Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice

Birthing in a Contemporary Society

Author: Patricia Lindsay,Ian Peate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317744055

Category: Medical

Page: 186

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Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth. Demonstrating how empathising with women and understanding the context in which they live can affect childbirth outcomes and experiences, this evidence-based text emphasises the importance of compassionate and humane care in midwifery practice. Exploring midwifery as an art, as well as a science, the authors collected here make the case for midwives as professionals working ‘with women’ rather than as birth technicians, taking a purely competency-based approach to practice. The book incorporates a range of pedagogical features to enhance student learning, including overall chapter aims and learning outcomes, ‘recommendations for practice’, ‘learning triggers’ to encourage the reader to delve deeper and reflect on practice, ‘application to practice’ case studies which ensure that the theory is related to contemporary practice, and a glossary of terms. The chapters cover perspectives on birth from sociology; psychology; anthropology; law; social policy and politics. Other chapters address important issues such as disability, politics and sexuality. Outlining relevant theory from the social sciences and clearly applying it to practice, this text is an essential read for all student midwives, registered midwives and doulas.
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Das Interpretative Paradigma

Eine Einführung

Author: Reiner Keller

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531940805

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Das Buch führt in die Grundlagen soziologischer Theorie- und Forschungsperspektiven des Interpretativen Paradigmas ein. Mit diesem Begriff sind Ansätze bezeichnet, in denen die Fähigkeiten und Notwendigkeiten des Menschen, sich Welt deutend und handelnd zu erschließen, zum Ausgangspunkt der Analyse – meist in Gestalt qualitativer Sozialforschung – gemacht werden. Soziologie wird hier – schon lange vor den Cultural Studies – als ‚Kulturwissenschaft’ begriffen und betrieben.
Posted in Social Science

Digital sociology in everyday life

Author: Daniels, Jessie,Gregory, Karen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447329058

Category: Social Science

Page: 143

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Digital technologies, digital media, and mobile technologies now shape the experience of everyday life in the Western world, yet the way our quotidian lives are enmeshed with these technologies is far from clearly understood. Through studies of the digital everyday, sociologists are beginning to reinvigorate the sociological imagination in light of digitization. Chapters in this Byte cover topics such as designing a research framework and how to work ethically as a digital researcher, continually interrogating one’s position as a researcher and reflecting on the process of knowledge creation. Cumulatively, they highlight the value of sociological theory for understanding our digital world.
Posted in Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science

Author: Mark Bevir,R. A. W. Rhodes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533623

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

View: 2458

Interpretive political science focuses on the meanings that shape actions and institutions, and the ways in which they do so. This Handbook explores the implications of interpretive theory for the study of politics. It provides the first definitive survey of the field edited by two of its pioneers. Written by leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, the Handbook’s 32 chapters are split into five parts which explore: the contrast between interpretive theory and mainstream political science; the main forms of interpretive theory and the theoretical concepts associated with interpretive political science; the methods used by interpretive political scientists; the insights provided by interpretive political science on empirical topics; the implications of interpretive political science for professional practices such as policy analysis, planning, accountancy, and public health. With an emphasis on the applications of interpretive political science to a range of topics and disciplines, this Handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the areas of international relations, comparative politics, political sociology, political psychology, and public administration.
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Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students

Author: Graham R. Williamson,Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526412365

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 8654

This book is a practical and readable guide that will show you how to successfully complete a research project plan or literature review as part of your final year assessment. It guides you through all the necessary stages from start to finish, beginning with preparation and planning, using and critiquing research and finally writing up and completing your project. The authors also explore the crucial challenge of translating evidence into practice and how this can lead to improved decision-making, better practice and improved services.
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Narrative Methods

