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xix, 423 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface xv 1 Introduction 1 2 Observing Behavior 13 3 Asking Questions 85 4 Running Experiments 147 5 Creating Mass Collaboration 231 6 Ethics 281 7 The Future 355 Acknowledgments 361 References 367 Index 413.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691158648 20180430
An innovative and accessible guide to doing social research in the digital age In 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 how we live, these tools enable us to collect and process data about human behavior on a scale never before imaginable, offering entirely new approaches to core questions about social behavior. Bit by Bit is the key to unlocking these powerful methods--a landmark book that will fundamentally change how the next generation of social scientists and data scientists explores the world around us. Bit by Bit is the essential guide to mastering the key principles of doing social research in this fast-evolving digital age. In this comprehensive yet accessible book, Matthew Salganik explains how the digital revolution is transforming how social scientists observe behavior, ask questions, run experiments, and engage in mass collaborations. He provides a wealth of real-world examples throughout, and also lays out a principles-based approach to handling ethical challenges in the era of social media. Bit by Bit is an invaluable resource for social scientists who want to harness the research potential of big data and a must-read for data scientists interested in applying the lessons of social science to tomorrow's technologies. * Illustrates important ideas with examples of outstanding research* Combines ideas from social science and data science in an accessible style and without jargon* Goes beyond the analysis of "found" data to discuss the collection of "designed" data such as surveys, experiments, and mass collaboration* Features an entire chapter on ethics* Includes extensive suggestions for further reading and activities for the classroom or self-study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691158648 20180430
Green Library
xxx, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / Donald T. Campbell
  • Preface
  • Getting started : how to know whether and when to use the case study as a research method
  • Designing case studies : identifying your case(s) and establishing the logic of your case study
  • Preparing to collect case study evidence : what you need to do before starting to collect case study data
  • Collecting case study evidence : the principles you should follow in working with six sources of evidence
  • Analyzing case study evidence : how to start your analysis, your analytic choices, and how they work
  • Reporting case studies : how and what to compose.
"[This book] provides a complete portal to the world of case study research. With the integration of 11 applications in this edition, the book gives readers access to...case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Ultimately, [this book] will guide students in the...design and use of the case study research method. New to this edition: includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully; increases reference to relativist and constructivist approaches to case study research, as well as how case studies can be part of mixed methods projects; places greater emphasis on using plausible rival explanations to bolster case study quality; discusses synthesizing findings across case studies in a multiple-case study in more detail; adds an expanded list of 15 fields that have text or texts devoted to case study research; and sharpens discussion of distinguishing research from non-research case studies. The author brings to light at least three remaining gaps to be filled in the future: how rival explanations can become more routinely integrated into all case study research; the difference between case-based and variable-based approaches to designing and analyzing case studies; and the relationship between case study research and qualitative research."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 174 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements General Introduction 1. Approaching Contemporary African Social And Political Philosophy 2. Sources Of Contemporary African Social And Political Philosophy 3. Exploring Antecedents And Precursors Of Contemporary African Social And Political Philosophy 4. Reviewing The African Identity Discourse. Ethnophilosophy And Negritude 5.The Pan-African Movement. From Race Based Solidarity To Political Unity And Beyond 6.Africa`s Democratic Turn 7. Approaching African Civil Society. Paradigms and Philosophical Backgrounds 8. African Cultures and Globalization General Conclusion Epilogue Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381662 20180702
