The Sage handbook of innovation in social research methods
- Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011.
- Physical description
- xix, 638 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
H62 .S2746 2011
- In-library use H62 .S2746 2011
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- PART ONE: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF RESEARCH Introduction - Malcolm Williams and W Paul Vogt Objectivity: A Reconceptualization - Martyn Hammersley Setting Up Sociological Research - Geoff Payne Feminist Methodology - Gayle Letherby What Is an Effect? Coming at Causality Backwards - David Byrne PART TWO: DESIGN AND DATA COLLECTION Introduction - Malcolm Williams and W Paul Vogt Narratives of the Future: Complexity, Time and Temporality - Emma Uprichard Mapping Pathways - Wendy Dyer Correspondence Analysis: A Case for Methodological Pluralism? - Ian Rees-Jones Case-Oriented Theory-Building and Theory-Testing - Charles C Ragin and Garrett Andrew Schneider Investigating Human Communication and Language from Traces Left on the Web - Mike Thelwall Innovative Qualitative Data-Collection Techniques for Conducting Literature Reviews/Research Syntheses - Anthony J Onwuegbuzie, Nancy L Leech and Kathleen M T Collins Grounded Theory - Antony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz Back to Likert: Towards the Conversational Survey - Giampietro Gobo Mixed Methods for Construct Validation - John H Hitchcock and Bonnie K Nastasi Researching with Peer/Community Researchers: Ambivalences and Tensions - Rosalind Edwards and Claire Alexander Innovations in Program Evaluation: Comparative Case Studies as an Alternative to RCTs - W Paul Vogt et al PART THREE: INTEGRATING THE ANALYSIS OF NEW DATA TYPES Introduction - W. Paul Vogt and Malcolm Williams Advances in Combining Regression Results in Meta-Analysis - Ariel M Aloe and Betsy Jane Becker Toward a New Era for Conducting Mixed Analyses: The Role of Quantitative Dominant and Qualitative Dominant Cross-Over Mixed Analyses - Anthony J Onwuegbuzie, Nancy L Leech and Kathleen M T Collins Optimal Matching Analysis - Peter Martin and Richard D Wiggins Quantitative Narrative Analysis - Roberto Franzosi Lexicographic Index: A New Measurement of Resemblance among Sequences - Ivano Bison Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis - Elizabeth Griffiths PART FOUR: SAMPLING, INFERENCE AND MEASUREMENT Introduction - W Paul Vogt and Malcolm Williams Respondent-Driven Sampling: Operational Procedures, Evolution of Estimators and Topics for Future Research - Cyprian Wejnert and Douglas Heckathorn Analyzing Longitudinal Studies with Non-Response: Issues and Statistical Methods - James Carpenter and Ian Plewis Statistical Inference for Causal Effects, with Emphasis on Applications in Psychometrics and Education - Donald B Rubin Automatic Item Generation: An Innovation for Developing Complex Cognitive Tests - Susan E Embretson and Heather H. McIntyre Convergence of Structural Equation Modeling and Multilevel Modeling - Rex B Kline Hierarchical Linear and Structural Equation Modeling Approaches to Mediation Analysis in Randomized Field Experiments - Keenan Pituch and Laura Stapleton.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Social Research is a bourgeoning field. Of course it has many traditions and approaches, but there is a high premium upon thinking differently and thinking anew because social life is never static or wholly predictable. This Handbook, edited by internationally recognized scholars in the field, provides a comprehensive, pitch perfect critical assessment of the field. The main features of the Handbook are: - clear organization into 4 parts dealing with The Social Context of Research; Design and Data Collection; Integrating The Analysis of New Data Types; Sampling, Inference and Measurement - clear, cutting edge chapters on Objectivity; Effects; Organizing Social Research; Correspondence Analysis; Grounded Theory; Conversational Surveys; Mixed Methods; Regression Analysis; Optimal Matching Analysis; GIS Analysis; Quantitative Narrative Analysis; Longitudinal Studies; Equation Modelling - brings together a glittering assembly of the key figures working in the field of Methods today. - demonstrates the continuities and productive tensions between classical traditions and real world research today. The result is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a 'must have' for serious social researchers.
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- Publication date
- edited by Malcolm Williams and W. Paul Vogt.
- Title Variation
- Handbook of innovation in social research methods
- Innovation in social research methods