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  • The selection of a research approach
  • Review of the literature
  • The use of theory
  • Writing strategies and ethical considerations
  • The introduction
  • The purpose statement
  • Research questions and hypotheses
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods procedures.
This edition for sale in USA and Canada only. The book that has helped more than 150,000 students and researchers prepare their plan or proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation or thesis has been revised and updated while maintaining all the features that made the first edition so popular. New to this edition: because mixed method research has come into its own since the publication of the first edition, every chapter now shows how to implement a mixed method design in your proposal or plan as well as showing how to do the other two (qualitative and quantitative) approaches; ethical issues that may arise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods designs have been added to a new section in Chapter 3; writing tips and considerations have been expanded and moved to the first part of the book to get your research plan started in the right direction. The latest developments in qualitative inquiry, including advocacy, participatory, and emancipatory approaches have been added to Chapter 10; mixed Method Procedures (Chapter 11) show readers how to identify the type of mixed method strategy, select the data collection and analysis approaches, and plan the overall structure of the study examples, drawn from various disciplinary fields, are used throughout the book to deepen the readers understanding of the discussion. These include examples of studies with marginalized individuals in our society that reflect issues in social justice in addition to the traditional samples and populations studied by social researchers.
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  • Chapter 1. Listening, Hearing, and Sharing Chapter 2. Research Philosophy and Qualitative Interviews Chapter 3. Qualitative Data Gathering Methods and Style Chapter 4. Designing Research for the Responsive Interviewing Model Chapter 5. Designing for Quality Chapter 6. Conversational Partnerships Chapter 7. The Responsive Interview as an Extended Conversation Chapter 8. Structure of the Responsive Interview Chapter 9. Designing Main Questions and Probes Chapter 10. Preparing Follow-Up Questions Chapter 11. Variants of the Responsive Interviewing Model Chapter 12. Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing Model Chapter 13. Sharing the Results Chapter 14. Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing.
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The book describes in-depth qualitative interviewing from the very beginning to last step, from its underlying philosophy and assumptions to project design, analysis and write up. In responsive interviewing, the stages of research-design, data gathering, and analysis-are intimately linked. Researchers perform analysis throughout their projects, not just at the end, so that as they learn more, they can modify both the research problem they are exploring and the questions they ask. The book assumes no prior knowledge or experience, and the authors' tone is conversational, revealing that interviewers can make mistakes, recover from them and still obtain rich and meaningful information.
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  • Introduction: Why a handbook of applied social research methods? / Leonard Bickman and Debra J. Rog
  • Applied research design : a practical approach / Leonard Bickman and Debra J. Rog
  • Design sensitivity : statistical power for applied experimental research / Mark W. Lipsey and Sean M. Hurley
  • Practical sampling / Gary T. Henry
  • Planning ethically responsible research / Joan E. Sieber
  • Randomized controlled trials for evaluation and planning / Robert F. Boruch ... [et al.]
  • Quasi-experimentation / Melvin M. Mark and Charles S. Reichardt
  • Designing a qualitative study / Joseph A. Maxwell
  • How to do better case studies (with illustrations from 20 exemplary case studies) / Robert K. Yin
  • Integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches to research / Abbas Tashakkori and Charles Teddlie
  • Organizational diagnosis / Michael I. Harrison
  • Research synthesis and meta-analysis / Harris M. Cooper, Erika A. Patall, and James J. Lindsay
  • Design and evaluation of survey questions / Floyd J. Fowler Jr. and Carol Cosenza
  • Internet survey methods / Samuel J. Best and Chase H. Harrison
  • Concept mapping for applied social research / Mary Kane and William M. Trochim
  • Mail surveys / Thomas W. Mangione and Janet H. Van Ness
  • Methods for sampling and interviewing in telephone surveys / Paul J. Lavrakas
  • Ethnography / David M. Fetterman
  • Group depth interviews : focus group research / David W. Stewart, Prem N. Shamdasani, and Dennis W. Rook.
