Extreme Methods

Extreme Methods

This book promotes the "criminological ethnographic enterprise" which is the use of alternative qualitative research methods to study crime and deviance.

Author: J. Mitchell Miller

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028665078

Category: Social sciences

Page: 273

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This book promotes the "criminological ethnographic enterprise" which is the use of alternative qualitative research methods to study crime and deviance.
Categories: Social sciences

21st Century Criminology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Criminology  A Reference Handbook

Covert participant observation: Reconsidering the least used method. Journal of
Contemporary Criminal Justice, 11, 97–105. Miller, J. M., & Tewksbury, R. (Eds.).
(2000). Extreme methods: Innovative approaches to social science research.

Author: J. Mitchell Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506320588

Category: Social Science

Page: 960

View: 722

Criminology has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades, evident, in part, by the widespread popularity and increased enrollment in criminology and criminal justice departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels across the U.S. and internationally. Evolutionary paradigmatic shift has accompanied this surge in definitional, disciplinary and pragmatic terms. Though long identified as a leading sociological specialty area, criminology has emerged as a stand-alone discipline in its own right, one that continues to grow and is clearly here to stay. Criminology, today, remains inherently theoretical but is also far more applied in focus and thus more connected to the academic and practitioner concerns of criminal justice and related professional service fields. Contemporary criminology is also increasingly interdisciplinary and thus features a broad variety of ideological orientations to and perspectives on the causes, effects and responses to crime. 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology. This two-volume set in the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series is intended to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or research handbook chapter. 100 entries or "mini-chapters" highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. Curricular-driven, chapters provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc. Comprehensive in coverage, major sections include The Discipline of Criminology, Correlates of Crime, Theories of Crime & Justice, Measurement & Research, Types of Crime, and Crime & the Justice System. The contributor group is comprised of well-known figures and emerging young scholars who provide authoritative overviews coupled with insightful discussion that will quickly familiarize researchers, students, and general readers alike with fundamental and detailed information for each topic. Uniform chapter structure makes it easy for students to locate key information, with most chapters following a format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access wherever they may be.
Categories: Social Science

Researching the Vulnerable

Researching the Vulnerable

Health and Social Care in the Community 12(1): 34–42. Miller, J.M. 2001. 'Covert
Participant Observation: Reconsidering the Least Used Method'. Pp. 13–20. In
Extreme Methods: Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research, edited by
 ...

Author: Pranee Liamputtong

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878373

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 952

'This book is refreshing, both as an addition to the general literature and as a text that considers cultural and social issues in studies relating to improving the situation of vulnerable people.... [T]his book will be a helpful, accessible and interesting resource for novice and experienced researchers alike in a number of fields' - Nurse Researcher 'Pranee Liamputtong has offered a well organized, clear and accessible work in Researching the Vulnerable...this book can offer very good guidance to the postgraduate student who is willing to focus in qualitative research methods, but also to an experienced researcher who may consider testing out its procedures or eventually is attempting to put into practice innovative qualitative research procedures' - Sociological Research Online Researching Vunerable People takes as its starting point the particular considerations and sensitivities of being a researcher faced with a subject group at the margins of society, and explores the ethical, practical and methodological implications of working with such groups. Pranee Liamputtong is an experienced textbook author, and in this book she attempts to explore qualitative methods using examples, drawn from around the world, from the wide variety of contexts that might count as 'researching the vulnerable'. Numerous salient points for the conduct of research within vulnerable groups of people, including ethical and moral issues, are considered, and discussed in the context of sensitive and innovative research methods.
Categories: Social Science

The Research Imagination

The Research Imagination

“Covert Participant Observation: Reconsidering the Least Used Method.” In
Extreme Methods: Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research, 13–20. J.
Mitchell Miller and Richard Tewksbury, eds. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Ouellet ...

