Author: Stephen H. Aby
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Release Date: 1997
Approximately 550 of the major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines, and some related disciplines are identified and described in this new edition of Aby's critically acclaimed book. Emphasis is on works in English published in the last decade-indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, databases, World Wide Web sites, dictionaries, and other print and electronic reference and information sources-but some classic sources in other languages or that precede this period are included. Virtually all sources in the book have been thoroughly examined and described by the compiler. The addition of approximately 250 new titles and electronic sources, as well as updates and the inclusion of new editions of previously cited titles, makes this a substantial revision of and complement to the first edition. A valuable resource for librarians, faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students, this book will also be useful to researchers.
Author: Rosemarie Rizzo Parse
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Because human experience cannot be quantified or held captive in reports with digital measures, finding answers to research questions about lived experiences requires the use of rigorous qualitative methods. In Qualitative Inquiry: The Path of Sciencing, author Rosemarie Rizzo Parse sets forth these rigorous methods, examining existing qualitative methods from both the human science and nursing disciplines, As well as established and emerging nursing methods from the science of unitary human beings.
Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Social Science
Social researchers increasingly find themselves looking beyond conventional methods to address complex research questions. This is the first book to comprehensively examine emergent qualitative and quantitative theories and methods across the social and behavioral sciences. Providing scholars and students with a way to retool their research choices, the volume presents cutting-edge approaches to data collection, analysis, and representation. Leading researchers describe alternative uses of traditional quantitative and qualitative tools; innovative hybrid or mixed methods; and new techniques facilitated by technological advances. Consistently formatted chapters explore the strengths and limitations of each method for studying different types of research questions and offer practical, in-depth examples.
Author: Christiaan Grootaert
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science
This work details various methods of gauging social capital and provides illustrative case studies from Mali and India. It also offers a measuring instrument, the Social Capital Assessment Tool, that combines quantitative and qualitative approaches.