Cells and Surveys

Should Biological Measures Be Included in Social Science Research?
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309071992
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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What can social science, and demography in particular, reasonably expect to learn from biological information? There is increasing pressure for multipurpose household surveys to collect biological data along with the more familiar interviewer-respondent information. Given that recent technical developments have made it more feasible to collect biological information in non-clinical settings, those who fund, design, and analyze survey data need to think through the rationale and potential consequences. This is a concern that transcends national boundaries. Cells and Surveys addresses issues such as which biologic/genetic data should be collected in order to be most useful to a range of social scientists and whether amassing biological data has unintended side effects. The book also takes a look at the various ethical and legal concerns that such data collection entails.

Biosocial Surveys

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Committee on Advances in Collecting and Utilizing Biological Indicators and Genetic Information in Social Science Surveys
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309108675
Category: Social Science
Page: 428
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Biosocial Surveys analyzes the latest research on the increasing number of multipurpose household surveys that collect biological data along with the more familiar interviewerâ€"respondent information. This book serves as a follow-up to the 2003 volume, Cells and Surveys: Should Biological Measures Be Included in Social Science Research? and asks these questions: What have the social sciences, especially demography, learned from those efforts and the greater interdisciplinary communication that has resulted from them? Which biological or genetic information has proven most useful to researchers? How can better models be developed to help integrate biological and social science information in ways that can broaden scientific understanding? This volume contains a collection of 17 papers by distinguished experts in demography, biology, economics, epidemiology, and survey methodology. It is an invaluable sourcebook for social and behavioral science researchers who are working with biosocial data.

Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Author: Michael Wadsworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198528485
Category: Medical
Page: 258
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"This book will be of interest to researchers, clinicians, and epidemiologists, to clarify their thinking about life course pathways and the nature of life course evidence.

Handbook of Health Survey Methods

Author: Timothy P. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118594746
Category: Medical
Page: 840
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A comprehensive guidebook to the current methodologiesand practices used in health surveys A unique and self-contained resource, Handbook of HealthSurvey Methods presents techniques necessary for confrontingchallenges that are specific to health survey research. Thehandbook guides readers through the development of sample designs,data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimedat gathering health information on general and targetedpopulations. The book is organized into five well-defined sections: Design andSampling Issues, Measurement Issues, Field Issues, Health Surveysof Special Populations, and Data Management and Analysis.Maintaining an easy-to-follow format, each chapter begins with anintroduction, followed by an overview of the main concepts,theories, and applications associated with each topic. Finally,each chapter provides connections to relevant online resources foradditional study and reference. The Handbook of Health SurveyMethods features: 29 methodological chapters written by highly qualified expertsin academia, research, and industry A treatment of the best statistical practices and specificmethodologies for collecting data from special populations such assexual minorities, persons with disabilities, patients, andpractitioners Discussions on issues specific to health research includingdeveloping physical health and mental health measures, collectinginformation on sensitive topics, sampling for clinical trials,collecting biospecimens, working with proxy respondents, andlinking health data to administrative and other external datasources Numerous real-world examples from the latest research in thefields of public health, biomedicine, and health psychology Handbook of Health Survey Methods is an ideal reference foracademics, researchers, and practitioners who apply survey methodsand analyze data in the fields of biomedicine, public health,epidemiology, and biostatistics. The handbook is also a usefulsupplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses onsurvey methodology.

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 145227892X
Category: Psychology
Page: 744
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"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology

Author: Michael Eid,Ed Diener
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Category: Psychology
Page: 553
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Provides a single, understandable resource for learning the meaning, advantages, and limitations of different methods. This volume discusses theoretical concepts, then lays out the important measurement tools - including global self-assessment, informant assessment, observational methods, and nonreactive methods, and more

Qualitative methods in aging research

Author: Jaber F. Gubrium,Andrea Sankar
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803949447
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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This volume of original articles by leading researchers explores the methodological possibilities and difficulties involved in doing qualitative work with the aged. The contributors illustrate, with numerous examples, the strengths of qualitative strategies and techniques for uncovering meaning, dissecting processes, and examining cultural and other issues of difference between people and groups.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Author: Carl Mitcham
Publisher: N.A
Category: Online databases
Page: 2378
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This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.

Annual Review of Sociology

Author: Karen S. Cook,John Hagan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824322298
Category: Social Science
Page: 649
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Twenty-four articles by 38 scholars, primarily American, are organized into sections on theory and methods, social processes, institutions and culture, formal organizations, political and economic sociology, differentiation and stratification, individual and society, demography, urban and rural comm

Global Aging

The Challenge of Success
Author: Kevin G. Kinsella,David R. Phillips
Publisher: N.A
Category: Age distribution (Demography)
Page: 42
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Pain Management

Evidence, Outcomes, and Quality of Life : a Sourcebook
Author: Harriët Wittink,Daniel B. Carr
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division
Category: Medical
Page: 428
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This collection of invited chapters focuses on topics relating to effective pain management. The emphasis now is on demonstrating the effectiveness of treatment and patient management through the measurement of treatment outcomes. This book aims to provide both researchers and clinicians with the tools to make the most appropriate treatment choice for each patient and to assess the cost-effectiveness of its implementation in relation to pain management. Further volume in an established series conceived and commissioned by Sir Patrick Wall. Compiled and edited by two well known names in the field of the measuring the outcomes of pain management. Clinically relevant and research based. Of multiprofessional interest and relevance. Written by a team of international contributors, selected and invited to write because of their expertise and standing in the field. Fully up to the minute - based on the very latest research.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Botenstoffe der Liebe

über das innige Verhältnis von Geruch und Sexualität
Author: Ingelore Ebberfeld
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825884895
Page: 252
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