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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: 0857022180
  • 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.

Data Analysis and Interpretation - A Handbook for Postgraduate Social Scientists (+CD)

Data Analysis and Interpretation - A Handbook for Postgraduate Social Scientists (+CD)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penerbit UTM
  • ISBN: 9789835204173
  • Category: Qualitative research
  • Page: 174
  • View: 9985
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Social Science and Sustainability

Social Science and Sustainability

  • Author: Iain Walker,Heinz Schandl
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 148630642X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 232
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Sustainability policies shape the ways that society and the economy interact with the environment, natural resources and ecosystems, and address issues such as water, energy and food security, and climate change. These policies are complex and are, at times, obscured by contestation, uncertainty and sometimes ignorance. Ultimately, sustainability problems are social problems and they need to be addressed through social and policy change. Social Science and Sustainability draws on the wide-ranging experience of CSIRO’s social scientists in the sustainability policy domain. These researchers have extensive experience in addressing complex issues of society–nature relationships, usually in interdisciplinary collaboration with natural scientists. This book describes some of the evidence-based concepts, frameworks and methodologies they have developed, which may guide a transition to sustainability. Contributions range from exploring ways to enhance livelihoods and alleviate poverty, to examining Australians’ responses to climate change, to discussing sociological perspectives on sustainability and how to make policy relevant. Researchers, policy-makers and decision-makers around the globe will find this book a valuable and thought-provoking contribution to the sustainability literature. It is also suited to academics and students in postgraduate-level courses in social sciences and sustainability, or in courses in applied sociology, applied social psychology and other applied social sciences.

Social Scientists Meet the Media

Social Scientists Meet the Media

  • Author: Alan Bryman,Cheryl Haslam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134891830
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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"Part chronicle, part analysis and part advice manual, Social Scientists Meets the Media combines the thoughts of academics and media people to produce a vivid and valuable series of accounts that will prove of service to all academics seeking a wider audience but wary of the terra incognita they face in finding one" Ellis Cashmore, Staffordshire University Social Scientists know they are in a dilemma: their work may fall prey to sensationalism, but at the same time they don't want to be overlooked. Social Scientists Meet the Media collects the experiences of academics who have sought to publicize their research. It contains personal accounts from social scientists with extensive media contact and representatives from radio, television and the press. Based on these often humorous and sometimes chastening accounts, the editors suggest ways to achieve a more fruitful relationship between social scientists and the media.

Information Technology for the Social Scientist

Information Technology for the Social Scientist

  • Author: Raymond M. Lee
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1857282817
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 230
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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.

Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

An Introduction

  • Author: David Byrne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134714734
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Chaos and complexity are the new buzz words in both science and contemporary society. The ideas they represent have enormous implications for the way we understand and engage with the world. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before using them as a way of investigating the nature of social research. By applying them to such familiar topics as urban studies, education and health, David Byrne allows readers new to the subject to appreciate the contribution which complexity theory can make to social research and to illuminating the crucial social issues of our day.

A study of the labour market for social science postgraduates

A study of the labour market for social science postgraduates

  • Author: Peter Elias,University of Warwick. Institute for Employment Research
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 105
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An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

  • Author: Tim May,Malcolm Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135367175
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 240
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This is an accessible introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes effective use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe to examine specific problems and broader issues. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social research methods within sociology, social policy, politics, social psychology, human geography; philosophy of social science and social theory courses; and as a personal reference for professional researchers.

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.

Working Across the Gap

Working Across the Gap

The Practice of Social Science in Organizations

  • Author: Lisl Klein
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • ISBN: 1780495730
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 289
  • View: 7506
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Lisl Klein's experience of applying the social sciences in organizations must be unique. Her work is grounded in research but much of her professional activity has been in application, combining the methods and findings of research with an understanding of dynamics in working with organizations. Moving between research and practice she has, for nearly forty years, pursued the aim of rendering the social sciences useful and practical in organizational life. This collection of papers brings together wide-ranging material that is highly relevant to today's world, whilst also providing a useful historical overview of the field. The links between research, policy and practice are brought vividly to life, the many examples creating a thread that connects theory with operational reality.Lisl Klein provides an insightful and significant theory of practice, developed through vignettes of her work and experience that make this a very readable and engaging book. After a historical introduction, the volume is divided into five sections: organization research and diagnosis; examples of activities in the field; bouncing against the context; concepts, reflections and methods; and relating scientific and professional development.The book will be of value to a wide range of readers, including managers engaged in organizational change and development, as well as human resource professionals, organizational researchers and consultants. It will be valuable to students of social science studying organizational behaviour at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, and management students at undergraduate and MBA levels.

