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Quantity and Quality in Social Research

Quantity and Quality in Social Research

  • Author: Alan Bryman,Professor of Organizational and Social Research Alan Bryman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134897375
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 208
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Triangulation

Triangulation

eine Einführung

  • Author: Uwe Flick
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783810030085
  • Category: Psychological tests and testing
  • Page: 110
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Das Buch führt anhand konkreter Vorgehensweisen in die Diskussion und Praxis der Triangulation ein. Es zeichnet Ursprung und Geschichte des Konzepts sowie kritische Diskussionen nach. Triangulation sollte sich nicht in der reinen Verbindung von Methoden erschöpfen. Erst in der Verknüpfung deren theoretischer Hintergründe entfaltet sie ihr Potential. An praktischen Beispielen wird die Triangulation verschiedener qualitativer und von qualitativen mit quantitativen Methoden dargestellt. Ausgewählte Studien mit diesen Formen werden vorgestellt, um die Beurteilung des Nutzens und des Aufwandes von Triangulation zu erleichtern. Praktische Durchführungsprobleme von Triangulationsstudien werden als Leitfaden für Studierende behandelt. Die Bedeutung von Triangulation als Kriterium qualitativer Forschung, in der Verallgemeinerung und als Mittel der Erkenntnis wird an ihrer Verwendung in den unterschiedlichen Schritten des Forschungsprozesses verdeutlicht.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

  • Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452261458
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1528
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"This defining work will be valuable to readers and researchers in social sciences and humanities at all academic levels. As a teaching resource it will be useful to instructors and students alike and will become a standard reference source. Essential for general and academic collections." --CHOICE This Encyclopedia provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Organized alphabetically, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques. Written to be accessible to general readers, the Encyclopedia entries do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics or statistics to understand the purposes or basic principles of any of the methods. To accomplish this goal, there are two major types of entries: definitions consisting of a paragraph or two to provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays that discuss the nature, history, applications, and implications of using a certain method, including suggested readings and references. Readers are directed to related topics via cross-referenced terms that appear in small capital letters. By assembling entries of varied origins and serving different research purposes, readers will be able to benefit from this immense source of methodological expertise in advancing their understanding of research. With three volumes and more than 900 signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods will be a critical addition to any social science library.

Research Methods in Politics

Research Methods in Politics

  • Author: Roger Pierce
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446244822
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Packed with features to promote learning this text is ideal for use on an introductory methods course or for readers carrying out their own research project. It presents: - an overview of the philosophy and principles of research - qualitative and quantitative research methods and research design - a critical review of selected methods - methods of gathering information, such as interviews and focus groups, and discusses issues associated with ensuring quality of information - appropriate methods for analysing and interpreting data, and covers the process of communicating research. The inclusion of chapter objectives, regular summaries, questions for discussion and tasks and assignments, makes this the must-have text for researching politics.

The A-Z of Social Research

The A-Z of Social Research

A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts

  • Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761971337
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 345
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The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

Zur Psychologie des produktiven Denkens

Zur Psychologie des produktiven Denkens

  • Author: Karl Duncker
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642498558
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 135
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Das produktive Denken dort zu studieren, wo - weithin kenntlic- produktiv gedacht wurde, ist gewiß verlockend, und ohne Zweifel könnten aus biographischem Material wichtige Aufschlüsse über die Genese produktiver Gedanken gewonnen werden. Aber obschon das Gewitter das erhabenste Beispiel elektrischer Entladung ist, zur Er forschung ihrer Gesetzmäßigkeiten sind die kleinen Funken im Laboratorium tauglicher. Das Komplizierte, schwer Zugängliche an einfachen, "handlichen" Formen zu studieren, ist die Methode der experimentellen Wissenschaft; bei dieser Vereinfachung gerade das Wesentliche draußen zu lassen, ihre notorische Gefahr. Die experi mentelle Psychologie ist dieser Gefahr vor allen anderen Wissenschaften ausgesetzt. Möge es mir gelungen sein, den Gegenstand zu vereinfachen, ohne ihn versimpelnd zu entstellen. Die Gebietsbeschränkung des Untersuchungsmaterials auf praktisch technische und mathematische Denkaufgaben ist mir durchaus bewußt. Auch sie geschah aus Gründen leichterer Zugänglichkeit, Experimentier barkeit. Ich glaube jedoch - und der Leser dürfte (nach der Lektüre) hierin mit mir einig sein -, daß wesentliche Züge der Lösungsfindung vom speziellen Denkmaterial unabhängig sind. Aber noch für eine andere Beschränkung bin ich dem Leser Rechenschaft schuldig. Es wurde bei den denkpsychologischen Analysen bewußt abgesehen von allen Sachverhalten, die für das Problem des Findens, des 8V(!ÜJK8lV, nicht unmittelbare Bedeutung haben - mögen sie auch noch so wesentlich zum vollen psychologischen Bestand eines Findungsprozesses gehören.

