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Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for Psychology and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for Psychology and the Social Sciences

  • Author: John Richardson
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781854332042
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 236
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This book explains the principal qualitative methods and applies them to psychological problems. It is designed for use in psychology and also other branches of social science. The books main aim is to increase people's confidence to use qualitative methods in their own research.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

  • Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526422867
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 664
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One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.

The Psychology Research Handbook

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

  • Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761930221
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 516
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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Situating Sadness

Situating Sadness

Women and Depression in Social Context

  • Author: Janet M. Stoppard,Linda M. McMullen
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814708552
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 228
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It is well known that depression occurs more often in women than in men. It is the most commonly encountered mental health problem among women and ranks overall as one of the most important women's health problems. Researchers have studied depression a great deal, yet women's depression has rarely been the primary focus. The contexts of women's lives which might contribute to their depression are not often addressed by the mental health establishment, which tends to focus on biological factors. Situating Sadness sheds light on the influence of sociocultural factors, such as economic distress, child-bearing or child-care difficulties, or feelings of powerlessness which may play a significant role, and points to the importance of context for understanding women’s depression. Situating Sadness draws on research in the United States and other parts of the world to look at depression through the eyes of women, exploring what being depressed is like in diverse social and cultural circumstances. It demonstrates that understanding depression requires close attention to the social context in which women become depressed.

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

  • Author: S Alexander Haslam,Craig McGarty
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446297586
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 544
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The second edition of Haslam and McGarty's best-selling textbook, Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, provides students with a highly readable and comprehensive introduction to conducting research in psychology. The book guides readers through the range of choices involved in design, analysis, and presentation and is supplemented by a range of practical learning features both inside the book and online. These draw on the authors' extensive experience as frontline researchers, and provide step-by-step guides to quantitative and qualitative methods and analyses. Written in an accessible and engaging style, this text encourages deep engagement with its subject matter and is designed to inspire students to feel passionate for the research process as a whole. This second edition offers: A comprehensive guide to the process of conducting psychological research from the ground up — covering multiple methodologies, experimental and survey design, data analysis, ethics, and report writing An extensive range of quantitative methods together with detailed step-by-step guides to running analyses using SPSS Extended coverage of qualitative methods ‘Research Bites’ in every chapter: thought-provoking examples of issues raised by contemporary society and research An extensive range of additional learning aids in the textbook to help reinforce learning and revision A host of on-line resources for instructors and students available on publication at www.sagepub.co.uk/haslamandmcgarty2e. Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

Teacher Cognition and Language Education

Teacher Cognition and Language Education

Research and Practice

  • Author: Simon Borg
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472526953
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 384
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The study of teacher cognition - what teachers think, know and believe - and of its relationship to teachers' classroom practices has become a key theme in the field of language teaching and teacher education. This new in paperback volume provides a timely discussion of the research which now exists on language teacher cognition. The first part of the book considers what is known about the cognitions of pre-service and practicing teachers, and focuses specifically on teachers' cognitions in teaching grammar, reader and writing. The second part of the book evaluates a range of research methods which have been used in the study of language teacher cognition and provides a framework for continuing research in this fascinating field. This comprehensive yet accessible account will be relevant to researchers, teacher educators and curriculum managers working in language education contexts.

Using Analytical Frameworks for Classroom Research

Using Analytical Frameworks for Classroom Research

Collecting Data and Analysing Narrative

  • Author: Susan Rodrigues
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135161046
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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This introductory collection brings together contributions from a range of international researchers, each working within their own traditions, to explore current perspectives on the use of analytical approaches in education. Providing a close examination of cutting-edge data analysis techniques, each contribution describes a set of tools to assist prospective researchers as they decide which analytical approach or approaches best suit their own research endeavours. Exploring theoretical approaches from both a macro and a micro perspective, each chapter: Outlines the theoretical assumptions of the approach Highlights the constraints and tensions within the approach Contextualises the tradition in which the approach is located Provides data and case studies to illustrate how the approach is used in classroom research and the realities of practice In the final chapter a cross-comparison between the approaches covered is presented, allowing researchers to better understand which approach is most suitable for their project. Essential reading for all those interested in the theory behind the analytical approach, this book will appeal to all postgraduates, researchers, and academics engaged in research in educational settings.

Scientific Thinking in Speech and Language Therapy

Scientific Thinking in Speech and Language Therapy

  • Author: Carmel Lum
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1135641560
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
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Speech and language pathologists, like all professionals who claim to be scientific in their practice, make a public commitment to operate on the basis of knowledge derived in accordance with sound scientific standards. Yet students in communication disorders are given relatively little grounding in the fundamentals of science; indeed, they often receive implicit encouragement to rely on clinical wisdom. This pathbreaking text introduces the principles of critical scientific thinking as they relate to assessing communication problems, deciding about alternative approaches to intervention, and evaluating outcomes. The author provides many illustrative examples to help readers contextualize the ideas. Her clear presentation will help not only undergraduate and graduate students but also established professionals reason more effectively about what they are doing and why. Though the examples come from speech and language pathology, this illuminating and readable book constitutes a valuable resource for all clinical practitioners.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

  • Author: Pertti Alasuutari,Leonard Bickman,Julia Brannen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206572
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 648
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. The volume maintains that there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions research design and analysis. The book also includes several chapters that describe historical and current directions in social research, debating crucial subjects such as qualitative versus quantitative paradigms, how to judge the credibility of types of research, and the increasingly topical issue of research ethics. The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.