A Critical Introduction to Social Research

A Critical Introduction to Social Research is the new, updated and improved edition of A Short Introduction to Social Research. This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice.

Author: Matt Henn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203581

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A Critical Introduction to Social Research is the new, updated and improved edition of A Short Introduction to Social Research. This book introduces students and researchers to the key ideas and issues that inform research practice. In it, Henn, Weinstein and Foard provide a clear and easy-to-understand route-map to help the reader plan their research project from beginning to end. A Critical Introduction is perfect for use on introductory methods courses and is also an invaluable guide for the first time researcher embarking on their own small-scale research project. This new second edition now features updated chapters which reflect recent debates and developments in the field, including: - New coverage of emancipatory and feminist approaches; - Comparative research methods, evaluation research, and action research; - Online research; - Glossary of key terms; - Revised further reading sections at the end of each chapter which include peer-reviewed research articles. This book aims to prepare students and new researchers for their research project. Brilliantly written throughout, this is your essential guide to the theory of research, the practice of research and the best ways to plan and manage your research.

Social Research Methodology

With new chapters, an original framework and updated examples, this book continues to be a primary resource for undergraduates.

Author: Roger Gomm

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230229115

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Today's students of social science must understand a variety of research methods. This new edition fully explores the logic of research, whilst aiding a critical understanding of practical, evidence based work. With new chapters, an original framework and updated examples, this book continues to be a primary resource for undergraduates.

Social Science Methodology

An introduction to social science theory and analysis for secondary and tertiary students.

Author: Frank Lewins

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Category: Social Sciences

Page: 110

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An introduction to social science theory and analysis for secondary and tertiary students. Looks at the nature of social science, theory construction and testing, and analysis of research findings. Includes a glossary, bibliography and an index. By the author of TWriting a Thesis: A guide to its nature and organisation'.

Exam Prep for A Critical Introduction to Social Research

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text A Critical Introduction to Social Research Items include highly probable exam items: World War II, Anarchy, Peace, biochemical oxygen demand, Voting Rights ...

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Social Media

This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements.

Author: Christian Fuchs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987490

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements. The Second Edition explores the sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb and social media in China.

Research Methods in Geography

This indispensable volume starts with a broad-based grounding in the conceptual frameworks lying behind data acquisition and analysis.

Author: Basil Gomez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405107103

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together a team of internationally recognized specialists to create a balanced approach between physical geography, human geography, and research techniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multiple perspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behind data acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercises throughout

Social Research

Social Research is a set book for The Open University course DEH313 Principles of Social and Educational Resear

Author: Martyn Hammersley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803988057

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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This critical introduction to the principles of social and educational research draws together a key set of readings which offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of values and practice in social research. Issues explored include: the relationship between quantitative and qualitative methods; positivism and the role of the natural sciences as a model for social research; the purposes of research - knowledge or the transformation of the social world; issues of race, gender and power in social research; the politics and ethics of data collection; and the validity and relevance of social research. Social Research is a set book for The Open University course DEH313 Principles of Social and Educational Resear

Quality of Life Research

This is the first introductory text to offer a critical overview of the concept of quality of life and the ways in which it is researched.

Author: Mark Rapley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761954576

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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This is the first introductory text to offer a critical overview of the concept of quality of life and the ways in which it is researched. Using an inter-disciplinary approach, the book covers every aspect of the concept and its application.

Thinking about Sociology

Now in its second edition, Thinking about Sociology continues to provide a critical and in-depth introduction to the core concepts, topics, and skills central to the discipline of sociology today.

Author: Karen L Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199014828

Category: Sociology

Page: 592

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Using a critical, inequality-based approach, Thinking About Sociology explores social theory through real-world examples that challenge students to rethink their own assumptions about their roles in society and the social institutions with which they interact. Through the two chapters onresearch methods and multiple chapters on various inequalities, a focus is placed on building a solid critical sociological foundation that allows for the development of complex thinking, research, and problem-solving skills throughout. The robust visual program, integration of important questions,and useful student-friendly pedagogy -- including relevant, real-world examples -- keep students reflective and engaged. The new, second edition is comprehensive, including a new chapter on crime and deviance, and yet concise, with more focused coverage of gender and sexuality to better reflect teaching and learning approaches across Canada. Thoroughly updated data, theory, visuals, research, and topics in everychapter provide a contemporary and in-depth picture of sociology as a discipline today.

Irish social policy second edition

This 2nd edition of a highly respected textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to Irish social policy.

Author: Dukelow, Fiona

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447329635

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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This 2nd edition of a highly respected textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to Irish social policy. It provides an accessible, critical overview taking account of significant changes over recent years. The book is organised across four key sections: 1: Traces the emergence and development of Irish social policy from its origins to the present 2: Situates the Irish case in the wider context of the politics, ideology and socio-economic factors relevant to the development and reform of welfare states 3: Analyses core social service areas with specific reference to the contemporary Irish context 4: Explores how social policy affects particular groups in Irish society including children, older people, people with disabilities, carers, new immigrant and minority ethnic groups, and LGBT people. Discusses the challenges posed by environmental issues and the importance of a social policy perspective Text boxes used throughout provide policy summaries, definitions of key concepts, along with guides for further reading and discussion. This is a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Irish social policy and allied subjects.

Social Research

From question development and research design to data collection and statistical analysis, this text guides the reader through every aspect of social research.

