The Research Act

A Theoretical Introduction to Sociological Methods

Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351475266

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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At once a unique textbook for methods courses and a major contribution to sociological theory, this book teaches students the principles of research and how to construct and test theories. It brings coherence to the study of methods by presenting four major approaches to experimentation: survey research, participant observation, life histories, and unobtrusive measures from a single theoretical point of view, symbolic interaction. It demonstrates the need for a synthesis between theory and methods, and shows how different methods limit and aff ect research results. Denzin's argues that no single method, theory, or observer can capture all that is relevant or important in reality. He argues for the use of triangulation and for a view of theory and methods as "concept sensitizers." His approach enables sociologists to acquire specifi c facts about a particular situation while simultaneously elevating these to the level of shared meaning. The author shows students how to proceed with research, bringing sharply into focus the possibilities and their limitations. Since his view is integrated rather than eclectic, this is much more than a "how to do it" manual. Denzin points out aspects of research that fall outside the scope of a given method yet aff ect results, and emphasizes the need to employ several methods to cross-check each other. The Research Act covers all the content of conventional methods courses. The presentation is exciting and imaginative, and provides a thorough review of major sociological methods, a cogent statement about approaches to sociological inquiry, and a source from which a understanding of the problems of research can be derived.
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Welcome to our Family

Eine qualitative Studie zur Erlebniswelt deutschsprachiger Au-pairs in den USA

Author: Christine Geserick

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3863881907

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Was motiviert junge Erwachsene zu einem Au-pair-Aufenthalt in den USA? Was erleben sie als Kinderbetreuungsperson in ihrer Gastfamilie? Und wie ist zu erklären, dass einige vorzeitig abbrechen, während andere trotz problematischer Verhältnisse bleiben? Um diese Fragen zu beantworten führte die Autorin Interviews mit 24 Au-pairs aus Deutschland und Österreich vor, während und nach ihrem Auslandsaufenthalt.
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Ältere Pendelmigranten aus der Türkei

Alters- und Versorgungserwartungen im Kontext von Migration, Kultur und Religion

Author: Sarina Strumpen

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839441854

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 5583

Ältere Pendelmigranten aus der Türkei werden heute im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs als Beispiel dafür angeführt, dass Transnationalität auch das Alter durchdringen kann. Sarina Strumpens Studie geht erstmals systematisch der Frage nach, inwiefern sich in den Alter(n)s- und Versorgungserwartungen der Menschen tatsächlich transnationale, transkulturelle oder auch transreligiöse Phänomene rekonstruieren lassen. Es entfaltet sich ein vielschichtiges Bild der kulturell und religiös begründeten Erwartungen an Hilfe, Pflege und Solidarität im Alter dieser Personengruppe, das mit dem theoretisch-konzeptionellen Wissenschaftsdiskurs ins Gespräch gebracht wird.
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Religion im Alter

Eine empirische Studie zur Erforschung religiöser Kommunikation

Author: Lars Charbonnier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110308886

Category: Religion

Page: 580

View: 2243

This study examines the meanings, patterns, and structures of religion as experienced by the elderly. Its focus is on questions related to the meaning of life. In addition to identifying dimensions of meaning in old age, the work also seeks to develop a suitable research design for the empirical study of this question. It is sure to be of considerable interest to researchers studying religion in the elderly as well as researchers of practical theology.
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Business Intelligence for New-Generation Managers

Current Avenues of Development

Author: Jörg H. Mayer,Reiner Quick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319156969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 2911

Executives in Europe have significantly expanded their role in operations – in parallel to their strategic leadership. At the same time, they need to make decisions faster than in the past. In these demanding times, a redesigned Business Intelligence (BI) should support managers in their new roles. This book summarizes current avenues of development helping managers to perform their jobs more productively by using 'BI for managers' as their central, hands-on, day-to-day source of information – even when they are mobile.
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The Research Process in Nursing

Author: Kate Gerrish,Judith Lathlean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522575

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 7144

Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process inNursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to knowabout research methods. This established textbook reflects thesignificant advances in nursing research and the importance ofevidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource forboth the novice and the more experienced researcher. It includes practical information and advice on: How to find and critique the evidence How to choose the right approach How to collect data How to make sense of the data How to put research into practice Special features: A clear, explicit and easy to understand text which linkstheory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety ofresearch concepts to theoretical learning and professionalpractice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from arange of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USAand Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, whichclearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursingstudents, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detailto be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.
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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.
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Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365810015X

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.
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Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

Author: Jeane W. Anastas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529287

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 8485

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the "helping professions." Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry. Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.
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A Classified Cumulation : Volumes 1-10, March 1964--February 1974

Author: Richard K. Gardner,Phyllis Grumm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

Author: Nancy H. Hornberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484343

Category: Education

Page: 484

View: 3360

This text provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. This book provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the basic areas of sociolinguistics, including regional and social variations in dialects, language and gender, World English, and intercultural communication. Each chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has done extensive research on the topic explored. This is the first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of current theory and research in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences

Creativity, Poetics and Rhetoric in Social Research

Author: Dr Kieran Keohane

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472409922

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1475

Challenging the mainstream orthodoxy of social scientific methodology, which closely guards the boundaries between the social sciences and the arts and humanities, this volume reveals that authors and artists are often engaged in projects parallel to those of the social sciences and vice versa, thus demonstrating that artistic and cultural production does not necessarily constitute a specialist field, but is in fact integral to social reality.
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Consumer behavior

research and influences. Consumer behavior as a field of study

Author: Margaret Hogg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781412908412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 8919

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Self, Symbols, and Society

Classic Readings in Social Psychology

Author: Nathan Rousseau

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742516311

Category: Social Science

Page: 373

View: 3414

Students of social psychology can read in this new text original writings assembled from the founders of sociology in the nineteenth century to the latest influential works by contemporary sociologists today. Readers can gain from this book a greater appreciation of social history, deeper self-knowledge, and a heightened sense of civic concern and responsibility. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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