"The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition" provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research.Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. This book features twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management. It places an emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in 'real-world' settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints. It includes new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection.It features a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action. It also features a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.
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  • Introduction
  • Shadows of Vietnam
  • Deploying the 893rd MP Company
  • Joining the reserve
  • Adaptive reservists
  • Struggling reservists
  • New conscripts of the twenty-first-century U.S. Army
  • Afterword
  • Appendix A : Frames, logic, and methods of inquiry
  • Appendix B : Soldier characteristics of the 893rd MP Company
  • Appendix C : Glossary of military terminology.
This book contains the stories of the citizen soldiers of an Army Reserve unit who were among the first wave of reservists mobilized after September 11. "Deployed" is not a chronicle of war, but a portrait of how a group of civilians came to be called to extraordinary service to their country and how they adapted to long deployments while coping with family relations, military duties, and civilian careers. While the shock, anger, and fear resulting from the events of 9/11 propelled many reservists to gladly accept or even volunteer for the initial call of duty, ultimately they were unprepared for the reality of being an integral component for fighting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."Deployed" challenges the prevailing stereotype of returning soldiers as war-damaged citizens. It draws upon the life stories of forty-six citizen soldiers of the 893rd Army Reserve MP and explores how and why they joined the Army Reserve, how they dealt with the seismic changes in their lives during and after their deployments, the evolution of their relationships inside and outside their military unit, and their perspectives on the U.S. Army.The book also uncovers five pathways that define why these citizens joined the reserves, showing how basic needs and cultural idioms combined to stimulate enlistments. "Deployed" features three distinctive clusters of citizen soldiers: adaptive reservists who adjust quickly to the huge changes in their lives abroad and at home; struggling reservists whose troubles are more a product of home-grown circumstances than experiences specific to serving in a war zone; and reservists who are dismissive of military life while they live it and are against the war even as they fight it.
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  • Preface Part One: INTRODUCTION How to Use This Book What You Can (and Can't) Do with Qualitative Research The Research Experience The Research Experience II What Counts as 'Originality'? Part Two: STARTING OUT Selecting a Topic Using Theories Choosing a Methodology Selecting a Case Writing a Research Proposal Part Three: ANALYZING YOUR DATA Beginning Data Analysis Developing Data Analysis Using Computers to Analyze Qualitative Data Quality in Qualitative Research Evaluating Qualitative Research Part Four: KEEPING IN TOUCH Keeping a Record Relations in the Field Working with Your Chair/Mentor Getting Feedback Part Five: WRITING UP The First Few Pages The Literature Review Chapter The Methodology Chapter Writing Your Data Chapters The Final Chapter Part Six: THE PhD EXAMINATION Surviving PhD Exams Part Seven: REVIEW Effective Qualitative Research Part Eight: THE AFTERMATH Getting Published Audiences Finding a Job Appendix: Simplified Transcription Symbols Glossary References Author Index Subject Index.
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This is the indispensable, bestselling qualitative textbook and is now chock-full of examples and pedagogy for the American market! David Silverman's seminal "Doing Qualitative Research", originally written primarily for the European market, has been completely revised and adapted for U.S. students with the help of Amir Marvasti of Penn State Altoona. It contains interdisciplinary and real-world examples and student diaries that speak to those readers undertaking new research projects and qualitative dissertations in the U.S.This work: offers a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each method; gives practical advice on key issues, such as defining 'originality' and narrowing down a topic; presents End-of-Chapter Narratives accounts of current or former graduate student's experiences with the topics covered in the respective chapters; contains web-based exercises designed to help students and their instructors incorporate web-based learning in their courses; and, includes exercises to test reader's knowledge and to encourage the development of relevant skills. This lively, accessible textbook is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences - including those in sociology, education, communications, anthropology, and health departments.
