A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

Author: Mark Elliot,Ian Fairweather,Wendy Olsen,Maria Pampaka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192520121

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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A Dictionary of Social Research Methods offers succinct, clear, expert explanations of key terms from both method and methodology in social research, in over 300 entries. It covers the whole range of qualitative, quantitative, and other methods; and ranges from practical techniques like correlation to methodological approaches such as ethnography. This wide-ranging approach enables it to cover terms needed by every social science discipline along with business and management, education, health, and other areas that encompass social research within their remit. This is a reliable resource for students, academics, and professional researchers who undertake social research, or need to evaluate and present its results.
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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

Author: John Harris,Vicky White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192516868

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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This new edition has been fully revised and updated to provide over 1,800 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics overlapping with health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care, and has been extensively updated to include new legislation. Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice, cross-referenced to Dictionary entries. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written by two leading figures in the field, and a team of eleven contributors, A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care is a must-have for students of social work, social care, and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes.
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A Dictionary of Psychology

Author: Andrew M. Colman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191057843

Category: Psychology

Page: 896

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Including more than 11,000 definitions, this authoritative and up-to-date dictionary covers all branches of psychology. Clear, concise descriptions for each entry offer extensive coverage of key areas including cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. The range of entries extends to related disciplines including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the neurosciences, and statistics. Entries are extensively cross-referenced for ease of use, and cover word origins and derivations as well as definitions. More than 100 illustrations complement the text. This fourth edition has incorporated a large number of significant revisions and additions, many in response to the 2013 publication of the American Psychiatric Association's latest edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, bringing the Dictionary fully up to date with the most recent literature of the subject. In addition to the alphabetical entries, the dictionary also includes appendices covering over 800 commonly used abbreviations and symbols, as well as a list of phobias and phobic stimuli, with definitions. Comprehensive and clearly written, this dictionary is an invaluable work of reference for students, lecturers, and the general reader with an interest in psychology.
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A Dictionary of Sociology

Author: John Scott,Gordon Marshall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199533008

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

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Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.
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A Dictionary of Marketing

Author: Charles Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191059609

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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A Dictionary of Marketing is an accessible and wide-ranging A-Z, providing over 2,500 entries on topics spanning terms for traditional marketing techniques (from strategy, positioning, segmentation, and branding, to all aspects of marketing planning, research, and analysis), as well as leading marketing theories and concepts. Both classic and modern marketing techniques are covered. Entries reflect modern changes in marketing practice, including the use of digital and multi media, the impact of the World Wide Web on advertising, and the increased influence of social media and search engines on advertising and the rise of global brand management. Also included is a time line of the development of marketing as a discipline and the key events that impacted the development, as well as over 100 relevant web links, accessed and updated via a companion website. In addition, the main appendix provides greater depth on the subject, including advertising and brand case studies with a strong international focus. These are arranged thematically, e.g. automobile industry, food and drink, luxury goods, and focus on iconic brands, marketing campaigns, and slogans of the 20th century that have permeated our collective consciousness, exploring how the ideas defined in the main text of the book have been utilised successfully in practice across the globe. This dictionary is an indispensable resource for students of marketing and related disciplines, as well as a practical guide for professional practitioners and people with a general interest in marketing.
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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192534661

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

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This new dictionary provides clear and accessible definitions of a range of terms from within the fast-developing field of gender studies. It covers terms which have emerged out of gender studies, such as cyber feminism, double burden, and male gaze, and gender-focused definitions of more general terms, such as housework, intersectionality, and trolling, It also covers major historical figures including Hélène Cixous, bell hooks, Mary Wollstonecraft, as well as groups and movements from votes for women to Reclaim the Night. It is an invaluable reference resource for students taking gender studies courses, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and for those applying a gender perspective within other subject areas.
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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

Author: Olivier Rubin,Rasmus Dahlberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192529161

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management offers over 200 terms covering different disasters from a social science perspective, brining together insights from many different disciplines including sociology, political science, history, anthropology, and natural science. It also features practical terms, key concepts in disaster research, and important organizations involved in disaster management. Terms include famine, disaster diplomacy, gender intersectionality, and humanitarian principles allowing readers to access definitions on the most important topics within this developing field. Illustrations and web links offer additional context and resources. This work focuses on the practical managerial dimension of disaster management as well as research approaches and methods and covers terms that a student in an intermediate or advanced course on disaster management will need to understand. This is an essential reference source for students and professionals in this area.
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The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: W. Paul Vogt,R. Burke Johnson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483381781

