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1. The Center diary [ - 1967]

Journal/Periodical
18 no.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
194 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • About the Authors Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER ONE: Science, Society, and Social Research What Is the Problem? Can Social Scientists See the Social World More Clearly? How Well Have We Done Our Research? Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER TWO: The Process and Problems of Social Research What Is the Question? What Is the Theory? What Is the Strategy? What Is the Design? But Is It Ethical? Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER THREE: Ethics in Research Historical Background Ethical Principles Conclusions KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER FOUR: Conceptualization and Measurement What Do We Have in Mind? How Will We Know When We've Found It? How Much Information Do We Really Have? Did We Measure What We Wanted To Measure? Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER FIVE: Sampling How Do We Prepare to Sample? What Sampling Method Should We Use? Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER SIX: Causation and Experimental Design Causal Explanation What Causes What? Why Experiment? What If a True Experiment Isn?t Possible? What Are the Threats to Validity in Experiments? How Do Experimenters Protect Their Subjects? Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER SEVEN: Survey Research Why Is Survey Research So Popular? How Should We Write Survey Questions? How Should Questionnaires Be Designed? What Are the Alternatives for Administering Surveys? A Comparison of Survey Designs Ethical Issues in Survey Research Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER EIGHT: Elementary Quantitative Data Analysis Why Do Statistics? How to Prepare Data for Analysis What Are the Options for Displaying Distributions? What Are the Options for Summarizing Distributions? How Can We Tell Whether Two Variables Are Related? Analyzing Data Ethically: How Not to Lie with Statistics Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER NINE: Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, Listening What Are "Qualitative" Methods? How Does Participant Observation Become a Research Method? How Do You Conduct Intensive Interviews? How Do You Run Focus Groups? Analyzing Qualitative Data Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER TEN: Qualitative Data Analysis What Is Distinctive About Qualitative Data Analysis? What Techniques Do Qualitative Data Analysts Use? What Are Some Alternatives in Qualitative Data Analysis? Visual Sociology How Can Computers Assist Qualitative Data Analysis? What Ethical Issues Arise in Qualitative Data Analysis? Conclusions KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER ELEVEN: Evaluation Research What Is the History of Evaluation Research? What Is Evaluation Research? What Are the Alternatives in Evaluation Designs? What Can an Evaluation Study Focus On? Ethical Issues in Evaluation Research Conclusion KEY TERMS HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES CHAPTER TWELVE: Reviewing, Proposing, and Reporting Research Comparing Research Designs Reviewing Research Proposing New Research Reporting Research Conclusion HIGHLIGHTS EXERCISES Appendix A: Finding Information Appendix B: Secondary Data Sources References Glossary/Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412969390 20160603
"Making Sense of the Social World" is an engaging and innovative introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct the research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques, and is written in a less formal style than many comparable texts, with examples drawn from everyday experience: a text that students actually like to read!The text covers all the essential elements of social research methods including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis - topics cited as most challenging for students. A student study site with journal articles and online interactive exercises, and chapter examples with emphasis on everyday experiences and current newsworthy issues assist student's understanding. This third edition now contains: a new chapter with revised material on evaluation research; a new chapter on research ethics; more contemporary web-based research instruction; updated end-of-chapter exercises, including new ethics exercises; boxed features: 'When Things Go Wrong in Social Research'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412969390 20160603
Green Library
Book
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
  • Science, Society, and Social Research Learning About the Social World Avoiding Errors in Reasoning About the Social World Science, Social Science and Psuedoscience Social Research Goals Strengths and Limitations of Social Research Conclusions Theories and Philosophies for Social Research Theoretical Perspectives in Social Science Social Research Philosophies Conclusions The Process and Problems of Social Research Social Research Questions Social Research Foundations Social Research Strategies Social Research Ethics Social Research Proposals, Part I Conclusions Conceptualization and Measurement Concepts Measurement Operations Levels of Measurement Evaluating Measures Conclusions Sampling Sample Planning Sampling Methods Sampling Distributions Conclusions Causation and Research Design Causal Explanation Research Designs and Criteria for Causal Explanation Conclusions Experiments True Experiments Quasi-Experiments Nonexperiments Validity in Experiments Ethical Issues in Experimental Research Conclusions Survey Research Survey Research in the Social Sciences Writing Questions Combining Questions in Indexes Designing