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Investigating the Social World

Investigating the Social World Book
Author : Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2018-01-03
ISBN : 1506361218
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author is a proud sponsor of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. In the Ninth Edition of his leading social research text, Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make the field come alive with current, compelling examples of high quality research and the latest innovations in research methodology, along with a clear and comprehensive introduction to the logic and techniques of social science research. Through numerous hands-on exercises that promote learning by doing, Investigating the Social World helps students to understand research methods as an integrated whole. Using examples from research on contemporary social issues, the text underscores the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and the need to make ethical research decisions. Investigating the Social World develops the critical skills necessary to evaluate published research, and to carry out one’s own original research. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis.Learn more. Interactive eBook Includes access to multimedia tools and much more! Save when you bundle the interactive eBook with the new edition Order using bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-0888-3. Learn more. SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import our quality instructor and student resource content, including resources from ASA’s TRAILS, into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Learn more. SAGE edge FREE online resources for students that make learning easier.See how your students benefit. SPSS Student Software Package Investigating the Social World with SAGE IBM® SPSS® Statistics v24.0 Student Version and SAVE! – Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-3426-4

Investigating the Social World

Investigating the Social World Book
Author : Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release : 2014-09-15
ISBN : 9781483350677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this exciting new Eighth Edition of his leading social research text, author Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make the field come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter. Through numerous examples and hands-on exercises that help students learn by doing, Investigating the Social World helps readers understand research methods as an integrated whole. Readers will learn to appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and understand the need to make ethical research decisions while also learning about research on contemporary social issues like the Internet and social relations, the police response to domestic violence, the sources of democracy, the determinants of voting, the impact of disasters, and the causes of violence. Contributor to the SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World Book
Author : Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2018-12-01
ISBN : 1506364101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. Congratulations to Daniel F. Chambliss, winner of the ASA Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Prize for 2018. The new Sixth Edition of Making Sense of the Social World continues to be an unusually accessible and student-friendly introduction to the variety of social research methods, guiding undergraduate readers to understand research in their roles as consumers and novice producers of social science. Known for its concise, casual, and clear writing, its balanced treatment of quantitative and qualitative approaches, and its integrated approach to the fundamentals, the text has much to offer both novice researchers and more advanced students alike. The authors use a wide variety of examples from formal studies and everyday experiences to illustrate important principles and techniques. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Learn more. SAGE edge FREE online resources for students that make learning easier. See how your students benefit. .

Understanding the Social World

Understanding the Social World Book
Author : Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2019-12-20
ISBN : 1544358490
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author is a proud sponsor of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century is a concise and accessible introduction to the process and practice of social science research. Fast-paced and visually engaging, the text crosses disciplinary and national boundaries, pays special attention to concern for human subjects, and focuses on the application of results. As it rises to the requirements of a world shaped by big data and social media, Instagram and avatars, blogs and tweets, the text also confronts the research challenges posed by cell phones, privacy concerns, linguistic diversity, and multicultural populations. The Second Edition discusses newly-popular research methods, highlights the fascinating work being conducted by contemporary social researchers, and includes enhanced tools for learning in the text and online. Included with this title: The password-protected Instructor Resource Site (formally known as SAGE Edge) offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides. Learn more.

Research Methods for Inexperienced Researchers

Research Methods for Inexperienced Researchers Book
Author : Coreen J. Leacock,S. Joel Warrican,Rose Gerald St. C.
Publisher : Ian Randle Publishers
Release : 2014-07-28
ISBN : 9789766378837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research Methods for Inexperienced Researchers: Guidelines for Investigating the Social World demystifies the research process for students, teachers and members of the public and private sectors and just about anyone needing to access and analyse information. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this timely and practical 'how to' guide will help the most novice of researchers. From the initial research idea to the final report, the student and general user alike will find this volume indispensable. Covering all aspects of research from the sources of information, to the collecting, compiling and analysing of material, the theoretical and practical aspects of research are easily accessible to users at all levels. Straightforward, free of jargon and copiously enhanced with over 40 illustrative figures, Research Methods is an information-packed handbook for the information age.

Research Methods in Education

Research Methods in Education Book
Author : Joseph Check,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2011-10-27
ISBN : 1412998514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research Methods in Education introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves actual research "stories" into the presentation of research topics, and it emphasizes validity, authenticity, and practical significance as overarching research goals. The text is divided into three sections: Foundations of Research (5 chapters), Research Design and Data Collection (7 chapters), and Analyzing and Reporting Data (3 chapters). This tripartite conceptual framework honors traditional quantitative approaches while reflecting the growing popularity of qualitative studies, mixed method designs, and school-based techniques. This approach provides a comprehensive, conceptually unified, and well-written introduction to the exciting but complex field of educational research.

Investigating Social Problems

Investigating Social Problems Book
Author : A. Javier Trevino
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2017-12-21
ISBN : 1506348521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A. Javier Treviño, working with a panel of experts, thoroughly examines all aspects of social problems, providing a contemporary and authoritative introduction to the field. Each chapter is written by a specialist on that particular topic and the unique, contributed format ensures that the research and examples provided are the most current and relevant available. The text is framed around three major themes: intersectionality (the interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and gender), the global scope of many problems, and how researchers take an evidence-based approach to studying problems.