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  • Preface and Acknowledgments. The Authors. Part I. Strategies for Asking Questions. 1. The Social Context of Question Asking. Part II. Tactics for Asking Questions. 2. Asking Nonthreatening Questions About Behavior. 3. Asking Threatening Questions About Behavior. 4. Asking Questions About Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions. 5. Asking and Recording Open-Ended and Closed-Ended Questions. 6. Asking Questions that Measure Knowledge. 7. Asking Questions that Evaluate Performance. 8. Asking Psychographic Questions. 9. Asking Standard Demographic Questions. Part III. Drafting and Crafting the Questionnaire. 10. Organizing and Designing Questionnaires. 11. Questionnaires from Start to Finish. 12. Asking Questions FAQs. Bibliography and Recommended Readings. Glossary. Index. Appendix A: List of Academic and Not-for-Profit Survey Research Organizations. Appendix B: Illinois Liquor Control Commission: College Student Survey. Appendix C: Faculty Retention Survey. Appendix D: Kinko's: Open-ended Service Satisfaction Survey.
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Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Asking Questions has become a classic guide for designing questionnaires the most widely used method for collecting information about people's attitudes and behavior. An essential tool for market researchers advertisers, pollsters, and social scientists, this thoroughly updated and definitive work combines time-proven techniques with the most current research, findings, and methods. The book presents a cognitive approach to questionnaire design and includes timely information on the Internet and electronic resources. Comprehensive and concise, Asking Questions can be used to design questionnaires for any subject area, whether administered by telephone, online, mail, in groups, or face-to-face. The book describes the design process from start to finish and is filled with illustrative examples from actual surveys.
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  • About the Authors 1. An Overview of Program Evaluation 2. Tailoring Evaluations 3. Identifying Issues and Formulating Questions 4. Assessing the Need for a Program 5. Expressing and Assessing Program Theory 6. Assessing and Monitoring Program Process 7. Measuring and Monitoring Program Outcomes 8. Assessing Program Impact: Randomized Field Experiments 9. Assessing Program Impact: Alternative Designs 10. Detecting, Interpreting, and Analyzing Program Effects 11. Measuring Efficiency 12. The Social Context of Evaluation Glossary References Author Index Subject Index.
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Relied on by over 90,000 readers as the text on how to design, implement, and appraise the utility of social programs through the use of evaluation methods, Evaluation, 7th Edition has been completely revised to include the latest techniques and approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines for how evaluations should be tailored to fit programs and social contexts. Plus, throughout this new edition, there is more focus on evaluation diagnostic procedures. New to this Edition: - The four chapters on impact assessment have been completely revised to give more attention to outcome measurement - An at-length discussion of program theory, including a section about detecting program effects and interpreting their practical significance. - Augmented and updated discussion of major evaluation designs - A detailed exposition of meta-analysis as an approach to the synthesis of evaluation studies - Consideration of alternative approaches to evaluation - Many examples of successful evaluations - Discussion of the political and social contexts of evaluation activities.In addition, the entire text has been edited to make it more compact and readable, and the key concepts and glossary sections have been restructured for ease of use.
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  • Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. How to Use This Book. 1. Statistical Inquiry. Making Sense of Experience. What is Statistics? Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Collecting a Sample. 2. Describing our Sample. Statistical Variables. Error, Accuracy, and Approximations. 3. Summarizing our Data. Tables and Diagrams. Central Tendency (Averages). Measures of Dispersion. 4. The Shape of a Distribution. Skewed Distributions. Introducing the Normal Distribution. Proportions Under the Normal Curve. Comparing Values. 4. From Sample to Population. Estimates and Inferences. The Logic of Sampling. A Distribution of Sample-Means. Estimating the Population-Mean. Estimating Other Parameters. 5. Comparing Samples. From the Same or Different Populations? Significance Testing. The Significance of Significance. Comparing Dispersions. Non-Parametric Methods. 6. Further Matters of Significance. One- Versus Two-Tailed Tests. Z-Tests and T-Tests. Comparing Several Means. Comparing Proportions. 7. Analyzing Relationships. Paired Values. Three Kinds of Correlation. The Strength of a Correlation. The Significance of a Correlation Coefficient. Interpreting a Correlation Coefficient. Prediction and Regression. Postscript. Review. Caution.
