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Social Science Methodology

Social Science Methodology

A Unified Framework

  • Author: John Gerring
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139503774
  • Category: Political Science
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John Gerring's exceptional textbook has been thoroughly revised in this second edition. It offers a one-volume introduction to social science methodology relevant to the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology. This new edition has been extensively developed with the introduction of new material and a thorough treatment of essential elements such as conceptualization, measurement, causality and research design. It is written for students, long-time practitioners and methodologists and covers both qualitative and quantitative methods. It synthesizes the vast and diverse field of methodology in a way that is clear, concise and comprehensive. While offering a handy overview of the subject, the book is also an argument about how we should conceptualize methodological problems. Thinking about methodology through this lens provides a new framework for understanding work in the social sciences.

Applied Social Science Methodology

Applied Social Science Methodology

An Introductory Guide

  • Author: John Gerring,Dino Christenson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110707147X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 400
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This textbook provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive introduction to methodological issues encountered by the various social science disciplines. It emphasizes applications, with detailed examples, so that readers can put these methods to work in their research. Within a unified framework, John Gerring and Dino Christenson integrate a variety of methods - descriptive and causal, observational and experimental, qualitative and quantitative. The text covers a wide range of topics including research design, data-gathering techniques, statistics, theoretical frameworks, and social science writing. It is designed both for those attempting to make sense of social science, as well as those aiming to conduct original research. The text is accompanied by online practice questions, exercises, examples, and additional resources, including related readings and websites. An essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in communications, criminal justice, economics, business, finance, management, education, environmental policy, international development, law, political science, public health, public policy, social work, sociology, and urban planning.

Theories of the Policy Process

Theories of the Policy Process

  • Author: Christopher M. Weible,Paul A. Sabatier
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429973918
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 416
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Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for the experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest updates, and the promising future research opportunities of each framework. This well-regarded volume covers such enduring classics as Multiple Streams (Zahariadis et al.), Punctuated Equilibrium (Jones et al.), Advocacy Coalition Framework (Jenkins-Smith et al.), Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (Schlager and Cox), and Policy Diffusion (Berry and Berry), as well as two newer theories—Policy Feedback (Mettler and SoRelle) and Narrative Policy Framework (McBeth et al.). The fourth edition now includes a discussion of global and comparative perspectives in each theoretical chapter and a brand-new chapter that explores how these theories have been adapted for, and employed in, non-American and non-Western contexts. An expanded introduction and revised conclusion fully examines and contextualizes the history, trajectories and functions of public policy research. Since its first publication in 1999, Theories of the Policy Process has been, and remains, the quintessential gateway to the field of policy process research for students, scholars and practitioners.

Case Study Research

Case Study Research

Principles and Practices

  • Author: John Gerring
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781107181267
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 362
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Case Study Research: Principles and Practices provides a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools are applicable in a variety of fields including anthropology, business and management, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. Topics include: a survey of case study approaches; a methodologically tractable definition of 'case study'; strategies for case selection, including random sampling and other algorithmic approaches; quantitative and qualitative modes of case study analysis; and problems of internal and external validity. The second edition of this core textbook is designed to be accessible to readers who are new to the subject and is thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating recent research, numerous up-to-date studies and comprehensive lecture slides.

Multi-Method Social Science

Multi-Method Social Science

Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Tools

  • Author: Jason Seawright
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107097711
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 242
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This book provides the first systematic guide to designing multi-method research, considering a wide range of statistical and qualitative tools.

Toward a Reconstruction of a Critical Theory of Society: a Comparative Examination of Giddens, Gouldner and Habermas

Toward a Reconstruction of a Critical Theory of Society: a Comparative Examination of Giddens, Gouldner and Habermas

  • Author: John Jerome Sewart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

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  • Category: Education
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Information Systems Strategic Management

Information Systems Strategic Management

An Integrated Approach

  • Author: Steve Clarke
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415202787
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 199
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A comprehensive guide to the strategic management of information systems within business and public sector organisations. Key issues covered include: corporate strategy, information systems strategy and the technical versus social debate.

Dynamic Process Methodology in the Social and Developmental Sciences

Dynamic Process Methodology in the Social and Developmental Sciences

  • Author: Jaan Valsiner,Peter C. M. Molenaar,Maria C.D.P. Lyra,Nandita Chaudhary
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387959221
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 668
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All psychological processes—like biological and social ones—are dynamic. Phenomena of nature, society, and the human psyche are context bound, constantly changing, and variable. This feature of reality is often not recognized in the social sciences where we operate with averaged data and with homogeneous stereotypes, and consider our consistency to be the cornerstone of rational being. Yet we are all inconsistent in our actions within a day, or from, one day to the next, and much of such inconsistency is of positive value for our survival and development. Our inconsistent behaviors and thoughts may appear chaotic, yet there is generality within this highly variable dynamic. The task of scientific methodologies—qualitative and quantitative—is to find out what that generality is. It is the aim of this handbook to bring into one framework various directions of construction of methodology of the dynamic processes that exist in the social sciences at the beginning of the 21st century. This handbook is set up to bring together pertinent methodological scholarship from all over the world, and equally from the quantitative and qualitative orientations to methodology. In addition to consolidating the pertinent knowledge base for the purposes of its further growth, this book serves the major educational role of bringing practitioners—students, researchers, and professionals interested in applications—the state of the art know-how about how to think about extracting evidence from single cases, and about the formal mathematical-statistical tools to use for these purposes.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

  • Author: Leo P. Chall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.