Historical social research

the use of historical and process-produced data
Author: Jerome M. Clubb,Erwin K. Scheuch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 536
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Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research


Author: Penny Tinkler
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291529
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research


Author: Penny Tinkler
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291529
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 1932

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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

Social Research after the Cultural Turn


Author: S. Roseneil,S. Frosh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230360831
Category: Social Science
Page: 211
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This collection explores the contested meanings and diverse practices of social research in the context of contemporary theoretical debates in cultural and social theory, addressing fundamental questions facing those working in the social and human sciences today.

Historical Information Science

An Emerging Unidiscipline
Author: Lawrence J. McCrank
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 9781573870719
Category: Computers
Page: 1192
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Historical Information Science is an extensive review and bibliographic essay, backed by almost 6,000 citations, detailing developments in information technology since the advent of personal computers and the convergence of several social science and humanities disciplines in historical computing. Its focus is on the access, preservation, and analysis of historical information (primarily in electronic form) and the relationships between new methodology and instructional media, techniques, and research trends in library special collections, digital libraries, data archives, and museums.

Using Diaries for Social Research


Author: Andy Alaszewski
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761972914
Category: Social Science
Page: 136
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The author considers the analysis of diaries as a distinctive research technique in its own right. He recognises the increased interest in and relevance of diary methodology within social research teaching.

Investigating the Social World

The Process and Practice of Research
Author: Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412999804
Category: Social Science
Page: 618
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"A comprehensive, balanced text text for Research Methods courses found in Sociology, Communication/Journalism, Political Science, Public Administration, and other social science disciplines. It is used in undergraduate through graduate level courses"--Provided by publisher.

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics


Author: Donna M. Mertens,Pauline E. Ginsberg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412949181
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 667
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Brings together international scholars across the social and behavioural sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex world in which we live.

Palgrave Handbook of Research in Historical Culture and Education


Author: Mario Carretero,Stefan Berger,Maria Grever
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137529083
Category: History
Page: 856
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This volume comprises a broad interdisciplinary examination of the many different approaches by which contemporary scholars record our history. The editors provide a comprehensive overview through thirty-eight chapters divided into four parts: a) Historical Culture and Public Uses of History; b) The Appeal of the Nation in History Education of Postcolonial Societies; c) Reflections on History Learning and Teaching; d) Educational Resources: Curricula, Textbooks and New Media. This unique text integrates contributions of researchers from history, education, collective memory, museum studies, heritage, social and cognitive psychology, and other social sciences, stimulating an interdisciplinary dialogue. Contributors come from various countries of Northern and Southern America, Europe and Asia, providing an international perspective that does justice to the complexity of this field of study. The Palgrave Handbook of Research in Historical Culture and Education provides state-of-the-art research, focussing on how citizens and societies make sense of the past through different ways of representing it.

The Social Survey in Historical Perspective, 1880-1940


Author: Martin Bulmer,Kevin Bales,Kathryn Kish Sklar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521363349
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
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This 2001 book traces the history of the social Survey in Britain and the US, with two chapters on Germany and France. It discusses the aims and interests of those who carried out early surveys, and the links between the social survey and the growth of empirical social science.

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods


Author: Victor Jupp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877141
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context. Each entry includes: - A concise definition of the concept - A description of distinctive features: historical and disciplinary backgrounds; key writers; applications - A critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration - Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary - A list of key readings Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.

Methods of Social Research


Author: Kenneth D. Bailey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029012791
Category: Social Science
Page: 588
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An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.

Constructing Social Research

The Unity and Diversity of Method
Author: Charles C. Ragin,Lisa M. Amoroso
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412960185
Category: Social Science
Page: 235
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Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. The main goal of this Sociology for a New Century Series text is to show unity within the diversity of activities called social research. The first part of the book tackles questions like “What is social research?” “How does it differ from journalism, documentary film-making, or laboratory research in the natural sciences?” and “What is the researcher’s obligation to those he or she is studying?” The book also covers the how the various goals of social researchers shape the strategies they use and the representations of social life they construct. The latter part of the book is structured around the typical emphases of each tradition: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. These are not rigid divisions and research designs often blend aspects of each tradition in creative ways. Regardless of the approach, the process of representing social life through research involves a dialogue of ideas (“theory”) and evidence (“data”). The model of social research put forth by Ragin and Amoroso is not as restrictive as the scientific method and encompasses social research ranging from research examining the complexities of everyday life to research investigating the power of transnational processes.

Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and Its Social Dimension


Author: Christian Pfister,Rudolf Brázdil,Rüdiger Glaser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401592594
Category: Science
Page: 354
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A multidecadal cooling is known to have occurred in Europe in the final decades of the sixteenth-century. It is still open to debate as to what might have caused the underlying shifts in atmospheric circulation and how these changes affected societies. This book is the fruit of interdisciplinary cooperation among 37 scientists including climatologists, hydrologists, glaciologists, dendroclimatologists, and economic and cultural historians. The known documentary climatic evidence from six European countries is compared to results of tree-ring studies. Seasonal temperature and precipitation are estimated from this data and monthly mean surface pressure patterns in the European area are reconstructed for outstanding anomalies. Results are compared to fluctuations of Alpine glaciers and to changes in the frequency of severe floods and coastal storms. Moreover, the impact of climate change on grain prices and wine production is assessed. Finally, it is convincingly argued that witches at that time were burnt as scapegoats for climatic change.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods


Author: Bruce Thyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412958393
Category: Social Science
Page: 654
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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.