Postgraduate Education and Training in the Social Sciences

Postgraduate Education and Training in the Social Sciences

Processes and Products

  • Author: Robert G. Burgess
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Degree, Academic
  • Page: 212
  • View: 9033
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In the last decade there has been considerable interest in the process of doing a PhD. Much of this interest has focused on policy issues that have been raised by the research councils and the British Academy. This volume presents a guide to the 'state of the art' in postgraduate education and training in the social sciences, the concept of quality in the PhD, examining styles and strategies of supervisors with a view to improving completion rates, the process of supervision, the motives of supervisors and students and their relationship.

Social Science and Government

Social Science and Government

Policies and problems

  • Author: A. B. Cherns,W. I. Jenkins,R. Sinclair
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136444688
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1972 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Emerging Social Science Concerns

Emerging Social Science Concerns

Festschrift in Honour of Professor Yogesh Atal

  • Author: Surendra K. Gupta
  • Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9788180690983
  • Category: India
  • Page: 440
  • View: 3286
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With reference to India; on how social research depicted Social conditions.

Stop Working & Start Thinking

Stop Working & Start Thinking

A Guide to Becoming a Scientist

  • Author: Jack Cohen,Graham Medley
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 9780415368308
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 160
  • View: 4102
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With the spectacular developments in technology accompanying and aiding scientific research over the past few decades, postgraduate students are often encouraged to focus more on generating data than to utilize their most sophisticated piece of equipment: their mind. Stop Working & Start Thinking, Second Edition aims to encourage young researchers to think more clearly about their experiments, from experimental design to data interpretation. This new edition builds on the success of the first edition, with new material throughout and a new chapter on measurement interpretation, including an examination of cryptic assumptions. This book is essential reading for postgraduates who wish to put the mastery back into their M.Sc. and the philosophy back into their PhDs.

Social scientists at work

Social scientists at work

  • Author: Adam Westoby,David Webster,Gareth L. Williams
  • Publisher: Society for Research Into Higher Education
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 145
  • View: 1849
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The Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series in the Social Sciences

The Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series in the Social Sciences

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Ardent Media
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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How to Find Out About the Social Sciences

How to Find Out About the Social Sciences

Library and Technical Information

  • Author: Gillian A. Burrington
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483160149
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 152
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How to Find Out About The Social Sciences indicates the sources of information in the social sciences that are traditionally taught in social science faculties in universities. The book delineates the scope and nature of the different social sciences, explains the necessary education and training, and lists possible careers for those who take up the studies. The book also lists the possible sources of information such as organizations, libraries, books and other published material, and social administration. Lastly, it explains the significance of the different sources of information, what kind of information could be derived from them, and how they can be used to learn or teach in the social sciences. The text is for social scientists, professors, and researchers on the discipline and its many branches. It is also recommended for undergraduate and graduate students alike, as well as those who have taken a casual interest on the social sciences.

World Social Science Report 1999

World Social Science Report 1999

  • Author: Unesco
  • Publisher: Unesco
  • ISBN: 9789231036026
  • Category: Družbene vede - Poročila
  • Page: 351
  • View: 7891
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Focus on the contributions that the social sciences have been able to make, singly or collectively, to understanding and to meeting some of the crucial problems of the world. The place of the social sciences on a world scale (historical trajectory; organization, financing and practise in different parts of the world; origin, processing, analysis and transmission of data) and an overview of how social science research relates to policy, politics, ethics and the media. Certain major issues facing the world and solutions the social sciences have been able to bring, social implications of the onrush of computer technology and the life sciences, what light can be cast by economics, political science and sociology on the stakes of development. By sharing a wealth of information and a variety of informed perspectives, the World Social Science Report provides a unique view of the present state and future potential of the social sciences. Publie aussi en franais: Les sciences sociales dans le monde

Agent-Based Models

Agent-Based Models

  • Author: Nigel Gilbert,Professor Nigel Gilbert
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412949645
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 98
  • View: 3899
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Aimed at readers with minimal experience in computer programming, this brief book provides a theoretical and methodological rationale for using ABM in the social sciences. It goes on to describe some carefully chosen examples from different disciplines, illustrating different approaches to ABM. It concludes with practical advice about how to design and create ABM, a discussion of validation procedures, and some guidelines about publishing articles based on ABM.