This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today's Africa. Kasanda denounces conventional approaches considering these either as a subcategory of general philosophy or as the ideological attempts of individual African leaders and professional philosophers, such as Nkrumah, Nyerere, Senghor, Fanon, Hountondji and Towa. On the contrary, Kasanda defines contemporary African social and political philosophy as an inclusive reflection of African communities with regard to power and equitable modes of social and political organization in order to promote human excellence for everyone. This perspective also includes the criticism of social and political concepts in use within African communities. The author postulates that contemporary African social and political philosophy relies on the legacy of precolonial African societies, as well as on the contribution of the diaspora throughout the world. Contemporary African social and political philosophy is rooted in the daily lives of African people, and it expresses itself through multiple modalities including, for example, art, religion, literature, music and the policy of urbanization of African cities. This book sheds new light on debates concerning topics such as ethnophilosophy, negritude, pan-Africanism, democracy, African civil society, African cultures, and globalization. It aims to ward off the lethargy that strikes African social and political philosophy, taking a renewed and critical approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381662 20180702
Green Library
357 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Anthropologie, économie, géographie, histoire, philosophie -- Un manifeste anthropologique. Les origines de l'état / Marshall Sahlins -- Vue de France, l'anthropologie entre crise et renaissance / Lucien Scubla -- La crise de l'anthropologie -- Du structuralisme à "l'inexistentialisme" -- A contre-courant -- Economie -- L'économie comme science sociale. Quelques enseignements de la théorie de la régulation / Robert Boyer -- Définir un objet précis appartenant à divers champs -- L'histoire longue, expression du conj7it de temporalité des diverses sphères des sciences sociales -- En sciences sociales, toute théorie naît locale et historiquement située -- La comparaison, voie royale vers la généralisation -- Analyser les processus et leurs interactions pour éviter l'écueil du fonctionnalisme -- Les transformations qui font époque font intervenir plusieurs champs des sciences sociales -- Le succès ou l'échec des programmes de recherche tient à leur articulation avec les divers champs de la société -- L'économie des conventions au service de la science sociale générale ? / Olivier Favereau -- L'économie des conventions et la science sociale générale : choix de méthode -- L'économie des conventions et la science sociale générale: sélection de résultats -- Critique de la conception utilitariste de la valeur. De l'économie comme science sociale / André Orléan -- Géographie -- La conscience du monde, une question épistémologique / Christian Grataloup -- Une humanité, des sociétés -- Territoires sociaux et espace utilitaire -- Mondialisation et déconstruction -- Une responsabilité d'épistémologie politique -- Histoire -- Going global, going native. L'histoire globale et les sociologies anti-utilitaristes / Romain Bertrand -- Vers une nouvelle condition historique / François Hartog -- Le concept moderne d'Histoire et ses failles -- De nouvelles expériences du temps -- Les temporalités du concept d'Histoire -- Mémoire et absence -- L'expérience des catastrophes -- Histoire et globalisation -- Passé, présent, futur -- Philosophie -- Philosophie et sciences sociales au XXIe siècle : un changement de paradigme ? / Francesco Fistetti -- Pour une philosophie-monde pluriverselle et hybride -- Un paradigme encyclopédique de type nouveau -- Une nouvelle ère axiale ? -- Le principe philosophique du don comme novum organon des sciences sociales -- Formater, instituer, reconnaître. le concept d'intérêt et la crise de la raison instrumentale / Marcel Hénaff -- Formater : pertinence et ambivalence du niveau instrumental -- Instituer : la formation du collectif humain -- Reconnaître : du lien social aux institutions de la reconnaissance -- Philosophie sociale : une science sociale anti-utilitariste / Elena Pukini -- Diagnostic, critique et normativité immanente -- La critique du sujet et du lien social -- Au-delà de la justice : reconnaissance, care, don -- La Philosophie sociale a-t-elle besoin d'une théorie des passions -- La sociologie, une science sociale généraliste ? -- La théorie anti-utilitariste de Parsons à Durkheim et à l'actuelle sociologie culturelle / Joffrey Alexander -- De la sociologie à la science sociale : le retour /
