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Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research In Praise of Detours by Charlotte Wegener Cultivating Creativity in Methodology and Research In Praise of Detours

This book presents a variety of narratives on key elements of academic work, from data analysis, writing practices and engagement with the field. The authors discuss how elements of academic work and life - usually edited out of traditional research...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Critical Thinking About Research Psychology and Related Fields by Harris M. Cooper, Julian Meltzoff Critical Thinking About Research Psychology and Related Fields
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To become informed consumers of research, students need to thoughtfully evaluate the research they read rather than accept it without question. This second edition of a classic text gives students what they need to apply critical reasoning when reading behavioural...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Advances in Sociology Research Volume 22 by Jared A. Jaworski Advances in Sociology Research Volume 22


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Why embodied research methods matter Critical and creative approaches for working with migrant women by Elena Vacchelli Why embodied research methods matter Critical and creative approaches for working with migrant women

This book highlights embodiment as a qualitative research tool and outlines what it means to do embodied research in research. It shows how using this non-invasive approach with vulnerable research participants can help service users or research participants to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Profiles of Virginia by Grey House Publishing Profiles of Virginia

Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the 135 counties and 759 places in the state of Virginia, including demographics on each county, individual city or town; detailed data on school districts; Hispanic and Asian population statistics; informative statistics and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Collecting Qualitative Data A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Techniques by Dr. Virginia (University of Auckland) Braun Collecting Qualitative Data A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Techniques

A practical and accessible guide to new and exciting types of qualitative data, and modes of qualitative data collection.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Collecting Qualitative Data A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Techniques by Dr. Virginia (University of Auckland) Braun Collecting Qualitative Data A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Techniques

A practical and accessible guide to new and exciting types of qualitative data, and modes of qualitative data collection.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Rationality in the Social Sciences The Schumpeter-Parsons Seminar 1939-40 and Current Perspectives by Helmut Staubmann Rationality in the Social Sciences The Schumpeter-Parsons Seminar 1939-40 and Current Perspectives

This volume presents for the first time a collection of historically important papers written on the concept of rationality in the social sciences. In 1939-40, the famed Austrian economist Joseph A. Schumpeter and the famous sociologist Talcott Parsons convened a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

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Introduction to Data Science for Social and Policy Research Collecting and Organizing Data with R and Python by Jose K. Manuel Introduction to Data Science for Social and Policy Research Collecting and Organizing Data with R and Python

This comprehensive guide provides a step-by-step approach to data collection, cleaning, formatting, and storage, using Python and R.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Introduction to Data Science for Social and Policy Research Collecting and Organizing Data with R and Python by Jose K. Manuel Introduction to Data Science for Social and Policy Research Collecting and Organizing Data with R and Python

This comprehensive guide provides a step-by-step approach to data collection, cleaning, formatting, and storage, using Python and R.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Bit by Bit Social Research in the Digital Age by Matthew J. Salganik Bit by Bit Social Research in the Digital Age

An innovative and accessible guide to doing social research in the digital ageIn just the past several years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid spread of social media, mobile phones, and numerous other digital marvels. In addition to changing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Social Statistics Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results by Thomas J. (The College of William and Mary, USA) Linneman Social Statistics Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results
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Revised edition of the author's Social statistics, 2014.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Social Statistics Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results by Thomas J. (The College of William and Mary, USA) Linneman Social Statistics Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results
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Revised edition of the author's Social statistics, 2014.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Excel 2016 for Social Work Statistics A Guide to Solving Practical Problems by Thomas Quirk, Simone Cummings Excel 2016 for Social Work Statistics A Guide to Solving Practical Problems
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This text is a step-by-step guide for students taking a first course in statistics for social work and for social work managers and practitioners who want to learn how to use Excel to solve practical statistics problems in in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2017

Qualitative Researching by Jennifer Mason Qualitative Researching

The third edition of this bestselling text guides students and researchers through the process of doing qualitative research, clearly explaining how different theoretical approaches inform what you do in practice.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Qualitative Researching by Jennifer Mason Qualitative Researching

The third edition of this bestselling text guides students and researchers through the process of doing qualitative research, clearly explaining how different theoretical approaches inform what you do in practice.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Doing Research in the Real World by David E. Gray Doing Research in the Real World

Guiding students through every step of the research process from start to finish in a logical way, the book takes a pragmatic, real-world approach to research methods that gives students the tools and confidence to carry out their own research...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

The Science of Qualitative Research by Martin J. Packer The Science of Qualitative Research

