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Resources and Applied Methods in International Relations

Resources and Applied Methods in International Relations

  • Author: Guillaume Devin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319619799
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 187
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This book constitutes an up-to-date methodology reference work for International Relations (IR) scholars and students. The study of IR calls for the use of multiple and various tools to try and describe international phenomena, analyze and understand them, compare them, interpret them, and try to offer theoretical approaches. In a nutshell, doing research in IR requires both tools and methods—from the use of archives to the translation of results through mapping, from conducting interviews to analyzing quantitative data, from constituting a corpus to the always touchy interpretation of images and discourses. This volume assembles twenty young researchers and professors in the field of IR and political science to discuss numerous rich and thoroughly explained case studies. Merging traditional political science approaches with methods borrowed from sociology and history, it offers a clear and instructive synthesis of the main resources and applied methods to study International Relations.

Research Methods in International Relations

Research Methods in International Relations

  • Author: Christopher Lamont
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
  • ISBN: 9781446286050
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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This book guides you through the entirety of the research process in International Relations, from selecting a research question and reviewing the literature to field research and writing up. Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods in IR, it offers a balanced assessment of the key methodological debates and research methods within the discipline. The book: Is specifically focussed on research methods used in International Relations. Spans the entire research process from choosing a research question to writing up. Provides practical research methods guidance. Introduces you to broader methodological debates and brings together contemporary research from empirical and interpretive traditions. Is packed with examples and suggestions for further reading. Research Methods in International Relations is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Research Methods courses in International Relations, Politics, Security and Strategic Studies.

Research Methods in Applied Settings

Research Methods in Applied Settings

An Integrated Approach to Design and Analysis, Second Edition

  • Author: Jeffrey A. Gliner,George A. Morgan,Nancy L. Leech
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136910492
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 488
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Author: Christopher D. Mellinger,Thomas A. Hanson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 131729923X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 276
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Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies encompasses all stages of the research process that include quantitative research methods, from conceptualization to reporting. In five parts, the authors cover: • sampling techniques, measurement, and survey design; • how to describe data; • how to analyze differences; • how to analyze relationships; • how to interpret results. Each part includes references to additional resources and extensive examples from published empirical work. A quick reference table for specific tests is also included in the appendix. This user-friendly guide is the essential primer on quantitative methods for all students and researchers in translation and interpreting studies. Accompanying materials are available online, including step-by-step walkthroughs of how analysis was conducted, and extra sample data sets for instruction and self study: https://www.routledge.com/9781138124967. Further resources for Translation and Interpreting Studies are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/translationstudies.

Research Methods in Interpreting

Research Methods in Interpreting

A Practical Resource

  • Author: Sandra Hale,Jemina Napier
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 147252473X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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This is the first book to deliver a comprehensive guide to research methods in all types of interpreting. It brings together the expertise of two world-recognized scholars in spoken and signed language interpreting to cover the full scope of the discipline. It features questions, prompts and exercises throughout to highlight key concepts, provoke thought and encourage reader interaction. It deals fully with research in both conference and community interpreting, offering a variety of perspectives on both. Core areas such as reading and analyzing research literature, practical issues in research and producing research reports are all covered. This book is an indispensable tool for students and researchers of Interpreting as well as professionals and interpreter trainers.

Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research

Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research

A Focus on Validity and Change

  • Author: Richard B Miller,Lee N. Johnson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136192204
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 466
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Research is vital in moving the field of family therapy forward, but the myriad of possibilities inherent in working with systems and individuals can overwhelm even the most seasoned researcher. Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research is the best resource to address the day-to-day questions that researchers have as they investigate couples and families, and the best source for learning long-term theory and methodology. The contributors of this volume share their wisdom on a wide variety of topics including validity concerns, measuring interpersonal process and relational change, dyadic data analysis (demonstrated through a sample research study), mixed methods studies, and recruitment and retention. The volume contains one of the most detailed descriptions of data collections and covers interviewing, using questionnaires, and observing brain activity. Also addressed are suggestions to meaningfully reduce cultural bias, to conduct ethical research, and, in the Health Services Research chapter, to examine interventions for clients in various income brackets. A separate, ground-breaking chapter also addresses psychophysiological research in a couple and family therapeutic context. As an added benefit, readers will learn how to become informed consumers of journal articles and studies, how to produce quality, publishable research, and how to write fundable grant proposals. Each chapter provides a clear and detailed guide for students, researchers, and professionals, and as a whole Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research advances the field by teaching readers how to provide evidence that marriage and family therapy not only relieves symptoms, but also effects behavioral change in all family members.

