Sociological Research Methods


Author: Martin Bulmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351489038
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
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A rich source of ideas about sociological research methods to assist the researcher in determining what method will provide the most reliable and useful knowledge, how to choose between different methodologies, and what constitutes the most fruitful relationship between sociological theories and research methods.

Sociological Research Methods in Context


Author: Fiona Devine
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349275506
Category: Great Britain
Page: 228
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Designed to complement existing introductory methods texts, this book emphasises the importance of context in understanding and interpreting both the practice and conduct of empirical research.

The Relationship Code

Deciphering Genetic and Social Influences on Adolescent Development
Author: David Reiss,Research Professor in Behavioural Genetics Robert Plomin,Jenae M Neiderhiser,E Mavis Hetherington
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674042662
Category: Psychology
Page: 560
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The Relationship Code is the report of a longitudinal study, conducted over a ten-year period, of the influence of family relationships and genetic factors on competence and psychopathology in adolescent development. The sample for this landmark study included 720 pairs of same-sex adolescent siblings--including twins, half siblings, and genetically unrelated siblings--and their parents. Using a clear expressive style, David Reiss and his coinvestigators identify specific mechanisms that link genetic factors and the social environment in psychological development. They propose a striking hypothesis: family relationships are crucial to the expression of genetic influences on a broad array of complex behaviors in adolescents. Moreover, this role of family relationships may be very specific: some genetic factors are linked to mother-child relationships, others to father-child relations, some to relationship warmth, while others are linked to relationship conflict or control. The specificity of these links suggests that family relationships may constitute a code for translating genetic influences into the ontogeny of behaviors, a code every bit as important for behavior as DNA-RNA.

Deciphering Goffman

The Structure of his Sociological Theory Revisited
Author: Ramon Vargas Maseda
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317153979
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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Challenging the ‘classical’ conception of Goffman’s sociology, this book offers a new interpretation based on a comprehensive examination of previous interpretations and critical assessments of Goffman’s work. Epistemologically, the book acknowledges the important but overlooked influences of both pluralism and particularly of pragmatism, where not only Simmel but also James and Dewey played a pivotal role in his work, thus rooting Goffman’s thought in symbolic interactionism. With attention to two central theoretical principles underlying his work—the pertinence of studying social interaction as given and the need and warrant to study face-to-face interaction in its own right—the author presents a rigorous examination of Goffman’s own writings to uncover the clear and recognizable process of systematization that Goffman followed throughout. In this manner, the book reveals the structure of Goffman’s theory by way of mapping the main themes, topics, concepts, empirical referents, methodological principles and theoretical frameworks relevant to the structure of his thought. A fresh examination of the structure of Goffman’s work that sheds light on the core of his unique approach, this new study of one of the central figures of sociology constitutes an important contribution to scholarship in social theory and the history of sociology.

Deciphering data

the analysis of social surveys
Author: Jonathan Silvey
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 138
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A Micro-Sociology of Violence

Deciphering patterns and dynamics of collective violence
Author: Jutta Bakonyi,Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317977963
Category: History
Page: 157
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This book aims at a deeper understanding of social processes, dynamics and institutions shaping collective violence. It argues that violence is a social practice that adheres to social logics and, in its collective form, appears as recurrent patterns. In search of characteristics, mechanisms and logics of violence, contributions deliver ethnographic descriptions of different forms of collective violence and contextualize these phenomena within broader spatial and temporal structures. The studies show that collective violence, at least if it is sustained over a certain period of time, aims at organization and therefore develops constitutive and integrative mechanisms. Practices of social mobilization of people and economic resources, their integration in functional structures, and the justification or legitimization of these structures sooner or later lead to the establishment of new forms of (violent) orders, be it at the margins of or beyond the state. Cases discussed include riots in Gujarat, India, mass violence in Somalia, social orders of violence and non-violence in Colombia, humanitarian camps in Uganda, trophy-taking in North America, and violent livestock raiding in Kenya. This book was originally published as a special issue of Civil Wars.

Deciphering the Global

Its Scales, Spaces and Subjects
Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135908346
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Saskia Sassen is Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.

