Research Methods for the Social Sciences


Author: Jerry Wellington,Marcin Szczerbinski
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826485677
Category: Education
Page: 234
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Genuine one-stop resource including qualitative and quantitive research approaches covering multidisciplinary examples.

Research Methods for Social Science

A Practical Introduction
Author: R. A. McQueen,Christina Knussen
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780130404565
Category: Social sciences
Page: 245
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Written in a clear, accessible and lively style, this text offers a comprehensive introduction as well as a practical guide to the planning, implementation and presentation of social research. Social research is introduced in a systematic way, following the logical sequence, which a student of the social science would follow in the design and implementation of a research project. The material is presented in a direct and humourous style, and the emphasis is on explanation with no assumption made about the reader's background in research issues.

Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences


Author: Bart L. Weathington,Christopher J. L. Cunningham,David J. Pittenger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119470072
Category: Psychology
Page: 672
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A comprehensive introduction to research methods and best practices for designing,conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings This text is designed to develop in students a passion for conducting research and an understanding of the practical value of systematic information- gathering and decision-making. It features step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing up and presenting results. Recognized leaders in the field—authors Bart Weathington, Christopher Cunningham, and David Pittenger—present: Introductions to multiple research designs—including single-participant, multi-group, longitudinal, correlational, and experimental designs—accompanied by examples Bibliographic research and methods for appropriate sampling Identifying, developing, and evaluating reliable and valid approaches to measurement The issues and steps common to all single-factor and multifactor studies, as well as single-subject and nonexperimental methods How to summarize research in writing that conforms to the editorial guidelines of the American Psychological Association A comprehensive review of research methods and the statistical concepts that support them, Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the best techniques for studying behavior and social phenomena.

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences


Author: Bruce Lawrence Berg
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205264759
Category: Social Science
Page: 290
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Examines qualitative research methods for the social sciences. This volume describes focus group interviewing and features try it out exercises which give students an opportunity to apply the activities described.

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences


Author: Dr Claire Wagner,Dr Mark Garner,Ms Barbara Kawulich
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409491862
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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How can excellence in the teaching of research methods be encouraged and ensured? This question has become increasingly important following the adoption of research methodology as a core part of many postgraduate and undergraduate courses. There has, however, been little discussion about the aims and methods of teaching the subject. In this volume; a number of authors from a variety of countries and disciplines employ their knowledge and experience towards the development of a 'pedagogical culture' in research methods. Their aim is to establish the extent of common concerns and challenges and to demonstrate ways in which these are being met. Intended to provide both a stimulus and source materials for the development of a more substantial and systematic literature in the field, the book will be of great interest to all those teaching research methods courses within social science disciplines.

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences

Practice and Applications
Author: Connie Ireland,Bruce Lawrence Berg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780135018774
Category: Law
Page: 155
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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences combines a traditional research book with exercises that allow students to experience research in a controlled environment. It is a companion methods/manual for use with most traditional social scientific research textbooks. This book offers readers basic information about methodological concerns (brief readings); and a variety of practices exercises relating to those readings. Some features of this book: Each chapter begins with a BRIEF discussion of the elements relevant to a basic understanding of research methods After each section of each chapter are several abstracted reprints containing basic intros of published articles Each reading is then followed with an Application Exercise which relates to the methodological procedure in the abstracted reprint...all exercises were designed to be completed by college students amd allows them to get their "hands dirty with the This is a perfect resource for individuals interested in the field of criminal justice, criminology, or sociology.

Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences


Author: Beth P. Skott,Masjo Ward
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412981239
Category: Social Science
Page: 173
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Based on the premise that when students do something instead of simply reading about it, they understand it better, this book comprises 29 hands-on, active learning activities for use in research methods courses in the social sciences. The activities were created by instructors throughout the country and demonstrated to be effective in their classrooms. A variety of activities is included: group activities, solo activities, some that take a lot of time and others that take less time. Each one of them is directly related to a concept of research methods and aims to help students become better researchers.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences


Author: Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412933900
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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A companion website is available for this text! "This book provides an excellent balance between theory and practical application in social research. The book works well to develop students' understanding of particular methods of inquiry, embedding them within "real world" settings. I envisage that it will help students to understand the nuances of particular approaches, the complimentarity of certain methods, and the areas of conflict/contention within social research in a way that overcomes the sometimes abstract nature of these discussions" - Dr Jon Tan, School of Education and Professional Training, Leeds Metropolitan University "This book unlocks all of the important areas of social science research in an easily digestible and stimulating style. Both students and supervisors in a range of disciplines will find this an excellent resource" - Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rather than being written by one or two `generalists', this innovative book is written by a large number of active researchers about their specialisms in methods/methodologies. The book introduces all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods and seeks to draw readers into a community of researchers engaged in reflection on the research process. Included are narrative accounts of carrying out a research study that explore the way in which the research design and methods are shaped by the methodology, discussing problematic issues, and reflecting on the way in which knowledge and understanding develop. Aimed at researchers and postgraduate students, it will also be invaluable for students at masters level. Click on the companion website logo above to access additional resources and links to accompany each chapter in the book. "Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a valuable pedagogical tool. It is organized as a dialogue between theory and key concepts, and practice - stories from the field allowing novices and scholars alike to see how critical interpretive research is actually conducted" - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois

Research in Practice

Applied Methods for the Social Sciences
Author: Martin Terre Blanche,Kevin Durrheim,Desmond Painter
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781919713694
Category: Social Science
Page: 594
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A major shift in research methodology from technical to more contextual and pragmatic approaches, this thorough resource incorporates new trends while also providing comprehensive coverage of the full range of established research approaches and techniques, skillfully combining epistemology, methodology, statistics, and application in a volume that is both sophisticated and practical. Placing a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research skills, this guide encourages the concurrent use of qualitative and quantitative methods and explores such complex topics as ethical issues in social science research; inferential statistical methods; and Marxist, feminist, and black scholarship perspectives.

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences


Author: Bruce Lawrence Berg
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205482634
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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This volume offers a comprehensive and straightforward coverage of doing qualitative research. The central purpose of this book is to instruct inexperienced researchers in ways of collecting, organizing and making sense of qualitative data.

Research methods in the social sciences

a quest for relevant approaches for Africa
Author: Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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Research Methodology for Management and Social Sciences


Author: Aditham Bhujanga Rao
Publisher: Excel Books India
ISBN: 9788174466129
Category:
Page: 342
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Research Methodology is an important area of study in graduate and post-graduate courses for Management, Commerce, Engineering, Law and Technology etc. The present book 'Research Methodology for Management and Social Sciences' Provides extensive details about the various aspects of Research Methodology.

Social science research methods for litigation


Author: Donald E. Vinson,Philip K. Anthony
Publisher: Lexis Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 473
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This work for the litigator demonstrates how to use social and behavioral science theories in such areas as venue analysis, jury selection, trial strategy, exhibit design, and jury simulation.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods


Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923633
Category: Social Science
Page: 1305
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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences: Pearson New International Edition


Author: Bruce L. Berg,Howard Lune
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292035692
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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Qualitative Research Methods - collection, organization, and analysis strategies This text shows novice researchers how to design, collect, and analyze qualitative data and then present their results to the scientific community. The book stresses the importance of ethics in research and taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Effectively design, collect, organize, and analyze data and then to present results to the scientific community Use the Internet as both a resource and a means for accessing qualitative data Explore current issues in the world of researchers, which include a serious concern about ethical behavior and protocols in research and a more reflexive and sensitive role for the researcher Recognize the importance of ethical concerns before they actually begin the research collection, organization, and analytic process Understand basic elements associated with researcher reflexivity and research voice

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences


Author: Howard Lune,Bruce L. Berg
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134416198
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Research Methods in Political Science and Sociology, and in Qualitative Research Methods Raising questions, rather than giving answers Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences is written with the recognition that different researchers in different fields each bring their own needs and intentions to the process. Howard Lune and Bruce Berg aim to guide the reader through the process of research planning, carrying out one’s projects, and making sense of the results. Each chapter provides examples of the best and worst approaches to the kinds of questions that arise with each form of research, as well as discussions of what makes an approach successful or not. Like its predecessors, the Ninth Edition stresses the importance of ethics in research and respect for subjects. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.

Research Methods for Social Work


Author: Allen Rubin,Earl Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495811718
Category: Social Science
Page: 672
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Seventh Edition strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. Combining a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Relevant examples from real-world settings consistently help students see the connections between research and social work practice. In response to the move toward teaching evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum, the new edition also enhances coverage of evidence-based practice as well as keeps the text in line with other accreditation requirements based on the recently revised EPAS guidelines. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e is an excellent text that can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for Psychology and the Social Sciences


Author: John Richardson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781854332042
Category: Psychology
Page: 236
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This book explains the principal qualitative methods and applies them to psychological problems. It is designed for use in psychology and also other branches of social science. The books main aim is to increase people's confidence to use qualitative methods in their own research.

New tools for social scientists

advances and applications in research methods
Author: William D. Berry,Michael S. Lewis-Beck
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803926257
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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This volume reviews the most important recent advances in quantitative social science methodology. Broad coverage is given to techniques applicable to the study of a wide variety of topics. To better explain these techniques, each chapter includes an extensive treatment of just one or two substantive applications. Limited to a small number of applications, the authors are able to discuss the methodological choices involved in research to a degree rarely found in social science literature.