  • Alain Caillé et Frédéric Vandenberghe -- Les quatre fragmentations de la sociologie -- Vers une théorie sociale néoclassique -- Pour une théorie du choix relationnel / Philippe Chanial -- Le relationnisme comme retour aux classiques ? -- Relationnisme, constructivisme et utilitarisme -- Pour une anthropologie normative de la relation interhumaine -- Le social est-il soluble dans la relation ? -- Convivialisme, conviviality, Konvivenz : réponses convergentes aux "puristes de la différence" ? / Sérgio Costa -- Arrière-plans théoriques et épistémiques -- Le (Vivre) ensemble dans la différence -- Postdéconstructif et convergent ? -- Peut-on se passer de l'idée de société ? / François Dubet -- Une "demande" de société -- Qu'est-ce que la société ? -- Les sociétés industrielles nationales ne sont plus modernes -- La disparition sociologique de l'idée de société -- Pourquoi il nous faut une société -- Premiers éléments pour une sociologie historique des théories de la globalisation / Stéphane Dufoix -- Ce que l'art fait à la sociologie non utilitariste / Nathalie Heinich -- Première étape : l'art comme exemplification de la conception anti-utilitariste -- Deuxième étape : la sociologie critique contre l'anti-utilitarisme spontané des acteurs -- Troisième étape : la conception anti-utilitariste en art comme représentation commune -- Quatrième étape : ce que la sociologie compréhensive des valeurs fait à l'alternative entre le sens commun anti-utilitariste et la critique savante de l'idéalisme de sens commun -- Cinquième étape : l'impératif de neutralité axiologique -- La science sociale. Face au mythe de fondation des sociétés modernes / Philippe d'Iribarne -- Le mythe fondateur de la modernité et les sciences sociales qu'il inspire -- Le don, corps étranger -- Pas de place pour les cultures propres à un peuple -- Des courants hétérodoxes pleins de prudence -- A quelles conditions une science sociale unifiée serait-elle possible ? -- Le destin de l'institution dans les sciences sociales / Christian Laval -- Une définition provisoire de l'institution -- L'institution en sociologie -- Le programme critique de la sociologie et la question de l'institution -- L'économie critique redécouvre l'institution -- Une économie politique institutionnaliste -- Une théorie non utilitariste de l'institution est-elle envisageable ? -- La conception utilitariste des conflits armés revisitée par la théorie de la reconnaissance / Thomas Lindemann -- La guerre pour la reconnaissance contre les logiques utilitaristes matérialistes -- La méconnaissance comme matrice des violences pour l'intérêt matériel -- La guerre pour l'intérêt froid : les dynamiques cachées de la non-reconnaissance -- Contraintes et sanctions, actions et réalité / Danilo Martuccelli -- Au début se trouvent les contraintes de la réalité -- De l'action, de la réalité -- Les limites imaginaires de la réalité -- La structure des faits sociaux. Retour sur un argument Durkheimien oublié / Anne Rawls -- Ponts dialogiques et alliances anti-utilitaristes / Ilana F. Silber -- Renégocier l'hypothèse de l'hégémonie utilitariste -- Faire place à une théorie "slow" et dialogique
  • Une histoire d'affinités tacites : la "sociologie pragmatique de la critique" et le Mouvement anti-utilitariste dans les sciences sociales (MAUSS) -- Dialoguer à partir du don -- Retour au sens, repenser l'universel / Michel Wieviorka.
"Au moment où la querelle fait rage entre les sociologues en France, comme il y a un an entre les économistes, il est urgent de rappeler que le mot "sociologie" a longtemps servi à désigner la science sociale en général (économie et philosophie politiques incluses, aussi bien que l'anthropologie, l'histoire ou la géographie) et qu'elle est une chose trop importante pour la confier aux seuls sociologues. Elle est l'affaire de tous les social scientists. À côté des sciences sociales spécialisées, c'est une science sociale généraliste, seule à même de penser le monde dans toute sa complexité, qu'il nous faut maintenant faire advenir et instituer. Une science sociale qu'il est urgent, également, de fonder une bonne fois sur des bases non-utilitaristes et dans une ouverture résolue à toutes les sociologies et à toutes les sciences sociales du monde entier, et pas seulement à celles qui viennent de l'occident. Replacées dans ce cadre plus général, la plupart des querelles de chapelles se résolvent d'elles-mêmes. Pour le plus grand bien d'un désir partagé de connaître. Qu'un tel objectif soit accessible, c'est ce dont témoignent la variété et la qualité des auteurs ici réunis, anthropologues, économistes, géographes, historiens, philosophes ou sociologues."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface Introduction 1. The Desire for Mutual Recognition 2. The Denial of Desire, Fear of the Other, and Formation of the False Self 3. Humiliation, Authority, Hierarchy 4. The Imaginary Community: The Family, The Nation, and "Race" 5. Language, Thought, Ideology 6. The Economic System as a Network of Alienated Reciprocities 7. Politics as the Struggle Over Who `We' Are: On the Necessity of Building a Parallel Universe 8. Knowledge, Truth, and Understanding 9. The Movement's Lack of Confidence in Itself: On the Necessity of Spiritualizing Social Activism 10. Social-Spiritual Activism: Activism that Thaws the False Self and Fosters Mutality of Presence.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095281 20180326