Deciphering Violence

The Cognitive Structure of Right and Wrong
Author: Karen A. Cerulo
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415917995
Category: Social Science
Page: 189
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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Das Paradox des Nationalen

Territorium, Autorität und Rechte im globalen Zeitalter
Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518419373
Category: Globalization
Page: 735
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Deciphering Science and Technology

The Social Relations of Expertise
Author: Maureen McNeil,Ian Varcoe,Steven Yearley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349205206
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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As science and technology have pervaded modern life to an ever greater degree, social scientists have been led to find questions of the causes and consequences of 'expert' knowledge arising in places that would have been felt unlikely hitherto. Varcoe, McNeil and Yearley's book assembles nine exemplary studies by sociologists, each of which explores an aspect of the current scientific-technological 'revolution'. Some popular ideas are challenged. So, too, implicitly, are certain large-scale social scientific theories claiming to have discerned in science and technology an overall meaning.

Deciphering Culture

Ordinary Curiosities and Subjective Narratives
Author: Jane Crisp,Kay Ferres,Gillian Swanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136154566
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Representation, subjectivity and sexuality continue to be central to scholarly inquiry in the humanities and social sciences. Deciphering Culture explores their relationship, each author taking a distinct approach to the concept of 'curiosity' as a way of deciphering the working of particular cultural formations. In the process they address a variety of topics including: * the historical formation of subjectivities, identities and differences * cultural conduct and habits of the self * everyday cultures and negotiation * consumption and the body * memory, history and autobiography * the ethics of critical and textual inquiry. This fascinating book will appeal to students and academics from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences and cultural studies.

Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care


Author: Roger Gomm,Gill Needham,Anne Bullman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964919
Category: Medical
Page: 333
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Practitioners across the caring professions increasingly need to know where evidence can be found and to evaluate different forms of evidence with a critical eye. This invaluable collection includes exemplars of a wide range of research techniques and provides a critical commentary for each. The commentary is designed to tackle jargon and demystify the text, highlighting the compromises that need to be made in real world research designs and the complexity of controlling relevant variables. The book seeks to underline the challenges of interpreting and generalising results both for the researchers and for those who fund their work. This is a set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and So

Der Report der Magd

Roman
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Die Ungetrösteten

Roman
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641202175
Category: Fiction
Page: 736
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Der berühmte Pianist Ryder ist auf Konzertreise. Bei seiner Ankunft im Hotel möchte er sich am liebsten sofort zurückziehen, wird aber vom Hotelpagen in Beschlag genommen, der ihn um einen ungewöhnlich persönlichen Gefallen bittet. Ryder sagt zu und macht daraufhin eine ganze Reihe sonderbarer Bekanntschaften, die ihn in tiefe Verwirrung stürzen, lauter Ungetröstete, die sich von dem Künstler Hilfe oder gar Erlösung erhoffen. Ryder versucht, auf jeden Einzelnen einzugehen und merkt zu spät, dass er sich dabei selbst immer mehr abhanden kommt.

Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty-First Century


Author: Anne E. Fortune,Philip McCallion,Katharine Briar-Lawson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231512643
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Social work professionals must demonstrate their effectiveness to legislators and governments, not to mention clients and incoming practitioners. A thorough evaluation of the activities, ethics, and outcomes of social work practice is critical to maintaining investment and interest in the profession and improving the lives of underserved populations. Incorporating the concerns of a new century into a consideration of models for practice research, this volume builds on the visionary work of William J. Reid (1928-2003) who transformed social work research through empirically based and task-centered approaches-and, more recently, synthesized intervention knowledge for framing future study. This collection reviews the task-centered model and other contemporary Evidence-Based Practice models for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Essays demonstrate the value of these pragmatic approaches in the United States and international settings. Contributors summarize state-of-the-art methods in several key fields of service, including children and families, aging, substance abuse, and mental health. They also evaluate the research movement itself, outlining an agenda for today's sociopolitical landscape and the profession. This volume inspires practice research to prioritize evidence as a base for the profession.

Research Methods for Health and Social Care


Author: Joanne Neale
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137153385
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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This accessible and clearly structured book, written by experienced researchers and practitioners, provides a one-stop introduction to the most common qualitative, quantitative and desk-based research designs and methods in health and social care.