Studying Society

Sociological Theories and Research Practices
Author: Philip Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: 182
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Social Theory in the Real World


Author: Steven Miles
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857022156
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Social Theory in the Real World is concerned with illustrating the practical benefits of social theory. Many students find it hard to relate the real insights provided by social theory to their real life experiences, and many lecturers struggle to demonstrate the relevance of social theory to everyday life. This book offers an accessible, non-patronizing solution to the problem, demonstrating that social theory need not be remote and obscure, but if used in imaginative ways, it can be indispensable in challenging our common sense perceptions and understandings. The book identifies the key themes of contemporary social theory: mass society, postindustrialism, consumerism, postmodernism, McDonaldization, risk and globalization, and uses the insights of both classical and contemporary theorists of social change to highlight the potential of imaginative theorizing.

A Critical Introduction to Social Research


Author: Matt Henn,Mark Weinstein,Nick Foard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446203581
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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A Critical Introduction to Social Research is the new, updated and improved edition of A Short Introduction to Social Research. This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. In it, Henn, Weinstein and Foard provide a clear and easy-to-understand route-map to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end. A Critical Introduction is perfect for use on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project. This new second edition now features updated chapters which reflect recent debates and developments in the field, including: - New coverage of emancipatory and feminist approaches; - Comparative research methods, evaluation research, and action research; - Online research; - Glossary of key terms; - Revised further reading sections at the end of each chapter which include peer-reviewed research articles. This book aims to prepare students and new researchers for their research project. Brilliantly written throughout, this is your essential guide to the theory of research, the practice of research and the best ways to plan and manage your research.

A Short Introduction to Social Research


Author: Dr Matt Henn,Dr Mark Weinstein,Mr Nick Foard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848604831
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. Authors Matt Henn, Mark Weinstein, and Nick Foard provide a clear and easy-to-understand roadmap to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end. This book is perfect for use on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project. It is the intention of this book to prepare students and new researchers for their research project. Brilliantly written throughout, this is your essential guide to the theory of research, the practice of research and the best ways to plan and manage your research.

Sociology in Perspective


Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Sociological Research Methods


Author: Martin Bulmer
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412834681
Category: Social Science
Page: 351
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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.

Making Sense of Society

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Ian Marsh
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 643
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This textbook has been specially written to meet the demands of students who may be studying sociology on a variety of different levels, but who all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. rather than learn by rote, and the material in the book has been designed to be as interactive as possible. Up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate. Each chapter contains a chapter outline, learning objectives, activities, boxed material (case studies, comparative material and definitions), a summary and suggestions for further reading.

Studying Society

The Essentials
Author: Karen Evans,Dave King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113425539X
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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This introductory text combines study skills and research methods to provide students with an invaluable guide to the techniques, practical skills and methods of study that will enable them to achieve success in their academic courses and become effective 'students of society'. It covers key topics such as: asking questions – how to formulate questions and think about essay and exam questions looking for answers – the strengths and limitations of different information sources collecting and organizing information – how to get the best from indexes, contents pages and electronic search engines evaluating the authority, currency and validity of the information collected communicating through essays, reports and oral presentations. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on applying the problems and solutions presented, to ‘real world’ issues, including the use of examples and exercises immediately relevant to the undergraduate experience, everyday life and the contemporary concepts studied by the social scientist. Coherent and up-to-date, this text will be an invaluable learning tool for students of any discipline involving the study of human beings and their societies.

Social Research

Issues, Methods and Research
Author: May, Tim
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235670
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Sociology & anthropology.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Research Methods in Language and Education
Author: Nancy H. Hornberger,P. Corson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401145350
Category: Education
Page: 392
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This volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners and researchers to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. It focuses on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. Its unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies is most impressive.

The Study of Society (RLE Social Theory)

Methods and Problems
Author: F.C. Bartlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650611
Category: Social Science
Page: 510
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There is today widespread recognition of the fact that the future of human civilization depends to a high degree upon Man’s capacity to understand the forces and factors which control his own behaviour. Such understanding must be achieved, not only as regards individual conduct, but equally as regards the mass phenomena resulting from group contacts, which are becoming increasingly intimate and influential. Until this present volume, nowhere have the three sciences of sociology, psychology and social anthropology been properly mobilized to deal with the social problems which yearly grow more pressing. The essays in this book aim to address this.

Environmental Sociology

Theory and Practice
Author: Michael D. Mehta,Eric Ouellet
Publisher: Captus Press
ISBN: 9781895712803
Category: Social Science
Page: 412
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Sociology for Nurses


Author: Elaine Denny,Sarah Earle
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745631010
Category: Medical
Page: 310
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Focuses on the relevance of sociology to contemporary nursing practice. Clearly written, and carefully illustrated, the book uses jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice.

Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education
Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 141295052X
Category: Social Science
Page: 554
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Schools and Society, Third Edition is a comprehensive, integrated overview of the sociology of education geared toward upper-level undergraduate courses in sociology of education, foundations of education, social contexts of education or related courses taught in sociology or education departments. It may be used as a text by itself or as a supplement to another text. The book includes original readings and article excerpts by leaders in field and includes theory, methods, classical and current issues By organizing the book around a theme - the open systems approach - the articles are integrated to give an holistic view of educational systems. The articles are tied together by introductions to each part in the system. Articles have been selected based on the following criteria: 1.) Articles that illustrate a broad range of theoretical perspectives, major concepts, and current issues. 2.) Articles that provide a level of reading and sophistication appropriate to upper-level students. 3.) Articles from a wide range of respected sources. 4.) Inclusion of both classic and contemporary sociologists' work in order to provide an excellent balance.

Sociology, Work and Industry

Fifth edition
Author: Tony Watson,Marek Korczynski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134356196
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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In the fourth edition of this successful and popular text, Tony Watson explains how the discipline of sociology contributes to our wider understanding of the variety of work practices and institutions, which exist in modern society. The new edition outlines both what has been achieved historically and what is currently being achieved by the sociological study of work, as well presenting a range of concepts, models and other theoretical ideas that students and researchers can apply to the study of work. Subjects covered include: * how working patterns have changed, and continued to change since the industrial revolution * work organizations * innovations in the structuring of work activities at the enterprise level * the occupational aspects of the organization of work in changing societies * how people experience and cope with the pressures, insecurities and inequalities of a restructured world of work * how challenge and resistance influence the shaping of work in an ever-changing world. Fully updated throughout, this book includes an all-new chapter on the distinctiveness of the sociological perspective along with guidance on the research and analysis of work. It will be essential reading for anybody studying the sociology of work and organizations.

Modern Research Methods for the Study of Behavior in Organizations


Author: Jose M. Cortina,Ronald S. Landis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415885590
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 495
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The goal of the chapters in this SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series volume is to challenge researchers to break away from the rote application of traditional methodologies and to capitalize upon the wealth of data collection and analytic strategies available to them. In that spirit, many of the chapters in this book deal with methodologies that encourage organizational scientists to re-conceptualize phenomena of interest (e.g., experience sampling, catastrophe modeling), employ novel data collection strategies (e.g., data mining, Petri nets), and/or apply sophisticated analytic techniques (e.g., latent class analysis). The editors believe that these chapters provide compelling solutions for the complex problems faced by organizational researchers.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods


Author: Pertti Alasuutari,Leonard Bickman,Julia Brannen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412919924
Category: Social Science
Page: 631
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The SAGE Handbook for Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. As its editors maintain, there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions, research design, and analysis.

Researching Beneath the Surface

Psycho-social Research Methods in Practice
Author: Simon Clarke,Paul Hoggett
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855756188
Category: Psychology
Page: 274
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"This book offers an overview of the rapidly expanding field of psycho-social research. Drawing on aspects of discourse psychology, continental philosophy and anthropological and neuro-scientific understandings of the emotions, psycho-social studies has emerged as an embryonic new paradigm in the human sciences. Psycho-social studies uses psychoanalytic concepts and principles to illuminate core issues within the social sciences." --Book Jacket.

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research


Author: Vern L. Bengtson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930655
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 666
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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.