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This classic book uses words and diagrams, rather than formulas and equations, to help readers understand what statistics is, and how to think statistically. It focuses on the ideas behind statistics only; readers are not required to perform any calculations.
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  • Theory The Role of Theory in Doing Case Studies What is the Case Study Method? What is the Role of Theory in Doing Case Studies Exploratory Case Studies Case Selection and Screening: Criteria and Procedures Causal Case Studies I: Factor Theories Causal Case Studies II: Explanatory Theories Descriptive Scase Studies Conclusions Descriptive Case Studies A Case Study of a Neighborhood Organization Initiation and Structure of the Organization Revitalization Activities and Their Support Relationship to Voluntary Associations and Networks Relationship to City Government Outcomes List of Respondents and Annotated Bibliography Computer Implementation in a Local School System The Computer System in Operation Organizational Issues Explanatory Case Studies A Nutshell Example: The Effect of a Federal Award on a University Computer Science Department Essential Ingredients of Explanatory Case Studies: Three Drug Prevention Examples Simplified Case Example No. 1: "Town Meetings Galvanize Action Against Drug Dealing" Simplified Case Example No. 2: "Interagency Collaboration to Reduce BWI Incidents" Simplified Case Example No. 3: "Designated Driver Program, Delivered Through Vendors" "Transforming" a Business Firm Through Strategic Planning Company Profile and Conditions Leading to Change Strategic Plan Transforms the Business Chronology Sheriff's Combined Auto Theft Task Force The Practice and Its Funding Implementation of the Practice Outcomes to Date Chronology Cross-Case Analyses Technical Assistance for HIV/AIDS Community Planning Defining a Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Technical Assistance (TA) Documented Outcomes, Varieties of TA Studied and Possible Rival Explanations for the Outcomes Findings on Individual Hypotheses Regarding Reasons for Successful TA Delivery Proposal Processing by Public and Private Universities Introduction to the Study The Time Needed to Process and Submit Proposals Costs of Preparing Proposals Case Studies of Transformed Firms Why Study Transformed Firms? What is a Transformed Firm? What Kind of Transformation Did the Firms Experience? Did the Transformations Share Common Conditions Summary: General Lessons About Transformed Firms About the author.
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Written to augment the author's earlier, extremely successful volume, "Case Study Research: Design and Methods", the new edition of this applications book presents and discusses new case studies from a wide array of topics offering a variety of examples or applications of case study research methods. These applications demonstrate specific techniques or principles that are integral to the case study method. Through these practical applications, the reader is able to identify solutions to problems encountered during this type of research.
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  • Contributors.Preface.PART I: INTRODUCTION.Comparative Research (J. Harkness, et al.).PART II: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION.Questionnaire Design in Comparative Research (J. Harkness, et al.).Questionnaire Translation (J. Harkness).Communication and Social Cognition (M. Braun).Developing Comparable Questions in Cross-National Surveys (T. Smith).Culture-Sensitive Context Effects: A Challenge for Cross-Cultural Surveys (N. Schwarz).Background Variables (M. Braun & P. Mohler).Sampling and Estimation (S. Hader & S. Gabler).PART III: ERROR AND COMPARATIVE SURVEYS.Errors in Comparative Survey Research: An Overview (M. Braun).Bias and Equivalence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (F. Van de Vijver).Nonresponse in Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Surveys (M. Couper & E. de Leeuw).Data Collection Methods (K. Skjak & J. Harkness).Social Desirability in Cross-Cultural Research (T. Johnson & F. Van de Vijver).PART IV: ANALYSIS OF COMPARATIVE DATA.Bias and Substantive Analyses (F. Van de Vijver).Multidimensional Scaling (J. Fontaine).Cross-Cultural Equivalence with Structural Equation Modeling (J. Billiet).Multitrait - Multimethod Studies (W. Saris).Response Function Equality (W. Saris).PART V: DOCUMENTATION AND SECONDARY ANALYSIS.Using Published Survey Data (J. van Deth).Documenting Comparative Surveys for Secondary Analysis (P. Mohler & R. Uher).The Use of Meta-Analysis in Cross-National Studies (E. de Leeuw & J. Hox).Glossary (T. Johnson).References.Author Index.Subject Index.