Research Methods for Applied Language Studies

Research Methods for Applied Language Studies

  • Author: Keith Richards,Steven Ross,Paul Seedhouse
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415551410
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 373
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Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics.Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions. Research Methods for Applied Language Studies: Provides an advanced introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods used in second and foreign language learning, teaching and assessment Takes readers step by step through the processes of research, from formulating research questions to writing up a dissertation or report. Employs a wide variety of carefully structured tasks and discussion points to guide the reader through the key themes, frameworks and procedures of applied language research, including ethnography, conversation analysis and quasi-experimental designs. Engages students in readings and tasks on articles from leading names in the field, including Alison Mackey, Roy Lyster, Angela Creese, Junko Mori, Rod Ellis and Diane Larsen-Freeman. Is supported by a Companion Website, including data sets for practice and guides to writing a proposal, making recordings, conducting interviews, producing questionnaires and organising a dissertation. Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Research Methods for Applied Language Studies is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

Case Study Research

Case Study Research

Design and Methods

  • Author: Robert K. Yin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412960991
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 219
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Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin’s bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25% new), gives fresh attention to quantitative analyses, discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs, and includes new methodological insights. The book’s coverage of case study research and how it is applied in practice gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Highlights each specific research feature through 44 boxed vignettes that feature previously published case studies Provides methodological insights to show the similarities between case studies and other social science methods Suggests a three-stage approach to help readers define the initial questions they will consider in their own case study research Covers new material on human subjects protection, the role of Institutional Review Boards, and the interplay between obtaining IRB approval and the final development of the case study protocol and conduct of a pilot case Includes an overall graphic of the entire case study research process at the beginning of the book, then highlights the steps in the process through graphics that appear at the outset of all the chapters that follow Offers in-text learning aids including “tips” that pose key questions and answers at the beginning of each chapter, practical exercises, endnotes, and a new cross-referencing table Case Study Research, Fourth Edition is ideal for courses in departments of Education, Business and Management, Nursing and Public Health, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science.

Research Methods in Human Rights

Research Methods in Human Rights

  • Author: Lee McConnell,Rhona Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131737374X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 170
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Research Methods in Human Rights introduces the reader to key methodological approaches to Human Rights research in a clear and accessible way. Drawing on the expertise of a panel of contributors, the text clearly explains the key theories and methods commonly used in Human Rights research and provides guidance on when each approach is appropriate. It addresses such approaches to Human Rights research as qualitative methods, quantitative analysis, critical ethnography and comparative approaches, supported by a wide range of geographic case studies and with reference to a wide range of subject areas. The book suggests further reading and directs the reader to excellent examples from research outputs of each method in practice. This book is essential reading for students with backgrounds in law as well as political and social sciences who wish to understand more about the methods and ethics of conducting Human Rights research.

Sustainable Development and Management of Groundwater Resources in Semi-Arid Regions with Special Reference to Hard Rocks

Sustainable Development and Management of Groundwater Resources in Semi-Arid Regions with Special Reference to Hard Rocks

Proceedings of the International Groundwater Conference IGC, Dindigul, India, 2002

  • Author: M. Thangarajan,S.N. Rai,V.S. Singh
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9789058092632
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 256
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This volume offers twenty-four papers on subjects such as: groundwater potential assessment through the application of GIS; geophysical methods and remote sensing techniques; groundwater pollution and its remediation measures; aquifer characterisation of continuum and fracture media; modelling of groundwater flow and mass transport; and community based groundwater resources management.

Evaluating Human Resources Programs

Evaluating Human Resources Programs

A 6-Phase Approach for Optimizing Performance

  • Author: Jack E. Edwards,John C. Scott,Nambury S. Raju
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780787996703
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 260
  • View: 466
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Evaluating Human Resources Programs is a groundbreaking book that offers readers a systematic method for enhancing the value and impact of HR and supporting its emerging role as a strategic organizational leader. It provides a practical framework for adjusting and realigning strategies across all types of HR programs. The authors outline a proven six-phase process that will maximize the likelihood of a successful HR program evaluation, including real-world techniques, strategies, and examples to illustrate their recommended steps and actions.