Managing Social Research

Managing Social Research

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Roger Tarling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134255535
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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An essential tool for those planning to undertake social research, this exceptional book tackles many of the specific concerns and issues that arise. A well structured text, it offers a comprehensive introduction to a range of important areas in project management, including: commissioning research preparing a tender or grant application risk and stakeholder analysis managing the field work and data analysis financial management ethics, confidentiality and copyright. This book provides a unique source of guidance for anyone seeking to commission, manage or carry out social research. It will especially benefit researchers working in a variety of different contexts, including those in academia, central or local government, 'quangos', public bodies or private consulting companies.

Advances in Biographical Methods

Advances in Biographical Methods

Creative Applications

  • Author: Maggie O’Neill,Brian Roberts,Andrew Sparkes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317915496
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based creative multi-sensory methods. Biographical Research and practices as part of human understanding helps people to make sense of what has been and what is happening in their lives, cultures, communities and societies. Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications takes up these themes: theorising, doing and applying current advances in biographical methods. It demonstrates the momentum with which they areas are developing as a field of scholarship, especially in relation to creative innovations and applications, such as in new forms of interview and other practices, and debates on its interlinking with art, performance and digital methods.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

  • Author: Keith F Punch
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446293378
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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In the new edition of Introduction to Social Research, Keith Punch takes a fresh look at the entire research process, from formulating a research question to writing up your research. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book focuses on matching research questions to appropriate methods. Offering concise, balanced coverage, this book clearly explains the underlying principles of social research and shows you how to put this understanding into practice. The third edition includes: A new chapter on literature searching and reviewing Expanded coverage of ethics A new section on using the internet in research A range of additional student learning features A brand new companion website including full-text journal articles, additional case studies and video tutorials. Using a range of examples from student research and published work, the book is an ideal introduction for any social science student taking a research methods course or embarking on their own undergraduate or postgraduate research project. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Advances in Mixed Methods Research

Advances in Mixed Methods Research

Theories and Applications

  • Author: Manfred Max Bergman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446241211
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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Advances in Mixed Methods Research provides an essential introduction to the fast-growing field of mixed methods research. Bergman's book examines the current state of mixed-methods research, exploring exciting new ways of conceptualizing and conducting empirical research in the social and health sciences. Contributions from the world's leading experts in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches are brought together, clearing the way for a more constructive approach to social research. These contributions cover the main practical and methodological issues and include a number of different visions of what mixed methods research is. The discussion also covers the use of mixed methods in a diverse range of fields, including sociology, education, politics, psychology, computational science and methodology. This book represents an important contribution to the ongoing debate surrounding the use of mixed methods in the social sciences and health research, and presents a convincing argument that the conventional, paradigmatic view of qualitative and quantitative research is outdated and in need of replacement. It will be essential reading for anyone actively engaged in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research and for students of social research methods. Manfred Max Bergman is Chair of Methodology and Political Sociology at the University of Basel.

Sterblich sein

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

  • Author: Atul Gawande
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104035849
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6622
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research

SAGE Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research

  • Author: Abbas Tashakkori,Charles Teddlie
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 148330549X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 912
  • View: 2019
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Surveying the differing viewpoints and disciplinary approaches to using mixed methods, this volume helps readers explore the answers to a wide range of key questions in the field, including "Can using mixed methods offset the disadvantages that certain methods have by themselves?" "What criteria can a researcher use to select the best mixed methods design for his or her project?" and "What are the points of agreement and controversy regarding design issues in mixed methods research?" This breakthrough Second Edition, containing all new chapters, examines all aspects of mixed methods research across a variety of disciplines. Key Features • Covers all aspects of inquiry from conceptualizing research to selecting methods, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings • Draws on the work of a mix of internationally recognized researchers as well as new and emerging researchers to provide a diversity of perspectives • Gives specific examples from a wide range of disciplines to help readers understand the issues and controversies in this evolving area • Presents rich material for discussion and new ideas for implementing mixed methods research to provide readers with a cutting-edge resource • Provides pedagogical tools such as learning objectives, discussion questions and exercises, and extensive cross referencing

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.

Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide

Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide

Explorations in Case-focused Causal Analysis

  • Author: Barry Cooper,Judith Glaesser,Roger Gomm,Martyn Hammersley
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441142207
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
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An exploration of case-focused methods as a means of bridging the quantitative-qualitative divide and the key methodological issues.

Neue Medien und Beratungsarbeit: Studie zur Nutzung von Webseiten durch Beratungsstellen und Betroffene

Neue Medien und Beratungsarbeit: Studie zur Nutzung von Webseiten durch Beratungsstellen und Betroffene

  • Author: Andrea Paul
  • Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
  • ISBN: 3842897502
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 100
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Sexualisierte bzw. geschlechtsbezogene Gewalt gegen Frauen ist nachweislich ein bestehendes Problem und Arbeitsfeld in der sozialen Arbeit. In der vorliegenden Studie wird die Relevanz des Internets in der Kommunikation ber Webseiten zwischen den Frauen, die sexualisierte Gewalt erfahren haben und den Beratungsstellen untersucht. Dabei bilden Befragungen beider Gruppen die Grundlage dieser Studie. Den Gegenstand dieser Studie bilden das Nutzungsverhalten und die Erwartungen an eine Webseite aus der Sicht der Betroffenen wie auch aus der Sicht der BeraterInnen.