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Comparative survey research builds on and benefits from practices established in monocultural research. However, surveys now contain data from a variety of cultures and countries that must be properly weighed. This important book provides the first systematic, interdisciplinary, and hands-on treatment of all the issues of greatest saliency for comparative survey research. In particular it describes in practical, concrete terms how to design, adapt, evaluate, implement, analyze, document, and archive survey-based research across a multitude of countries or cultures.
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  • Are Statistics Relevant to Real Life? Data and Table Manners Pretty Graphs Averages and Percentiles Spreads Transforming Data The Normal Distribution From Samples to Populations Getting Confident Fun with Proportions How to Decide How to Decide More Tricky Decisions Correlation and Regression Analyzing Tables.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761960621 20160528
'The clarity, simplicity and use of many practical examples makes this book very useful, primarily for under- and postgraduate students' - Journal of Biosocial Science With an emphasis on description, examples, graphs and displays rather than statistical formulae, this book is the ideal introductory guide for students across the social sciences. It shows how all students can understand the basic ideas of statistics at a level appropriate with being a good social scientist. The authors explain the right ways to present data, how to describe a set of data using summary statistics and how to infer what is going on in a population when all you have to go on is the sample. The book uses small data sets to help students understand the basic principles, and no mathematics or statistical background is assumed.
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  • Introduction From the Individual Interview to the Interview Society - Jaber F Gubrium and James A Goldstein The History of the Interview - Jennifer Platt PART ONE: FORMS OF INTERVIEWING Survey Interviewing - Royce A Singleton and Bruce C Straits Qualitative Interviewing - Carol A B Warren In-Depth Interviewing - John M Johnson The Life Story Interview - Robert Atkinson Focus Group Interviewing - David L Morgan Postmodern Trends in Interviewing - Andrea Fontana PART TWO: DISTINCTIVE RESPONDENTS Interviewing Children and Adolescents - Donna Eder and Laura Fingerson Interviewing Men - Michael L Schwalbe and Michelle Wolkomir Interviewing Women - Shulamit Reinharz and Susan E Chase Queering the Interview - Travis Kong, Dan Mahoney, and Ken Plummer Interviewing Older People - G. Clare Wenger Race, Subjectivity, and the Interview Process - Christopher Dunbar Jr, Dalia Rodriguez and Laurence Parker Interviewing Elites - Teresa Odendahl and Aileen M. Shaw Interviewing the Ill - Janice M Morse PART THREE: AUSPICES OF INTERVIEWING Cross-Cultural Interviewing - Anne Ryen Interviewing in Medical Settings - Kathy Zoppi and Ronald M. Epstein Therapy Interviewing - Gale Miller, Steve de Shazer, and Peter de Jong Journalistic Interviewing - David L Altheide Forensic Investigative Interviewing - Ian K. Mckenzie Interviewing in Education - William G Tierney and Patrick Dilley Context and the Employment Interview - Gary P Latham and Zeeva Millman PART FOUR: TECHNICAL ISSUES Elicitation Techniques for Interviewing - Jeffery C Johnson and Susan C Weller The Reluctant Respondent - Patricia A Adler and Peter Adler In Person versus Telephone Interviewing - Roger W Shuy Computer-Assisted Interviewing - Mick P. Couper and Sue Ellen Hansen Standardization and Interaction in the Survey Interview - Nora Cate Shaeffer and Douglas Maynard Internet Interviewing - Chris Mann and Fiona Stewart Transcription Quality - Blake D Poland Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Interview Data - Clive F Seale PART FIVE: ANALYTICAL STRATEGIES Qualitative Interviewing and Grounded Theory Analysis - Kathy Charmaz Analysis of