Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Author: George A. Barnett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412979115
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Social Science

This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking.

Die Integration von Theorie und Methode in der Netzwerkforschung

Author: Marina Hennig
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531934648
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Social Science

Die Netzwerkforschung wurzelt auf unterschiedlichen Theoriesträngen, und ebenso wenig kann von der Methode der Netzwerkanalyse gesprochen werden. Theorie und Methode haben gemeinsam, dass sie die Struktur von Beziehungen als Erklärung heranziehen. Wie aber die Passung von Methode und Theorie vorgenommen wird, wie beides aufeinander bezogen ist und welche Probleme dabei auftreten, ist Gegenstand des Buches. Beispielhaft werden diese Fragen an allen Beiträgen aufgezeigt. Diese reichen von Bourdieus Habitus- und Feldtheorie bis zum Methodologischen Individualismus zur Erklärung von Netzwerkstrukturen. Bei den methodischen Fragen reicht das Spektrum von der Messung von Zentralität, dem Umgang mit fehlenden Werten bis hin zu Divergenzen zwischen Akteursperspektive und Netzwerkstruktur. Inhaltliche Schwerpunkte finden sich bei Organisation und Raum sowie Schule und Wissen.

When to Use What Research Design

Author: W. Paul Vogt
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462503537
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Genre: Social Science

Systematic, practical, and accessible, this is the first book to focus on finding the most defensible design for a particular research question. Thoughtful guidelines are provided for weighing the advantages and disadvantages of various methods, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. The book can be read sequentially or readers can dip into chapters on specific stages of research (basic design choices, selecting and sampling participants, addressing ethical issues) or data collection methods (surveys, interviews, experiments, observations, archival studies, and combined methods). Many chapter headings and subheadings are written as questions, helping readers quickly find the answers they need to make informed choices that will affect the later analysis and interpretation of their data. ? Useful features include: *Easy-to-navigate part and chapter structure. *Engaging research examples from a variety of fields. *End-of-chapter tables that summarize the main points covered. *Detailed suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. ?*Integration of data collection, sampling, and research ethics in one volume. *Comprehensive glossary. ?

Verliebt verlobt verheiratet

Author: Johannes Kopp
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531923048
Release Date: 2010-05-14
Genre: Social Science

"Verliebt, verlobt, verheiratet“ – Auch wenn sich die Entwicklung von Partnerschaften und Beziehungen in diesem Kindervers so einfach anhört, in der Realität sind die Prozesse, durch die Partnerschaften eine gewisse Dauerhaftigkeit erreichen, wesentlich komplizierter. In dem vorliegenden Buch wird untersucht, welche Zwischenschritte bei der Institutionalisierung von Beziehungen wichtig sind und durch welche Umstände diese Verfestigung der Partnerschaft befördert oder behindert werden. Darüber hinaus wird untersucht, welche Rolle die persönlichen Netzwerke spielen und welche Ursachen und Folgen Trennungen in den verschiedenen Phasen einer Partnerschaft aufweisen. http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/hsw/soziologie/institut/Professur_fuer_empirische_Sozialforschung-44.html

Unternehmensnetzwerke

Author: Johannes Glückler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642295317
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Anstatt Netzwerke nur aus der Sicht einzelner Akteure zu betrachten, richten die Autoren ihren Blick auf die multilaterale Zusammenarbeit. Wissenschaftler, Unternehmens- und Rechtsberater diskutieren Konzepte wie Netzwerkgut oder laterale Governance, auf deren Grundlage Netzwerke ausgestaltet und ihre Innovationskraft gefördert werden kann. Auch die Wahl der Rechtsform, der Controllinginstrumente sowie der Einsatz von Kommunikationstechnologien werden thematisiert. Erfolgsfaktoren arbeiten die Autoren anhand detaillierter Fallstudien heraus.

