A History of Sociological Research Methods in America 1920 1960

Author: Jennifer Platt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521646499
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

This is the first book on the general history of US sociological research. It provides systematic archival, documentary, and interview data which question conventional views on research methods, developing our understanding of both the history of social thought, and the settings in which social research is produced.

The Open Mind

Author: Jamie Cohen-Cole
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226092331
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Science

The Open Mind chronicles the development and promulgation of a scientific vision of the rational, creative, and autonomous self, demonstrating how this self became a defining feature of Cold War culture. Jamie Cohen-Cole illustrates how from 1945 to 1965 policy makers and social critics used the idea of an open-minded human nature to advance centrist politics. They reshaped intellectual culture and instigated nationwide educational reform that promoted more open, and indeed more human, minds. The new field of cognitive science was central to this project, as it used popular support for open-mindedness to overthrow the then-dominant behaviorist view that the mind either could not be studied scientifically or did not exist. Cognitive science also underwrote the political implications of the open mind by treating it as the essential feature of human nature. While the open mind unified America in the first two decades after World War II, between 1965 and 1975 battles over the open mind fractured American culture as the ties between political centrism and the scientific account of human nature began to unravel. During the late 1960s, feminists and the New Left repurposed Cold War era psychological tools to redefine open-mindedness as a characteristic of left-wing politics. As a result, once-liberal intellectuals became neoconservative, and in the early 1970s, struggles against open-mindedness gave energy and purpose to the right wing.

Rethinking State Theory

Author: Mark J Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136295935
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Political Science

In the last two decades, objects of analysis such as 'the state' have increasingly been seen as uncertain and contested theoretical concepts. Mark J. Smith presents a counter argument that highlights how existing theoretical approaches can provide useful tools for understanding contemporary political developments.

21st Century Sociology A Reference Handbook

Author: Clifton D. Bryant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412916080
Release Date: 2006-11-17
Genre: Social Science

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Author: Nigel G Fielding
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446206607
Release Date: 2008-06-24
Genre: Social Science

This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date, practical coverage, richly illustrated with examples. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in the principles of research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, online surveys, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The SAGE Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from disciplines across the social sciences will find this an invaluable source of reference.

Books in Print

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ISBN: UOM:39015045491084
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

ABPR

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117254594
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Books


America History and Life

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105022097237
Release Date: 1998
Genre: United States

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Standardization and tacit knowledge

Author: Douglas W. Maynard
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 0471358290
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

An interdisciplinary look at interaction in the standardized survey interview This volume presents a theoretical and empirical inquiry into the interaction between interviewers and respondents in standardized research interviews. The editors include a range of articles that showcase the perspectives of conversation analysts, ethnomethodologists, and survey methodologists, to gain a more complete picture of interaction in the standardized survey interview than was previously available. This book is the first to focus solely on the interactional substrate or conversational architecture of interviewing. It offers a range of insights into standardized interviewing as interaction and forms a bridge between survey methodology and the study of interaction and tacit practices. The articles are arranged into four subject groups: theoretical orientations, survey recruitment, interaction during the substantive interview, and interaction and survey data quality. Articles include: * Interactions in telephone surveys * Recruitment of respondents * Respondent laughter * Interaction coding * Impact of technology on interaction * Occasions for interviewer intervention Standardization and Tacit Knowledge serves as a one-of-a-kind reference for survey methodologists, linguists, and researchers and also as a postgraduate coursebook in survey interviewing.