The Desire for Mutual Recognition is a work of accessible social theory that seeks to make visible the desire for authentic social connection, emanating from our social nature, that animates all human relationships. Using a social-phenomenological method that illuminates rather than explains social life, Peter Gabel shows how the legacy of social alienation that we have inherited from prior generations envelops us in a milieu of a "fear of the other, " a fear of each other. Yet because social reality is always co-constituted by the desire for authentic connection and genuine co-presence, social transformation always remains possible, and liberatory social movements are always emerging and providing us with a permanent source of hope. The great progressive social movements for workers' rights, civil rights, and women's and gay liberation, generated their transformative power from their capacity to transcend the reciprocal isolation that otherwise separates us. These movements at their best actually realize our fundamental longing for mutual recognition, and for that very reason they can generate immense social change and bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice. Gabel examines the struggle between desire and alienation as it unfolds across our social world, calling for a new social-spiritual activism that can go beyond the limitations of existing progressive theory and action, intentionally foster and sustain our capacity to heal what separates us, and inspire a new kind of social movement that can transform the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095281 20180326
Green Library
xxiii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Online Teaching in the Helping Professions: Where do you fit in? Chapter 2. Learning the Online Teaching Language: Key terms and definitions Chapter 3. Helping the Helper: Allaying fears of the online environment Chapter 4. Meeting Students Where They are At: Staying student focused Chapter 5. Drawing from the Research: a cursory overview Chapter 6. Roadmap to Online Instruction in the Helping Professions: Practical steps and considerations for success Chapter 7. Student-focused classroom: Resources for helping your students to be successful online learners Chapter 8. What We've Learned: Tips and Tricks Chapter 9. Tips and Stories from Instructors in the Helping Professions Chapter 10. What NOT To Do: Mistakes, Glitches, and Lessons Learned the Hard Way Chapter 11. Ethical Considerations for Online Instruction in the Helping Professions Chapter 12. Building Community through Intentional Design: A course model Chapter 13. Pedagogy and Technology in the Helping Professions: Now and in the future Chapter 14. You are a helping professional! You can do this: Conclusion and encouraging final thoughts.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826184450 20180326
The first "how to" manual for online teaching in the helping professions. This is the first hands-on guide to address the unique challenges of educators in the helping professions who have minimal or no experience with online technologies. Written for online instructors, clinical faculty, program directors, administrators, and other educators, it describes practical and effective ways to teach material that is intrinsically based on face-to-face interaction through mediated means. Grounded in research and the expertise of authors with years of online teaching experience, the book moves from the basics of online course delivery to more complex arenas such as preparing both instructors and students to effectively transition to online learning. The book examines a variety of online designs uniquely suited to courses in the helping professions, including such platforms as Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Vista, and Moodle. Moving beyond lecture-level education, the text discusses online supervision of students who are beginning field and clinical experiences, as well as ethical considerations when teaching and supervising online. Replete with abundant tips, reflective questions, checklists, timelines, and vignettes, the text also includes an entire chapter devoted to overcoming fears of the online environment for both instructor and student. Key Features: Addresses the unique needs and concerns of online teaching and training in the helping professions Provides examples of course content at multiple levels and practice settings Includes practical tips, reflective questions, checklists, course design timelines, and vignettes to support the reader at all stages of teaching online Defines key terms and definitions Considers common pitfalls to avoid.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826184450 20180326
Green Library

7. Diary methods [2018]

1 online resource.
