Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologists

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Author: Michael Fischer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134978421

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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As increasing numbers of social anthropologists use a computer for wordprocessing, interest in other applications inevitably follows, Computer Applications in Social Anthropology covers research activities shared by all social anthropologists and introduces new methods for organizing and interpreting data. Lucidly written, and sympathetic to the particular needs of social anthropologists, it will be of immense value to researchers and professionals in anthropology, development studies and sociology

Information Technology For The Social Scientist

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Author: Ray Lee University of London.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134218141

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Accessible and practical overview to help social reseachers make the most of information technology in relation to research design and selection, management and analysis of research data. The book pinpoints current and future trends in computer-assisted methods.; This book is intended for postgraduate and undergraduate social research methods courses and professional social researchers in sociology, social policy and administration, social psychology and geography. Particular appeal to courses in computer applications for social scientists and researchers.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

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Author: Professor Leonard Bickman,Leonard Bickman,Debra J. Rog,Rog Debra J,MS Debra J Rog

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761906728

Category: Social Science

Page: 580

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The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

Computers in the humanities and the social sciences

Achievements of the 1980s, prospects for the 1990s. Proceedings of the Cologne Computer Conference 1988 uses of the computer in the humanities and social sciences held at the University of Cologne, September 1988

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Author: Heinrich Best,Köln> Computer Conference

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 537

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The use of computers in anthropology

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Author: Dell H. [ed] Hymes,Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111718107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 558

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An Anthropologist in Japan

Glimpses of Life in the Field

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Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134645228

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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In this highly personal account Joy Hendry relates her experiences of fieldwork in a Japanese town and reveals a fascinating cross-section of Japanese life. She sets out on a study of politeness but a variety of unpredictable events including a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the family of a poweful local gangster, begin to alter the direction of her research. The book demonstrates the role of chance in the acquisition of anthropological knowledge and demonstrates how moments of insight can be embedded in everyday activity. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the education system, religious beliefs, politics, the family and the neighbourhood in modern Japan.

Anthropological Research

Process and Application

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Author: John J. Poggie,Billie R. DeWalt,William W. Dressler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791410011

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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The authors of this book share a common assumption about anthropology--that replicable and systematic procedures of data collection and analysis are essential requirements for building useful cultural theory. They view cultural theory as both an aid to understanding sociocultural phenomena, and as an aid in changing existing social conditions. This book focuses on five specific themes representing a set of principles for conducting research: the importance of intra-cultural variation; the blending of qualitative and quantitative approaches; the search for micro/macro levels of generalization; the innovative matching of methodology to research problems; and the practical or applied merit of systematically generated and evaluated theory. It contributes to scientific anthropology and shows that the credibility and utility of anthropological research in policy matters is enhanced by scientific research methodology.

Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Developments in Computing and Its Applications, August 12-13, 2009

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Author: M. Afshar Alam,Tamanna Siddiqui,K. R. Seeja

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9380026781

Category: Computer science

Page: 600

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This book comprises of 74 contributions from the experts covering the following topics. " Information Communication Technologies " Network Technologies " Wireless And Sensor Networks " Soft Computing " Circuits and Systems " Software Engineering " Data Mining " Bioinformatics " Data and Network Security

JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Design for Emergence

Collaborative Social Play with Online and Location-Based Media

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Author: Y. Vogiazou

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607502178

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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Design for Emergence investigates spontaneous, unpredictable uses of technology that are driven by social contexts and collaborative processes, based on our ability to communicate our presence, both virtual and physical, in symbolic ways. In light of the fact that social dynamics and unexpected uses of technology can inspire innovation, this book proposes a research model of design for emergence, focusing on emergent phenomena as part of an iterative design process. By providing playful, technology-mediated experiences with minimal structure, unpredictable user behaviours can emerge through exploration, resulting in a richer and more complex, social experience. The research methodology is practice-based; two interactive prototypes were designed, implemented and evaluated in different contexts: an online multiplayer BumperCar game and a wireless, location-based urban game of ‘tag’, called CitiTag. User studies showed that collaborative, spontaneous play can enhance the sense of social participation in a group activity. Collective and individual behaviours and creative uses of technology emerged from a simply designed application based on symbolic presence, both in the virtual and the physical world. CitiTag experiments showed that virtual elements in a mixed reality game can instigate novel experiences in the context of our everyday physical and social environment, with often unexpected results. The observed emergent behaviours are personal and collective extensions of the virtual experience in the real world. The book concludes with a positive view of ubiquitous and social computing, in which the virtual world becomes a ‘first class citizen’ rather than a substitute for the real world, creating new situations and engaging experiences in the setting of our daily life that were not possible before.