Category: Reference

Page: 520

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Written in a clear, readable style with a wide range of explanations and examples, The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology, Fifth Edition by W. Paul Vogt and R. Burke Johnson is a must-have dictionary that reflects recent changes in the fields of statistics and methodology. Packed with 500 new definitions, terms, and graphics, the Fifth Edition is an ideal reference for researchers and professionals in the field and provides everything students need to read and understand a research report, including elementary terms, concepts, methodology, and design definitions, as well as concepts from qualitative research methods and terms from theory and philosophy.
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A Dictionary of Science

Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198738374

Category:

Page: 1024

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This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. This fully revised edition includes hundreds of new entries, such as bone morphogenetic protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, and World Wide Telescope, bringing it fully up to date in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum physics, molecular biology, genomics, and the science of climate change. Supported by more than 200 diagrams and illustrations the dictionary features recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up-to-date via the Dictionary of Science companion website. Other features include short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the Solar System and Genetically Modified Organisms, and chronologies of specific scientific subjects including plastics, electronics, and cell biology. With concise entries on an extensive list of topics, this dictionary is both an ideal reference work for students and a great introduction for non-scientists.
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A Dictionary of Economics

Author: Nigar Hashimzade,Gareth Myles,John Black

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191077348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

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This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of approximately 3,500 key economic terms. Covering all aspects of economics including economic theory and policy, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics, this is the essential reference work in this area. The new edition of this dictionary has been updated to include entries on China, India, and South America, to reflect the increase in prominence of these regions in the global economy. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. Fully revised to keep up to date with this fast-moving field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as austerity measures, General Anti Abuse Rule, propensity score matching, and shadow bank. Entries are supplemented by entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, giving the reader the opportunity to explore further the areas covered in the dictionary. Useful appendices include a list of institutional acronyms and their affiliated websites, a list of Nobel prize-winners in economics, the Greek alphabet, and a list of relevant websites. As ideal for browsing as it is useful for quick reference, this dictionary remains an essential guide for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance, as well as for professional economists and anyone who has to deal with economic data.
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The A-Z of Social Research

A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts

Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971337

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 9071

The A-Z is a collection of 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.
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A Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Alisdair Rogers,Noel Castree,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191079022

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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A Dictionary of Human Geography is a brand new addition to Oxford's Paperback Reference Series, offering over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography terms. From basic terms and concepts to biographical entries, acronyms, organisations, and major periods and schools in the history of human geography, it provides up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information. It also includes entry-level web links that are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. This dictionary is a reliable reference for students of human geography and ancillary subjects, for researchers and professionals in the field, and for interested generalists.
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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192518070

Category: Science

Page: 512

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This authoritative dictionary provides over 9,000 entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment-its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. It covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, it is at the cutting edge of environmental and conservation studies. Expanded to contain more detail on complex topics such as deepwater horizon, and hydraulic Fracturing, and new entries such as angular velocity, and solution mining, this new edition offers definitions on topical and developing issues. It also features new resources including a list of the world's major national parks and IUCN categories for endangered species, as well as new web links and illustrations, providing useful context additional to the entries in the dictionary. This is the essential reference for students studying environmental and natural sciences, environmental studies, conservation, and technology, and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in environment and conservation.
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A Dictionary of Statistics

Author: Graham J. G. Upton,Ian Cook,Ian T. Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198609506

Category: Mathematics

Page: 420

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Fully revised and updated, this authoritative reference tool covers a broad range of statistical terms in a clear and jargon-free style. Written by authorities in the field, this dictionary provides concise definitions of all the terms likely to be encountered by students of statistics, and anyone who comes into contact with statistical terms will find this dictionary an indispensable source of reference. The entries are also generously illustrated with useful figures and diagrams. Appendices feature a historical calendar of important statistical events, and tables of statistical and mathematical notation. As the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available, A Dictionary of Statistics is essential for anyone needing a statistics reference tool.
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A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Author: Miquel Porta,Sander Greenland,Miguel Hernán,Isabel dos Santos Silva,John M. Last

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199976724

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception -- reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required. More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature -- everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book of record.
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A Dictionary of Business and Management

Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A--Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.
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Research: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Michael Saini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199804788

Category:

Page: 24

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Social Research Methods

Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199689458

Category:

Page: 824

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This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, Bryman deftly explores thenature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For Students* A researcher's toolkit to take students step by step through the research process* Multiple choice questions to help students test their knowledge and understanding* A guide to using Excel in data analysis to help develop analytical skillsFor Lecturers* A test bank of questions which can be customized to meet teaching needs* PowerPoint slides for each chapter* New seminar outlines including suggested activities and tasks * New exam and course work questions to set in class
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