Qualitative Researching

Qualitative Researching

  • Author: Jennifer Mason
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446232395
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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The Second Edition of this best-selling text offers students and first-time researchers invaluable guidance on the practice of qualitative social research. Throughout the author addresses the key issues which need to be identified and resolved in the qualitative research process, and through which researchers develop essential skills in qualitative research. The book highlights the "difficult questions" that researchers should get into the habit of asking themselves in the course of doing qualitative research, and outlines the implications of the different ways of responding to these questions. The new edition of Qualitative Researching has been fully revised and updated with expanded coverage of observation, documents, visual data, CAQDAS, and writing qualitative research. The text bridges the gap between "cookbook" approaches to qualitative research and abstract methodogical approaches. Helping the reader to move comfortably between principle and practice, this text has proved to be an invaluable introduction to qualitative research, and a useful aid to accomplished qualitative research practice across the social sciences. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Key Concepts in Sociology

Key Concepts in Sociology

  • Author: Peter Braham
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446290808
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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"A glossary of key concepts was just the sort of thing I needed when I was a sociology student. Peter Braham has written a lively, comprehensive guide to the most important concepts in our discipline. It will become an essential student resource." - David Silverman, Goldsmith's and King's College, University of London "A triumphant tour de force... will be a useful, even essential tool for students and faculty. It is actually fascinating reading even for non-sociologists since these ideas impact all of us all the time." - Anthony Synnott, Concordia University in Montreal "A crisp and comprehensive guide to the discipline. The thirty-eight entries, covering history, substance and evaluation, thereby describe both conventional and new topics that define the syllabus of modern sociology. A valuable guide to both teachers and students." - Bryan S. Turner, Presidential Professor of Sociology, CUNY USA Sociology consists of a myriad of frequently confusing concepts. Key Concepts in Sociology provides a comprehensive, lively and clearly-written guide to the most important concepts in the subject. It includes both what might be regarded as 'classic' sociological concepts, such as 'class', 'bureaucracy' and 'community', as well as subjects that have become increasingly prominent in recent times, such as 'celebrity', 'risk' and 'the body'. Each of the thirty-eight substantive entries: defines the concept provides a clear and compelling narrative clarifies the main debates, perspectives and disagreements gives advice on further reading Key Concepts in Sociology should be the first choice for sociology students at all levels of learning.

Technological Communities and Networks

Technological Communities and Networks

Triggers and Drivers for Innovation

  • Author: Dimitris Assimakopoulos
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113431244X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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The first book to analyze how new technologies are emerging against a background of continuing globalization of research and development activities. This unique book explores how technological communities and networks shape a broad range of new computer based technologies in regional, national and international contexts. Offering a critique of existing organizational and business models, Assimakopoulos analyzes the structure of a broad range of existing technological communities and networks looking at a range of areas including: Internet security electronic copyright intellectual property rights protection geographic information systems. This text is a key resource for research and development managers, ICT engineers and policy makers, as well as post graduate researchers in knowledge management, technology policy, sociology and economics of innovation or history of science and technology.

Health Sector Reforms in Orissa

Health Sector Reforms in Orissa

Lessons for Developing Countries

  • Author: Subrata Kundu
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443823589
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 370
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In analysing the phenomenon of health sector reforms, this book proposes a new conceptual framework of analysis and ethnography as a methodological tool which could be used effectively in various country contexts compared to what the existing theoretical frameworks do. Thus, apart from generating new knowledge in health sector, this study has significance for policy makers across the world. When the states themselves accept the fact that increasing private participation in health care in the form of health sector reforms is happening because of deliberate state policy, they will be better positioned to take decisions which ensure effective private sector regulation and universal access to quality health care within a democratic or participatory framework of governance. Increasing privatisation of health care has also led toward citizens losing their democratic spaces with regard to decisions on universal access to quality health care. This has wider implications, not only for improved health status in general, but also about how we live in a modern society with our values of liberty, equality and justice intact. The book would be a useful guide for policy-makers, researchers, students and layman across the world.

Doing Qualitative Research

Doing Qualitative Research

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: David Silverman,Amir Marvasti
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412926394
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 555
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The Indispensable, Bestselling Qualitative Textbook isáNow Chock-Full of Examples and Pedagogy for theáAmerican Market!David SilvermanÆs seminal Doing Qualitative Research, originally written primarily for the European market, has been completely revised and adapted foráU.S.ástudentsáwith the help of Amir Marvasti of Penn State Altoona. It contains interdisciplinary and real-world examples and student diaries that speak to those readers undertaking new research projects and qualitative dissertations in the U.S.Key Features Offers a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodGives practical advice on key issues, such as defining ôoriginalityö and narrowing down a topicProvides a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodPresents End-of-Chapter Narratives accounts of current or former graduate studentsÆ experiences with the topics covered in the respective chaptersContains web-based exercises designed to help students and their instructors incorporate web-based learning in their coursesIncludes exercises to test readersÆ knowledge and to encourage the development of relevant skillsIntended AudienceThis lively, accessible textbook is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciencesùincluding those in sociology, education, communications, anthropology, and health departments.