Sociology Revision Book 1

Family, Education and Research Methods

Author: C. H. Thompson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781507620151

Category: Social Science

Page: 58

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Witten by sociologytwynham.com this AS sociology revision guide will prove to be an indispensable aid to your exam preparation. Covering the Family, Education and Research Methods it comes complete with a useful glossary and detailed index. Whether you are revising for examinations or needing additional support you can be confident this is the ideal sociology study companion.
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Sociology As

The Complete Companion

Author: Jonathan Blundell,Patrick McNeill,Janis Griffiths

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748772124

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 2226

Especially created by three experienced examiners and authors involved in the AQA and OCR specifications, this series has been developed using their teaching and learning experiences of the specifications. This ground-breaking set of resources encapsulates the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the AS exam.
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Sociology for AS Level

Author: Stephen Moore,Dave Aiken,Steve Chapman

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007113149

Category: Sociology

Page: 218

View: 5775

A new and accessible textbook designed to meet the specific requirements of AS Level Social Students, written by practising teachers and examiners. The book is divided into eight units: The individual and society Families and huseholds Education Wealth, welfare and poverty The mass media Health Research methods Preparing for the AS exam Each unit is divided into a number of topics, organised in a consistent and easy-to-follow format. Each topic contains text to develop knowledge, but also equal amounts of activities and suggestions for research to develop the subject-specific and 'key' skills needed.
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Social Research Methods

Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199689458

Category:

Page: 824

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This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, Bryman deftly explores thenature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For Students* A researcher's toolkit to take students step by step through the research process* Multiple choice questions to help students test their knowledge and understanding* A guide to using Excel in data analysis to help develop analytical skillsFor Lecturers* A test bank of questions which can be customized to meet teaching needs* PowerPoint slides for each chapter* New seminar outlines including suggested activities and tasks * New exam and course work questions to set in class
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Sociology for A2 AQA

Author: Ken Browne,Jonathan Blundell,Pamela Law,Margaret Whalley

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745664125

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 8987

The second edition of Browne, Blundell, Law and Whalley’s widely used textbook has been extensively revised to fully satisfy the AQA’s A2 sociology specification. The book combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. Drawing on insights from recent examiners’ reports and mark schemes, and restructuring the materials to follow more closely the A2 specification and the AQA’s recommended scheme of work, the new edition also includes: up-to-date discussions of a wide range of recent sociological data and debates; extra exam-style questions on every specification topic; special sections on research methods in the chapters on crime and deviance, and stratification and differentiation; full-colour photographs, diagrams and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students' imaginations; a dedicated website at www.politybooks.com/browne, with resources for teachers and additional material designed to help students revise or research themes in the book. Key sociological terms are systematically highlighted throughout the text and are included in a comprehensive glossary, with thoughtful questions and activities at important points within the chapters to develop and test students' understanding further. Pitched at exactly the right level for the AQA A2 sociology specification, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades and encourage them to take their study of sociology further. Following on from the accompanying Sociology for AS AQA, this is the perfect resource for success in sociology.
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The Research Imagination

An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Author: Paul S. Gray,John B. Williamson,David A. Karp,John R. Dalphin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467026

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The idea that science is a blueprint for research, and imagination gives research its life and purpose inspired this comprehensive explanation of research methodology. The authors' decades of experience have revealed that research is a craft requiring judgment and creativity, not simply memorization and application of the rules of science. Whether one is conducting an intimate one-on-one interview or a large-scale examination of an entire society, human imagination and scientific principles of inquiry go hand in hand. To that end, this book emphasizes scientific method, but also acknowledges its critics. It covers a wide variety of data-collection techniques, but presents them as reinforcing rather than competing with one another, thus striking a balance between qualitative and quantitative methods. It is designed for students and instructors who want a comprehensive treatment of a variety of research techniques with special emphasis on qualitative approaches.
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Advanced Sociology Through Diagrams

Author: Tony Lawson,Marsha Jones,Ruth Moores

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199134090

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 246

View: 558

All the material students need for success in Sociology A Level is presented in diagrammatic form, annotated with concise notes. The clear black and white presentation means that students can make their own notes on the page and highlight important sections.The book also provides example answers on revision planning and techniques.
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Learning to Labour

How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Author: Paul Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135121876X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 6215

This book which has now established itself as a classic study of working class boys describes how Paul Willis followed a group of 'lads' as they passed through the last two years of school and into work. The book explains that for 'the lads' it is their own culture which blocks teaching and prevents the realisation of liberal education aims. This culture exposes some of the contradictions within these formal aims and actually supplies the operational criteria by which a future in wage labour is judged. Paul Willis explores how their own culture can guide working class lads on to the shop floor. This is an uncompromising book which has provoked considerable discussion and controversy in educational circles throughout the world - it has been translated into Finnish, German, French, Swedish, Japanese and Spanish.
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Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults)

A True Story of the Fight for Justice

Author: Bryan A. Stevenson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525580050

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 3494

In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people. In this very personal work--proceeds of which will go to charity--Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law. Through the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), an organization Stevenson founded as a young lawyer and for which he currently serves as Executive Director, this important work continues. EJI strives to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. "A deeply moving collage of true stories . . . .This is required reading." --Kirkus, Starred Review Praise for Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption: "Important and compelling." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER "Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "An inspiring and powerful story." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM
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Social Policy and Welfare

