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Surveying The Social World

Surveying The Social World

Principles and Practice in Survey Research

  • Author: Aldridge, Alan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335202403
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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The survey has become a widely used technique for gathering information and opinions from individuals, organizations and other groups. This work examines the contemporary state of surveys within society and social science methodology, explaining the potential of the survey method and the ways it can be used effectively when resources are limited. It then takes the reader systematically through the process of conducting survey research covering in turn, the role of theory, the planning and design of projects, pilot work, access to informants, ethical issues, sampling methods, the preparation of questionnaires, interviewing, the use of computer packages, processing response, statistical methods of data analysis, and the presentation of findings.

Investigating the Social World with SPSS Student Version 14.0

Investigating the Social World with SPSS Student Version 14.0

The Process and Practice of Research

  • Author: Russell Schutt
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9781412927376
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 515
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Praise for the Fourth Edition: `I think this volume is a good textbook and, if I were teaching a research methods subject, I would consider using it as a core text. The extensive study aids are a particularly attractive aspect of the book as a teaching pool′ - Qualitative Research Journal The continuingly updated and expanded Investigating the Social World, now in its Fifth Edition, is written so that the `doing′ of social research is closely and consistently linked to important social issues, demonstrating not only the value of research, but also how technique and substance are intimately related. The text offers guides for critiquing research articles, exercises for applying research skills and the examples of analyzing and reporting social data provide instructors with key supports for effective teaching. Ethical concerns and ethical decision making are treated in tandem with each study of specific methods and an emphasis on `how to do′ research is joined with an equal emphasis on giving students the critical skills necessary to evaluate research done by others.

Applying Social Science

Applying Social Science

The Role of Social Research in Politics, Policy and Practice

  • Author: Byrne, David
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1847424503
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 234
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Social research is certainly engaged in the construction of evidence, but it also plays a crucial role in a range of other governance processes. All of these processes are dealt with in this book.

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World

Methods of Investigation

  • Author: Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9781412927178
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 340
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In this Second Edition of the bestselling Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt once again provide students with an engaging, innovative, and accurate introduction to social research. More than a brief derivative of Schutt’s widely successful Investigating the Social World, this version is written in a less formal, occasionally humorous style, with more concise examples drawn from everyday experience, and less coverage of complex or more rigorous methods.

Investigating the Social World

Investigating the Social World

The Process and Practice of Research

  • Author: Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9781412969406
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 564
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The most successful social research text to have been published in a generation has been updated and revised in this new Sixth Edition! This innovative, up-to-date, and popular text makes research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter, with hands-on exercises to help students learn by doing. Author Russell K. Schutt helps readers connect technique and substance, understand research methods as an integrated whole, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions.New to the Sixth Edition:Updates and Revisions: Research examples have been updated throughout the text, with many that have been added from international researchers. All end-of-chapter exercise sets have been updated. Techniques for searching and reviewing the literature and Web sites have been updated and more guidance is provided on writing the literature review. In addition, many chapters have been streamlined and reorganized for greater clarity, including those on measurement and causation and research design.Secondary Data Analysis and Content Analysis: A new chapter introduces the logic and limitations of secondary data analysis, available data sources, procedures for using ICPSR datasets, the Human Relations Area Files, and more information on content analysis.Qualitative Data Analysis: New sections have been added on conversation analysis, ethnomethodology, case-oriented understanding, and visual sociology. A special section on computer-assisted qualitative data analysis introduces the HyperRESEARCH software that accompanies the text.Theories and Philosophies for Research: A revised and streamlined chapter uses international research on immigration and ethnic conflict to illustrate functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism and to contrast positivist and interpretivist research philosophies. Unique among methods texts, this chapter emphasizes the importance of social theory and research philosophy as a foundation for social research.Research Ethics: New sections have been added in some chapters and the discussion of the role of the IRB in the third chapter has been expanded.Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries!Instructors' Resource CD-ROM: provides test questions, PowerPoint slides for lectures, suggested assignments, and a review of course organization options.Student Study Site at www.pineforge.com//isw5: includes journal articles, flash cards for practicing terminology, online quizzes, and much more!Now with interactive exercises on the study site (from the student CD) - for easier access and use by studentsStudent Resources CD: bundled with the book, contains wide-ranging data sets and interactive exercises to help students master concepts and techniques.HyperRESEARCH software: includes software for qualitative data analysis.

