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x, 175 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Generating unobtrusive data-- found data-- captured data-- retrieved data-- unobtrusive methods and the Internet-- analyzing unobtrusive data.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780335200528 20160527
  • Series editor's foreword Acknowledgements Introduction to unobtrusive methods Found data Captured data Retrieved data running records Retrieved data personal and episodic records Unobtrusive methods and the Internet Conclusion Glossary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780335200511 20160527
This volume aims to provide an up-to-date discussion of the role of unobtrusive methods in social research, in a comprehensive and clearly written style. It explores how unobtrusive methods can be generated, looks at unobtrusive methods and the Internet, and examines some of the wider ethical issues raised by the use of these methods in social research. Social researchers often collect "self-report" data based on interviews and surveys. There are major problems associated with the "reactive" nature of these data, for example, people are not always honest when asked to supply information on "sensitive issues". Unobtrusive methods produce data that are not elicited in this way. Instead data are "found" in the word, captured from various forms of observation or are retrieved from data repositories of various kinds. The production of unobtrusive methods requires considerable ingenuity on the part of the researcher and this book explores the methods involved and how they are produced. There are also ethical problems associated with unobtrusive methods which are discussed in the book. The Internet promises to be a major source of unobtrusive data and so is discussed in some detail.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780335200528 20160527
??i??a book all self-respecting social researchers should read??i??i??' - ??i??SRA News??i??. What are unobtrusive methods in social research? How are they undertaken and what are their advantages? What are the problems associated with their use? Webb et al's 1966 classic, ??i??Unobtrusive Methods??i?? introduced the concept of unobtrusive research. Since then very little else has been written in the field. This book revisits the ground covered by Webb et al, re-contextualizing it for the information age and putting the case for an increased use of unobtrusive methods. ??i??Unobtrusive Methods in Social Research??i?? provides an updated discussion of the role of unobtrusive methods in social research. It explores the theoretical underpinnings of Webb et al's approach in order to understand more explicitly how unobtrusive methods are generated and examines some of the wider ethical issues raised by the use of unobtrusive methods in social research.In addition, it offers a discussion of using the Internet as a tool for unobtrusive research. ??i??Unobtrusive Methods in Social Research??i?? is a worthy successor to Webb et al. It is up to date, comprehensive and clearly written. It will help undergraduates to understand what has become a standard topic on research methods courses and it is hoped that it will encourage postgraduate students and professionals to make more use of unobtrusive methods in their research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780335200511 20160527
Green Library
86 p.
  • Introduction Research on Violent Social Conflict Drug-Related Violence Gangs and Outlaws Occupational Hazards Sexual Harassment and Assault Involuntary Research Reducing Risk Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803956612 20160528
Researchers sometimes work in settings which are potentially dangerous to their health and safety. For example, they can be vulnerable to violent confrontation, verbal abuse or infectious diseases. This volume explores the contexts, settings and situations which pose high physical risk to the fieldworker, and presents the strategies the author has developed for reducing the risks. Raymond Lee draws on his own experience in Northern Ireland, as well as on the work of other researchers with groups such as outlaw bikers and youth gangs, drug addicts and informants in inherently dangerous occupations. Dangerous Fieldwork also offers valuable information on the increasingly important topic of sexual harassment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803956612 20160528
Green Library
248 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Limits on Inquiry Estimating the Size of Hidden Populations Sampling Rare or Deviant Populations Asking Sensitive Questions on Surveys Asking Sensitive Questions Interviewing The Access Process in Research on Sensitive Topics Covert, Adversarial and Collaborative Research Handling Sensitive Data Disclosure and Dissemination in Research on Sensitive Topics Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803988613 20160528
This book is a comprehensive guide to the methodological, ethical and practical issues involved in undertaking research on sensitive topics. Raymond M Lee explores the reasons why social research may be politically or socially contentious: its relation to issues of social or political power; its capacity to encroach on people's lives; and its potentially problematic nature for the researcher. Issues examined include: the choice of methodologies for sensitive research; problems of estimating the size of hidden populations; questions of sampling, surveying and interviewing; and sensitivity in access and the handling of data. The book also discusses the political and ethical issues at stake in the relations between the researcher and the researched, and in the disclosure, dissemination and publication of research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803988613 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