Mathematics Education as a Research Domain: A Search for Identity

An ICMI Study

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Author: Anna Sierpinska,Jeremy Kilpatrick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401151946

Category: Education

Page: 240

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No one disputes how important it is, in today's world, to prepare students to un derstand mathematics as well as to use and communicate mathematics in their future lives. That task is very difficult, however. Refocusing curricula on funda mental concepts, producing new teaching materials, and designing teaching units based on 'mathematicians' common sense' (or on logic) have not resulted in a better understanding of mathematics by more students. The failure of such efforts has raised questions suggesting that what was missing at the outset of these proposals, designs, and productions was a more profound knowledge of the phenomena of learning and teaching mathematics in socially established and culturally, politically, and economically justified institutions - namely, schools. Such knowledge cannot be built by mere juxtaposition of theories in disci plines such as psychology, sociology, and mathematics. Psychological theories focus on the individual learner. Theories of sociology of education look at the general laws of curriculum development, the specifics of pedagogic discourse as opposed to scientific discourse in general, the different possible pedagogic rela tions between the teacher and the taught, and other general problems in the inter face between education and society. Mathematics, aside from its theoretical contents, can be looked at from historical and epistemological points of view, clarifying the genetic development of its concepts, methods, and theories. This view can shed some light on the meaning of mathematical concepts and on the difficulties students have in teaching approaches that disregard the genetic development of these concepts.

Artificial Intelligence in Education

15th International Conference, AIED 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, June 28 - July 2, 2011, Proceedings

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Author: Gautam Biswas,Susan Bull,Judy Kay,Antonija Mitrovic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642218687

Category: Computers

Page: 638

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2011, held in Auckland, New Zealand in June/July 2011. The 49 revised full papers presented together with three invited talks and extended abstracts of poster presentations, young researchers contributions and interactive systems reports and workshop reports were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 193 submissions. The papers report on technical advances in and cross-fertilization of approaches and ideas from the many topical areas that make up this highly interdisciplinary field of research and development including artificial intelligence, agent technology, computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education, educational technology, game design, psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and linguistics.

Doing Visual Ethnography

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Author: Sarah Pink

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296032

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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Essential reading for anyone wishing to engage with images, technologies and society, Doing Visual Ethnography is a milestone in ethnographic and visual research. The third edition of this classic text includes new chapters on web-based practices for visual ethnography and the issues surrounding the representation, interpretation and authoring of knowledge with the rise of digital media. The book provides a foundation for thinking about visual ethnography and introduces the practical and theoretical issues relating to the visual and digital technologies used in the field. Drawing upon her original research and the experiences of other ethnographers, Sarah Pink once again challenges our understanding of the world and sets new agendas for visual ethnography by: Helpfully illustrating key concepts within real world contexts Introducing examples from both analogue and digital media Exploring material and electronic texts Setting out the shift towards applied, participatory and public visual scholarship. This book is a must-have for students and researchers across the social sciences who are interested in incorporating audiovisual media into their research practice.

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions

A Course in Statistics for the Social Sciences

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Author: Kevin Durrheim,Colin Tredoux

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919713311

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

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Book & CD-ROM. This tutorial-based programme addresses some of the problems involved in teaching statistics to undergraduate social science students. These include the huge difference in ability among students, large classes that do not facilitate problem-based question-and-answer lecturing format, and a general resistance to statistics. The text emphasises contemporary approaches to data analysis, the role of statistics in sampling, and the idea that inference depends upon how sampling is conducted. The question of how one ensures that data is sound is explored with reference to measurement issues and test construction. It encourages problem-solving by getting students to go through worked examples and presenting open-ended problems and discussion questions.

Island Networks

Communication, Kinship, and Classification Structures in Oceania

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Author: Per Hage,Frank Harary

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521552325

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Analyses social, linguistic, and historical inter-island networks in the Pacific.