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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.

A Telescope on Society

A Telescope on Society

Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond

  • Author: James S. House
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472068487
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 490
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Maps the development of social science in the twentieth century through the instrument of survey research

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.

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: 5740
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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.

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.

Action Research

Action Research

  • Author: Andy Townsend
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335244440
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 142
  • View: 1343
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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.

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.

Designing Surveys

Designing Surveys

A Guide to Decisions and Procedures

  • Author: Ron Czaja,Johnny Blair
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9780761927464
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 301
  • View: 2466
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The Second Edition of Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures accounts for changes in telephone, Internet, and email surveying and provides a more comprehensive treatment on questionnaire testing. Despite changing technologies, however, the principles of scientific survey design remain unchanged, including the selection of the sample, the writing of questions to solicit an unbiased response, and the ethical treatment of human subjects. This new edition addresses these issues in the context of new and emerging technologies and their relationship to survey design and the social sciences. Designing Surveys provides an accurate account of how modern survey research is actually conducted, but with the needs and goals of a novice researcher in mind.

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.

The Caribbean in a Changing World

The Caribbean in a Changing World

Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future, Volume 1

  • Author: Livingston Smith,Stephanie Fullerton-Cooper,Erica Gordon
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443873675
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 420
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This collection is a critical reflection of the evolution of Caribbean countries since the demise of the West Indies Federation in 1962. At this historical juncture, some territories opted for independence while others remained dependent territories. The volume examines Caribbean societies in comparative and general ways, covering aspects of their ongoing development and challenges. It covers such areas as Caribbean integration, the state of human capital and social policy in the region, the education sector, Caribbean economic sustainability, and, significantly, the physical environment of the Caribbean. A central question has always been: should these territories have gone independent or stayed under some British tutelage? The book addresses this question, illustrating that these island states have made considerable progress, especially in the maintenance and deepening of democratic practices.