Communication Research Methodology

Communication Research Methodology

A Strategic Approach to Applied Research

  • Author: Gary Pettey,Cheryl Campanella Bracken,Elizabeth B. Pask
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136455582
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 198
  • View: 674
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This introduction to communication research methods takes the student from the conceptual beginnings of a research project through the design and analysis. Emphasizing the correct questions to ask and how to approach the answers, authors Gary Petty, Cheryl Campanella Bracken, and Elizabeth Babin approach social science methods as a language to be learned, requiring multiple sessions and reinforcement through practice. They explain the basics of conducting communication research, facilitating students’ understanding of the operation and roles of research so that they can better critique and consume the materials in their classes and in the media. The book takes an applied methods approach, introducing students to the conceptual elements of communication science and then presenting these elements in a single study throughout the text, articulating the similarities and differences of individual methods along the way. The study is presented as a communication campaign, involving multiple methodologies. The approach highlights how one method can build upon another and emphasizes the fact that, given the nature of methodology, no single study can give complete answers to our research questions. Unique features of the text: It introduces students to research methods through a conceptual approach, and the authors demonstrate that the statistics are a tool of the concepts. It employs an accessible approach and casual voice to personalize the experience for the readers, leading them through the various stages and steps. The presentation of a communication campaign demonstrates each method discussed in the text. This campaign includes goals and objectives that will accompany the chapters, demonstrates each individual methodology, and includes research questions related to the communication campaign. The tools gained herein will enable students to review, use, understand, and critique research, including the various aspects of appropriateness, sophistication and utility of research they encounter.

Principles of International Politics

Principles of International Politics

  • Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1483304663
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 600
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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who set the standard for the scientific approach to international relations, has returned with a reformulated fifth edition of Principles of International Politics, based on extensive reviewer feedback and newly guided by an emphasis on questions about the causes and consequences of war, peace, and world order. More than ever, the strategic perspective in international relations is examined with complete clarity, precision, and accessibility. What hasn't changed is Principles' coverage of the fundamentals of IR. The foundational topics are given sustained treatment: the major theories of war, the domestic sources of international politics, the democratic peace, the problems of terrorism, the role of foreign aid, democratization, international political economy, globalization, international organizations and law, human rights, and the global environment. No other introductory text delivers such an easily-understood contemporary explanation of international politics, while truly enabling students to learn to mobilize the key concepts and models.

Trust in International Relations

Trust in International Relations

Rationalist, Constructivist, and Psychological Approaches

  • Author: Hiski Haukkala,Johanna Vuorelma,Carina Van De Wetering
  • Publisher: Routledge Global Cooperation Series
  • ISBN: 9781138630086
  • Category: Constructivism (Psychology)
  • Page: 188
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Trust is a core concept in International Relations (IR), representing a key ingredient in state relations. It was only relatively recently that IR scholars began to probe what trust really is, how it can be studied, and how it affects state relations. In the process three distinct ways of theorising trust in IR have emerged: trust as a rational choice calculation, as a social phenomenon or as a psychological dimension. Trust in International Relations explores trust through these different lenses using case studies to analyse the relative strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. The case studies cover relations between: United States and India ASEAN and Southeast Asian countries Finland and Sweden USA and Egypt The European Union and Russia Turkey's relations with the West This book provides insights with real-world relevance in the fields of crisis and conflict management, and will be of great interest for students and scholars of IR, security studies and development studies who are looking to develop a more sophisticated understanding of how different theories of trust can be used in different situations.

Writing the Self and Transforming Knowledge in International Relations

Writing the Self and Transforming Knowledge in International Relations

Towards a Politics of Liminality

  • Author: Erzsebet Strausz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351402641
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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This book emerges from within the everyday knowledge practices of International Relations (IR) scholarship and explores the potential of experimental writing as an alternative source of ‘knowledge’ and political imagination within the modern university and the contemporary structures of neoliberal government. It unlocks and foregrounds the power of writing as a site of resistance and a vehicle of transformation that is fundamentally grounded in reflexivity, self-crafting and an ethos of care. In an attempt to cultivate new sensibilities to habitual academic practice the project re-appropriates the skill of writing for envisioning and enacting what it might mean to be working in the discipline of IR and inhabiting the usual spaces and scenes of academic life differently. The practice of experimental writing that intuitively unfolds and develops in the book makes an important methodological intervention into conventional social scientific inquiry both regarding the politics of writing and knowledge production as well as the role and position of the researcher. The formal innovations of the book include the actualization and creative remaking of the Foucaultian genre of the ‘experience book,’ which seeks to challenge scholarly routine and offers new experiences and modes of perception as to what it might mean to ‘know’ and to be a ‘knowing subject’ in our times. The book will be of interest to researchers engaged in critical and creative research methods (particularly narrative writing, autobiography, storytelling, experimental and transformational research), Foucault studies and philosophy, as well as critical approaches to contemporary government and studies of resistance.

Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics

Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics

  • Author: Melanie Pichler,Cornelia Staritz,Karin Küblböck,Christina Plank,Werner Raza,Fernando Ruiz Peyré
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317269888
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
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As demand for natural resources increases due to the rise in world population and living standards, conflicts over their access and control are becoming more prevalent. This book critically assesses different approaches to and conceptualizations of resource fairness and justice and applies them to the analysis of resource conflicts. Approaches addressed include cosmopolitan liberalism, political economy and political ecology. These are applied at various scales (local, national, international) and to initiatives and instruments in public and private resource governance, such as corporate social responsibility instruments, certification schemes, international law and commodity markets. In doing so, the contributions contrast existing approaches to fairness and justice and extend them by taking into account the interplay between political scales, regions, resources, and power structures in "glocalized" resource politics. Various case studies are included concerning agriculture, agrofuels, land grabbing, water resources, mining and biodiversity. The volume adds to the academic and policy debate by bringing together a variety of disciplines and perspectives in order to advance both a research and policy agenda that puts notions of resource fairness and justice center-stage.

International Relations As a Discipline in Thailand

International Relations As a Discipline in Thailand

  • Author: Chanintira na Thalang,Soravis Jayanama,Jittipat Poonkham
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780815396819
  • Category: International relations
  • Page: 286
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There has long been considerable debate about the nature of non-Western IR theory. Most attempts to understand such a phenomenon begin by taking a top-down approach on a country by country basis. Instead, this book takes a bottom-up approach, involving specialists from a range of Thai universities, revealing the contours of the Thai IR community. It examines the state of various sub-fields under the IR rubric in Thailand such as foreign policy analysis, security studies, international political economy and area studies, and how Thai thinkers in these fields have contributed to IR as a discipline and IR theory development in Thailand. In doing so, it identifies factors unique to Thai academia which have hindered the development of an indigenous-sourced theory as well as exploring the similarities shared with other non-Western contexts that have posed an obstacle to the creation of a more general non-Western IR theory. Providing both an in-depth insight into the specific phenomena of Thai IR theory, and a broader perspective on the challenges of formulating non-Western IR theory, this book aims to push the debate on non-Western IR theory forward. It will be of particular interest to readers looking for a better understanding of IR theory in Thailand, but also for those more generally looking to formulate and characterise non-Western approaches to the discipline.

International Relations in Contemporary Africa

International Relations in Contemporary Africa

  • Author: Michael O. Anda
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761815853
  • Category: History
  • Page: 299
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Although developing countries far outnumber fully industrialized states, they are often neglected in the study of international relations, especially with respect to the development of foreign policy theory. International Relations in Contemporary Africa attempts to fill this void in the literature on comparative international relations while at the same time providing a detailed analysis of the economic development and integration of West African countries. Michael Anda specifically focuses on the members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and their policies, which encourage coordination on issues ranging from science and technology to diplomacy and mutual defense. Tracing the diplomatic history of West Africa from independence to the present, he assesses the various dimensions of cooperation among the smaller and less developed states of West Africa while revealing the precarious nature of the economy and security in the region. Both detailed and comprehensive, International Relations in Contemporary Africa represents a significant contribution to African studies that appeal to those with an interest in the foreign policy of smaller states.

Advances in Web Based Learning - ICWL 2008

Advances in Web Based Learning - ICWL 2008

7th International Conference, Jinhua, China, August 20-22, 2008, Proceedings

  • Author: Frederick Li,Jianmin Zhao
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540850325
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 554
  • View: 6599
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2008, held in Jinhua, China, in August 2008. The 52 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 170 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on adaptation of e-learning technologies and policies, learning resource management, e-learning experiences, assessment and its supporting systems, tools and experiences for learning C programming language, game-based learning, frameworks and platforms for e-learning, multimedia technologies for learning, on-line discussion forum and community, collaborative learning, semantics and ontology, interfaces for learning activity designs, as well as mobile and network technologies for learning.

Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Author: Matthew B. Miles,A. Michael Huberman,Johnny Saldaña
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452257876
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 381
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The Third Edition of Miles & Huberman's classic research methods text is updated and streamlined by Johnny Saldaña, author of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Several of the data display strategies from previous editions are now presented in re-envisioned and reorganized formats to enhance reader accessibility and comprehension. The Third Edition’s presentation of the fundamentals of research design and data management is followed by five distinct methods of analysis: exploring, describing, ordering, explaining, and predicting. Miles and Huberman's original research studies are profiled and accompanied with new examples from Saldaña's recent qualitative work. The book's most celebrated chapter, "Drawing and Verifying Conclusions," is retained and revised, and the chapter on report writing has been greatly expanded, and is now called “Writing About Qualitative Research.” Comprehensive and authoritative, Qualitative Data Analysis has been elegantly revised for a new generation of qualitative researchers.