Research Methods in the Social Sciences


Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,David Nachmias
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1464187800
Category: Social Science
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With its clear presentation and integration of detailed real-world examples, the acclaimed Research Methods in the Social Sciences accessibly illustrates the relevance of social sciences research without sacrificing key content. The eighth edition includes engaging new studies and examples that explore the use of Twitter feeds in social sciences research, the effect of climate change on human conflict, the use of rational intuition in explaining the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion, and much more. The eighth edition also includes new and expanded coverage of conducting qualitative research, as well as conducting research in our digital age, including the use of the Internet and various computer software packages for retrieving, cleaning, coding, and analyzing "big data."

Research Methods in the Social Sciences


Author: Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761944027
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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In this book the contributors introduce all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods and draw readers into a community of researchers engaged in reflection on the research process

Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

A Practical Guide
Author: Kara, Helen
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447316266
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This accessible book examines the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. It offers examples in practice and shows readers why, when, and how to use them in their research.

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.

Visual Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Awakening Visions
Author: Stephen Spencer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134014465
Category: Reference
Page: 296
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Visual Research Methods is a guide for students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences who wish to explore and actively use a visual dimension in their research. This book offers an integrated approach to doing visual research, showing the potential for building convincing case studies using a mix of visual forms including: archive images, media, maps, objects, buildings, and video interviews. Examples of the visual construction of ‘place’, social identity and trends of analysis are given in the first section of the book, whilst the essays in the second section highlight the astonishing creativity and innovation of four visual researchers. Each detailed example serves as a touchstone of quality and analysis in research, with themes ranging from the ethnography of a Venezuelan cult goddess to the forensic photography of the skeleton of a fourteenth-century nobleman. They give a keen sense of the motives, philosophies and benefits of using visual research methods. This volume will be of practical interest to those embarking on visual research as well as more experienced researchers. Key concerns include the power of images and their changing significance in a world of cross – mediation, techniques of analysis and ethical issues, and how to unlock the potential of visual data for research.

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.

Handbook of Research Methods

A Guide for Practitioners and Students in the Social Sciences
Author: Natalie L. Sproull
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810844865
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 430
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Designed for researchers, managers, and administrators who make research-based decisions, as well as students of the social sciences and business. The entire research process, from variables to final report, is covered step by step.

Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences


Author: Robert A. Stebbins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923992
Category: Social Science
Page: 67
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Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research.

Feminist research methods

exemplary readings in the social sciences
Author: Joyce McCarl Nielsen
Publisher: Westview Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
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Over the last decade feminist research methods have affected the nature of research in all the social and natural sciences. This is the first book to offer a practical guide to conducting research informed by feminist methods. A far-reaching introduction discusses issues in the philosophy of science, history of science, and sociology of knowledge that are fundamental to understanding the nature of scientific method and the role of feminist scholarship. The major portion of the book comprises readings that present feminist commentary on methods and that serve as exemplars of particular methods, such as oral history and feminist synthesism.

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.

Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences


Author: Russell A. Jones
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 9780878933723
Category: Social Science
Page: 369
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This text acquaints the student with the diverse methods used in the social, psychological and behavioural sciences. The scientific question at hand affects the researcher's choice of methods, and this book helps students develop an appreciation for the sorts of hypotheses and questions that can be most profitably investigated with each method. The text emphasizes that the student needs to be acquainted with a variety of research methods, as there is no single perfect method. Along with the illustrative research in each chapter, the advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed.

Cross National Research Methods


Author: Linda Hantrais,Stephen P. Mangen
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781855673458
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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This is a resource book for social scientists engaged in cross-national comparative research. It critically examines the methodological and managerial issues which arise from such work, with a particular focus on the economic and social policy agenda of the European Union. Experts from across Europe and from different disciplinary backgrounds draw upon their own experience of conducting cross-national comparisons to offer well-informed guidance on how to overcome the pitfalls and problems they have encountered.

The Principles of Knowledge Creation

Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Author: Bengt Gustavsson (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781008843
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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'. . . a vast array of material that would be useful in a variety of courses and projects. Recommended.' - R.K. Murray, Choice

The Reviewer’s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences


Author: Gregory R. Hancock,Ralph O. Mueller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135172994
Category: Education
Page: 448
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The Reviewer’s Guide is designed for reviewers of research manuscripts and proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, and beyond. Its uniquely structured chapters address traditional and emerging quantitative methods of data analysis.

Social Science Research

Principles, Methods, and Practices
Author: Anol Bhattacherjee
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475146127
Category: Science
Page: 156
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This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of conducting scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. It is a one-stop, comprehensive, and compact source for foundational concepts in behavioral research, and can serve as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to research readings in any doctoral seminar or research methods class. This book is currently used as a research text at universities on six continents and will shortly be available in nine different languages.

Doing Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

An Integrated Approach to Research Design, Measurement and Statistics
Author: Thomas R Black
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446223639
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
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This original textbook provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to using quantitative methods in the social sciences. Thomas R Black guides the student and researcher through the minefield of potential problems that may be confronted, and it is this emphasis on the practical that distinguishes his book from others which focus exclusively on either research design and measurement or statistical methods. Focusing on the design and execution of research, key topics such as planning, sampling, the design of measuring instruments, choice of statistical text and interpretation of results are examined within the context of the research process. In a lively and accessible style, the student is introduced to researc design issues alongside statistical procedures and encouraged to develop analytical and decision-making skills.

Social Research Methods


Author: Alan Bryman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199689458
Category:
Page: 824
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This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, Bryman deftly explores thenature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For Students* A researcher's toolkit to take students step by step through the research process* Multiple choice questions to help students test their knowledge and understanding* A guide to using Excel in data analysis to help develop analytical skillsFor Lecturers* A test bank of questions which can be customized to meet teaching needs* PowerPoint slides for each chapter* New seminar outlines including suggested activities and tasks * New exam and course work questions to set in class

Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Honoring Human Experience
Author: William Braud,Rosemarie Anderson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761910131
Category: Psychology
Page: 321
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There is no shortage of research methods that are easily applied to the study of everyday human experience. How, though, does one attempt to study extraordinary human experiences - ultimate values and meanings, peak experiences, transcendence and heightened awareness, among others. William Braud and Rosemarie Anderson introduce a series of transpersonal research methods that are intended to help researchers develop new ways of knowing and methods of inquiry. While these methods will be of particular interest to researchers in transpersonal psychology, humanistic psychology, or transpersonal studies applied to traditional fields, the authors argue that these approaches - with their emphasis on developing intuition, empathy and self-awareness – can benefit anyone involved in the research enterprise across many disciplines.

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.