Author: Paul S. Gray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139467025

Category: Social Science

Page:

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The idea that science is a blueprint for research, and imagination gives research its life and purpose inspired this comprehensive explanation of research methodology. The authors' decades of experience have revealed that research is a craft requiring judgment and creativity, not simply memorization and application of the rules of science. Whether one is conducting an intimate one-on-one interview or a large-scale examination of an entire society, human imagination and scientific principles of inquiry go hand in hand. To that end, this book emphasizes scientific method, but also acknowledges its critics. It covers a wide variety of data-collection techniques, but presents them as reinforcing rather than competing with one another, thus striking a balance between qualitative and quantitative methods. It is designed for students and instructors who want a comprehensive treatment of a variety of research techniques with special emphasis on qualitative approaches.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to Criminology

Miller and Tewksbury in Extreme Methods: Innovative Approaches to Social
Science Research (2000) and Ferrell, Hamm, and Adler in Ethnography at the
Edge: Crime, Deviance, and Field Research(1998) provide very interesting
collections ...

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412953658

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 822

"After reviewing dozens of books, this text provided the best basic foundation and the study website is excellent." -Michelle Ronda, Marymount Manhattan College The Sixth Edition of Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, with a chapter devoted to the criminal justice system. Valued and admired for the author's easy-to-read writing style and the text's overall accessibility, this book concentrates on the vital core of criminological theory-theory, method, and criminal behavior-and successfully avoids an overly legal or crime control orientation. Updated throughout and with a visually engaging new two-color design, the Sixth Edition investigates all major forms of criminal activity, including organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. Author Frank E. Hagan explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to the Sixth Edition Offers expanded treatment of theory: An additional theory chapter (Chapter 5) explores psychological and biological theories, and the author has provided additional coverage of Developmental/Life Course theory in Chapter 6. Presents expanded detail on many types of crime: The book features comprehensive treatment of all crime typologies. Provides broader coverage of crime in its various forms: With major coverage of white collar, political, and organized crime, the text fully addresses topics such as Warez software piracy, spies, assassins, new organized crime groups, and major corporate scandals. Incorporates updated and new "Crime Files" and "In the News" boxes: New captivating examples include the Virginia Tech shootings; the BTK killer; Washington, DC snipers; Red Lake Massacre; and the Hanssen Spy case. Includes a new final chapter on the criminal justice system (Chapter 14): This chapter provides a brief overview to acquaint students who have not had a separate course on the justice system. Features an updated photo program: Contemporary visual representations bring to life the theories and crime typologies covered in the text. Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/haganstudy: The study site includes self-quizzes, links to interesting and useful audio and video files (NPR and PBS radio archives, Frontline videos), carefully selected journal articles, Web research exercises, E-flashcards, and more. Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM: include a computerized test bank, PowerPoint slides for each chapter, classroom activities, and more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6am-5pm PT). Intended Audience This is an excellent text for undergraduate courses such as Criminology, Deviant Behavior, and Crime and Society in departments of criminal justice, criminology, and sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Prison Inc

Prison  Inc

... Discourse and Practices,” Punishment and Society 2(1):40–65, 2000. 24. For a
discussion of some of these issues, see Mitchell J. Miller and Richard Tewksbury,
eds., Extreme Methods: Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research, ...

Author: K.C. Carceral

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081479954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 663

In 1888, Leo Tolstoy mysteriously declared that sexual intercourse should no longer exist. Years later he would admit to being "horrified" by this pronouncement, but still remained an ardent believer in sexual abstinence. Frequenter of brothels in his youth, father of thirteen children by his wife and at least two children by peasant women before he was married, Tolstoy now had the audacity to suggest that people should stop having sex. How can such a repudiation be explained? Beginning with Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata-his first written "declaration of war on human sexuality"--Tolstoy on the Couch takes us on a sweeping psychoanalytic tour of Tolstoy's diaries and other private materials, revealing that behind his campaign for celibacy lay a painful and complicated drama of early childhood. Rooting Tolstoy's polarized feelings about women and sexuality in his uncontrollable rage toward the mother who died when he was a toddler, Rancour-Laferriere offers profound psychobiographic insights into Tolstoy's lifelong animosity toward women--and into the women he loved to hate.
Categories: Social Science

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

New York : Touchstone Press , 1989 . Miller , Eleanor . Street Woman .
Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 1986 . Miller , J . Mitchell , and Richard
Tewksbury , eds . Extreme Methods : Innovative Approaches to Social Science
Research .