Questionnaires Organizing Surveys Combining Methods Ethical Issues in Survey Research Conclusions Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, Listening Fundamentals of Qualitative Methods Participant Observation Systematic Observation Intensive Interviewing Focus Groups Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research Conclusions Qualitative Data Analysis Features of Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques of Qualitative Data Analysis Alternatives in Qualitative Data Analysis Visual Sociology Evaluation Research Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Conclusions Ethics in Qualitative Data Analysis Evaluation Research History of Evaluation Research Evaluation Basics Questions for Evaluation Research Design Decisions Ethics in Evaluation Conclusions Historical and Comparative Research Overview of Unobtrusive Methods for Comparative and Historical Research Historical Social Science Methods Comparative Social Science Methods Demographic Analysis Methodological Complications Ethical Issues in Historical and Comparative Research Conclusions Secondary Data Analysis and Content Analysis Secondary Data Sources Challenges for Secondary Data Analyses Content Analysis Ethical Issues in Secondary Data Analysis and Content Analysis Conclusions Quantitative Data Analysis Introducing Statistics Preparing Data for Analysis Displaying Univariate Distributions Summarizing Univariate Distributions Analyzing Data Ethically: How Not to Lie With Statistics Crosstabulating Variables Regression Analysis Analyzing Data Ethically: How Not to Lie About Relationships Conclusions Reporting Research Social Research Proposals, Part II Comparing Research Designs Writing Research Reporting Research Ethics, Politics, and Research Reports Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412927345 20160528
Praise for the Fourth Edition: 'I think this volume is a good textbook and, if I were teaching a research methods subject, I would consider using it as a core text. The extensive study aids are a particularly attractive aspect of the book as a teaching pool' - Qualitative Research Journal The Fifth Edition of Investigating the Social World is written so that the 'doing' of social research is closely and consistently linked to important social issues, demonstrating not only the value of research, but also how technique and substance are intimately related. The text offers guides for critiquing research articles, exercises for applying research skills and the examples of analyzing and reporting social data provide instructors with key supports for effective teaching. Ethical concerns and ethical decision making are treated in tandem with each study of specific methods and an emphasis on 'how to do' research is joined with an equal emphasis on giving students the critical skills necessary to evaluate research done by others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412927345 20160528
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
Book
1 online resource (209 pages)
Book
xxiv, 180 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Compositional Studies in Four Parts: Critical theorizing and analysis on social (in)justice, Lois Weis and Michelle Fine Part 1: Full Composition and Initial Fracturing 1. Dear Zora: A Letter to Zora Neale Hurston fifty years after Brown Michelle Fine, Janice Bloom, April Burns, Lori Chajet, Monique Guishard, Tiffany Perkins-Munn and Maria Elena Torre Part 2: Deep Work Within a Fracture 2. Race, Gender and Critique: African American Women, White Women, and Domestic Violence in the 1980s and 1990s Lois Weis 3. Civics Lessons: The Color and class of betrayal Michelle Fine, April Burns, Yassar Payne and Maria Elena Torre Part 3: Designs for Historic Analysis 4. Gender, Masculinity and the New Economy Lois Weis Part 4: Designs to Document Sites of Possibility 5. Participatory Action Research: From within and beyond prison bars Michelle Fine, Maria Elena Torre, Kathy Boudin, Iris Bowen, Judith Clark, Donna Hylton, Migdalia Martinez, Melissa Rivera, Rosemarie A. Roberts, Pamela Smart and Debora Upegui 6. Extraordinary Conversations in Public Schools Lois Weis and Michelle Fine.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415948265 20160527
Working Method focuses on the theory, method, and politics of contemporary social research. As ethnographic and qualitative research become more popular, noted scholars Weis and Fine provide a roadmap for understanding the complexities involved in doing this research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415948265 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxv, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
  • Science, Society, and Social Research What Is the Problem? Can Social Scientists See the Social World More Clearly? How Well Have We Done Our Research? Are Our Answers Correct? Conclusion The Process and Problems of Social Research What Is the Question? What Is the Theory? What Is the Strategy? What Is the Design? But Is It Ethical? Conclusion Conceptualization and Measurement What Do We Have in Mind? How Will We Know When We've Found It? How Much Information Do We Really Have? Did We Measure What We Wanted To Measure? Conclusion Sampling What Sampling Method Should We Use? Conclusion Causation and Experimental Design Causal Explanation What Causes What? Why Experiment? What If a True Experiment Isn't Possible? What Are the Threats to Validity in Experiments? How Do Experimenters Protect Their Subjects? Conclusion Survey Research Why Is Survey Research So Popular? How Should We Write Survey Questions? How Should Questionnaires Be Designed? What Are the Alternatives for Administering Surveys? A Comparison of Survey Designs Ethical Issues in Survey Research Conclusion Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, Listening What Makes Methods "Qualitative"? How Does Participant Observation Become a Research Method? How Do You Conduct Intensive Interviews? How Do You Run Focus Groups? Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research Conclusion Qualitative Data Analysis What Is Distinctive About Qualitative Data Analysis? Techniques of Qualitative Data Analysis Alternatives in Qualitative Data Analysis Visual Sociology Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Ethics in Qualitative Data Analysis Conclusions Quantitative Data Analysis Why Do Statistics? How to Prepare Data for Analysis What Are the Options for Displaying Univariate Distributions? What Are the Options for Summarizing Distributions? How Can We Tell Whether Two Variables Are Related? Analyzing Data Ethically: How Not to Lie with Statistics Conclusion Reviewing, Proposing, and Reporting Research Comparing Research Designs Reviewing Research Proposing New Research Reporting Research Conclusion Appendix A: Finding Information Appendix B: HyperRESEARCH(TM): A Software Tool for Qualitative Data Analysis Appendix C: Secondary Data Sources Appendix D: How to Use a Statistical Package References Glossary/Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412927178 20160528
This book provides an engaging, innovative, and accurate introduction to social research for students who need to understand how social research is done and appreciate the results, but may never do research themselves in the professional lives. Like the more comprehensive version of Russell Schutt's Investigating the Social World, it presents research methods as an integrated whole, with balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integration of substantive examples and research techniques, and consistent attention to the goal of validity and the standards of ethical practice.Key Features and Updates to the Second Edition: A major re-organization of material from Investigating the Social World has resulted in a briefer, more accesible treatment appropriate for a lower division audience Expanded coverage of validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis in the Second Edition; these are the topics reviews cited as the most difficult for their students in their research methods classes Expanded Student Study Site with SAGE journal articles and online exercises New examples will be used in each chapter, many of them drawn from everyday experiences and current newsworthy issues Greater use and emphasis on using the Web for research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412927178 20160528
Green Library
Book
xxii, 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Journal/Periodical
v.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
vii, 36 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 178 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Engaging the social question at the early Russell Sage Foundation
  • Social science, the social question, and the value-neutrality debate
  • Reversing roles, recasting the debate, and changing history
  • The poor law, the social question, and the new politics of reform
  • The gospel of wealth, the social question, and the counterattack
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Book
xviii, 271 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Capturing Theory and Methodology in Participatory Community Research-- Participatory Action Research: General Principles and a Study with a Chronic Health Condition-- Community Development: Enhancing the Knowledge Base Through Participatory Action Research-- Epidemiologic Research: Science and Community Participation-- Primary Prevention: Involving Schools and Communities in Youth Health Promotion-- Prevention Science: Participatory Approaches and Community Case Studies-- University-Community Partnerships: A Framework and an Exemplar-- Self-Help Research: Issues of Power Sharing-- Empowerment Evaluation: Principles and Action-- Feminist Perspectives: Empowerment Behind Bars-- Culturally Anchored Research: Quandaries, Guidelines, and Exemplars for Community Psychology-- Community Narratives: The Use of Narrative Ethnography in Participatory Community Research-- Community Concerns about Participatory Research-- Student Reflections on Community Research Practices and Implications-- Faculty Deconstructs Participatory Research-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781591470694 20160528
Participatory Community Research addresses the gap between scientific knowledge and the practice of community based research methods. Unlike the traditional approaches to research in which researchers generate the ideas for projects, define the methods, and interpret the outcomes, the approaches of participatory research empower community populations to shape the research agenda. Their participation often results in generating greater sociopolitical awareness and affecting large systemic change in the community. Although this type of research has proven to be a powerful tool for community intervention, comparative analyses of methods and outcomes are absent from the literature. In this volume, leading community psychologists and practitioners discuss recent theoretical advances and innovative methods in the field. Valuable case studies illustrate how these participatory approaches have led to high quality collaborations, interventions, and prevention projects. Chapters examine the effects of participatory research on the community, research quality, collaborative challenges, and best practices. This text elucidates the challenges and successes of community psychology and will help.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781591470694 20160528
Green Library

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