Social Science Methodology

A Criterial Framework


Author: John Gerring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521805131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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This title offers a one-volume introduction to social science methodology, relevant to the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. It is written for beginning students, long-time practitioners and methodologists, and applies to work conducted in qualitative and quantitative styles. It synthesizes the vast and diverse field of methodology in a way that is clear, concise, and comprehensive. While offering a handy overview of the subject, the book is also an argument about how we should conceptualize methodological problems. Tasks and criteria, the author argues - not fixed rules of procedure - best describe the search for methodological adequacy. Thinking about methodology through this lens provides a new framework for understanding work in the social sciences.

Controversies in Criminal Justice Research


Author: Richard Tewksbury,Elizabeth Ehrhardt Mustaine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523830

Category: Law

Page: 199

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This book of original essays presents students with challenging looks at some of the most basic, and sometimes most difficult, decisions faced by criminal justice researchers. Each chapter presents an overview of a foundational question/issue in the conduct of research, and discussions of the options to resolve these controversies.

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

View: 1373

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.


an introduction


Author: J. Ross Eshleman,Barbara G. Cashion,Laurence A. Basirico

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780673397188

Category: Social Science

Page: 732

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The Experience and Meaning of Work in Women's Lives


Author: Hildreth Y. Grossman,Nia Lane Chester

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113499057X

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 7784

In the past, social scientists have relied predominantly on traditional models of work to understand women's experiences. These models, however, have been based on men's occupational experiences, which have been assumed to be the same for women. More recently, researchers and theorists from a variety of disciplines have begun to challenge earlier assumptions as inaccurate reflections of the realities for female workers. Newer studies have concentrated on the historical and social reasons for women's employment and career choices, including changes in economy, family, and social conditions. To provide a deeper understanding of women worker's realities by including the meaning they make of their work experiences, the editors have assembled the research of social scientists from various disciplines whose investigations focused exclusively on this subject. Their qualitative methodology provides a forum for women to voice issues, raise questions, and share self-reflections about their work experiences and the meaning they make of their work in the context of the rest of their lives. The common themes that are interwoven within the fabric of women's work experience are: the need to expand traditional definitions of what constitutes "work;" the fluid nature of boundaries between personal life and work life; the importance of the relational aspects of their work; the issues related to the uses of power at work; the role of work in the development of women's sense of self and personal identity; and the degree to which women's work experience is colored by discrimination and sexism.

How to Succeed in Your Master's and Doctoral Studies

A South African Guide and Resource Book


Author: Johann Mouton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 280

View: 8518

A resource for students and supervisors alike, the topics covered are related to the management of postgraduate research studies: the development of a successful research proposal (with examples); research resource management; research ethics and more.

Social Research Methods


Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199588058

Category: Reference

Page: 766

View: 4509

Text accompanied by a companion web site.

Criminal justice research

approaches, problems, and policy


Author: Susette M. Talarico

Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company (OH)


Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 4209

The Realities of Aging

An Introduction to Gerontology


Author: Cary Steven Kart

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Gerontology

Page: 549

View: 9910

"A comprehensive, interdisciplinary introduction to the rapidly growing field of gerontology, this book provides the psychological, sociological, and biological aspects of aging." This respected book provides comprehensive coverage of gerontological issues while capturing the complexity inherent in the processes of aging. Emphasizes diversity in the experience of aging as a function of cultural, social, racial/ethnic, and individual variability. Takes a multidisciplinary approach. Provides many examples of aging in other cultures. Includes strong coverage of theories of aging. Contains classic research in gerontology as well as emerging conceptualizations and areas of research." For anyone interested in the study of aging or gerontology.

The craft of political research


Author: W. Phillips Shively

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136029489

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

View: 5243

This highly accessible book provides a basic introduction to the nature of research questions and methods of empirical research in political science.It describes the cooperative process, as well as the logic of empirical measurement and analysis of observations, in the conception and pursuit of a research project. Emphasizing the design of interesting research questions and basic problems of measurement and data analysis, the book relies more on intuitive understanding than on formal development. W. Phillips Shively wrote this book in 1970, when he was an assistant professor at Yale University. In teaching a number of sections of Introduction to Research to undergraduates there, he had found that the students benefited from an introduction that emphasized the internal logic of research methods and the collective, cooperative nature of the research process. He could not find a book that presented things in this way at a sufficiently elementary level to be readily accessible by undergraduates. And so he wrote The Craft of Political Research.

An Introduction to Science Studies

The Philosophical and Social Aspects of Science and Technology


Author: John M. Ziman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521346801

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

View: 5514

The purpose of this book is to give a coherent account of the different perspectives on science and technology that are normally studied under various disciplinary heads such as philosophy of science, sociology of science and science policy. It is intended for students embarking on courses in these subjects and assumes no special knowledge of any science. It is written in a direct and simple style, and technical language is introduced very sparingly. As various perspectives are sketched out in this book, the reader moves towards a consistent conception of contemporary science as a rapidly changing social institution that has already grown out of its traditional forms and plays a central role in society at large. It will appeal to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines and complement well Professor Ziman's earlier books. -- from back cover.

The Craft of Public History

An Annotated Select Bibliography


Author: David F. Trask,Robert W. Pomeroy

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press


Category: History

Page: 481

View: 1636

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The Realities of Aging

An Introduction to Gerontology


Author: Cary S. Kart,Eileen K. Metress,Seamus P. Metress

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Medical

Page: 518

View: 4918

The Craft of Social Anthropology


Author: A. L. Epstein

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483145328

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 3572

The Craft of Social Anthropology focuses on the methodologies, approaches, and techniques used in the study of social anthropology, as well as anthropological analysis of marriage, divorce, and religious rituals. The book first discusses intensive study of small sample communities and quantification in social anthropology, including quantification and anthropological approach, role of quantification, types of quantitative data, and data collection and processing. The manuscript then examines the frequency of divorce. Topics include divorce ratios, marriage classified by duration, divorce without mortality, and risks of divorce. The text focuses on genealogies, as well as genealogies and pedigrees, terminological and prescriptive diagrams, and illustrative genealogical diagrams. The manuscript also ponders on the extended-case method and situational analysis and data of economics in anthropological analysis. Saora rituals, shamanism, and witchcraft are also discussed. The publication is a vital reference for readers interested in social anthropology.

Research Methods in Social Relations


Author: Charles M. Judd,Eliot R. Smith

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 9780030311499

Category: Social Science

Page: 573

View: 5815

This multi-disciplinary research methods text conveys the underlying logic that is common to all research design and analysis, as well as the practical aspects of conducting research. It emphasises the importance of using multiple methods for the stongest causal inferences.

Theory and Methods in Social Research


Author: Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446246320

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 825

This new edition provides a scholarly and readable introduction to all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods, enabling postgraduate and masters-level students and new researchers to reflect on which ones suit their needs and to receive guidance on how to find out more. With chapters written by experienced research practitioners, this second edition has been extensively expanded and updated. There are seven completely new chapters, as well as: - new material on literature reviews - a new introduction to quantitative methods - an expanded glossary - Weblinks with free access to a wide range of peer-reviewed journal articles - an annotated bibliography with conversational notes from authors in each chapter. This book will act as your 'expert friend' throughout your research project, providing advice, explaining key concepts and the implications for your research design, and illustrating these with examples of real research studies.