constructing social research

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE Publications
ISBN_10 : 9781544322445
Copyright Year : 2018-03-30
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DESCRIPTION : Constructing Social Research answers the question: What is social science? Updated throughout with new references and examples, the Third Edition of this innovative text by Charles C. Ragin and Lisa M. Amoroso shows the unity within the diversity of activities called social research to help students understand how all social researchers construct representations of social life using theories, systematic data collection, and careful examination of that data.

Genre : Education
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9781119177975
Copyright Year : 2015-06-22
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DESCRIPTION : Written in easy-to-understand language, this important textprovides a systematic and commonsense approach to developinginstruments for data collection and analysis. This book can be usedby both those who are developing instruments for the first time andthose who want to hone their skills, including students, agencypersonnel, program managers, and researchers. This book provides a thorough presentation of instrumentconstruction, from conception to development and pre-testing ofitems, formatting the instrument, administration, and, finally,data management and presentation of the findings. Throughoutthe book, the authors emphasize how to create an instrumentthat will produce trustworthy and accurate data. To that end theyhave included guidelines for reviewing and revising thequestionnaire to enhance validity and reliability. They also showhow to work effectively with stakeholders such as instrumentsdesigners, decision-makers, agency personnel, clients, and ratersor respondents.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
ISBN_10 : 1412820294
Copyright Year : 1987
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DESCRIPTION : There is no adequate definition of social problems within sociology, and there is not and never has been a sociology of social problems. That observation is the point of departure of this book. The authors aim to provide such a definition and to prepare the ground for the empirical study of social problems. They are aware that their objective will strike many fellow sociologists as ambitious, perhaps even arrogant. Their work challenges sociologists who have, over a period of fifty years, written treatises on social problems, produced textbooks cataloguing the nature, distribution, and causes of these problems, and taught many sociology courses. It is only natural that the authors' work will be viewed as controversial in light of the large literature which has established a "sociology of" a wide range of social problems-the sociology of race relations, prostitution, poverty, crime, mental illness, and so forth. In the 1970s when the authors were preparing for a seminar on the sociology of social problems, their review of the "literature" revealed the absence of any systematic, coherent statement of theory or method in the study of social problems. For many years the subject was listed and offered by university departments of sociology as a "service course" to present undergraduates with what they should know about the various "social pathologies" that exist in their society. This conception of social problems for several decades has been reflected in the substance and quality of the literature dominated by textbooks. In Constructing Social Problems, the authors propose that social problems be conceived as the claims-making activities of individuals or groups regarding social conditions they consider unjust, immoral, or harmful and that should be addressed. This perspective, as the authors have formulated it, conceives of social problems as a process of interaction that produces social problems as social facts in society. The authors further propose that this process and the social facts it produces are the data to be researched for the sociology of social problems. This volume will be of interest to those concerned with the discipline of sociology, especially its current theoretical development and growth. Malcolm Spector was professor of sociology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. John I. Kitsuse is professor emeritus at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is co-author(with Leonard Broom) of The Managed Casualty: The Japanese American Family in World War II, and co-editor (with Theodore R. Sarbin) of Constructing the Social.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780029012796
Copyright Year : 1994
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DESCRIPTION : An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.

Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521646723
Copyright Year : 1999-03-28
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DESCRIPTION : This collection of essays by William J. McGuire covers many of the topics that make up social psychology. Studies of the phenomenal self report how people think about themselves, which characteristics are salient in their sense of self and why. Another series of studies show how people's thought systems are organized to balance logical consistency, realistic coping, and hedonic gratification. Studies of persuasive communication show what kinds of people are most persuadable, how people can be persuaded by Socratic questioning, and how they can be immunized against persuasion. Other chapters report findings on language and thought, history and psychology, and creative techniques.

Genre : History
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781317776505
Copyright Year : 2014-01-09
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DESCRIPTION : First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 9781446232927
Copyright Year : 2003-03-21
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DESCRIPTION : `A detailed and valuable addition to the literature that will be a very useful resource for lecturers, as well as having a wide appeal among students' - Tim May, University of Salford Have you ever wondered what a concise, comprehensive book providing critical guidance to the whole expanse of social science research methods and issues might look like? The A-Z is a collection of 94 entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading. The book: - Answers the demand for a practical, fast and concise introduction to the key concepts and methods in social research - Supplies students with impeccable information that can be used in essays, exams and research projects - Demystifies a field that students often find daunting This is a refreshing book on social research methods, which understands the pressures that modern students face in their work-load and seeks to supply an authoritative study guide to the field. It should fulfil a long-standing need in undergraduate research methods courses for an unpatronising, utterly reliable aid to making sense of research methods.

đź“’Constructing Social Reality by Loretta J. Brunious

Genre : Education
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN_10 : 0415932599
Copyright Year : 2002
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DESCRIPTION : "Cover" -- "Title" -- "Copyright" -- "Dedication" -- "Contents" -- "Tables and Illustrations" -- "Foreword" -- "Acknowledgments" -- "1. Introduction" -- "2. The Course of Construction" -- "3. Primary Socialization and Construction of Reality" -- "4. Listen: Do You Hear What I Hear?" -- "5. "Showdown": Impact of Mass Media and Popular Culture" -- "6. Reality Is Socially Constructed! The Causal Network" -- "Pilot Study" -- "Wolf's Artwork" -- "References

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 0761973753
Copyright Year : 2004-05-25
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DESCRIPTION : A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521467330
Copyright Year : 1994-06-24
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DESCRIPTION : This practical book presents a coherent, theoretical basis for the construction of valid and reliable questions for interviews and questionnaires. It integrates the empirical findings on question design reported in the social science literature and develops these insights. William Foddy outlines the problems that can arise when framing questions. He has written a broadly useful book for student and professional survey practitioners, particularly academic, government, and market researchers.