Doing Social Research

Author: Leonard Cargan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547155

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Doing Social Research is an easy-to-understand guidebook for readers who have little or no knowledge of the social research process. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this book presents the various topics of social research in the outline form of all sociological research articles, providing a concise overview of the most important elements of social research. As an added bonus, synopses of classical studies introduce readers to the early pioneers of social research.
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Quantitative Data Analysis

Doing Social Research to Test Ideas

Author: Donald J. Treiman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111851260X

Category: Education

Page: 476

View: 1993

This book is an accessible introduction to quantitative dataanalysis, concentrating on the key issues facing those new toresearch, such as how to decide which statistical procedure issuitable, and how to interpret the subsequent results. Each chapterincludes illustrative examples and a set of exercises that allowsreaders to test their understanding of the topic. The book, writtenfor graduate students in the social sciences, public health, andeducation, offers a practical approach to making sociological senseout of a body of quantitative data. The book also will be useful tomore experienced researchers who need a readily accessible handbookon quantitative methods. The author has posted stata files, updates and data sets athis websitehttp://tinyurl.com/Treiman-stata-files-data-sets.
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Doing Sociological Research

Author: Colin Bell,Howard Newby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 1652

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How to Do Social Research

Author: Audrey Dunsmuir,Lynn Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780003222425

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 127

View: 3422

This text provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed both to conduct their own research and to evaluate that of others. Sections include understanding and evaluating sociological research; doing your own sociological research; and study skills for a sociology course.
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Doing Sociology

Case Studies in Sociological Practice

Author: Jammie Price,Roger Straus,Jeff Breese

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739139789

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 735

This successor to the well-known Using Sociology covers standard topics found in any sociology textbook. Doing Sociology walks lay readers through the steps of doing real-life sociological practices as conducted by experts in the field. The contributors to this volume range from university and college faculty, government sociologists, and practitioners from the private sector. Each of the chapters is by intention and design a personal statement, a case study illustrating how the authors practice sociology in their own words and style, giving readers a clearer understanding of what sociologists do outside of teaching in universities. And most importantly, an understanding of what they could do with sociology. Readable, relevant, and accessible, Doing Sociology is an invaluable resource as a stand-alone course reader or as a supplement to a traditional textbook.
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Doing Social Work Research

Author: Smith, Roger

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335235646

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 6005

"The book provides a well written guide that adeptly captures the sensitivities and complex implications of both research process and dissemination within the ever changing and highly regulated world of social work." Victoria Foster,Research Associate, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work,University of Manchester, UK, in British Journal of Social Work June 2010 "This book offers many practical examples of research projects taken from the author's own experience as a researcher. These examples illustrate the usually complex concepts of research methodology by showing how they are practised in the real world of social work, so the title is apt. Especially useful are the common features of social work research discussed at length in the final chapter, as a way of finding common ground in the disputed terrain of social work as a profession, and in social work research in particular." Heather D'Cruz, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia "As a third year social work student I found this book a good consolidation of what I have been learning this semester in my research and evaluation module. It has helped me with my end of module assignment, to demonstrate my understanding of social work research through a detailed literature search ... I found the practical examples of actual pieces of research particularly useful in getting an idea of how particular methods are used. I have found this book very useful as it has helped clarify the meaning of the research terminology and given me a good understanding of the overall process." Sally Biskin, Social Work Student, Bangor University, UK This accessible book is based on the author's extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the discipline's core. Doing Social Work Research helps intending researchers to relate 'methodology' to 'method', so that they can make authoritative decisions about how to turn initial research questions into valid and feasible investigative strategies. In doing so, it introduces and evaluates a wide range of approaches across the spectrum of social work research. Building on this, the book provides detailed guidance on how to organize the research task, paying close attention to the practicalities of planning, preparation, implementation and management of investigations. Doing Social Work Research features: A comprehensive overview of social work research methods Detailed guidance on ‘how to’ carry out research in social work Illustrative examples of research practice from personal experience Effective links between core social work values, purposes, methodologies and research practices This book is a valuable resource for social work students and practitioners carrying out research projects as well as practicing researchers and research educators in the discipline.
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Doing Sociology of Education

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415505992

Category: Education

Page: 350

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This collection of specially commissioned articles exposes the practical and personal influences on the process of doing sociology of education. All of the authors have been involved in conducting well know major research projects, and discuss here the pitfalls and problems, conflicts and compromises that went into doing their particular research. A particular feature of the book is that a wide variety of types of research in the sociology of education is covered. The range is from small-scale ethnographic case studies to large-scale postal questionnaire sample surveys and includes studies based on interviews, observation and questionnaires. There are examples of longitudinal work in case studies and in surveys. The collection also includes discussions of action research, the development and influence of theory, and the relationship between research and policy.
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Sociological Research Methods in Context