Author: Sotirios Sarantakos

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292474

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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From question development and research design to data collection and statistical analysis, this text guides the reader through every aspect of social research. Encouraging a critical approach in each chapter, this 4th edition includes enhanced coverage of internet sampling, mixed methods, conversation analysis and feminist research.

Journalism Studies

Journalism Studies is a concise and accessible introduction to contemporary journalism studies, and will be highly useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Journalism, Media and Communications courses.

Author: Andrew Calcutt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

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As the world of politics and public affairs has gradually changed beyond recognition over the past two decades, journalism too has been transformed... yet the study of news and journalism often seems stuck with ideas and debates which have lost much of their critical purchase. Journalism is at a crossroads: it needs to reaffirm core values and rediscover key activities, almost certainly in new forms, or it risks losing its distinctive character as well as its commercial basis. Journalism Studies is a polemical textbook that rethinks the field of journalism studies for the contemporary era. Organised around three central themes – ownership, objectivity and the public – Journalism Studies addresses the contexts in which journalism is produced, practised and disseminated. It outlines key issues and debates, reviewing established lines of critique in relation to the state of contemporary journalism, then offering alternative ways of approaching these issues, seeking to reconceptualise them in order to suggest an agenda for change and development in both journalism studies and journalism itself. Journalism Studies is a concise and accessible introduction to contemporary journalism studies, and will be highly useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Journalism, Media and Communications courses.

Social Geography

Expanding on the debates that inform current social geographic research and theory and interrogating the historical development of social geography, this introductory text provides an analytic framework for theorizing difference in its ...

Author: Vincent Del Casino, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154993

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Introducing the debates that inform current social geographic research and theory and interrogating the historical development of social geography, Social Geography: A Critical Introduction explores how urban and rural spaces are organized in ways that construct and maintain social inequality. Puts into context the assumptions of various strains of social geographic thought as they have developed historically Assists students in addressing key social geographic questions and methodologies Provides a showcase for cutting edge work in the field Is written in an accessible and lively style, setting out a wide breadth of social geographic research

International Criminology

This book is the first comprehensive introduction to international criminology.

Author: Rob Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134083343

Category: Law

Page: 280

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International Criminology is an easy-access critical introduction to how conventional criminologists in the international arena think about and research crime. By using examples from the US, UK and Australia, the authors outline key ideas, vocabulary, assumptions and findings of the discipline while opening up a set of critical underlying issues and problems. From theoretical traditions to historical perspectives; contemporary criminology to reflexive criminology; this all encompassing text covers it all. This is the most valuable introduction to international criminology available for undergraduates and works as a superb refresher for more experienced students.

Cultural Studies

An ideal introduction, explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies

Author: Simon During

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415246569

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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An ideal introduction, explaining the history and key concerns of cultural studies

Health Geographies

Introduces key topics in health geography through clear and engaging examples and case studies drawn from around the world Incorporates multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches applied in the field of health geography Identifies both ...

Author: Tim Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118739035

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction explores health and biomedical topics from a range of critical geographic perspectives. Building on the field’s past engagement with social theory it extends the focus of health geography into new areas of enquiry. Introduces key topics in health geography through clear and engaging examples and case studies drawn from around the world Incorporates multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches applied in the field of health geography Identifies both health and biomedical issues as a central area of concern for critically oriented health geographers Features material that is alert to questions of global scale and difference, and sensitive to the political and economic as well sociocultural aspects of health Provides extensive pedagogic materials within the text and guidance for further study

Making Sense of Management

The First Edition of Making Sense of Management set out to provide a fresh perspective on management that was both broad and critical, exploring how the disruptive and constructive potential of critical theory can be realized in ...

Author: Mats Alvesson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849200858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The First Edition of Making Sense of Management set out to provide a fresh perspective on management that was both broad and critical, exploring how the disruptive and constructive potential of critical theory can be realized in organizations. Along the way, it has proven to be a landmark contribution to critical management studies. As well as setting the agenda for current research, this revised edition has been written to appeal to a broader readership and open up critical theory for the general management student. The Second Edition includes new sections on HRM, brands, identity, ethics and leadership have been fully developed alongside the rest of the text to reflect the current state of play in critical management studies.

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

An introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe to examine specific problems and broader issues.

Author: Tim May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135367175

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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This is an accessible introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes effective use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe to examine specific problems and broader issues. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social research methods within sociology, social policy, politics, social psychology, human geography; philosophy of social science and social theory courses; and as a personal reference for professional researchers.

Sociology A Brief but Critical Introduction

An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349185213

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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An introduction to sociology. It incorporates discussion of recent developments in both social theory and empirical social research - developments to which Giddens has directly contributed.

Critical Strategies for Social Research

Edited by Canadian sociologist William K. Carroll, this thought-provoking volume is designed for research methods courses in sociology and social sciences.

Author: William K. Carroll

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551302519

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Edited by Canadian sociologist William K. Carroll, this thought-provoking volume is designed for research methods courses in sociology and social sciences. Critical Strategies for Social Research explores ways in which several key research strategies bring an emancipatory dimension to social analysis. The new approaches recognize that social analysis is a form of knowledge production that takes place in a human-constructed world marked by injustice and persistent inequality. Carroll considers five influential and productive strategies of inquiry: Dialectical Social Analysis Institutional Ethnography Participatory Action Research Critical Discourse Analysis Social Inquiry as Communicative Reason