includes handy statements of `advantages' and `disadvantages' of the approaches discussed.