The Art and Science of Social Research

The Art and Science of Social Research        Book
Author : Deborah Carr,Elizabeth Heger Boyle,Benjamin Cornwell,Shelley Correll,Robert Crosnoe,Jeremy Freese,Mary C Waters
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-09-29
ISBN : 0393911586
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by a team of internationally renowned sociologists with experience in both the field and the classroom, The Art and Science of Social Research offers authoritative and balanced coverage of the full range of methods used to study the social world. The authors highlight the challenges of investigating the unpredictable topic of human lives while providing insights into what really happens in the field, the laboratory, and the survey call center.

Investigating the Psychological World

Investigating the Psychological World Book
Author : Brian D. Haig
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2014-04-04
ISBN : 0262322382
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A broad theory of research methodology for psychology and the behavioral sciences that offers a coherent treatment of a range of behavioral research methods. This book considers scientific method in the behavioral sciences, with particular reference to psychology. Psychologists learn about research methods and use them to conduct their research, but their training teaches them little about the nature of scientific method itself. In Investigating the Psychological World, Brian Haig fills this gap. Drawing on behavioral science methodology, the philosophy of science, and statistical theory, Haig constructs a broad theory of scientific method that has particular relevance for the behavioral sciences. He terms this account of method the abductive theory of method (ATOM) in recognition of the importance it assigns to explanatory reasoning. ATOM offers the framework for a coherent treatment of a range of quantitative and qualitative behavioral research methods, giving equal treatment to data-analytic methods and methods of theory construction. Haig draws on the new experimentalism in the philosophy of science to reconstruct the process of phenomena detection as it applies to psychology; he considers the logic and purpose of exploratory factor analysis; he discusses analogical modeling as a means of theory development; and he recommends the use of inference to the best explanation for evaluating theories in psychology. Finally, he outlines the nature of research problems, discusses the nature of the abductive method, and describes applications of the method to grounded theory method and clinical reasoning. The book will be of interest not only to philosophers of science but also to psychological researchers who want to deepen their conceptual understanding of research methods and methodological concerns.

The Practice of Research in Social Work

The Practice of Research in Social Work Book
Author : Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2005-02-15
ISBN : 9781412913850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Practice of Research in Social Work introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating the problems encountered in social work. This innovative text encourages students to connect technique and substance, to understand research methods as an integrated whole, and to appreciate the value of qualitative and quantitative alternatives. The text enables students to both critically evaluate research literature and to develop the skills to engage in research and practice evaluation.

Embodiment Enaction and Culture

Embodiment  Enaction  and Culture Book
Author : Christoph Durt,Thomas Fuchs,Christian Tewes
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2017-04-14
ISBN : 0262035553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first interdisciplinary investigation of the cultural context of enactive embodiment, offering perspectives that range from the neurophilosophical to the anthropological. Recent accounts of cognition attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional cognitive science by reconceiving cognition as enactive and the cognizer as an embodied being who is embedded in biological, psychological, and cultural contexts. Cultural forms of sense-making constitute the shared world, which in turn is the origin and place of cognition. This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection on the cultural context of embodiment, offering perspectives that range from the neurophilosophical to the anthropological. The book brings together new contributions by some of the most renowned scholars in the field and the latest results from up-and-coming researchers. The contributors explore conceptual foundations, drawing on work by Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre, and respond to recent critiques. They consider whether there is something in the self that precedes intersubjectivity and inquire into the relation between culture and consciousness, the nature of shared meaning and social understanding, the social dimension of shame, and the nature of joint affordances. They apply the notion of radical enactive cognition to evolutionary anthropology, and examine the concept of the body in relation to culture in light of studies in such fields as phenomenology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and psychopathology. Through such investigations, the book breaks ground for the study of the interplay of embodiment, enaction, and culture. Contributors Mark Bickhard, Ingar Brinck, Anna Ciaunica, Hanne De Jaegher, Nicolas de Warren, Ezequiel Di Paolo, Christoph Durt, John Z. Elias, Joerg Fingerhut, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Thomas Fuchs, Shaun Gallagher, Vittorio Gallese, Duilio Garofoli, Katrin Heimann, Peter Henningsen, Daniel D. Hutto, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Alba Montes Sánchez, Dermot Moran, Maxwell J. D. Ramstead, Matthew Ratcliffe, Vasudevi Reddy, Zuzanna Rucińska, Alessandro Salice, Glenda Satne, Heribert Sattel, Christian Tewes, Dan Zahavi

The Practice of Research in Social Work

The Practice of Research in Social Work Book
Author : Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2016-01-14
ISBN : 1506304281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. The Fourth Edition of The Practice of Research in Social Work introduces an integrated set of techniques for evaluating research and practice problems as well as conducting studies. Evidence-based practice comes alive through illustrations of actual social work research. Updated with new examples, the latest research, and expanded material on technology and qualitative methods, this popular text helps readers achieve the 2015 EPAS core competencies essential for social work practice.. See the text’s CSWE Competency Matrix, linking chapter content to the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).

