Advances in Sociology Research

Author: Jared A. Jaworski

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213632

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

View: 1236

"Advances in Sociology Research" presents original research results on the leading edge of sociology. Each chapter has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial advances across a broad spectrum. This volume focuses on ageing, abortion and leadership.
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Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

Author: Khondkar E.. Karim

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178714528X

Category: Accounting

Page: 212

View: 1294

Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research addresses a wide range of issues that affect the users, preparers, and assurers of accounting information. Volume 20 exemplifies this focus by including research on emerging theory, methods, and applications towards behavioral research in accounting and audit.
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Advances in Sociology Research

Author: Jared A. Jaworski

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600213632

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

View: 8454

"Advances in Sociology Research" presents original research results on the leading edge of sociology. Each chapter has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial advances across a broad spectrum. This volume focuses on ageing, abortion and leadership.
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Genetics, Health, and Society

Author: Brea L. Perry

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783505680

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 4788

This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.
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Advances in Sociology Research

Author: Leopold M. Stoneham

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594540837

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 1538

Presents original research results on the leading edge of sociology. Each chapter has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial advances across a broad spectrum.
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Communities and Organizations

Author: Chris Marquis,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780522843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 9304

Considers how diverse types of communities influence organizations, as well as the associated benefit of developing an accounting for community processes in organizational theory. This title focuses on social proximity and networks that has characterized the work on communities.
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Advances in Comparative-Historical Analysis

Author: James Mahoney,Kathleen Thelen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107110025

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 9200

Situates comparative-historical analysis within contemporary debates in political science and explores the latest theoretical and conceptual advances.
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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 19, 2001

Women's Health Research

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826197167

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 3966

This book demonstrates that nurses have made an important contribution to the advancement and expansion of women's health knowledge. Selecting the health issues of most importance to women, the editors have assembled leading nurse researchers to review, summarize, and critique nursing research within each area. A general overview of the field is also provided. Contributors include Angela McBride, Linda Andrist, Janice Humphreys, and Jacquelyn Campbell. Also contributing are Kathleen MacPherson and Nancy King Reame, nurse members of the original Boston Women's Health Collective, which authors OUR BODIES, OURSELVES.
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Food Systems and Health

Author: Sara Shostak

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786350912

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 2364

Volume 18 of Advances in Medical Sociology brings cutting-edge sociological research to bear on these multiple dimensions of food systems and their impacts on individual and population health. This volume highlights how food systems matter for health policy, health politics, the lived experiences and life chances of individuals and communities.
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Gender Transformation in the Academy

Author: Vasilikie Demos,Marcia Texler Segal,Catherine White Berheide

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784410698

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 8394

The forthcoming volume of Advances in Gender Research will focus on the transformation of gender in academic life.
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Algorithmic Cultures

Essays on Meaning, Performance and New Technologies

Author: Robert Seyfert,Jonathan Roberge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317331818

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 3004

This book provides in-depth and wide-ranging analyses of the emergence, and subsequent ubiquity, of algorithms in diverse realms of social life. The plurality of Algorithmic Cultures emphasizes: 1) algorithms’ increasing importance in the formation of new epistemic and organizational paradigms; and 2) the multifaceted analyses of algorithms across an increasing number of research fields. The authors in this volume address the complex interrelations between social groups and algorithms in the construction of meaning and social interaction. The contributors highlight the performative dimensions of algorithms by exposing the dynamic processes through which algorithms – themselves the product of a specific approach to the world – frame reality, while at the same time organizing how people think about society. With contributions from leading experts from Media Studies, Social Studies of Science and Technology, Cultural and Media Sociology from Canada, France, Germany, UK and the USA, this volume presents cutting edge empirical and conceptual research that includes case studies on social media platforms, gaming, financial trading and mobile security infrastructures.
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Family Environments, School Resources, and Educational Outcomes

Author: Grace Kao,Hyunjoon Park

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784416274

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 9383

Contributions come from authors spread around the globe, illuminating how the efficacy and ideologies of schooling variably unfold in differing national and historical contexts. Written by sociologists, anthropologists, economists, and cultural critics, this journal offers lively and accessible empirical work to a broad audience.
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The Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 19, Number 2 (Fall 2014)

Author: Clark W. Sorensen,Donald Baker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246472

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 9827

The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies. In 1979 Dr. James Palais (PhD Harvard 1968), former UW professor of Korean History edited and published the first volume of the Journal of Korean Studies. For thirteen years it was a leading academic forum for innovative, in-depth research on Korea. In 2004 former editors Gi-Wook Shin and John Duncan revived this outstanding publication at Stanford University. In August 2008 editorial responsibility transferred back to the University of Washington. With the editorial guidance of Clark Sorensen and Donald Baker, the Journal of Korean Studies (JKS) continues to be dedicated to publishing outstanding articles, from all disciplines, on a broad range of historical and contemporary topics concerning Korea. In addition the JKS publishes reviews of the latest Korea-related books.
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Advances in Taxation

Author: John Hasseldine

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787145247

Category:

Page: 288

View: 5950

Tax researchers have an important role to play in conducting and publishing rigorous quality research in the uncertain times facing the world's tax systems. There are many research questions to be addressed, and Advances in Taxation invites submissions on a broad range of tax topics.
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Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet

Advances in Applied Methods and Research Strategies

Author: Marcel Das,Peter Ester,Lars Kaczmirek

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781848728172

Category: Education

Page: 435

View: 9453

"An absolutely delightful journey through the history and present of Internet surveys, this fascinating book explains how probability sampling can be implemented to produce a representative panel of respondents and describes the range of fascinating data that can then be collected from these participants. Eye tracking, biomarkers, visual layout, paradata, and measurement on sensitive topics are just a few of the themes examined by some of the world's leading survey methodologists. This book is must-have for anyone interested in one of the most important innovations in the research world."- Jon Krosnick, Stanford University, USA "The frequency with which Web surveys are used is in sharp contrast with the quality of the studies. Without a proper sampling design one cannot say anything about the population. Social and Behavioral Research and the Internet illustrates and discusses in a very clear way how Web surveys can be used in a scientific way. We hope that the described approach will be taken over by many other research institutions. This would...considerably improve social and behavioral science research." - Willem Saris, President of the European Survey Research Association Highlighting the progress made by research in using Web-based surveys for data collection, this timely volume summarizes the experiences of leading American and European behavioral and social scientists who collect data using the Internet. Some chapters present theory, methodology, design, and implementation, while others focus on best practice examples or issues such as data quality and the understanding of paradata. A number of contributors applied innovative Web-based research methods to the LISS panel of CentERdata collected from over 5,000 Dutch households. Their findings are presented in the book. The book addresses practical issues such as data quality, how to reach difficult target groups, how to design a survey to maximize response, and ethical issues that need to be considered. Innovative applications such as the use of biomarkers and eye-tracking techniques are also explored. Part I provides an overview of Internet survey research, including its methodologies, strengths, challenges, and best practices. Innovative ways to minimize sources of error are provided along with a review of mixed-mode designs, how to design a scientifically sound longitudinal panel and avoid sampling problems, and how to address ethical requirements in Web surveys. Part II focuses on advanced applications, including the impact of visual design on the interpretability of survey questions, the impact survey usability has on respondents' answers, design features that increase interaction, and how Internet surveys can be effectively used to study sensitive issues. Part III addresses data quality, sample selection, measurement and nonresponse error, and new applications for collecting online data. The issue of underrepresentation of certain groups in Internet research and the measures most effective at reducing it are also addressed. The book concludes with a discussion of the importance of paradata and the Web data collection process in general, followed by chapters with innovative experiments using eye-tracking techniques and biomarker data. This practical book will appeal to practitioners from market survey research institutes and researchers in disciplines such as psychology, education, sociology, political science, health studies, marketing, economics, and business who use the Internet for data collection, but is also an ideal supplement for graduate or upper-level undergraduate courses on (Internet) research methods or data collection taught in these fields.
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Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis

Author: Richard Fitzgerald,William Housley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917859

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1075

This is an exciting addition to the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of membership categorization analysis. Bringing together the biggest names in MCA this landmark publication provides a contemporary analysis of the field and a platform for emerging researchers and students to build upon. The book sets out the current methodological developments of MCA highlighting its analytic strength – particularly when examining social identity and social knowledge. It provides a sophisticated tool of qualitative analysis and draws from a wide range of empirical studies provided by global scholars. The culmination of years of international research this agenda-setting text will be essential reading for academics and advanced students using membership categorization across the social sciences; particularly in media and communication studies, sociology, psychology, education, political science and linguistics.
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Theorizing Digital Divides

Author: Massimo Ragnedda,Glenn W. Muschert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315455315

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Although discussion of the digital divide is a relatively new phenomenon, social inequality is a deeply entrenched part of our current social world and is now reproduced in the digital sphere. Such inequalities have been described in multiple traditions of social thought and theoretical approaches. To move forward to a greater understanding of the nuanced dynamics of digital inequality, we need the theoretical lenses to interpret the meaning of what has been observed as digital inequality. This volume examines and explains the phenomenon of digital divides and digital inequalities from a theoretical perspective. Indeed, with there being a limited amount of theoretical research on the digital divide so far, Theorizing Digital Divides seeks to collect and analyse different perspectives and theoretical approaches in analysing digital inequalities, and thus propose a nuanced approach to study the digital divide. Exploring theories from diverse perspectives within the social sciences whilst presenting clear examples of how each theory is applied in digital divide research, this book will appeal to scholars and undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in sociology of inequality, digital culture, Internet studies, mass communication, social theory, sociology, and media studies.
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Social Capital

A Theory of Social Structure and Action

Author: Nan Lin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521521673

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 9271

Social Resources and Social Action explains the importance of using social connections and social relations in achieving goals. Social capital, or resources accessed through such connections and relations, is critical (along with human capital, or what a person or organization actually possesses) in achieving goals for individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities. The book introduces a theory which forcefully argues and shows why "it is who you know," as well as "what you know" that makes a difference in life and society.
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Methodological Advances in Research on Emotion and Education

Author: Michalinos Zembylas,Paul A. Schutz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319290495

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 5902

This volume presents different conceptual and theoretical frameworks as well as research methods that have helped educational researchers to study emotions. It includes innovative approaches that push the methodological boundaries that have served educational researchers until now and proposes new ways of researching emotions in educational contexts. In particular, this edited volume provides a historical frame for studying emotions. It connects theoretical/epistemological views with choice of research methods and describes specific methods helpful in doing research on emotions as they are grounded in different theoretical and disciplinary traditions such as psychology, philosophy, sociology, history, political science, cultural studies, and feminist studies. Finally, it appreciates the contextual and international dimensions of studying emotions in education and contributes to ongoing debates about the implications of our methodological choices for understanding emotion in education. This combination of variety, timeliness, potential for transformation of the field, and uniqueness make this a very valuable resource to introduce new scholars in the field alongside established scholars.
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Thomas S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226458148

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 3126

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.
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