Social Research

Author: May, Tim
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335235674
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Sociology & anthropology.

Essentials Of Social Research

Author: Kalof, Linda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335217823
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Social Science

Covers types of research, reasoning and data, basic logic of quantitative and qualitative inquiry, major data collection strategies, and identification of research limitations. This book describes procedures for identifying limitations of research and rival explanations for research findings.

The Public Value of the Social Sciences

Author: John D. Brewer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781780931746
Release Date: 2013-05-23
Genre: Social Science

John Brewer explores the essential nature of the social sciences and the ways in which notions of 'impact' and 'value' could be reframed to generate a more productive debate around their contribution to the good of society.

Simulation For The Social Scientist

Author: Gilbert, Nigel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335216005
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Social Science

Social sciences -- Simulation methods. Social interaction -- Computer simulation. Social sciences -- Mathematical models. (publisher)

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452261454
Release Date: 2003-12-15
Genre: Social Science

"This defining work will be valuable to readers and researchers in social sciences and humanities at all academic levels. As a teaching resource it will be useful to instructors and students alike and will become a standard reference source. Essential for general and academic collections." --CHOICE This Encyclopedia provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Organized alphabetically, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques. Written to be accessible to general readers, the Encyclopedia entries do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics or statistics to understand the purposes or basic principles of any of the methods. To accomplish this goal, there are two major types of entries: definitions consisting of a paragraph or two to provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays that discuss the nature, history, applications, and implications of using a certain method, including suggested readings and references. Readers are directed to related topics via cross-referenced terms that appear in small capital letters. By assembling entries of varied origins and serving different research purposes, readers will be able to benefit from this immense source of methodological expertise in advancing their understanding of research. With three volumes and more than 900 signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods will be a critical addition to any social science library.

Making Sense of Social Research

Author: Malcolm Williams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964216
Release Date: 2003-02-24
Genre: Social Science

This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introduction to generic research skills.

Understanding Youth In Late Modernity

Author: France, Alan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335215348
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Social Science

"Understanding Youth in Late Modernity is a highly readable book which lends itself bothas a solid introduction and a reference point to the historical developments and theoreticaldebates taking place within the discipline of youth studies. This book provides a highly accessible text for anybody interested in the subject of youth and its changing role in late modernity. I thoroughly recommend it." Journal of Contemporary European Studies This illuminating new book embeds our understanding of the youth question within a historical context. It shows how the ideas of past political action, in conjunction with the diverse paradigms of social science disciplines, have shaped modern conceptions of the youth question. This relationship between the political and the academic is then explored through a detailed examination of contemporary debates about youth, in areas such as; transitions, education, crime policy and criminology, consumption and youth culture. From this analysis the book is able to show how the youth question in late modernity is being shaped. This important text includes: A historical overview of the making of modern youth, identifying major changes that took place over three centuries Examples of how political and academic responses construct youth as a social problem An evaluation of the impact of social change in late modernity on our understanding of the youth question and the everyday lives of the young. The book concludes by suggesting that in contemporary understandings of the youth question significant differences exist between the political and the academic. Major challenges exist if this gap is to be addressed and a new public social science needs to emerge that reconstitutes debates about youth within a form of communicative democracy. Understanding Youth in Late Modernity is key reading for students and academics interested in the historical conception of the youth problem, its evolution throughout modernity and endeavours to find a solution.

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

Author: E. Kuhlmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137295408
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Genre: Social Science

An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 new chapters on human resources and health, end-of-life care and complementary and alternative medicine as well as thorough updates to the introduction and conclusion.

Knowledge Higher Education and the New Managerialism

Author: Rosemary Deem
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199265909
Release Date: 2007-08-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The authors analyse changes in the management of recent professional academic work in British universities, examine the implications of mass higher education, and look at the impact of 'new managerialism' in 'knowledge-intensive' organisations.

Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy History and Social Studies of Science

Author: Léna Soler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317935353
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Genre: Philosophy

In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and psychological. Following this turn, the interest in scientific practices continued to increase and had an indelible influence in the various fields of science studies. No doubt, the practice turn changed our conceptions and approaches of science, but what did it really teach us? What does it mean to study scientific practices? What are the general lessons, implications, and new challenges? This volume explores questions about the practice turn using both case studies and theoretical analysis. The case studies examine empirical and mathematical sciences, including the engineering sciences. The volume promotes interactions between acknowledged experts from different, often thought of as conflicting, orientations. It presents contributions in conjunction with critical commentaries that put the theses and assumptions of the former in perspective. Overall, the book offers a unique and diverse range of perspectives on the meanings, methods, lessons, and challenges associated with the practice turn.

How to Research

Author: Loraine Blaxter
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335238699
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Science

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.

Technoscience And Everyday Life

Author: Michael, Mike
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335217052
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Social Science

This book examines the complex relations between technoscience and everyday life. It draws on numerous examples, including both mundane technologies such as Velcro, Post-it Notes, mobile phones and surveillance cameras, and the esoterica of xenotransplantation, new genetics, nanotechnology and posthuman society.

Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 076197492X
Release Date: 2003-06-06
Genre: Science

Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.

Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940

Author: Mike Savage
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191615276
Release Date: 2010-05-13
Genre: Social Science

Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940 examines how, between 1940 and 1970 British society was marked by the imprint of the academic social sciences in profound ways which have an enduring legacy on how we see ourselves. It focuses on how interview methods and sample surveys eclipsed literature and the community study as a means of understanding ordinary life. The book shows that these methods were part of a wider remaking of British national identity in the aftermath of decolonisation in which measures of the rational, managed nation eclipsed literary and romantic ones. It also links the emergence of social science methods to the strengthening of technocratic and scientific identities amongst the educated middle classes, and to the rise in masculine authority which challenged feminine expertise. This book is the first to draw extensively on archived qualitative social science data from the 1930s to the 1960s, which it uses to offer a unique, personal and challenging account of post war social change in Britain. It also uses this data to conduct a new kind of historical sociology of the social sciences, one that emphasises the discontinuities in knowledge forms and which stresses how disciplines and institutions competed with each other for reputation. Its emphasis on how social scientific forms of knowing eclipsed those from the arts and humanities during this period offers a radical re-thinking of the role of expertise today which will provoke social scientists, scholars in the humanities, and the general reader alike.