This updated edition is an examination of qualitative research in the social sciences, exploring its roots to analyze its current state.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Population Studies and Development from Theory to Fieldwork by Veronique Petit Population Studies and Development from Theory to Fieldwork

This book addresses major population and development issues: fertility and reproductive health, migrations, gender, education, poverty and inequalities. To that aim it revisits and considerably enlarges Kingsley Davis' 1963 theory of change and response, using interdisciplinary methodologies. On the basis...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

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Critical Thinking Tools for Evaluating Research by Peter Nardi Critical Thinking Tools for Evaluating Research

Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research prepares students for interpreting information in a critical and thoughtful way so they can develop sophisticated levels of analyses crucial for understanding our increasingly complex and multi-mediated world. Peter M. Nardi's approach helps students...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Situational Analysis Grounded Theory After the Interpretive Turn by Adele E. Clarke Situational Analysis Grounded Theory After the Interpretive Turn


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies An Integrated Approach by Gary Goertz Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies An Integrated Approach

An innovative and accessible textbook on multimethod and case-study research Multimethod research has become indispensable to doing social science, and is essential to anyone who conducts large-scale research projects in political science, sociology, education, comparative law, or business. This authoritative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies An Integrated Approach by Gary Goertz Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies An Integrated Approach

An innovative and accessible textbook on multimethod and case-study research Multimethod research has become indispensable to doing social science, and is essential to anyone who conducts large-scale research projects in political science, sociology, education, comparative law, or business. This authoritative...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Changing Taiwanese Identities by J. Bruce Jacobs Changing Taiwanese Identities

The peoples of Taiwan have been influenced by many different cultures and migrations throughout the island's history. In the 20th and early 21st centuries especially it has been a stage for cultural and ethnic conflict, not least because of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Complexity in Society: From Indicators Construction to their Synthesis by Filomena Maggino Complexity in Society: From Indicators Construction to their Synthesis

This volume discusses the many recent significant developments, and identifies important problems, in the field of social indicators. In the last ten years the methodology of multivariate analysis and synthetic indicators construction significantly developed. In particular, starting from the classical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Modelling with the Master Equation Solution Methods and Applications in Social and Natural Sciences by Gunter Haag Modelling with the Master Equation Solution Methods and Applications in Social and Natural Sciences

This book presents the theory and practical applications of the Master equation approach, which provides a powerful general framework for model building in a variety of disciplines. The aim of the book is to not only highlight different mathematical solution...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2017

Metrics of Subjective Well-Being: Limits and Improvements by Gael Brule Metrics of Subjective Well-Being: Limits and Improvements

This volume analyses the quantification of the effect of factors measuring subjective well-being, and in particular on the metrics applied. With happiness studies flourishing over the last decades, both in number of publications as well as in their exposure, researchers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2017

Theory and Methods in Political Science by Vivien Lowndes Theory and Methods in Political Science

This leading text provides an ideal foundation for study and research in political science, bringing together renowned figures in the field to introduce the key approaches and methods used in the study of politics. The fully revised fourth edition features...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Identity Revisited and Reimagined Empirical and Theoretical Contributions on Embodied Communication Across Time and Space by Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta Identity Revisited and Reimagined Empirical and Theoretical Contributions on Embodied Communication Across Time and Space

In contrast to other studies on identity, this book takes its point of departure in the complexities that characterize and shape both individuals and societies - past and present. Its chapters challenge demarcated fields of study and conceptions of identity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/08/2017

Data Science and Social Research Epistemology, Methods, Technology and Applications by N. Carlo Lauro Data Science and Social Research Epistemology, Methods, Technology and Applications

This edited volume lays the groundwork for Social Data Science, addressing epistemological issues, methods, technologies, software and applications of data science in the social sciences. It presents data science techniques for the collection, analysis and use of both online and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Introduction to Statistics with SPSS for Social Science by Faiza Qureshi Introduction to Statistics with SPSS for Social Science

This is a complete guide to statistics and SPSS for social science students. Statistics with SPSS for Social Science provides a step-by-step explanation of all the important statistical concepts, tests and procedures. It is also a guide to getting started...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Developing Research Questions by Patrick White Developing Research Questions

Undertaking a research project is a crucial but often overwhelming aspect of any social science degree, and selecting a research question can be one of the toughest parts of the process. What makes an appropriate topic for research? How do...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Consulting skills for social researchers by Simon Haslam Consulting skills for social researchers

This practitioner-oriented text is the first to help social researchers define research projects, manage the social research process, engage with stakeholders and influence change. It will be invaluable for all those commissioning, managing and conducting social research.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

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