Author: Fiona Devine

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349275506

Category: Great Britain

Page: 228

View: 1362

Designed to complement existing introductory methods texts, this book emphasises the importance of context in understanding and interpreting both the practice and conduct of empirical research.
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Doing Social Research Workbook

Author: Therese L. Baker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072896800

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

View: 428

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Doing Social Science

Evidence and Methods in Empirical Research

Author: Fiona Devine,Sue Heath

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137020547

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 4730

What should you do when results don't match your expectations? How is it possible to make the best of existing evidence? Is it acceptable to adapt your research question in the middle of a project? This book examines how experienced researchers have tackled these questions in their own projects. Moving beyond abstract discussions of method, it explores how social scientists collect and construct evidence in real-life practice. Looking critically at nine examples of recent research, Doing Social Science gives a thorough yet accessible examination of how research is planned, carried out, recorded and analysed in real-life situations. The book covers core and new areas of social science, with each chapter looking at a different contemporary study that taps into a key aspect of modern everyday life. Diverse and globally relevant, these studies include themes from online gaming and news interviews to post-colonial life and Goth subculture. The book relates the theory behind such social issues to the methods being used, as it gives critical evaluation alongside careful explanation and invaluable advice. Showing how the choice and use of particular methods and techniques can critically shape the findings of social science research, the authors also explain how to deal with complex research issues. Written and edited by experts in the field, this innovative book highlights the excitement as well as the challenge of conducting real-life research. After reading this, students throughout the social sciences will have the confidence and skills to evaluate the research of others and carry out their own research projects.
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Theory and Practice in Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317904842

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 7999

Theory and Practise in Sociology provide's students with a comprehensive, clear and accessible introduction to the main methods of research and the main theoretical approaches in sociology, and help's them examine the relationship between methods and theory.
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Mutter und Kind

die erste Beziehung

Author: Daniel N. Stern

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608916850

Category:

Page: 172

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Salsa Dancing Into the Social Sciences

Author: Kristin Luker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031579

Category: Reference

Page: 323

View: 5558

This book is both a handbook for defining and completing a research project, and an astute introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science.
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Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition

Introductory Readings, Fourteenth Edition

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416536205

Category: Reference

Page: 588

View: 9621

A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters in widely used introductory textbooks. Original. 35,000 first printing.
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Doing Qualitative Research in Social Work

Author: Ian Graham Ronald Shaw,Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905028

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3722

Bringing key developments and debates together in a single volume, this book provides an authoritative guide for students and practitioners embarking on qualitative research in social work and related fields. Frequently illustrated with contemporary and classic case examples from the authors' own empirical research and from international published work, and with self-directed learning tasks, the book provides insight into the difficulties and complexities of carrying out research, as well as sharing 'success' stories from the field. Shaw and Holland have long experience of writing for practitioners and students and in making complex concepts accessible and readable, making this an ideal text for those engaging in qualitative social work research at any level. Ian Shaw is a Professor of Social Work at the University of York and at the University of Aalborg. Sally Holland is a Reader in Social Work at the School of Social Sciences in Cardiff University.
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Danger in the Field

Ethics and Risk in Social Research

Author: Geraldine Lee-Treweek,Stephanie Linkogle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113465104X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2095

The nature of qualitative inquiry means that researchers constantly have to deal with the unexpected, and all too often this means coping with the presence of danger or risk. This innovative and lively analysis of danger in various qualitative research settings is drawn from researchers' reflexive accounts of their own encounters with 'danger'. An original take on the ever-popular topic of the ethics of research, this pioneering book expands the common sense use of the term to encompass not just physical danger, but emotional, ethical and professional danger too, with the authors paying special attention to the gendered forms of danger implicit in the research process. From the physical danger of researching the night club 'bouncer' scene to the ethical dangers of participant observation in an old people's home, these international contributions provide researchers and students with thought provoking insights into the importance of a well chosen research design.
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Doing Sociology

A Global Perspective : Using MicroCase ExplorIt

Author: Rodney Stark

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534587611

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 7287

Written by top-notch Sociologist and best-selling INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY author, Rodney Stark, this workbook is one of the first published to utilize the Microcase powerful software. This software and workbook package takes a step- by-step approach to show students how to do real sociological research using the same data and techniques used by professional researchers.
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