Author: Paul Atkinson,Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1640

View: 3678

In recent years, there has been a convergence of interest on narratives and lives from many qualitative and interpretative strands in the social sciences. In some contexts this is interpreted somewhat narrowly but these volumes adopt a more inclusive approach to the topic of narrative methods to reflect the current diversity of perspectives across the different social sciences. Here the broad term 'narrative' includes personal narratives, life histories, performances, testimonials, and memories. The aims of this compilation are to demonstrate the deeply rooted nature of this approach across the social sciences; reveal the contested nature of the narrative turn; emphasize the methodological strengths and weakness associated with the collection and analysis of narrative, life story and performance; and break down the barriers between the disciplines in their uses of such material.
Posted in Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

Author: William Outhwaite,Stephen Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206459

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 4369

"An excellent guidebook through different approaches to social science measurement, including the all-important route-maps that show us how to get there." - Roger Jowell, City University "In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have brought together material in one volume which will provide an extremely important platform for consideration of the full range of contemporary analytical and methodological issues." - Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions. It is designed to meet the needs of those disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a comprehensive overview of the methodological literature. The text is divided into 7 sections: Overviews of methodological approaches in the social sciences Cases, comparisons and theory Quantification and experiment Rationality, complexity and collectivity Interpretation, critique and postmodernity Discourse construction Engagement. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the Handbook is a landmark work in the field of research methods. More than just a 'cookbook' that teaches readers how to master techniques, it will give social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the full range of methodological debates today, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their own research questions. It will generate debate, solutions and a series of questions for researchers to exploit and develop in their research and teaching.
Posted in Social Science

Interpretive Interactionism

Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761915140

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 5880

"Interpretive Interactionism argues strongly for a new approach to qualitative research methods. Writing primarily for established practitioners and advanced graduate students, Denzin seeks to fuse influences of symbolic interactionist, hermeneutical, feminist, post-modern, and critical-biographical thought into his personal approach to research, which he calls interpretive interactionism. This work cleaves to the forefront of the field through its unapologetic advocacy of the subjective, its emphasis on the biographical, and its appeal for experimentation in new writing conventions. Readers who want acquaintance with current thinking in the field will find it well synthesized in this volume. This is one of the simplest and clearest presentations of his work Denzin has offered in years." CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY
Posted in Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974178

Category: Mathematics

Page: 766

View: 1068

Now in its fourth edition, this handbook is an essential resource for those interested in all aspects of qualitative research, and has been extensively revised and updated to cover new topics including applied ethnography, queer theory and auto-ethnography.
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Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry

Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289204

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 5729

This book is the second of three paperback volumes taken from The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition. This volume isolates the major strategies—historically, the research methods—that researchers can use in conducting concrete qualitative studies. The question of methods begins with questions of design and the matters of money and funding. These questions always begin with the researcher who moves from a research question to a paradigm or perspective, and then to the empirical world. The history and uses of these strategies are explored extensively in this volume. The chapters move from forms (and problems with) mixed methods inquiry to case study, performance and narrative ethnography, to constructionist analytics to grounded theory strategies, testimonies, participatory action research, and clinical research.
Posted in Social Science

Foundations of Qualitative Research

Interpretive and Critical Approaches

Author: Jerry W. Willis,Muktha Jost

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412927404

Category: Social Science

Page: 367

View: 9685

Foundations of Qualitative Research introduces key theoretical and epistemological concepts in an accessible and non-intimidating style replete with historical and current real-world examples employed to bring these otherwise difficult concepts to life.
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Methods for Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research