Personal Narratives - Catherine Kohler Riessman Analytic Strategies for Oral History Interviews - Richard Candida Smith Narrative, Interviews and Organizations - Barbara Czarniawska Institutional Ethnography: Using Interviews to Investigate Ruling Relations - Marjorie L DeVault and Liza McCoy Ethnomethodological Analyses of Interviews - Carolyn D Baker PART SIX: REFLECTION AND REPRESENTATION Revisiting the Relationship Between Participant Observation and Interviewing - Paul Atkinson and Amanda Coffey Personal and Folk Narrative as Cultural Representation - Kirin Narayan and Kenneth M George The Cinematic Society and the Reflexive Interview - Norman K Denzin Their Story/My Story/Our Story: Including the Researchers Experience in Interview Research - Carolyn Ellis and Leigh Berger Poetic Representation of Interviews - Laurel Richardson Interviewing at the Border of Fact and Fiction - Paul C Rosenblatt Interviewing, Power//Knowledge and Social Inequality - Charles L Briggs Author Index Subject Index About the Editors About the Contributors.
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The Handbook of Interview Research is the most ambitious attempt yet at examining the place of the interview in contemporary society. Interviewing is the predominant mode of research in the social sciences. It's also the stock-in-trade of information seekers in organizations and institutions of all kinds, as well as in the mass media. Across the board, interviews provide today's leading window on the world of experience. The Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the interview at the cutting edge of information technology. Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of professional disciplines, this book addresses conceptual and technical challenges that confront both academic researchers and interviewers with more applied goals. From interview theory to the nuts-and-bolts of the interview process, the coverage is impressively broad and authoritative. The Handbook of Interview Research is both encyclopedic and thematic. As an encyclopedia, it provides extensive discussions of the methodological issues now surrounding interview practice, offering a multi-faceted assessment of what has become the method of choice for obtaining personal information in today's society.But the Handbook also is a story, which spins a particular tale of interviewing, one that moves from the commonly recognized individual interview to what is called 'the interview society'. The gist of the presentation is that we can no longer regard the interview as simply an instrument for gathering data, but must now also view it an integral part of society.
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This text provides instruction on doing a case study. It includes information on defining a case, discussion of why case studies are carried out, direction on collecting evidence, constructing a case narrative and writing up the case study.
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  • Introduction The Proposal Readers, Expectations and Functions A General Framework for Developing Proposals Some Issues Methods Writing the Proposal Tactics.
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A well-constructed research plan is vital to the successful execution of any research project. This book shows how to design and prepare a research proposal and present it effectively to a university review committee, funding body, or commercial client. The book is organized around three central themes: What are research proposals; who reads them and why?; what general guidelines and strategies can help students develop a proposal; and what might a finished proposal look like? The book will be invaluable across all areas of social science, both basic and applied, and for students undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method studies. Developing Effective Research Proposals can be used as a workbook to Keith Punch's bestselling text An Introduction to Social Research (Sage, 1998) or as an independent guide.