The diary method is highly flexible and can be incorporated into a range of research projects. For example, diary researchers can operate under a range of epistemological assumptions (i.e. both realist and social constructivist, etic and emic, etc.). In addition, diary studies can address a variety of research questions, and diaries themselves can be used to collect data for use in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods designs. Further, emerging developments in the use of technologies, such as video recording, social media, and photography, offer new opportunities for the collection of data within a range of everyday contexts. However, managing, analyzing, and writing up the complex data gathered in these diary studies can present unique challenges to the qualitative research. For example, the researcher will have to consider the potential for participant attrition in this labor intensive research design, variability in the richness of participant diary entries, and a range of ethical considerations in preserving the anonymity of participant life descriptions. Other considerations include the style for presenting the data, the size and selection of quotes extracted for the manuscript, and whether to organize the presentation of results by participant, group, context, themes, or time. The strengths, weaknesses, and usefulness of a diary study will depend upon how the researcher addresses these issues during their data collection process, data analysis, and in the composition of the final report. In this book, Hyers provides her readers with a wealth of guidance and expert insight to ensure the success of their diary studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190256692 20180205
225 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Vers un enracinement cosmopolite : sciences et pratiques de la comparaison internationale / Émile Biland et Fabien Desage
  • "Au nom du peuple"? Circulations du "populisme" et représentations du populaire au Québec / Antoine Mazot-Oudin
  • Les enseignements d'une comparaison manquée : les professionnels de la participation en France et au Québec / Alice Mazeaud et Magali Nonjon
  • Chercher son modèle et trouver son double? : les usages de l'exemple québécois/canadien dans la conception des réformes pénales et pénitentiaires françaises depuis les années 2000 / Jean Bérard et Gilles Chantraine
  • Regarder ailleurs pour rendre visible chez soi : les usages militants de la comparaison dans la mobilisation pour le droit à l'éducation des enfants sans-papiers au Québec / Adrien Jouan.
Green Library
viii, 93 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Green Library
xix, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction to qualitative field research
  • Ethics
  • Topic, purpose, and research questions
  • Theory and review of literature
  • Paradigms, research design, and introduction to methodology
  • From gaining entrée to exiting the field
  • Observations
  • Interviews
  • Field notes
  • Procedures for increasing validity and trustworthiness
  • Introduction to analysis and coding
  • Descriptions and typologies
  • Thematic analysis
  • Research stories and critical events and cases
  • Writing the final paper.
"[This book provides] instructions for conducting qualitative research in the field. [The author] gives increased attention to the early and last stages of field research, often the most difficult: selecting a topic, deciding upon the purpose of your research, and writing the final paper, all in her signature reader-friendly writing style. This edition features research examples from graduate and undergraduate students to make examples meaningful to fellow students; a new 'Putting It All Together' feature, with examples of how different parts of the research process interact; and more emphasis on the 'nuts and bolts' of research, such as what to include in an informed consent form, a proposal, and the final paper."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 277 pages ; 24 cm
  • Historians, orators, and writers
  • The novel, father of history?
  • History as science and "literary germs"
  • The return of the literary repressed
  • What is history?
  • Writers of history-as-science
  • Approaches to veridiction
  • Fictions of method
  • From non-fiction to literature-as-truth
  • History, a literature under constraint?
  • The research text
  • On scholarship of the twenty-first century.
Ivan Jablonka's History Is a Contemporary Literature offers highly innovative perspectives on the writing of history, the relationship between literature and the social sciences, and the way that both social-scientific inquiry and literary...