The Social Worlds of Higher Education

The Social Worlds of Higher Education

Handbook for Teaching in A New Century

  • Author: Bernice Pescosolido
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9780761986133
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 646
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This book provides a definitive collection of original and reprinted articles about the problems and prospects of tertiary teaching and education in the social sciences. The Handbook is accompanied by a 3.5" diskette, the Field Guide, which provides a further collection of original and reprinted ‘how to’ articles. The Handbook supplies the broad perspectives and principles about higher education and teaching in a time of rapid change: the Field Guide offers a wealth of valuable practical information for novice and experienced teachers.

Researching Higher Education

Researching Higher Education

  • Author: Malcolm Tight
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335241840
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 298
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This authoritative book couples an overview of the principal current areas of research into higher education with a guide to the processes involved in undertaking such research.

How to Research

How to Research

  • Author: Loraine Blaxter
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335238696
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 329
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Includes chapters on planning and carrying out small-scale research projects, this practical guide takes the reader step-by-step through the research process, from writing proposals to completion of the project. As well as exercises, it also gives advice on writing proposals and making presentations.

Doing Your Research Project

Doing Your Research Project

A Guide for First-Time Researchers

  • Author: Judith Bell
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335264476
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 317
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This is the market leading book for anyone doing their research project. Clear, concise and extremely readable, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to doing a research project from start to finish. Thoroughly updated but retaining its well-loved style, this 6th edition includes: information on using online surveys; information on online interviewing and using online platforms for observation, e.g. Skype, Google Hangouts; new chapter on the use of social media in small scale research; thoroughly updated chapter on literature searching; revised and additional pedagogy; and a brand new text design. This practical, no-nonsense guide is vital reading for all those embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study in any discipline, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education and health.

Questionnaires in Second Language Research

Questionnaires in Second Language Research

Construction, Administration, and Processing

  • Author: Zoltán Dörnyei,Tatsuya Taguchi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135262519
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 186
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Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This Second Edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.

The Social World of Batavia

The Social World of Batavia

European and Eurasian in Dutch Asia

  • Author: Jean Gelman Taylor
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299094706
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 249
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Study Skills for Town and Country Planning

Study Skills for Town and Country Planning

  • Author: Adam Sheppard,Nick Smith
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446293122
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1246
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"Sheppard and Smith provide a clear, accessible and friendly guide to studying to become a planner, with great tips, insight and advice – including what employers will be looking for and the importance of lifelong learning" - Michael Harris, Deputy Head of Policy and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute "If you are thinking of studying town and country planning at university, this book tells you what to expect and how to succeed" - Cliff Hague, Emeritus Professor of Heriot-Watt University and Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute Study Skills for Town and Country Planning is a basic introduction to studying planning, a 'how to' for students to develop a relevant skill set to succeed in their degree, and a guide to applying those skills in a very practical and diverse workplace. Clearly written and accessible, the book includes: Up-to-date case studies, providing real examples of applying the relevant tools and techniques covered in the book Practical activities, such as preparing and practising presentations and drafting short reports 'Tips for Success' Suggestions for further reading a Glossary explaining new terms This student-focused guide provides an introduction to the study skills associated with town and country planning for anyone considering or already studying a planning related course. Adam Sheppard is a senior lecturer in the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England. Nick Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England.

Action Research

Action Research

  • Author: Andy Townsend
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335244440
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 142
  • View: 5450
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These and other questions are answered in this book which offers both a practical step-by-step guide to action research and an examination of the underlying principles and challenges. Action research as an approach aims to generate knowledge and achieve prinicipled change.

The Social Survey in Historical Perspective, 1880-1940

The Social Survey in Historical Perspective, 1880-1940

  • Author: Martin Bulmer,Kevin Bales,Kathryn Kish Sklar
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521363349
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 383
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This 2001 book traces the history of the social Survey in Britain and the US, with two chapters on Germany and France. It discusses the aims and interests of those who carried out early surveys, and the links between the social survey and the growth of empirical social science.