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What is the role of law in a society in which order is maintained mostly through social norms, trust, and non-legal sanctions? Eric Posner argues that social norms are sometimes desirable yet sometimes odious, and that the law is critical to enhancing good social norms and undermining bad ones. But he also argues that the proper regulation of social norms is a delicate and complex task, and that current understanding of social norms is inadequate for guiding judges and lawmakers. What is needed, and what this book offers, is a model of the relationship between law and social norms. The model shows that people's concern with establishing co-operative relationships leads them to engage in certain kinds of imitative behaviour. The resulting behavioural patterns are called social norms. Posner applies the model to several areas of law that involves the regulation of social norms, including laws governing gift-giving and non-profit organisations; family law; criminal law; laws governing speech, voting and discrimination; and contract law. Among the engaging questions posed are: would the legalisation of gay marriage harm traditional married couples? is it beneficial to shame criminals? why should the law reward those who make charitable contributions? would people vote more if non-voters were penalised? The author approaches these questions using the tools of game theory, but his arguments are simply stated and make no technical demands on the reader.
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  • 1. Setting the Scene. 2. Purposes of Evaluation. 3. Understanding the Program. 4. Planning the Evaluation. 5. Roles for the Evaluator. 6. Developing Measures. 7. Collecting Data. 8. Design of the Evaluation. 9. The Randomized Experiment. 10. Extensions of Good Design. 11. Qualitative Methods. 12. Analyzing and Interpreting the Data. 13. Writing the Report and Disseminating Results. 14. Evaluating with Integrity. Glossary. References. Index.
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Suitable for undergraduate Evaluation Research courses in a variety of departments, including psychology, sociology, public health, public policy/affairs, education, and criminal justice. Acquainting students with the complexities inherent in evaluation research, this timely and accessible guide explores how we apply research methods in evaluating social programs, and illustrates its points with reference to a variety of fields, including education, social services, and criminal justice. Written in an intelligent and graceful prose, it offers practical advice on understanding the reasons for the study, identifying key questions to be answered, and planning and implementing the overall design of the study, including measurement, qualitative methods of inquiry, data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination.
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  • Part I A General considerations: the concept of comparative law-- the functions and aims of comparative law-- the method of comparative law-- the history of comparative law. Part I B The legal families of the world: the style of legal families - the romanistic legal family, the history of French law, the spirit and essential features of the code civil, the reception of the code civil-- courts and lawyers in France and Italy-- the Germanic legal family - the history of German law, the German civil code, the general civil code of Austria, the Swiss civil code-- the Anglo-American legal family - the development of the English common law, courts and lawyers in England, the spread of the common law throughout the world, the law of the United States of America, law-finding and procedure in common law and civil law-- the Nordic legal family - Scandinavian law, past and present-- law in the Far East-- Chinese law-- Japanese Law-- religious legal systems-- Islamic law-- Hindu law. Part II A Contract: the formation of contracts - juristic act, contract, and general conditions of business, contractual capacity, offer and acceptance, illegality and immorality, indicia of seriousness, the construction of contracts, mistake, deceit, and duress, representation, assignment, contracts for the benefit of third parties-- the performance of contracts - claims to performance and their enforcement, breach of contract, the effect of supervening events. Part II B Unjustified enrichment: unjustified enrichment in general-- unjustified enrichment specific topics. Part II C Tort: tort in general-- liability for others-- strict liability-- invasions of the right of personality.