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501710766 20180709
Ivan Jablonka's History Is a Contemporary Literature offers highly innovative perspectives on the writing of history, the relationship between literature and the social sciences, and the way that both social-scientific inquiry and literary explorations contribute to our understanding of the world. Jablonka argues that the act and art of writing, far from being an afterthought in the social sciences, should play a vital role in the production of knowledge in all stages of the researcher's work and embody or even constitute the understanding obtained. History (along with sociology and anthropology) can, he contends, achieve both greater rigor and wider audiences by creating a literary experience through a broad spectrum of narrative modes. Challenging scholars to adopt investigative, testimonial, and other experimental writing techniques as a way of creating and sharing knowledge, Jablonka envisions a social science literature that will inspire readers to become actively engaged in understanding their own pasts and to relate their histories to the present day. Lamenting the specialization that has isolated the academy from the rest of society, History Is a Contemporary Literature aims to bring imagination and audacity into the practice of scholarship, drawing on the techniques of literature to strengthen the methods of the social sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501709876 20180709
Green Library
ix, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Table of Contents Acknowledgements Chapter 1: The "Idea" of a Social Studies Education Chapter 2: Social Studies Exalted Aims Chapter 3: Identity, Authenticity, and Autonomy Chapter 4: Ideology Chapter 5: The Promise and Pitfalls of Modernity Chapter 6: Philosophy for Social Studies Chapter 7: Morality and Character Education Chapter 8: Traditional & Philosophical Counseling Chapter 9: Philosophical Counseling in the Classroom Conclusion Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213418 20180129
Offering a fresh take on the purpose of social studies today, James A. Duplass positions philosophical counseling as a way for teachers to engage students in thinking deeply about what it means to be a citizen in a democratic society. The Idea of a Social Studies Education takes a uniquely humanistic approach to the idea of a social studies education to show how teachers can act as philosophical counselors in preparing students for active civic engagement. Duplass reminds the reader of the needs of students in modern society who seek to develop an identity worth living and the role social studies can play in students achieving that process. By focusing on the cultivation of students' autonomy, authenticity, efficacy, and agency, Duplass' approach avoids political biases and instead encourages critical thinking to decipher what a democratic ideology truly is.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138213418 20180129
Green Library
ix, 186 pages ; 25 cm
  • Chapter 1: Research Models, Problems and Questions The Importance of Models and Maps Closing Gaps in Knowledge Influential Models of Social Reality Should Models be Eliminative or Integrative? Entangled Domains and Research Restoring Lost Domains: Investigative Research Problems & Questions Research Problems, Topics & Questions Adaptive Method &Theory Having a Solid Back-Story: Top Soil or Taproots? Summary of Key Features of Investigative Research Chapter 2: Dimensions, Quantity & Quality Some Basic Dimensions of Research Survey Research as Mono-Method Theory-Testing Research Qualitative Approaches Action (or Transformative) Research Using IR: Some Practical Suggestions Chapter 3: Case Studies & Mixed Methods Case Study Research Mixed Methods Using Investigative Research: Some Practical Suggestions Chapter 4: The Limitations of Grounded Theory Essential Differences between Investigative Research & Grounded Theory Different Unfolding Strategies Data, Concepts & Theoretical Discovery Conceptual Generation & Theoretical Discovery The Cul-de-sac of Not-Knowing Discovery or Innovation? Ground Theory Mark 2: One Step Forward & Three Back? Constructionist Grounded Theory: An Even More Limited Version? Practical Limitations of Constructionist Grounded Theory Coding, Concept-Formation & Sampling in Investigative Research Chapter 5: The Arc of Investigative Research The Research Arc: Phases & Cycles Models of the Research Process An Overview of the Investigative Research Model Cycle-Phase Dynamics Flexibly Structured Adaptation Problem Formulation & Orienting Scaffold A Multi-Strategy, Multi-Method Approach Phases of Research: An Integrative Framework Complementary Aspects of Reality Blending Life-world & System Phenomena Research Design & Data Types Data Analysis as Nascent Explanation Constant Reformulation: A Concluding Comment Chapter 6: Theory in Investigative Research Variable Theory & Theory-Testing Applied General Theory Empirical Theory: Substantive & Formal Orienting Concepts (Single or Multiple) Emergent Concepts The Deployment of Theory in Overall Research Strategy Developing Theory in Investigative Research: An Overview Modifying and Creating Theory and Concepts Generic Research Outcomes Cumulative Knowledge & Theory-Development An Appropriate Model of Social Reality Chapter 7: Networks & Domains: A Research Guide Activities and Settings: A Central Pairing Social Behaviour & Social Reality Distinguishing Settings from Locations/Locales Primary & Secondary Settings: Transition Zones Networks & Social Domains Organized Settings & Networks Informal Settings & Networks Research Questions for Networks and Domains Matching Concepts with Empirical Indicators Selecting Data Threads within Domains Identifying Settings from Data Variations in Organized Settings Work Organizations as Social settings Smaller `Organizations' & Informal Settings Selective Focusing Examples of Selective Focusing Causal Influence & Causal Explanation One-Dimensional Causality: The Case of Gender & Intimacy Intimacy & Situated Activity Social Settings, Gender & Intimacy Researching Causality Research, Causality & Theory Building Chapter 8: Continuous Quality Control Quality Control: The Central Importance of Validity The Research Process: A Two-Tiered Model The Research Matrix (or Grid) The Preparatory Phase The Data Gathering Phase The Analytic /Explanatory Phase Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446287538 20180508