Research with Diverse Groups

Author: Antoinette Y. Farmer PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199395903
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Social Science

Social work researchers often conduct research with groups that are diverse in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnic background, or age. Consequently, social work researchers must take great care to establish research-design equivalence at all phases of the research process (e.g., problem formulation, research design, sampling, measurement selection, data collection, and data analysis); otherwise, the results might reflect methodological flaws rather than true group differences and therefore lead to erroneous conclusions. This book introduces the methodological precautions that must be taken into consideration when conducting research with diverse groups. Multigroup Confirmatory Analysis (MG-CFA) using structural equation modeling (SEM) was utilized to demonstrate how to assess seven types of measurement and structural equivalence that Milfont and Fischer (2010) have deemed important for studies with diverse samples. A hypothetical example was provided to illustrate how to design a study with good research-design equivalence. A case example was provided to demonstrate how to conduct an MG-CFA for each type of measurement and structural equivalence discussed. The Mplus syntax used to conduct the MG-CFA was provided. The results from the MG-CFA analyses were written up as they would be for publication.

Nursing and Midwifery Research

Author: Dean Whitehead
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729581370
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Medical

The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings. Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance. Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand. New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing. The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge. Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice. Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points. Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions. Australian adaptation of Nursing Research: Lobiondo-Wood & Haber

Criminology The Core

Author: Larry J. Siegel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285965543
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Social Science

Concise, current, and affordable, best-selling CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Fifth Edition delivers cutting-edge coverage in a succinct, reader-friendly paperback. Author Larry Siegel guides users through the fast-paced field of criminology, its most current research, and fascinating examples that help readers truly understand criminological theory. The book effectively uses real-world material to clarify criminology's concepts and theories. Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, it also offers unbiased coverage of even the most controversial issues--enabling readers to form their own opinions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology of Work

Author: Vicki Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105212448760
Release Date: 2013-06-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This encyclopedia discusses the simple act of going to work every day and examines why it is an integral part of all societies across the globe. Covers curricular subjects that addresses why we work, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health.

Ecological Statistics

Author: Gordon A. Fox
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191652882
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Science

The application and interpretation of statistics are central to ecological study and practice. Ecologists are now asking more sophisticated questions than in the past. These new questions, together with the continued growth of computing power and the availability of new software, have created a new generation of statistical techniques. These have resulted in major recent developments in both our understanding and practice of ecological statistics. This novel book synthesizes a number of these changes, addressing key approaches and issues that tend to be overlooked in other books such as missing/censored data, correlation structure of data, heterogeneous data, and complex causal relationships. These issues characterize a large proportion of ecological data, but most ecologists' training in traditional statistics simply does not provide them with adequate preparation to handle the associated challenges. Uniquely, Ecological Statistics highlights the underlying links among many statistical approaches that attempt to tackle these issues. In particular, it gives readers an introduction to approaches to inference, likelihoods, generalized linear (mixed) models, spatially or phylogenetically-structured data, and data synthesis, with a strong emphasis on conceptual understanding and subsequent application to data analysis. Written by a team of practicing ecologists, mathematical explanations have been kept to the minimum necessary. This user-friendly textbook will be suitable for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of ecology, evolution, environmental studies, and computational biology who are interested in updating their statistical tool kits. A companion web site provides example data sets and commented code in the R language.

White logic white methods

Author: Tukufu Zuberi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742542815
Release Date: 2008-04
Genre: Social Science

In this collection of essays, the authors examine how racial considerations have affected the way social science is conducted, how issues are framed, and how data are analyzed. With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices, and demands a complete overhaul of current methods toward a multicultural and pluralist approach to what we know, think, and question. Book jacket.

The Social Work Interview

Author: Alfred Kadushin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231534888
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Social Science

The only textbook to outline the skills social workers need to conduct effective client interviews, this volume synthesizes recent research on interviewing and demonstrates its value in unique settings and with a variety of clients and issues. Connecting evidence-based approaches to the quality of practitioner-client relationships and the achievement of different objectives at each phase of the interview, the text shows students how to apply their learning systematically and develop specialized techniques for culturally competent interviewing and challenging client situations. For this fifth edition, the authors have updated the text's research throughout and have adopted a more coherent chapter organization for teaching. The volume also includes new sections on breaking bad news and interviewing with aged, racial/ethnic, and sexual minority populations. Revised vignettes reflect the challenges practitioners now face in the field and represent the interests of diverse students and scholars.