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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.

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.

Religion in the Contemporary World

Religion in the Contemporary World

  • Author: Alan Aldridge
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745634052
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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In the new edition of this widely read text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions, ranging from the high growth rates of successful minority religious movements such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, to the phenomenal rise of Pentecostalism, the challenge of 'fundamentalism' and the apparent turn from religion to spirituality. Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies. Almost all societies seek to cultivate religions and faith communities as sources of social stability and engines of social progress. They also try to regulate real and imagined abuses and excess: cults that brainwash vulnerable people, fundamentalism that threatens democracy and the progress of science, and terrorists who carry out atrocities in the name of religion. The second edition has been carefully revised to make sure it is fully up-to-date with recent developments and debates. Major themes in the revised edition include religious diversity and its implications for social cohesion, and the paradoxical fate of religion in societies that appear to be obsessed with individualism and consumerism. This book will appeal strongly to a range of readers, especially students taking courses in the sociology of religion and anyone who is interested in the place of religion in the contemporary world.

The Power of Survey Design

The Power of Survey Design

A User's Guide for Managing Surveys, Interpreting Results, and Influencing Respondents

  • Author: Giuseppe Iarossi
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 082136393X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 262
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A practical how-to guide on all the steps involved with survey implementation, this volume covers survey management, questionnaire design, sampling, respondent's psychology and survey participation, and data management. A comprehensive and practical reference for those who both use and produce survey data.

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.

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.

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: Louis M. Rea,Richard A. Parker
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118767039
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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"This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to conducting survey research. The book covers all major components of the method, including construction of the instrument, administration of the process, and analysis and reporting of results. The authors de-mystify statistics and enable readers to conduct a sample survey research project from initial conception of the research focus to the preparation of the final report, including basic statistical analysis of the data"--

Survey Research in the Social Sciences

Survey Research in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Charles Y. Glock,John Bennett
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • ISBN: 1610448413
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 568
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Survey research was for a long time thought of primarily as a sociological tool. It is relatively recently that this research method has been adopted by other social sciences and related professional disciplines. The amount and quality of its use, however, vary considerably from field to field. This volume describes the elementary logic of survey design and analysis and provides, for each discipline, an evaluation of how survey research has been used and conceivably may be used to deal with the central problems of each field.

Researching Higher Education

Researching Higher Education

  • Author: Malcolm Tight
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335241840
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 298
  • View: 5434
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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.

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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International Handbook of Survey Methodology

International Handbook of Survey Methodology

  • Author: Edith D. de Leeuw,Joop Hox,Don Dillman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113691062X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 560
  • View: 2109
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Taking into account both traditional and emerging modes, this comprehensive new Handbook covers all major methodological and statistical issues in designing and analyzing surveys. With contributions from the world's leading survey methodologists and statisticians, this invaluable new resource provides guidance on collecting survey data and creating meaningful results. Featuring examples from a variety of countries, the book reviews such things as how to deal with sample designs, write survey questions, and collect data on the Internet. A thorough review of the procedures associated with multiple modes of collecting sample survey information and applying that combination of methods that fit the situation best is included. The International Handbook of Survey Methodology opens with the foundations of survey design, ranging from sources of error, to ethical issues. This is followed by a section on design that reviews sampling challenges and tips on writing and testing questions for multiple methods. Part three focuses on data collection, from face-to-face interviews, to Internet and interactive voice response, to special challenges involved in mixing these modes within one survey. Analyzing data from both simple and complex surveys is then explored, as well as procedures for adjusting data. The book concludes with a discussion of maintaining quality. Intended for advanced students and researchers in the behavioral, social, and health sciences, this "must have" resource will appeal to those interested in conducting or using survey data from anywhere in the world, especially those interested in comparing results across countries. The book also serves as a state-of-the-art text for graduate level courses and seminars on survey methodology. A companion website contains additional readings and examples.

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.

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.

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.

The Social Survey

The Social Survey

Its History and Methods

  • Author: Carl Cleveland Taylor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social surveys
  • Page: 91
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Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition

Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition

  • Author: Steven G. Heeringa,Brady T. West,Patricia A. Berglund
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351649302
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 590
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Highly recommended by the Journal of Official Statistics, The American Statistician, and other journals, Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition provides an up-to-date overview of state-of-the-art approaches to the analysis of complex sample survey data. Building on the wealth of material on practical approaches to descriptive analysis and regression modeling from the first edition, this second edition expands the topics covered and presents more step-by-step examples of modern approaches to the analysis of survey data using the newest statistical software. Designed for readers working in a wide array of disciplines who use survey data in their work, this book continues to provide a useful framework for integrating more in-depth studies of the theory and methods of survey data analysis. An example-driven guide to the applied statistical analysis and interpretation of survey data, the second edition contains many new examples and practical exercises based on recent versions of real-world survey data sets. Although the authors continue to use Stata for most examples in the text, they also continue to offer SAS, SPSS, SUDAAN, R, WesVar, IVEware, and Mplus software code for replicating the examples on the book’s updated website.

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 Silent Revolution

The Silent Revolution

Changing Values and Political Styles Among Western Publics

  • Author: Ronald Inglehart
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400869587
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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This book contends that beneath the frenzied activism of the sixties and the seeming quiescence of the seventies, a "silent revolution" has been occurring that is gradually but fundamentally changing political life throughout the Western world. Ronald Inglehart focuses on two aspects of this revolution: a shift from an overwhelming emphasis on material values and physical security toward greater concern with the quality of life; and an increase in the political skills of Western publics that enables them to play a greater role in making important political decisions. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.