Work at the Boundaries of Science

Work at the Boundaries of Science

Information and the Interdisciplinary Research Process

  • Author: C.L. Palmer
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401598436
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 174
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Interdisciplinary inquiry has become more pervasive in recent decades, yet we still know little about the conduct of this type of research or the information problems associated with it. This book is one of few empirical studies of interdisciplinary knowledge practices. It examines how interdisciplinary scientists discover and exchange information and knowledge, highlighting how the boundaries between disciplines affect how information is used and how knowledge is constructed. It is written for scholars and practitioners with an interest in developing information systems and research environments to foster innovative scientific work. Target groups include researchers in information science, science studies, communication, as well as research administrators and information professionals.

Short-And Long-Term Poverty and Social Policy in a "Snakes and Ladders" Model of Growth

Short-And Long-Term Poverty and Social Policy in a

  • Author: Mr. Alfredo Cuevas
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund
  • ISBN: 1451903839
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 32
  • View: 1976
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Throughout the world, the great popularity of programs to protect those who may fall into poverty stands in contrast with the weakness of policies aimed at helping individuals who are already poor to overcome long-term poverty. In the paper, an OLG model with persistent poverty and limited social mobility is used to explore some of the reasons for the different success rates of these two types of policies, as well as the gains that can be expected from these and other policies in terms of economic growth. The popularity of social insurance schemes may be due to their relative ex-ante fairness, while the reluctance of societies to support effective policies to reduce long-term poverty may be explained by the redistributive bias of these policies, especially in the short term. However, the failure to attack long-term poverty can reduce long-run growth.

Rediscovering Paul

Rediscovering Paul

Philemon and the Sociology of Paul's Narrative World

  • Author: Norman R. Petersen
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1606081136
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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In this groundbreaking work, Norman R. Petersen integrates contemporary literary-critical, sociological,and anthropological insights into the traditional arena of historical-critical methods. he demonstrates how these new approaches can be used to interpret biblical texts, especially Paul's letters. The Letter to Philemon serves as a case study. Yet Petersen focuses on the narrative world of Paul as well, for one cannot be truly understood without the other. This work articulates a sociology of letters, explores the social structures which underlie the social relations of the actors in Paul's world, and deals with the systems of belief, knowledge, and value that define the identities of these actors and motivate their actions. Here is cutting-edge scholarship.

How to Measure Survey Reliability and Validity

How to Measure Survey Reliability and Validity

  • Author: Mark S. Litwin,Arlene Fink
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803957046
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 87
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Planning and conducting successful surveys requires a great deal of time, energy and know-how. While the time and energy components are relatively easy to find, what is often difficult is acquiring the know-how actually to plan, conduct and analyze a survey. An invaluable resource, The Survey Kit offers all the information necessary for conducting a state-of-the-art survey - from the initial planning stages all the way through analyzing and reporting the data.

Rules of Sociological Method

Rules of Sociological Method

  • Author: Emile Durkheim,Steven Lukes
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0029079403
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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First published in 1895: Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology—now with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes. The Rules of the Sociological Method is among the most important contributions to the field of sociology, still debated among scholars today. Through letters, arguments, and commentaries on significant debates, Durkheim confronted critics, clarified his own position, and defended the objective scientific method he applied to his study of humans. This updated edition offers an introduction and extra notes as well as a new translation to improve the clarity and accessibility of this essential work. In the introduction, Steven Lukes, author of the definitive biography Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work, spells out Durkheim’s intentions, shows the limits of Durkheim’s view of sociology, and presents its political background and significance. Making use of the various texts in this volume and Durkheim’s later work, Lukes discusses how Durkheim’s methodology was modified or disregarded in practice—and how it is still relevant today. With substantial notes on context, this user-friendly edition will greatly ease the task of students and scholars working with Durkheim’s method—a view that has been a focal point of sociology since its original publication. The Rules of the Sociological Method will engage a new generation of readers with Durkheim’s rich contribution to the field.

Conducting Survey Research in the Social Sciences

Conducting Survey Research in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Isadore Newman,Keith A. McNeil
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761812272
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 103
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Conducting Survey Research in the Social Sciences presents basic concepts and general guidelines for those who are interested in conducting a survey by breaking the process down into eight steps and twenty-three questions. It outlines the appropriate sequential steps necessary to help the reader initiate and develop a survey. Following each of the eight steps as depicted in the eight chapters and answering the questions provided enables the creation of an effective survey. The authors also include three fictitious vignettes to illustrate how the decisions should be made, and how proper survey research should be conducted to meet many different needs.