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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.

Social Research

Social Research

Philosophy, Politics and Practice

  • Author: Martyn Hammersley
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803988057
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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This critical introduction to the principles of social and educational research draws together a key set of readings which offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of values and practice in social research. Issues explored include: the relationship between quantitative and qualitative methods; positivism and the role of the natural sciences as a model for social research; the purposes of research - knowledge or the transformation of the social world; issues of race, gender and power in social research; the politics and ethics of data collection; and the validity and relevance of social research. Social Research is a set book for The Open University course DEH313 Principles of Social and Educational Resear

Practical Theology

Practical Theology

Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives

  • Author: Mark J. Cartledge
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1620321238
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Mark Cartledge's book is unique in integrating charismatic and empirical perspectives in practical theology. It exemplifies both qualitative and quantitative methods of research, and suggests a way forward for the emerging field of charismatic theology. In part one, Cartledge offers a proposal for the development of a charismatic practical theology. He surveys the different models of the interaction of practical theology and social sciences and defends one that is consistent with charismatic spirituality. The section also explores how charismatic spirituality affects theories of truth and knowledge by making testimony an integrating center, before concluding with a clear explanation of the methods of research employed. Part two progresses into six empirical studies on charismatic worship, glossolalia and postmodernity, women and prophetic activity, the Toronto Blessing, healing, and socialization. Each chapter of this important book ends with a methodological reflection and suggestions from renewed theological praxis, enforcing the values of such methods of study for a clearer understanding of charismatic Christianity.

Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften

Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften

  • Author: Felix Kaufmann
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3709160014
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

British Elections and Parties Yearbook 1994

British Elections and Parties Yearbook 1994

  • Author: David Broughton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135205450
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 292
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This volume combines current academic research on British elections, parties and public opinion with a detailed reference section including a chronology of the major political events of 1993, opinion polls and by-election results for 1993, as well as an up-to-date digest of party and media addresses and contacts.

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.

Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada

Health Promotion and Quality of Life in Canada

Essential Readings

  • Author: Dennis Raphael
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
  • ISBN: 1551303671
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 310
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Health and quality of life are vital indicators of societal functioning. The way a society distributes resources among its population reveals much about the society itself. This unique volume unites readings that explore the integral link between quality of life and public policy choices. It begins with individual perspectives on health promotion and quality of life that provide a conceptual basis for determining an individual's or community's standard, then moves on to community and policy perspectives. The middle section introduces a political economy framework and the social determinants of health concept to illustrate how societies differ in their willingness to support quality of life and health. Later chapters examine vulnerable populations: Indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, women, and radicalised and immigrant communities. The book concludes with suggestions for bringing together the agendas of health promotion, quality of life, and the social determinants of health. It provides an up-to-date analysis of the barriers facing those attempting to improve quality of life and health, as well as the means to accomplish these goals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Das Technische Bild

Das Technische Bild

Kompendium zu einer Stilgeschichte wissenschaftlicher Bilder

  • Author: Horst Bredekamp,Birgit Schneider,Vera Dünkel
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3050062193
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 231
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Wissenschaftliche Bilder prägen die Ergebnisse und Einsichten, welche sie darstellen, immer auch konstruktiv. Die Wiedergabe einer Beobachtung mittels Bildern mag noch so mechanisch oder überindividuell in ihrer Erscheinung anmuten, immer zeigen sich in ihr auch Stile einer Zeit, eines Geräts, eines Denkens, eines Forscherkollektivs. Naturwissenschaftler, Mediziner und Techniker lassen ein spezifisches Wissen und Können in ihre Bilder einfließen, das auf Wirkung von Bildern und Erkenntnis durch sie, auf Evidenz angelegt ist und auf der originären Logik der bildlichen Form gründet. Das Buch zeigt einerseits, inwiefern kunsthistorische Methoden und Begriffe für eine Betrachtung wissenschaftlicher Bildwelten fruchtbar gemacht werden können. Andererseits werden die kunsthistorischen Ansätze anhand von Leitbegriffen und Methoden der aktuellen Wissenschaftsforschung überprüft und ergänzt. In der vielstimmigen Debatte der letzten Jahre um epistemische Bilder sucht der Band Begriffe zu entwickeln, die nicht theoretisch deduziert, sondern am Material der Bilder selbst entwickelt sind. Hierdurch erweist sich, wie unterschiedlich die Leistungsmerkmale von Bildern in den jeweiligen Zeiten, Disziplinen und Funktionen sind und welche vielfältigen Möglichkeiten sie liefern, Erkenntnisse, Beobachtungen oder Theorien sowohl zu erzeugen wie auch evident zu machen. Hierzu vereint der Band themenübergreifende Artikel, Begriffsbestimmungen und stichprobenartige Fallstudien zu einem Handbuch. Die Fallstudien zu fünfhundert Jahren Bildgeschichte in den Wissenschaften reichen von Sammlungszeichnungen des 16. Jahrhunderts über Darstellungen von Musikautomaten und frühe Röntgenbilder bis zur Nanomikroskopie und den Interfaces von Computern. Verfasst von der Forschergruppe "Das Technische Bild" der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, stellt der Band zugleich auch die Ergebnisse der im Jahr 2000 gegründeten Abteilung in gebündelter Form vor.

Social Scientists Meet the Media

Social Scientists Meet the Media

  • Author: Alan Bryman,Cheryl Haslam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134891830
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
  • View: 504
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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.

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.

Das Naturbild der heutigen Physik

Das Naturbild der heutigen Physik

  • Author: Werner Heisenberg
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3688116895
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 150
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■ Das Naturbild der heutigen Physik ■ Atomphysik und Kausalgesetz ■ Über das Verhältnis von humanistischer Bildung, Naturwissenschaft und Abendland ■ Historische Quellen Die Ansätze der neuzeitlichen Naturwissenschaften / Die Entstehung des mechanistischen und materialistischen Weltbildes / Die Krisis der mechanistisch-materialistischen Auffassung ■ Enzyklopädisches Stichwort: Natur ■ Literaturhinweise ■ Namen- und Sachregister

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.

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.

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.

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.