ix, 204 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Computer Analysis and Qualitative Research Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis Why Use Computers in Qualitative Research? Managing Data in CAQDAS Analytic Pathologies Manipulating Coding Categories Computer Analysis and Qualitative Research New Directions The Evolution of Qualitative Data Analysis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803974821 20160528
The use of computers in qualitative research has redefined the way social researchers handle qualitative data. Two leading researchers in the field have written this lucid and accessible text on the principal approaches in qualitative research and show how the leading computer programs are used in computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS). The authors examine the advantages and disadvantages of computer use, the impact of research resources and the research environment on the research process, and the status of qualitative research. They provide a framework for developing the craft and practice of CAQDAS and conclude by examining the latest techniques and their implications for the evolution of qualitative research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803974821 20160528
Green Library
xxvii, 655 pages ; 26 cm
  • Online research methods
  • Designing online research
  • Online data capture and data collection
  • The online survey
  • Digital quantitative analysis
  • Digital text analysis
  • Virtual ethnography
  • Online secondary analysis
  • The future of online research.
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (xvi, 570 p.) : ill.
  • Section I. The Internet as a research medium Chapter 1: The Internet as a research medium: an editorial introduction to the Sage Handbook of Online Research Methods - Ray Lee, Nigel Fielding and Grant Blank Section II. Designing Internet research Chapter 2: The Ethics of Internet research - Rebecca Eynon, Jenny Fry and Ralph Schroeder Chapter 3: Understanding and Managing Legal Issues in Internet Research - Andrew Charlesworth Chapter 4: Research design and tools for Internet research - Claire Hewson and Dianna Laurent Chapter 5: General approaches to data quality and Internet generated data - Karsten Boye Rasmussen Section III. Data capture using the Internet Chapter 6: Middleware for Distributed Data Management - Alvaro A.A. Fernandes Chapter 7: Distilling Digital Traces: Computational social science approaches to studying the Internet - Ted Welser, Marc Smith, Danyel Fisher and Eric Gleave Chapter 8: Analysing Social Networks via the Internet - Bernie Hogan Chapter 9: Nonreactive Data Collection on the Internet - Dietmar Janetzko Section IV. The Internet survey Chapter 10: Overview: online surveys - Vasja Vehovar and Katja Lozar Manfreda Chapter 11: Sampling methods for Web and E-mail Surveys - Ronald Fricker Chapter 12: Internet survey design - Samuel Best and Brian Krueger Chapter 13: Internet survey software tools - Lars Kaczmirek Section V. Virtual ethnography Chapter 14: Overview: Virtual ethnography: modes, varieties, affordances - Christine Hine Chapter 15: Internet-based Interviewing - Henrietta O'Connor, Clare Madge, Robert Shaw, Jane Wellens Chapter 16: Online focus groups - Ted Gaiser Chapter 17: Fieldnotes in public: using blogs for research - Nina Wakeford and Kris Cohen Chapter 18: Research Uses of Multi-user Virtual Environments - Ralph Schroeder and Jeremy Bailenson Chapter 19: Distributed Video Analysis in Social Research - Jon Hindmarsh Section VI. The Internet as an archival resource Chapter 20: The Provision of Access to Quantitative Data for Secondary Analysis - Keith Cole, Louise Corti and Jo Wathan Chapter 21: Secondary Qualitative Analysis using Internet Resources - Patrick Carmichael Chapter 22: Finding and Investigating Geographical Data Online - David Martin, Samantha Cockings and Samuel Leung Chapter 23: Data Mining, Statistical Data Analysis, or Advanced Analytics: Methodology, Implementation, and Applied Techniques - Bert Little and Michael Schucking Chapter 24: Artificial Intelligence and the Internet - Ed Brent Section VII. The future of social research on the Internet Chapter 25: Longitudinal Statistical Modelling on the Grid - Rob Crouchley and Rob Allan Chapter 26: Qualitative e-Social Scienceber-research - Nigel Fielding and Ray Lee Chapter 27: New Cartographies of 'Knowing Capitalism' and the Changing Jurisdictions of Empirical Sociology - Michael Hardey and Roger Burrows Chapter 28: The Internet and the Future of Social Science Research - Mike Fischer, Stephen Lyon and David Zeitlyn (Kent). Chapter 29: Online Research Methods and Social Theory - Grant Blank Section VIII. Glossary of Key Terms.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446206607 20160618
This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date, practical coverage, richly illustrated with examples. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in the principles of research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, online surveys, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The SAGE Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from disciplines across the social sciences will find this an invaluable source of reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781446206607 20160618
242 p.
