The A-Z of Social Research

A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts

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Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971337

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

The A-Z of Social Research Jargon

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Author: David Robinson,Val Reed

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9781857423884

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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A complete understandable A–Z of research jargon for health care workers, it offers readers a unique approach to explanations for each term by offering a lay explanation; its research use; an example and related scientific terms.

SPSS for Social Scientists

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Author: Ciaran Acton,Robert Miller,John Maltby,Ms Deirdre Fullerton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013907

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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SPSS for Social Scientists 2e provides the novice researcher with a step-by-step guide to SPSS – easily the most widely used data analysis package in the social sciences. Written in a clear and non-technical style, the book gives practical guidance that gradually builds up the reader's knowledge, understanding and confidence. Beginning with an overview of quantitative research and introducing the basics of the SPSS package, the book is then split into 'modules' that explain major procedures in SPSS up to Version 17 and beyond. Each module is packed with step-by-step worked examples that provide supportive and structured advice on inputting data, creating graphical presentations and analysing results. With specific guidance on how to manage the exploration, manipulation and transformation of data, the workbook also takes the reader through key statistical techniques, from t-test and cross-tabulation analysis through multiple response analysis and data reduction to multivariate techniques such as loglinear analysis and logistic regression. This new edition is accompanied by a collection of rich and versatile datasets drawn from the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), which offers a huge variety of international social science data from over 30 countries. Download datasets by clicking on the link 'Datasets for all nations' under 'Downloads' below and you're ready to go. Whether you're a student or a researcher looking to upgrade your skills, this accessible text brings statistical analysis with SPSS to life in a practical and meaningful way.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

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Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923633

Category: Social Science

Page: 1305

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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

The Sociology of Healthcare

A Reader for Health Professionals

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Author: Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113726585X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.

Oppressed Pride

Exploring the professionals recognition towards LGBTQ persons vulnerabilities under collective patriarchal violence and oppression

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Author: Khalid Rashid

Publisher: Khalid Rashid

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 70

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Honour related violence and oppression is a relatively new phenomenon in Sweden that received political and medial attention in the 1990's. A lot of research has been made since then in order to understand the phenomenon and to improve the interventions against it. Most of the focus have been on women under HRVO, which stands for the majority who falls victim for this crime. This study aims to bring forth more shades of this phenomenon by exploring how professionals identify and give recognition to the needs, vulnerabilities and obstacles for sexual minorities who seeks aid from public services, as they've become targets for patriarchal violence and oppression. This is done by presenting three different vignettes of LGBTQ persons who are exposed to different forms of HRVO during semi-structured interviews. Twelve respondents from three different professional categories were interviewed: social welfare officers, counsellors and housing personnel. The participants in the interviews varied from one up to four simultaneously. The gathered results tells of several important aspects in the work with HRVO cases, among them are: refreshing and enhancing the professional's knowledge, being able to adapt to the client's needs and to grant a safe environment for the client during the ongoing assessment. The results also show difficulties for the professionals, such as facing conflicting legislation, whether HRVO is seen as a patriarchal phenomenon or a cultural relativistic phenomenon and high workload.

Educational Research and Inquiry

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

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Author: Dimitra Hartas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441178716

Category: Education

Page: 458

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An excellent resource covering quantitative and qualitative methodologies for research students in education embarking upon their Research Methods MA, PhD, EdD or MPhil.

Visual Methods in Social Research

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Author: Marcus Banks,David Zeitlyn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473926815

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The second edition of this popular text confirms the book’s status as an important forerunner in the field of visual methods. Combining the theoretical, practical and technical the authors discuss changing technologies, the role of the internet and the impact of social media. Presenting an interdisciplinary guide to visual methods they explore both the creation and interpretation of visual images and their use within different methodological approaches. This clear, articulate book is full of practical tips on publishing and presenting the results of visual research and how to use film and photographic archives. This book will be an indispensable guide for anyone using or creating visual images in their research.

Researching Health

Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods

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Author: Mike Saks,Judith Allsop

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 422

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In this eagerly-anticipated new text, a range of internationally-renowned experts draw on their extensive experience to provide a practical and accessible guide to the wide span of methods used in health research. Researching Health covers the background to conducting health research, qualitative and quantitative methods employed in researching health, contemporary issues such as research ethics, comparative research and the use of mixed methods, and how to disseminate health research. As such, it provides the perfect package to help readers carry out their own research projects and use the research of others more effectively in their work.

The A-Z of the PhD Trajectory

A Practical Guide for a Successful Journey

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Author: Eva O. L. Lantsoght

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319774255

Category: Education

Page: 393

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This textbook is a guide to success during the PhD trajectory. The first part of this book takes the reader through all steps of the PhD trajectory, and the second part contains a unique glossary of terms and explanation relevant for PhD candidates. Written in the accessible language of the PhD Talk blogs, the book contains a great deal of practical advice for carrying out research, and presenting one’s work. It includes tips and advice from current and former PhD candidates, thus representing a broad range of opinions. The book includes exercises that help PhD candidates get their work kick-started. It covers all steps of a doctoral journey in STEM: getting started in a program, planning the work, the literature review, the research question, experimental work, writing, presenting, online tools, presenting at one’s first conference, writing the first journal paper, writing and defending the thesis, and the career after the PhD. Since a PhD trajectory is a deeply personal journey, this book suggests methods PhD candidates can try out, and teaches them how to figure out for themselves which proposed methods work for them, and how to find their own way of doing things.