Writing in Sociology

Writing in Sociology Book
Author : Mark Edwards
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2014-08-07
ISBN : 1483354598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With humor and empathy, Mark Edwards’s handbook provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all kinds. Writing in Sociology offers unusual approaches to developing ideas into research questions, utilizing research literature, constructing research papers, and completing different kinds of course writing (including case studies, theory papers, and applied social science projects). New chapters in the Second Edition offer insights into giving and receiving effective peer review and presenting qualitative research results. By focusing on how to think about the goals and strategies implicit in each section of a writing project this book provides accessible advice to novice sociological writers.

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse Book
Author : Reiner Keller,Anna-Katharina Hornidge,Wolf J Schünemann
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-08-06
ISBN : 1351690604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) has reoriented research into social forms, structuration and processes of meaning construction and reality formation; doing so by linking social constructivist and pragmatist approaches with post-structuralist thinking in order to study discourses and create epistemological space for analysing processes of world-making in culturally diverse environments. SKAD is anchored in interpretive traditions of inquiry and allows for broadening – and possibly overcoming – of the epistemological biases and restrictions still common in theories and approaches of Western- and Northern-centric social sciences. An innovative volume, this book is exactly attentive to these empirically based, globally diverse further developments of approach, with a clear focus on the methodology and its implementation. Thus, The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse presents itself as a research program and locates the approach within the context of interpretive social sciences, followed by eleven chapters on different cases from around the world that highlight certain theoretical questions and methodological challenges. Presenting outstanding applications of the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse across a wide variety of substantive projects and regional contexts, this text will appeal to postgraduate students and researchers interested in fields such as Discourse Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies and Qualitative Methodology and Methods.

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Fundamentals of Social Work Research Book
Author : Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2014-01-14
ISBN : 1483352099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, this brief version of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s popular, The Practice of Research in Social Work, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. With integration of the CSWE Competencies, the text addresses issues and concerns common to the discipline and encourages students to address diversity and ethics when planning and evaluating research studies. The Second Edition includes a focus on qualitative research, a new chapter on research ethics, new sections on mixed methods research and community-based participatory research, and more.

Investigating the Social World with SPSS Student Version 14 0

Investigating the Social World with SPSS Student Version 14 0 Book
Author : Russell Schutt
Publisher : Pine Forge Press
Release : 2006-03-06
ISBN : 9781412927376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "wide-ranging data sets [SPSS Student Version 14.0], a demo for Hyper RESEARCH qualitative data analysis software, and interactive exercises to help students master concepts and techniques."--Page 4 of cover.

Digital Sociology

Digital Sociology Book
Author : Deborah Lupton
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-05
ISBN : 1317691806
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with others are now monitored in detail by digital technologies. We are increasingly becoming digital data subjects, whether we like it or not, and whether we choose this or not. The sub-discipline of digital sociology provides a means by which the impact, development and use of these technologies and their incorporation into social worlds, social institutions and concepts of selfhood and embodiment may be investigated, analysed and understood. This book introduces a range of interesting social, cultural and political dimensions of digital society and discusses some of the important debates occurring in research and scholarship on these aspects. It covers the new knowledge economy and big data, reconceptualising research in the digital era, the digitisation of higher education, the diversity of digital use, digital politics and citizen digital engagement, the politics of surveillance, privacy issues, the contribution of digital devices to embodiment and concepts of selfhood and many other topics. Digital Sociology is essential reading not only for students and academics in sociology, anthropology, media and communication, digital cultures, digital humanities, internet studies, science and technology studies, cultural geography and social computing, but for other readers interested in the social impact of digital technologies.

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis Book
Author : Nelson Phillips,Cynthia Hardy
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2002-06-12
ISBN : 1506319688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction is the first book to provide a concise, straightforward guide for students and researchers who are interested in understanding and using discourse analysis. The authors reflect on the practice of analyzing discourse and the potential for revealing the processes of social construction that constitute social and organizational life. Addressed to graduate students, academics, and experienced researchers, this book is a comprehensive guide for those new to discourse analysis as well as for researchers in need of a complement to other modes of inquiry.

Thinking Through Methods

Thinking Through Methods Book
Author : John Levi Martin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2017-02-08
ISBN : 022643172X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sharpen your tools -- How to formulate a question -- How do you choose a site? -- Talking to people -- Hanging out -- Ethics in research -- Comparing -- Dealing with documents -- Interpreting it and writing it up

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences Book
Author : Steven J. Steinberg,Sheila L. Steinberg
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2005-08-04
ISBN : 1506319610
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place is the first book to take a cutting-edge approach to integrating spatial concepts into the social sciences. In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for practitioners and students in the social sciences through the use of examples and actual program exercises so that they can become comfortable incorporating this research tool into their repertoire and scope of interest. The authors provide learning objectives for each chapter, chapter summaries, links to relevant Web sites, as well as suggestions for student research projects.