With its unique modelling and mapping of social processes, Investigative Research offers an alternative approach to social research. This book guides you through the theoretical grounding and rules you need to effectively combine the evidence-based explanations of social behaviour and distinctive strategies of data collection associated with investigative research. It helps you answer key investigative questions like: How are models and maps of social reality crucial to the formulation of research problems and questions? What are the main phases, challenges, and theories of investigative research? How does investigative research compare with other research approaches, like surveys, case studies, grounded theory, and mixed methods? How can you control the quality and validity of your investigative research? With its clear focus on investigative research exploration, description, and explanation, this book gives you the solid building blocks needed to manage and integrate the theoretical and practical issues in your work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446287538 20180508
Green Library
xviii, 170 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. The Meaning of the Cage Imagery 2. The Point of the Imagery: Irrational Rationalism 3. A "Post-Bureaucratic" Age? 4. Post Materialist (or Neoliberal)? 5. The Democratic Prospect.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138285446 20180702
At the start of the twentieth century, when Germany, among other nations, was undergoing industrialization, Max Weber famously characterized modern life in words that have often been translated as "iron cage." During the industrial era, that image caught on and was often used by scholars to express concerns about the extent to which the actual character of modern life contradicted its emancipatory promise. But we are living in a different time now, when the conditions under which we live seem to be quite different from the ones that pertained in Weber's day. It is a time when, in some respects at least, life seems to be freer and more conducive to experimentation, which has led some people to conclude that our societies have escaped from Weber's "cage." But is that really true? This book challenges that notion, considering the consequences for our way of life of the triumph of neoliberalism as a political force.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138285446 20180702
Green Library
xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Chapter 1: Choosing qualitative inquiry The knowledge production process Qualitative research design Realm of qualitative epistemologies Chapter 2: Designing an iterative research project Designing the research The writing of a research project Chapter 3: Choosing an Approach to Guide Methodological Decisions Phenomenology Grounded theory Discourse analysis Narrative analysis Ethnography Chapter 4: Choosing Tools for Your Fieldwork Observation Interviews Documents Chapter 5: Ethical challenges in qualitative research Procedural Ethics Making an Application to the REB Concerns at the Heart of Research Relationships Chapter 6: Preparing for analysis and validity requirements The palimpsest as a metaphor for principles of analysis Vertical analysis: The first stratum of the palimpsest Horizontal analysis: The second stratum of the palimpsest Theoretical analysis: The third stratum of the palimpsest Initial project Chapter 7: Vertical Analysis Contextualizing condensation Semantic condensation Chapter 8: Horizontal analysis Horizontal analysis using discourse analysis through interpretative repertoires Horizontal analysis using a mixed approached inspired by grounded theory and narrative analysis Chapter 9: Theorizing and presenting the results Classification by Typology Bringing out contrasting characters Establishing a dialogue to enrich concepts Ensuring the quality of the study.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446267134 20180514
This hands-on guide takes students from start-to-finish through the research process while showcasing the complexities and interrelationships of different methods, schools of thought, and associated analytical strategies. Encouraging students to think of qualitative research as a flexible, cyclical process rather than a linear one, this book offers a panoramic strategy and dynamic approach to qualitative research that accommodates the fluid nature of research and accounts for lessons learned through lived experience. With an emphasis on the analysis stage-within case, across case, and the dialogue between these insights and existing literature-it uses concrete applications to show how your methodological decisions translate into practice. It covers: Forming, defending, and evaluating research questions Choosing a research approach Ensuring ethically sound research Collecting quality data Analyzing data in layers Reporting research results Through a conversational tone that unpacks key vocabulary and acts as a companion supervisor, this book equips you to traverse every step of the qualitative research journey.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446267134 20180514
Green Library
x, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Public policy and policy analysis.- 2. Perspectives on policy making.- 3. Power and policy.- 4. Key trends.- 5. Central government.- 6. Multi-level governance.- 7. Government at arms-length.- 8. Evaluating policies.- 9. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137484642 20171211
This brand new text examines power and inequalities and how these are central to our understanding of how policies are made and implemented. It introduces the concepts and theoretical approaches that underpin the study of the policy process, reflects upon key developments and applies these the practice of policy formulation and implementation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137484642 20171211
Green Library
viii, 160 pages ; 24 cm
  • INTRODUCTION The Marketing of Public Policy PART I 1. Public Policy Dynamics 2. Wicked problems and its application 3. Institutions and Political Structures PART II 4. Agenda Setting-Framing-Priming 5. Marketing 6. Activism, Advocacy and Public Opinion 7. New Media is Mainstream PART III 8. Social Issues and Tradeoff.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138559974 20180514
Policy analysts and policy planners should start from the premise that obstacles, uncertainties and surprises are important features of policy-making. All public policies should be treated as complex problems, from the outset. Complexity theorists start from the premise that complex policies are ill-defined and ambiguous. There is often little consensus about what the problem is, let alone how to resolve it. Into the complexity of the wicked problem fray, Marketing Public Policy introduces the role of communication scholars and practitioners whose models and practices focus on people, processes, opinions and behaviour as causes of organisational complexity. Communication practice's role is to provide ideas on how to navigate, diagnose and interpret issues with a view to persuading the public to change its behaviour or opinions. From the case studies presented in this book, we see that despite rationally excellent macro- and micro-planning of policies to win the hearts and minds of citizens, public policies still deteriorate into hurts and minefields. The case studies are drawn from China, Indonesia, India, the USA, the UK and Europe to show that policy-making is always a complex issue in any country, whatever the political structure, whether democracy or communism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138559974 20180514
Green Library
xvii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Chapter 1: Evolutionary game theory Chapter 2: All those puzzling voting mysteries! Chapter 3: Voting theory applied elsewhere Chapter 4: Voting: Symmetry and decompositions Chapter 5: Game theory: A decomposition Chapter 6: The reductionist approach Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611975178 20180403
The mathematical challenges coming from the social and behavioral sciences differ significantly from typical applied mathematical concerns. ""Change, "" for instance, is ubiquitous, but without knowing the fundamental driving force, standard differential and iterative methods are not appropriate. Although differing forms of aggregation are widely used, a general mathematical assessment of potential pitfalls is missing. These realities provide opportunities to create new mathematical approaches. These themes are described in an introductory, expository, and accessible manner by exploring new ways to handle dynamics and evolutionary game theory, to identify subtleties of decision and voting methods, to recognize unexpected modeling concerns, and to introduce new approaches with which to examine game theory. Applications range from avoiding undesired consequences when designing policy to identifying unanticipated voting (where the ""wrong"" person could win), nonparametric statistical, and economic ""supply and demand"" properties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611975178 20180403
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Mixed methods in evaluation : history and progress
  • Experimental mixed methods designs to evaluate interventions
  • Mixed methods evaluation designs for instrument development
  • Mixed methods evaluation designs for policy evaluation
  • Mixed methods evaluation designs for systematic reviews
  • Variations in mixed methods evaluation designs
  • Trends, challenges and advances in mixed methods evaluation
  • Appendix : Key resources for additional examples and insights into mixed methods design in evaluation.
Green Library
xiv, 176 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements Preface Introduction 1. The Influence and Impact of Academics 2. Policy Entrepreneurship 3. What do Policy Entrepreneurs Do? 4. Case Studies of Entrepreneurship in Education 5. Bridging Research and Policy: The Case Study of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214606 20170919
Policy Entrepreneurship in Education aims to build the confidence and skills of education academics in securing higher impact for their work. It offers guidance and identifies methods of capturing and measuring impact, as well as practical advice in helping academics engage policy makers and influence society with their research. Written specifically for the field of education, the book utilises domestic and international examples to illustrate those policy entrepreneurship activities which advance impact and appeal to international audiences, who are increasingly concerned with how higher education studies in education can make a difference on the ground. Combining theory and practice, the book employs a practical approach to doing policy entrepreneurship. It is a unique offering that will appeal to all who have an academic or practical interest in policy change and how to affect this.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214606 20170919
Education Library (Cubberley)