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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: 3732
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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
  • View: 7372
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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.

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.

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.

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
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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.

Research Ethics for Social Scientists

Research Ethics for Social Scientists

  • Author: Mark Israel,Iain Hay
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847877761
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 437
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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.

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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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.

Science and Social Science

Science and Social Science

An Introduction

  • Author: Malcolm Williams
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415194857
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 173
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Annotation Williams (sociology, U. of Plymouth) explores the basic philosophical issues of the role of natural science methodologies in the realm of social science. Intending his work as an introduction to the topic, he looks at the history of science, evaluates notions of value freedom, and explores the role of current complexity studies in both realms.

Modelling Norms

Modelling Norms

  • Author: Corinna Elsenbroich,Nigel Gilbert
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400770529
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 213
  • View: 6996
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The book focusses on questions of individual and collective action, the emergence and dynamics of social norms and the feedback between individual behaviour and social phenomena. It discusses traditional modelling approaches to social norms and shows the usefulness of agent-based modelling for the study of these micro-macro interactions. Existing agent-based models of social norms are discussed and it is shown that so far too much priority has been given to parsimonious models and questions of the emergence of norms, with many aspects of social norms, such as norm-change, not being modelled. Juvenile delinquency, group radicalisation and moral decision making are used as case studies for agent-based models of collective action extending existing models by providing an embedding into social networks, social influence via argumentation and a causal action theory of moral decision making. The major contribution of the book is to highlight the multifaceted nature of the dynamics of social norms, consisting not only of emergence, and the importance of embedding of agent-based models into existing theory.

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
  • View: 5549
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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.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

The Social Sciences In Great Britain

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412824828
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 166
  • View: 354
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As a result, there is little applicability internationally, even less interdisciplinary work, and at times, an outright bias against the market economy as such. The Commission Report, is even handed, tough minded, and frank in discussing how it is that social science and new social and technical forces do not always mesh. The optimism exuded is measured, but genuine. Great Expectations offers policy recommendations and scientific goals that can be serviceable not only in the United Kingdom, but in all advanced societies in which social research is a central component of economic stability and development. It is a superb reference volume enriched by original analysis and pungent, clear-headed writing. Members of the commission include: Professor David Rhind, Vice Chancellor of the City University served as Chairman of the Commission.

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: 1065
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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.

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.

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.

Philosophies of social science

Philosophies of social science

the classic and contemporary readings

  • Author: Gerard Delanty,Piet Strydom
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 481
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“This book will certainly prove to be a useful resource and reference point … a good addition to anyone’s bookshelf.” Network "This is a superb collection, expertly presented. The overall conception seems splendid, giving an excellent sense of the issues... The selection and length of the readings is admirably judged, with both the classic texts and the few unpublished pieces making just the right points." William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex "... an indispensable book for all of us in philosophy and the social sciences who teach and care about the shape of social knowledge in the future." Steven Seidman, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York Albany "For a comprehensive account of the ways in which world transformations affect claims to social scientific knowledge, one need look no further than Gerard Delanty and Piet Strydom's Philosophies of Social Science. ...this collection captures nicely the increasingly engaged political nature of the philosophy of social science. Debates about pragmatism, feminism and postmodernism are particularly well represented" The Australian What is social science? How does it differ from the other sciences? What is the meaning of method in social science? What is the nature and limits of scientific knowledge? This collection of over sixty extracts from classic works on the philosophy of social science provides an essential textbook and a landmark reference in the field. It highlights the work of some of the most influential authors who have shaped social science. The texts explore the question of truth, the meaning of scientific knowledge, the nature of methodology and the relation of science to society, including edited extracts from both classic and contemporary works by authors such as Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, Alfred Schutz, Max Horkheimer, Jurgen Habermas, Alvin Gouldner, Karl-Otto Apel, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Dorothy Smith, Donna Haraway, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida and Claude Levi-Strauss. The readings are representative of the major schools of thought, including European and American trends in particular as well as approaches that are often excluded from mainstream traditions. From a teaching and learning perspective the volume is strengthened by extensive introductions to each of the six sections, as well as a general introduction to the reader as a whole. These introductions contextualise the readings and offer succinct summaries of them. This volume is the definitive companion to the study of the philosophy of social science, taught within undergraduate or postgraduate courses in sociology and the social sciences.

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
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With reference to India; on how social research depicted Social conditions.