The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology

Author: Allan G. Johnson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631216812
Release Date: 2000-06-22
Genre: Social Science

This new edition of Allan G. Johnson's one-volume sociology dictionary includes 75 new entries, as well as an expanded biographical section, extensive revisions and updates, and a more thorough cross-referencing. Written by a sociologist who is also an accomplished writer and teacher, it is aimed primarily at students, but will also be of use to professionals looking for an introduction to core concepts outside their area of expertise. Its combination of clear prose, engaging examples, a single author's voice, and its minimal assumptions about the average reader's prior knowledge of sociology and its related fields, makes this a unique and valuable reference work.

Subject Encyclopedias User guide review citations

Author: Allan Mirwis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 157356298X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

Visualizing Social Science Research

Author: Johannes Wheeldon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452239552
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Social Science

This introductory text presents basic principles of social science research through maps, graphs, and diagrams. The authors show how concept maps and mind maps can be used in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, using student-friendly examples and classroom-based activities. Integrating theory and practice, chapters show how to use these tools to plan research projects, "see" analysis strategies, and assist in the development and writing of research reports.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Eighth Edition

Author: Kate L. Turabian
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226816395
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Reference

A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today’s writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.

Resources for Nursing Research

Author: Cynthia Clamp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847877369
Release Date: 2005-01-11
Genre: Medical

'The 4th edition of this extensive text is an outstanding resource prepared by nurses (and a librarian) for nurses. In a structured and helpful style it presents thousands of items from the literature - published papers, reports, books and electronic resources - as a clear, accessible, and most of all useful collection. The efforts to signpost and lead the reader to the sought-for information are effective and well-conceived, and the "How to use this book" section is remarkably simple...the book should be found in every nursing and health library, every research institute and centre, and close to many career researchers' desks' - RCN Research This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research, and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. Designed to act as a 'signpost' to available literature in the area, this Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care and the social sciences. Entries are concise, informative and accessible, and are arranged under three main sections: · 'Sources of Literature' covers the process of literature searching, including using libraries and other tools for accessing literature · 'Methods of Inquiry' includes an introduction to research, how to conceptualize and design nursing and health research, measurement and data collection, and the interpretation and presentation of data · 'The Background to Research in Nursing' encompasses the development of nursing research; the profession's responsibilities; the role of government; funding; research roles and careers; and education for research. Fully revised and updated, the Fourth Edition includes just under 3000 entries, of which 90% are new. It has extensive coverage of US, UK literature and other international resources. This new edition will be an essential guide for all those with an interest in nursing research, including students, teachers, librarians, practitioners and researchers.

The Craft of Research Third Edition

Author: Wayne C. Booth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226062648
Release Date: 2009-05-15
Genre: Reference

With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.

The Forest and the Trees

Author: Allan G. Johnson
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 156639564X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

One sociologist's response to the hypothetical - the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in it. The book is an account of how sociological practice affects almost every aspect of life, from news headlines to the experience of growing older.

A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers

Author: Judith Richlin-Klonsky
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1572599510
Release Date: 2001-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Ideal for instructors and students in a wide range of sociological courses, this guide makes the case that thinking and writing are integrally related and that writing, therefore, exercises the sociological imagination. Written in a clear and conversational style, A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers examines a wide range of writing assignments for sociology courses at all levels of the curriculum. Employing a variety of writing samples as a means to illustrate effective writing, this brief and inexpensive text teaches students how to deftly research and write about sociology.

Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science

Author: Frank Bealey
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631206949
Release Date: 1999-09-02
Genre: Political Science

The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science is a clear introduction to the terminology of political science for students and general readers. The book comprises rigorous definitions and explanations of around 1000 key terms presented in an engaging style, cross-referenced, and easily accessible to readers new to the subject. It also includes a section of short biographies of the most eminent writers in the discipline - both classical and modern. The book is unique in combining a single author's overview and minimal assumptions about the reader's prior knowledge of the discipline. Major entries include short bibliographies for those who wish to pursue topics further.

Varieties of social explanation

Author: Daniel Little
Publisher: Westview Pr
ISBN: 0813305659
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Philosophy

"Professor Little presents an introduction to the philosophy of social science with an emphasis on the central forms of explanation in social science: rational-intentional, causal, functional, structur"

Inequalities of Love

Author: Averil Y. Clarke
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822350088
Release Date: 2011-07-11
Genre: Social Science

DIVUses quantitative methods and interviews to examine the social and cultural barriers that prevent college-educated black women from having the romantic relationships and families that they want./div

Latinos in American Society

Author: Ruth Enid Zambrana
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801461529
Release Date: 2011-05-13
Genre: Social Science

It is well known that Latinos in the United States bear a disproportionate burden of low educational attainment, high residential segregation, and low visibility in the national political landscape. In Latinos in American Society, Ruth Enid Zambrana brings together the latest research on Latinos in the United States to demonstrate how national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and education affect the well-being of families and individuals. By mapping out how these factors result in economic, social, and political disadvantage, Zambrana challenges the widespread negative perceptions of Latinos in America and the single story of Latinos in the United States as a monolithic group. Synthesizing an increasingly substantial body of social science research-much of it emerging from the interdisciplinary fields of Chicano studies, U.S. Latino studies, critical race studies, and family studies-the author adopts an intersectional "social inequality lens" as a means for understanding the broader sociopolitical dynamics of the Latino family, considering ethnic subgroup diversity, community context, institutional practices, and their intersections with family processes and well-being. Zambrana, a leading expert on Latino populations in America, demonstrates the value of this approach for capturing the contemporary complexity of and transitions within diverse U.S. Latino families and communities. This book offers the most up-to-date portrait we have of Latinos in America today.

A Dictionary of Sociology

Author: John Scott
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199533008
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.

The Criminal Justice Student Writer s Manual

Author: William A. Johnson
Publisher: Pearson College Div
ISBN: PSU:000044675516
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual is designed to teach beginning students how to conduct criminal justice research and write papers in the discipline. This comprehensive resource frees instructors from having to teach much of the detail of the writing process. It is a valuable tool for all criminal justice courses that ask students to writefrom introductory classes through advanced undergraduate and graduate classes.