  • Introduction Elizabeth A. Stanko and Raymond M. Lee Part 1: Documenting Violence: Counting and accounting for violence 1. Researching Violence in the Past: Quantifiable and Qualitative Evidence John E. Archer 2. Putting the Conflict Tactics Scale in Context in Violence from Parent to Child Susan Creighton, Deborah Ghate, Neal Hazel, Julia Field and Steven Finch 3. Researching Homicide: Methodological issues in the exploration of lethal violence R. Lewis, K. Cavanagh, R. E. Dobash, R. P. Dobash Part 2: Enhancing Data on Violence 4. Tracking the Pathways to Violence in Prison Kimmett Edgar, Carol Martin and Ian O'Donnell 5. Dilemmas of Control: Methodological implications and reflections of foreground in children's perspectives on violence Christine Barter and Emma Renold 6. Safety Talk, Violence and Laughter: Methodological implications and reflections on focus groups in violence research Leslie J. Moran, Beverley Skeggs, Paul Tyrer and Karen Corteen 7. Researching Violence: Power, social relations and the virtues of the experimental method Mark Levine 8. The Rising Tide of Female Violence? Researching girls' own understanding and experiences of violent behaviour E. Kay M. Tisdall Part 3: The Impact of Institutional Contexts for the Study of Violence 9. Fear of Reprisal: Researching intra-communal violence in Northern Ireland and South Africa Colin Knox and Rachel Monaghan 10. Veiling Violence: The impacts of professional and personal identities in the disclosure of work-related violence Maria O'Beirne, David Denney, Jonathan Gabe, Mary Ann Elston, and Raymond M. Lee 11. Researching Domestic Violence in a Maternity Setting: Problems and pitfalls Lorraine Bacchus, Gill Mezey and Susan Bewley 12. Racist Violence from a Probation Service Perspective: Now you see it now you don't Larry Ray, David Smith and Liz Wastell.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415301312 20160527
Violence is a research topic that is fraught with difficulties. A notoriously sensitive subject, and one that is presumed to be largely hidden, researchers have long struggled with the question of how to measure its impact and how to explore its incidence. Arising from the ESRC's Violence Research Programme, Researching Violence is a practical guide both to theses problems and to the obstacles encountered when negotiating this uneasy terrain. Comprising the reflections of researchers who have worked on diverse projects - from violence in the home to racial violence and homicide - this book demonstrates the ingenuity and at times courageous actions of researchers having to think on their feet. It also investigates the ethical and emotional issues arising from working with the victims and perpetrators of violence. This book will be indispensable for students and academics doing research projects on violence. Raymond M. Lee is Professor of Social Research Methods as Royal Holloway, University of London. Elizabeth Stanko is Professor of Criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Director of the ESRC Violence Research Programme.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415301312 20160527
Green Library
1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations, tables


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