A-Z of Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare

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Author: Immy Holloway

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405161213

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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The A-Z of Qualitative Research in Healthcare is a highly accessible text that provides healthcare researchers with quick access to the descriptions and explanations of the concepts, methods and processes used in qualitative research. The book offers a clear introduction to the topic, including an overview of qualitative research, its development and the methodological issues involved. The main section of text is a comprehensive list of the terms and concepts used in qualitative research with a full description and explanation for each entry. The section is ordered alphabetically for quick and easy access to the information and cross references are included within the descriptions to enable the reader to follow a particular line of enquiry. The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated and is now clearly focused on qualitative research as it applies to the healthcare sector. In addition each entry now includes a list of key texts to encourage the reader to take their research further.

Social Research

Issues, Methods and Process

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Author: Tim May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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"The third edition of this tried and tested book works very well and should be extremely successful...its strength is that it covers all the principal areas of research in an accessible and lively style, treating each approach in relation to the philosophical and methodological debates that underpin them. It is logically organised and each chapter is well-structured...complex topics are clearly explained for the inexperienced reader, at the same time it contains enough of substance and food for thought for more advanced students." - John Scott, University of Essex Praise for the previous edition: "This is the finest introduction to social research I have ever read...Methods are meticulously worked through from official statistics to comparative research via surveys, interviews, observation and documentary analysis...The writing is clear, concise and scholarly with the bibliography a delightful A to Z compendium of the best in sociology." - British Sociological Association Network The fully revised and updated third edition of this hugely popular text incorporates the latest developments in the interdisciplinary field of social research, while retaining the style and structure that appealed to so many in the first two editions. Tim May successfully bridges the gap between theory and methods in social research, clearly illuminating these essential components for understanding the dynamics of social relations. The book is divided into two parts, with Part I examining the issues and perspectives in social research and Part II setting out the methods and processes. Revisions and additions have been made to Part I to take account of new ways of thinking about the relationship between theory and research, and values and ethics in the research process. These take on board advances in post-empiricist thinking, as well as the relations between values, objectivity and data collection. Where necessary, recommended readings and references to studies that form the bases of discussions throughout the book have been updated. In Part II, additions have been made to the chapter on questionnaires, and elsewhere new discussions have been introduced, for example, on research on the internet, narratives, case studies and new technologies. The reader will detect many other changes, the intention of which is to aid understanding by staying up-to-date with the latest innovations in social research. The chapters follow a common structure to enable a clear appreciation of the place, process and analysis of each method, and to allow the comparison of their strengths and weaknesses in the context of discussions in Part I. The clear writing style, chapter summaries, questions for reflection and signposts to further readings continue to make this book the ideal companion to social research for students across the social sciences. In addition, it will be recognised as an invaluable source of reference for those practising and teaching social research who wish to keep abreast of key developments in the field.

A-Z of Groups and Groupwork

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Author: Mark Doel,Timothy Kelly

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113721080X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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If you are in need of a clear and compact introduction to the theory and practice of groupwork, then this is the book for you. The A-Z of Groupwork identifies over 70 themes and ideas that, taken together, encapsulate our collective knowledge of groups and groupwork across a range of practice settings. Deft cross-referencing shows the connections between entries, so that you can easily investigate the relationships between ideas, as well as explore different pathways through the material. Straightforward in its language and structure, and packed with the latest academic references, the book is ideally suited for study purposes. Equally importantly, it is written with practice application in mind. Its succinct and accessible style makes it an ideal starting-point for people new to groupwork, but also provides the more experienced practitioner with a perfect gateway into the wider literature. Whether you work, or intend to work, in mental health, adult or children's services, in health, social work, community work or youth work roles, this book should prove an invaluable source of theory, research evidence and reflection.

A-Z of Interagency Working

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Author: Jon Glasby,Helen Dickinson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137005335

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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If you are looking for a succinct overview of the ideas and debates that shape the field of interagency working, then this is the book for you. Jon Glasby and Helen Dickinson's A-Z of Interagency Working provides an expertly organised source of clear explanation and astute commentary on a topic that is of importance to anyone working in the health and social care field today. Capturing key policies, concepts and perspectives across the fields of adult and children's services, the book distils a complex subject into 70 pivotal ideas. Cross-references cleverly aid navigation and help the reader see how ideas connect up. This flexible source book makes sense of current policy, explains the latest terminology and engages with the evidence base for what is happening on the ground. It is also packed with excellent recommendations for further reading. This is an ideal starting-point for students needing to get to grips with current debates, and a perfect point of reference for practitioners and policy-makers engaged in collaboration and partnership day to day.

A-Z of Spirituality

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Author: Steve Nolan,Margaret Holloway

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137300930

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

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If you want to understand more about spirituality and its relevance to personal wellbeing and caring practices, or if you struggle to apply spiritual insights to your everyday practice, then this book is your answer. Steve Nolan and Margaret Holloway's A-Z of Spirituality provides a clear and thought-provoking introduction to this complex and fascinating field. The book's straightforward A-Z structure makes it easy to move around, while numerous cross-references highlight creative and positive connections between different topics, to encourage a spirit of discovery. Written to suit a wide range of caring professions and practice settings, the book offers succinct explanation and analysis, and thoughtful consideration of how the ideas apply. It is anchored in the latest scholarship and is packed with further reading recommendations for those looking for guidance through the extensive literature. Whether you're a student, experienced clinician or practitioner, working in the public, voluntary or private sector, this book offers a remarkable distillation of expertise as well as a rich source of reflection.

An A-Z of Community Care Law

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Author: Michael Mandelstam

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025600

Category: Law

Page: 204

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Mandelstam breaks this complex subject down into individual terms, then explains the legal and practical implications of each term in plain language, enabling readers to explore specific issues quickly and concisely.