Author: Salvatore J. Babones

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483314987

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 6599

Will a one-child policy increase economic growth? Does globalization contribute to global warming? Are unequal societies less healthy than more egalitarian societies? To answer questions like these, social scientists turn to quantitative macro-comparative research (QMCR). Although many social scientists understand statistics conceptually, they struggle with the mathematical skills required to conduct QMCR. In Methods for Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research, author Salvatore J. Babones offers a means to bridge that gap, interpreting the advanced statistics used in QMCR in terms of verbal descriptions that any college graduate with a basic background in statistics can follow. He addresses both the philosophical foundations and day-to-day practice of QMCR in an effort to improve research outcomes and ensure policy relevance. A comprehensive guide to QMCR, the book presents an overview of the questions that can be answered using QMCR, details the steps of the research process, and concludes with important guidelines and best-practices for conducting QMCR. The book assumes that the reader has a sound grasp of the fundamentals of linear regression modeling, but no advanced mathematical knowledge is required in order for researchers and students to read, understand, and enjoy the book. A conversational discussion style supplemented by 75 tables and figures makes the book's methodological arguments accessible to both students and professionals. Extensive citations refer readers back to primary discussions in the literature, and a comprehensive index provides easy access to coverage of specific techniques. “This should be required reading for World Bank, OECD and U.N. researchers and data collectors as well as applied and academic sociologists, economists, political scientists and others who conduct cross country comparisons using publicly available large datasets. —Ernesto Castañeda, University of Texas at El Paso “I really don’t know how the author has managed it, but he covers complex material in an incredibly clear way…I think students who have a weaker background in statistics will learn a lot from the text and students with an advanced background in statistics will look at their analyses in a different way (from the point of planning analyses to actually interpreting results).” —Lesley Williams Reid, Georgia State University
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A Companion to Qualitative Research

Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973751

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.
Posted in Social Science

Interpretive biography

Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

View: 7567

Like all writing, biographies are interpretive. They require no less than organizing into text the chaos of human existence. In Interpretive Biography Denzin combines one of the oldest techniques in the social sciences and humanities with one of the newest. Bringing in elements of postmodernism and interpretive social science, he reexamines the biographical and autobiographical genres. In addition, the book outlines a new way in which biographies should be conceptualized and shaped.
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Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences

Author: Catherine Kohler Riessman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929975

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 9504

'Riessman updates, expands, and to some degree reconceptualizes her 1993 SAGE book, Narrative Analysis, which has probably been the most cited methodological source for narrative reserach. The new version deserves even greater success than its predecessor....The greatest virtue of Riessman's book, for my taste, is her refusal to reduce method to procedure' - Canadian Journal of Sociology Catherine Kohler Riessman provides a lively overview of qualitative research based on interpreting stories. Designed to improve research practice, it provides detailed discussions of four analytic methods: thematic analysis, structural analysis, dialogic/performance analysis, and visual narrative analysis. Broad in scope, Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences offers concrete guidance for students and established scholars wanting to join the "narrative turn" in social research. Key Features " Offers guidance for interviewing and transcription: The author discusses the move from spoken language to written transcript. In the process, she encourages students to be mindful of the texts they construct from dialogues in an interview study. " Includes visual approaches to data gathering: Riessman takes narrative research beyond its historic reliance on word-based materials. She discusses exemplary research that integrates images-both those made during the research process and others found in archives. " Presents arguments about validation in case-based research: The book presents several ways to think about credibility in narrative studies, contextualizing validity in relation to epistemology and theoretical orientation of a study. Intended Audience This text is designed as a supplement to qualitative research courses taught in graduate departments across the social and behavioral sciences, and as a core book in narrative research courses. It is also useful for academics wanting to learn more about narrative methods.
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Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials

Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483307301

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 7838

This book is the third of three paperback volumes taken from The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition. It introduces the researcher to basic methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative empirical materials. Part 1 moves from narrative inquiry, to critical arts-based inquiry, to oral history, observations, visual methodologies, and autoethnographic methods. It then takes up analysis methods, including computer-assisted methodologies, focus groups, as well as strategies for analyzing talk and text. The chapters in Part II discuss evidence, interpretive adequacy, forms of representation, post-qualitative inquiry, the new information technologies and research, the politics of evidence, writing, and evaluation practices.
Posted in Social Science

Qualitative Communication Research Methods

Author: Thomas R. Lindlof,Bryan C. Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761924949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 357

View: 1639

The Second Edition of Qualitative Communication Research Methods offers updated comprehensive coverage of such topics as naturalistic inquiry, interpretive paradigm, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism, sampling and linearity, with new studies in the areas of culture analysis and cyberspace ethnography. Numerous examples of work in the field illustrating how studies are designed, carried out, written, evaluated, and applied to theory make this an interesting and accessible text.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines