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Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Interrupted Time Series Analysis develops a comprehensive set of models and methods for drawing causal inferences from time series. It provides example analyses of social, behavioral, and biomedical time series to illustrate a general strategy for building AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) impact models. Additionally, the book supplements the classic Box-Jenkins-Tiao model-building strategy with recent auxiliary tests for transformation, differencing, and model selection. Not only does the text discuss new developments, including the prospects for widespread adoption of Bayesian hypothesis testing and synthetic control group designs, but it makes optimal use of graphical illustrations in its examples. With forty completed example analyses that demonstrate the implications of model properties, Interrupted Time Series Analysis will be a key inter-disciplinary text in classrooms, workshops, and short-courses for researchers familiar with time series data or cross-sectional regression analysis but limited background in the structure of time series processes and experiments.

Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Interrupted Time Series Analysis develops a comprehensive set of models and methods for drawing causal inferences from time series. It provides example analyses of social, behavioral, and biomedical time series to illustrate a general strategy for building AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) impact models. Additionally, the book supplements the classic Box-Jenkins-Tiao model-building strategy with recent auxiliary tests for transformation, differencing, and model selection. Not only does the text discuss new developments, including the prospects for widespread adoption of Bayesian hypothesis testing and synthetic control group designs, but it makes optimal use of graphical illustrations in its examples. With forty completed example analyses that demonstrate the implications of model properties, Interrupted Time Series Analysis will be a key inter-disciplinary text in classrooms, workshops, and short-courses for researchers familiar with time series data or cross-sectional regression analysis but limited background in the structure of time series processes and experiments.

Knowings and Knots Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

Knowings and Knots Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

Author: Carolina Cambre, Owen Chapman, Paul Couillard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2019

Knowings and Knots presents a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the methodology of research-creation and asks how those who make knowledge think about and value it. Not just a method, but a site of ongoing contestation and experimentation around what counts as knowledge, research-creation is a meeting place of academia, artistic creation, and the wider public. The contributors argue that academic institutions and funders must recognize research-creation as innovative knowledge-making that overleaps the traditional splitting of theory from practice. Here we can transform the way people experience both art and education. A provocative, necessary collection, Knowings and Knots is sure to become a standout text in this field. It is pivotal reading for artists and researchers working in research-creation, students and scholars in allied fields, and funders, policy-makers, and senior postsecondary administrators. Contributors: Carolina Cambre, Owen Chapman, Paul Couillard, T.L. Cowan, John Cussans, Randy Lee Cutler, Petra Hroch, Rachelle Viader Knowles, Natalie Loveless, Glen Lowry, Erin Manning, Sourayan Mookerjea, Natasha Myers, Simon Pope, Stephanie Springgay, Sarah E. Truman

Managing and Sharing Research Data A Guide to Good Practice

Managing and Sharing Research Data A Guide to Good Practice

Author: Louise Corti, Veerle Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop, Matthew Woollard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Written by experts at the UK Data Archive, with over thirty years of experience in working with and teaching people to work with data, this book is the globally-reaching guide for any postgraduate student or researcher looking to build their data management skills. Focused on both primary and secondary data and packed with checklists and templates, it contains everything readers need to know for managing all types data before, during, and after the research process. Building on foundational data management techniques, it offers practical advice and insight into the unique skills needed to work with newer forms of data, like social media and big data. It also demonstrates how to: - Identify quality data that is credible, ethically-sound, and available for use - Choose and collect data suitable for particular research questions and project scopes - Work with personal, communal, administrative, and other sensitive and public data - Make the most of metadata - Visualise and share data using innovative platforms like blogs, infographics, and podcasts.

Managing and Sharing Research Data A Guide to Good Practice

Managing and Sharing Research Data A Guide to Good Practice

Author: Louise Corti, Veerle Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop, Matthew Woollard Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Written by experts at the UK Data Archive, with over thirty years of experience in working with and teaching people to work with data, this book is the globally-reaching guide for any postgraduate student or researcher looking to build their data management skills. Focused on both primary and secondary data and packed with checklists and templates, it contains everything readers need to know for managing all types data before, during, and after the research process. Building on foundational data management techniques, it offers practical advice and insight into the unique skills needed to work with newer forms of data, like social media and big data. It also demonstrates how to: - Identify quality data that is credible, ethically-sound, and available for use - Choose and collect data suitable for particular research questions and project scopes - Work with personal, communal, administrative, and other sensitive and public data - Make the most of metadata - Visualise and share data using innovative platforms like blogs, infographics, and podcasts.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

Author: Maggie (Professor of Sociology, Professor of Sociology, University of Tasmania) Walter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Social Research Methods, Fourth Edition, is designed for students at the beginning of their journey in social research. The text guides students through all the steps of the research process, from formulating a question to writing up their report. Written by a team of active research practitioners, the text encourages students to develop a set of practical research skills in line with contemporary Australian and New Zealand social research practices. Using both theory and practical examples to illustrate the relevance of research methods in their future careers, Social Research Methods equips students with the tools required to develop a clear understanding of the nature of research and to gain an appreciation of the wide range of methods available. Australian and New Zealand-specific case studies are used liberally throughout the text to provide direct examples of how the methods are employed within the social sciences. Social Research Methods aims to inspire students to continue their engagement with social research by presenting the requisite introductory skills within a framework of exciting, up-to-date, relevant research.

Periodizing Secularization Religious Allegiance and Attendance in Britain, 1880-1945

Periodizing Secularization Religious Allegiance and Attendance in Britain, 1880-1945

Moving beyond the (now somewhat tired) debates about secularization as paradigm, theory, or master narrative, Periodizing Secularization focuses upon the empirical evidence for secularization, viewed in its descriptive sense as the waning social influence of religion, in Britain. Particular emphasis is attached to the two key performance indicators of religious allegiance and churchgoing, each subsuming several sub-indicators, between 1880 and 1945, including the first substantive account of secularization during the fin de siecle. A wide range of primary sources is deployed, many of them relatively or entirely unknown, and with due regard to their methodological and interpretative challenges. On the back of them, a cross-cutting statistical measure of 'active church adherence' is devised, which clearly shows how secularization has been a reality and a gradual, not revolutionary, process. The most likely causes of secularization were an incremental demise of a Sabbatarian culture (coupled with the associated emergence of new leisure opportunities and transport links) and of religious socialization (in the church, at home, and in the school). The analysis is also extended backwards, to include a summary of developments during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; and laterally, to incorporate a preliminary evaluation of a six-dimensional model of 'diffusive religion', demonstrating that these alternative performance indicators have hitherto failed to prove that secularization has not occurred. The book is designed as a prequel to the author's previous volumes on the chronology of British secularization - Britain's Last Religious Revival? (2015) and Secularization in the Long 1960s (2017). Together, they offer a holistic picture of religious transformation in Britain during the key secularizing century of 1880-1980.

Empirical Investigations of Social Space

Empirical Investigations of Social Space

Author: Joerg Blasius Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

This book provides an in-depth view on Bourdieu's empirical work, thereby specially focusing on the construction of the social space and including the concept of the habitus. Themes described in the book include amongst others: * the theory and methodology for the construction of social spaces , * the relation between various fields and the field of power , * formal construction and empirical observation of habitus, * the formation, accumulation, differentiation of and conversion between different forms of capital, * relations in geometric data analysis. The book also includes contributions regarding particular applications of Bourdieu's methodology to traditional and new areas of research, such as the analysis of institutional, international and transnational fields. It further provides a systematic introduction into the empirical construction of the social space.

Shaky Foundations The Politics-Patronage-Social Science Nexus in Cold War America

Shaky Foundations The Politics-Patronage-Social Science Nexus in Cold War America

Author: Mark Solovey Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Numerous popular and scholarly accounts have exposed the deep impact of patrons on the production of scientific knowledge and its applications. Shaky Foundations provides the first extensive examination of a new patronage system for the social sciences that emerged in the early Cold War years and took more definite shape during the 1950s and early 1960s, a period of enormous expansion in American social science. By focusing on the military, the Ford Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, Mark Solovey shows how this patronage system presented social scientists and other interested parties, including natural scientists and politicians, with new opportunities to work out the scientific identity, social implications, and public policy uses of academic social research. Solovey also examines significant criticisms of the new patronage system, which contributed to widespread efforts to rethink and reshape the politics-patronage-social science nexus starting in the mid-1960s. Based on extensive archival research, Shaky Foundations addresses fundamental questions about the intellectual foundations of the social sciences, their relationships with the natural sciences and the humanities, and the political and ideological import of academic social inquiry. |Numerous popular and scholarly accounts have exposed the deep impact of patrons on the production of scientific knowledge and its applications. Shaky Foundations provides the first extensive examination of a new patronage system for the social sciences that emerged in the early Cold War years and took more definite shape during the 1950s and early 1960s, a period of enormous expansion in American social science. By focusing on the military, the Ford Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, Mark Solovey shows how this patronage system presented social scientists and other interested parties, including natural scientists and politicians, with new opportunities to work out the scientific identity, social implications, and public policy uses of academic social research. Solovey also examines significant criticisms of the new patronage system, which contributed to widespread efforts to rethink and reshape the politics-patronage-social science nexus starting in the mid-1960s. Based on extensive archival research, Shaky Foundations addresses fundamental questions about the intellectual foundations of the social sciences, their relationships with the natural sciences and the humanities, and the political and ideological import of academic social inquiry.

The Process of Social Research

The Process of Social Research

Author: Karl Baker-Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

The Process of Social Research concentrates on the core principles of research methods, presenting them in an accessible, concise form that students will find easy to understand and engage with. Extensive online materials allow students to expand their learning and gives instructors resources to make classroom teaching more interesting and exciting. This book will be essential reading for all undergraduate students learning how to do research.

The Process of Social Research

The Process of Social Research

Author: Karl Baker-Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

The Process of Social Research concentrates on the core principles of research methods, presenting them in an accessible, concise form that students will find easy to understand and engage with. Extensive online materials allow students to expand their learning and gives instructors resources to make classroom teaching more interesting and exciting. This book will be essential reading for all undergraduate students learning how to do research.