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  • PART I-- Abbreviations-- Table of Cases-- A. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS-- 1. The Concept of Comparative Law-- 2. The Functions and Aims of Comparative Law-- 3. The Method of Comparative Law-- 4. The History of Comparative Law-- B. THE LEGAL FAMILIES OF THE WORLD-- 5. The Style of Legal Families-- I. THE ROMANISTIC LEGAL FAMILY-- 6. The History of French Law-- 7. The Spirit and Essential Features of the Code Civil-- 8. The Reception of the Code Civil-- 9. Courts and Lawyers in France and Italy-- BII. THE GERMANIC LEGAL FAMILY-- 10. The History of German Law-- 11. The German Civil Code-- 12. The General Civil Code of Austria-- 13. The Swiss Civil Code-- III. THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL FAMILY-- 14. The Development of the English Common Law-- 15. Courts and Lawyers in England-- 16. The Spread of the Common Law Throughout the World-- 17. The Law of the United States of America-- 18. Law-Finding and Procedure in Common Law and Civil Law-- IV. THE NORDIC LEGAL FAMILY-- 19. Scandinavian Law, Past and Present-- V. LAW IN THE FAR EAST-- 20. Chinese Law-- 21. Japanese Law-- VI. RELIGIOUS LEGAL SYSTEMS-- 22. Islamic Law-- 23. Hindu Law-- PART II-- A. CONTRACT-- I. THE FORMATION OF CONTRACTS-- 24. Juristic Act, Contract, and General Conditions of Business-- 25. Contractual Capacity-- 26. Offer and Acceptance-- 27. Illegality and Immorality-- 28. Indicia of Seriousness-- 29. The Construction of Contracts-- 30. Mistake, Deceit, and Duress-- 31. Representation-- 32. Assignment-- 33. Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties-- II. THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS-- 34. Claims to Performance and Their Enforcement-- 35. Breach of Contract-- 36. The Effect of Supervening Events-- B. UNJUSTIFIED ENRICHMENT-- 37. Unjustified Enrichment in General-- 38. Unjustified Enrichment Specific Topics-- C. TORT-- 39. Tort in General-- 40. Liability for others-- 41. Strict Liability-- 42. Invasions of the Right of Personality.
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This is the English version of the third (1996) German edition. It is fully revised and updated, some chapters being added and others dropped, but the familiar structure and easy style remain much the same. Firstly, the book discusses the nature of comparative law, its functions, aims, methods and history, then it surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world. In the second part the book provides a model of comparative law in action, comparing, contrasting and evaluating the different approaches (and the less different solutions) to problems of the law of obligations in the major systems of private law. In addition to offering a grounding in comparative private law, the book may also be used as a base for further research.
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This third edition of the modern classic Zweigert & Kotz's Introduction to Comparative Law is fully revised and updated, but its familiar structure and easy style remain the same. The book first discusses the nature of Comparative Law, its functions, aims, methods and history, and then it surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world. In the second part it provides a model of comparative law in action, comparing, contrasting and evaluating the different approaches and solutions of the major legal systems. As well as offering an excellent grounding in comparative private law, this book is an essential base for further research.
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Law Library (Crown)
LAW-697-01, LAW-8013-01
Book
xiii, 344 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • An Introduction to Survey Participation. A Conceptual Framework for Survey Participation. Data Resources for Testing Theories of Survey Participation. Influences on the Likelihood of Contact. Influences of Household Characteristics on Survey Cooperation. Social Environmental Influences on Survey Participation. Influences of the Interviewers. When Interviewers Meet Householders: The Nature of Initial Interactions. Influences of Householder--Interviewer Interactions on Survey Cooperation. How Survey Design Features Affect Participation. Practical Survey Design Acknowledging Nonresponse. References. Index.
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The failure to sample people is a major threat to the statistical inference of surveys. Survey designers spend much effort creating surveys that will reduce the non--response rate. This book is the result of an eight year research program that collected unprecedented data sets on respondents and nonrespondents by matching these groups to the 1990 US census records.
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Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8013-01
Book
viii, 80 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction Focus Groups as Qualitative Method The Uses of Focus Groups Planning and Research Design for Focus Groups Conducting and Analyzing Focus Groups Additional Possibilities Conclusions.
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The extensively revised edition of the bestselling Focus Groups as Qualitative Research continues to provide an excellent guide for researchers across the disciplines. Reflecting the many changes that have occurred in the study of focus groups in recent years, the book begins with an updated introduction offering a discussion of current social science approaches to focus groups. Expanded coverage on the comparison of focus groups to individual interviews follows, and there is more material on the strengths and weaknesses of focus groups. The section on self-contained focus groups has also been expanded. Subsequent chapters have been revised to include examples from social scientists who have established their own practices and methodological research on focus groups. In conclusion the author offers future directions and references that take into account the explosive growth of focus groups as a research tool for all social scientists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761903437 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8013-01