Author: Mark Walsh,Paul Stephens,Stephen Moore

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748745913

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

View: 6845

Social Policy and Welfare is an introductory textbook to the key concepts, issues and historical developments that underpin British social policy. The book includes coverage of both classic themes and debates and the latest New Labour approach to social policy and social welfare provision. Written with the Edexcel Social policy AS/A level specifications in mind, it should be of specific interest to undergraduates studying social policy, sociology, and to health and social care students.
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Succeed at A2 Sociology

The Complete Revision Guide for the Aqa Specification

Author: Rob Webb,Keith Trobe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954007980

Category:

Page: 128

View: 2591

Key features included in this book are easy to use summaries of what you need to know, special sections on 'methods in context', top tips on how to boost your grades, practice questions with advice on how to answer them, and examples of top-mark answers to show you how it's done.
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Charles Murray and the Underclass

The Developing Debate

Author: Charles Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903386927

Category:

Page: 188

View: 8584

Charles Murray is one of America's most respected social policy analysts. His ideas about the underclass, outlined in his classic Losing Ground, have entered the mainstream of the debate about poverty. Murray's thesis, that the underclass represents not a degree of poverty but a type of poverty, characterised by deviant attitudes towards parenting, work and crime, has been explosively controversial. It has also become more difficult to resist, as the deterioration of the social fabric has become increasingly obvious. British and US situations. In his article, subsequently published by the IEA as The Emerging British Underclass, Murray described himself as a 'visitor from a plague area come to see whether the disease is spreading'. In 1993 he returned to check on its progress, and the resulting article, also for The Sunday Times, was published with commentaries by critics of Murray's thesis, thus presenting the reader with a range of views on the issue. schools and universities, has led to the present omnibus edition which contains all of the original material from both volumes, together with a new introduction by Ruth Lister of Loughborough University and an update of the statistics by Alan Buckingham of the University of Sussex. Community Care.
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AQA A Level Sociology Student Book 1 (AQA A Level Sociology)

Author: Steve Chapman,Martin Holborn,Stephen Moore,Dave Aiken

Publisher: Collins Learning

ISBN: 0008158967

Category: Education

Page: 460

View: 3230

This 4th edition of Collins’ respected AQA A-level Sociology series is updated for the 2015 AQA Sociology specifications. Covering AS and Year 1 of A-level, it will help students master the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their study and engage with contemporary society. This Student Book is approved by AQA.
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Education and Sociology

Author: Émile Durkheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029079209

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 2508

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A Level Revision Notes - A2 Sociology

Author: Rob Webb

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007206940

Category: Sociology

Page: 144

View: 4763

This text covers all the key content needed for A2 Sociology, presented in accessible note form and compiled by top examiners. Individual pages are hole-punched and can easily be removed for insertion into students' own files.
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Policing the Crisis

Mugging, the State and Law and Order

Author: Stuart Hall,Chas Critcher,Tony Jefferson,John Clarke,Brian Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137007214

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 6818

This special 35th anniversary edition contains the original, unchanged text that inspired a generation, alongside two new chapters that explore the book's continued significance for today's readers. The Preface provides a brief retrospective account of the book's original structure, the rich ethnographic, intellectual and theoretical work that informed it, and the historical context in which it appeared. In the new Afterword, each of the authors takes up a specific theme from the original book and interrogates it in the light of current crises, perspectives and contexts.
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A Level Sociology

Author: Stephen Moore

Publisher: Letts & Londsale

ISBN: 9781857582345

Category: Sociology

Page: 346

View: 9208

This sociology studies text which is one of a series providing back-up to A and AS-Level courses. Features include study checklists based on the syllabus of each examining body, guidance on studying, revising, coursework and exam preparation. There is also a test run section at the end of the text, with a quiz, progress analysis and complete mock exam with suggested answers.
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The Social Construction of Reality

A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

Author: Peter L. Berger,Thomas Luckmann

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453215468

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 8429

The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.
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The Policing of Families

Author: Jacques Donzelot,Robert Hurley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801856495

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 4448

The author, a student and colleague of Michel Foucault, offers an account of public intervention in the regulation of family affairs since the 18th century. Treating the family as the focal point for a multitude of discourses, he demonstrates how the state effected change in a private domain.
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Research Methods in Education

Author: Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315456516

Category: Education

Page: 916

View: 2703

This thoroughly updated and extended eighth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods employed by educational research at all stages. Its five main parts cover: the context of educational research; research design; methodologies for educational research; methods of data collection; and data analysis and reporting. It continues to be the go-to text for students, academics and researchers who are undertaking, understanding and using educational research, and has been translated into several languages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date references, and it raises key issues and questions for researchers planning, conducting, reporting and evaluating research. This edition contains new chapters on: Mixed methods research The role of theory in educational research Ethics in Internet research Research questions and hypotheses Internet surveys Virtual worlds, social network software and netography in educational research Using secondary data in educational research Statistical significance, effect size and statistical power Beyond mixed methods: using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to integrate cross-case and within-case analyses. Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and anyone involved in educational and social research. The book is supported by a wealth of online materials, including PowerPoint slides, useful weblinks, practice data sets, downloadable tables and figures from the book, and a virtual, interactive, self-paced training programme in research methods. These resources can be found at: www.routledge.com/cw/cohen.
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