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060684359

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

View: 249

Designed for use as the primary book in undergraduate or graduate courses in Research Methods or as a supplemental book in Introductory Criminal Justice courses offered by departments of criminology and criminal justice. Classic in its field, this best-selling book teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of both qualitative and quantitative research in criminal justice and criminology. For anyone interested in research methods and/or criminal justice.
Categories: Social Science

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences

In P . Tontodonato & F . E . Hagan ( Eds . ) , The Language of Research in
Criminal Justice . Boston : Allyn and Bacon . Miller , J . M . , & Tewksbury , R . (
2001 ) . Extreme Methods : Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research .
Boston ...

Author: Bruce Lawrence Berg

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015067703812

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 350

This volume offers a comprehensive and straightforward coverage of doing qualitative research. The central purpose of this book is to instruct inexperienced researchers in ways of collecting, organizing and making sense of qualitative data.
Categories: Social Science

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

301'.07'23 Extreme methods : innovative approaches to social science research I
J. Mitchell Miller , Richard Tewksbury . Boston , mass .: Allyn and Bacon , 2001. xi
, 273 p .; 23 cm . Includes bibliographical references . ( HM517.M56 2001 ] 21 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015058396683

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Challenge Innovation

Challenge   Innovation

Chapter. 9. Social. Science. Methods. used. in. a. Study. of. Prostitutes. in. the.
Gambia. Helen Pickering The need for field techniques to provide rapid and
detailed ... It has highlighted the contrasting approaches of epidemiology and the
social sciences. ... epidemiological, but in the course of reviewing some of the
problems that arose I aim to show that social research into HIV/AIDS and other
health problems most usefully steers a course between the two methodological
extremes.

Author: Mary Boulton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135342371

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 164

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Under the guidance of its expert editors, the book highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters through sustainable development, thus revealing better management methods and increasing protection of ...

Author: Fantina Tedim

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128157220

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 707

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, the book highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters through sustainable development, thus revealing better management methods and increasing protection of both the natural environment and the vulnerable communities within it. Reveals the complexity of extreme wildfire events and disasters in an accessible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary way Reviews the ground-breaking concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST) which offers an opportunity to reduce wildfire occurrence and severity through measures that promote sustainable development Proposes a new perspective on disaster risk reduction to help researchers, planners and professionals successfully adapt their methods for mitigating current and future issues
Categories: Science

Frugal Innovation

Frugal Innovation

In light of growing discourse on 'frugal innovation', this book offers novel approaches to innovation based on extensive empirical research.

Author: Yasser Bhatti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107188976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 695

In light of growing discourse on 'frugal innovation', this book offers novel approaches to innovation based on extensive empirical research. The study complements a decade of scholarly attention on frugal innovation by taking a research-based approach to innovation in resource-scarce and complex institutional contexts. The findings suggest that concepts such as frugal, reverse, jugaad, social, grassroots and inclusive innovation in fact represent heterogeneous assemblies of innovation for social, environmental and economic value. The conceptual framework invites attention to more plural sources and elements in the study of models of innovation to inspire further research in the fields of strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic sociology and development studies. The design framework offers models, metrics and competencies for practitioners and policymakers to identify, evaluate and design frugal innovations. The comprehensive view of frugal innovation demonstrates how firms can implement globally competitive strategies by pursuing innovation for humanity to improve lives for everyone, everywhere.
Categories: Business & Economics

Education Poverty Malnutrition and Famine

Education  Poverty  Malnutrition and Famine

In the social sciences, action research is characterized by its transformative
impact on the reality of the subject of its ... The action research methodology
employed in the current project was inspired by the transversal approach
developed by Rene ... A fundamental principle underpins the method – the need
to begin with people's own knowledge and expertise and not ... see later, helps
bridge the gap between the world of reproduction (tradition) and the world of
innovation (modernity).

Author: Lorraine Pe Symaco

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472512116

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 311

Education, Poverty, Malnutrition and Famine provides an overview of education response – what it is and how it can be improved in relation to one of the more persistent issues globally. Poverty, famine and/or malnutrition exist in variant degrees among developing and developed nations and the issue figures prominently in international development. This book provides a global overview of education and such issues through case study samples of countries within various regions and offers insights and proposes solutions on how educational response can help alleviate this challenge. Each chapter contains contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and an annotated list of suggested reading to support further exploration.
Categories: Education

Reflections on Learning Life and Work

Reflections on Learning  Life and Work

The authors of these chapters show how they have designed research projects
that make significant connections between ... difficult ideas and issues – even
those that require extreme sensitivity and confidentiality such as oppression, rage
, ... and research methods, has enabled them to create and re-create their
understandings and ways of knowing, and to create ... These processes have
also helped them to acknowledge the interconnectedness of the intellectual,
social, emotional, ...

Author: Maureen Ryan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462090255

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 801

This book records the stories of doctoral study experiences of the twenty-two writers. These research degree experiences are embedded in the lives and careers of the writers and the twenty-two distinctive projects draw from those individual lives and careers. The authors write about meeting the continuing demands of older and younger family members and of their struggles with ill health and work place demands while working through their studies. There is also the joy of coming to see themselves and being seen as research scholars and supporting and celebrating with others as they move through candidature proposals and ethics applications to graduation. Apart from the stories that bring the writers to their particular projects and that colour their individual journeys, storying methodology is most often selected for the research, all of which is undertaken within the arts, humanities and education. Phenomenology, narrative, ethnography are central to most of the studies and the detailed accounts of each research topic, methods and outcomes locate each of the research projects in rich bodies of knowledge. Valued writers and readers in these fields, Mary Beattie and Elaine Martin have read each reflection and provided in turn a foreword and an afterword which bookend the volume and further enrich these reflections on learning, life and work.
Categories: Education

Integrated Information and Computing Systems for Natural Spatial and Social Sciences

Integrated Information and Computing Systems for Natural  Spatial  and Social Sciences

Information in natural, spatial, and social sciences and applications is the gold of
modern times, driving scientific, industrial, social operations and developments.
... Where extremes meet, new solutions can be created so the next generation of
decision making will get into reach. ... systems are the use of new aspects and
approaches, enabling extensions for additional information and computing
resources, providing faster and cheaper means, and promoting innovative
research.

Author: Rückemann, Claus-Peter

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466621916

Category: Computers

Page: 543

View: 454

The 21st century has seen a number of advancements in technology, including the use of high performance computing. Computing resources are being used by the science and economy fields for data processing, simulation, and modeling. These innovations aid in the support of production, logistics, and mobility processes. Integrated Information and Computing Systems for Natural, Spatial, and Social Sciences covers a carefully selected spectrum of the most up to date issues, revealing the benefits, dynamism, potential, and challenges of information and computing system application scenarios and components from a wide spectrum of prominent disciplines. This comprehensive collection offers important guidance on the development stage of the universal solution to information and computing systems for researchers as well as industry decision makers and developers.
Categories: Computers

Machine Learning and Social Science for Fair and Private Data Products

Machine Learning and Social Science for Fair and Private Data Products

This work highlights that methods aimed at across-network tasks are in fact evaluated on across-layer problems and have limited performance on across-network problems.

Author: Kristen Marie Altenburger

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1183028668

Category:

Page:

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Technological innovations are fundamentally transforming information flow and social behavior. Digital platforms are increasingly embedded in established social systems highlighting the importance of developing fair and private machine learning approaches to managing these platforms. As social networks and social media data are increasingly leveraged for business and policy decisions, this thesis discusses work to develop methods for analyzing data privacy in attribute-rich network data, and to promote fair and equitable digital systems. Chapter 2 discusses work on privacy in digital systems. Privacy attacks in networked systems commonly leverage homophilous interactions, or what's commonly referred to as "birds of a feather flock together". While homophily describes a bias in attribute preferences for similar others, it gives limited attention to variability. We observe that attribute preferences can exhibit variation beyond what can be explained by models of homophily, and observe that this excess variation can induce a similarity among friends-of-friends on a network without requiring any similarity among friends. These findings offer an alternative perspective on network structure and attributes in general and prediction in particular, complicating the already difficult task of protecting privacy on social networks. Then, Chapter 3 examines node attribute prediction tasks more generally and provides a framework for distinguishing different types of prediction tasks as within-network, across-network, or across-layer tasks. This work highlights that methods aimed at across-network tasks are in fact evaluated on across-layer problems and have limited performance on across-network problems. Chapter 4 assesses novel uses of social media data to target regulatory enforcement efforts. This work provides a more cautionary perspective on the leading case that Yelp reviews are useful to target food safety inspections. This work highlights that prior results are sensitive to ``extreme imbalanced sampling'': extreme because the dataset was restricted from roughly 13k inspections to a sample of only 612 inspections with only extremely high or low inspection scores, and imbalanced by not accounting for class imbalance in the population. Finally, Chapter 5 studies the challenge of class imbalance more generally, comparing more standard approaches like Synthetic Minority Oversampling Technique to more modern approaches like Weighted Random Forest and Balanced Random Forest. Taken together, this thesis highlights the importance of understanding how new technologies intersect with existing consumer behavior and demonstrate the unique role of machine learning and social science research in the design and management of data products. As technology continues to promote instantaneous connectivity, there is a pressing need for analytical tools that facilitate secure and equal-opportunity platforms.
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Measuring Health

Measuring Health

... in the social sciences, although the application of this knowledge to health
measurements remains somewhat uneven. ... as the Functional Autonomy
Measurement System (SMAF) reviewed in Chapter 3 contain some very
innovative approaches. ... and econometric scaling methods are becoming
common and norm-referenced scoring is beginning to be applied. ... extremes by
instruments such as the General Health Questionnaire or the Functional
Assessment of Cancer Therapy).

Author: Ian McDowell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199725306

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 550

Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of the actual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.
Categories: Medical

Social Innovation

Social Innovation

The use of institutional theory in social entrepreneurship research can give useful
insights into the process of ... In this paper we discussed four social enterprises
that created market disequilibria through their social innovation and we ... of
Grameen Bank to highlight how a social enterprise that institutionalized impact
reports, processes, and methods and formed ... can loose its social and political
legitimacy, in extreme cases, it can lead to unwarranted social and market
stigmatization.

Author: Thomas Osburg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642365409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 882

​Social Innovation is becoming an increasingly important topic in our global society. Those organizations which are able to develop business solutions to the most urgent social and ecological challenges will be the leading companies of tomorrow. Social Innovation not only creates value for society but will be a key driver for business success. Although the concept of Social Innovation is discussed globally the meaning and its impact on the development of new business strategies is still heavily on debate. This publication has the goal to give a comprehensive overview of different concepts in the very innovative field of Social Innovation, from a managerial as well as from a theoretical and social perspective. Over 30 leading thinkers in the field of Innovation, Strategic Management and Organizational Development give a well structured inside on the latest developments and progress in the field of Social Innovation. Thereby the authors not only develop a comprehensive and unique analysis on the state-of-the art of social innovation but also give practical advice and information to business leaders on how to apply the latest management thinking on Social Innovation to daily business decisions. This publication has the intention to become a milestone in the further development of the concept of Social Innovation as well as to further stimulate new business strategies necessary to overcome world most pressing social and ecological challenges.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ethnographic Research

Ethnographic Research

social: an. introduction. to. ethnographic. research. The. aim of this Reader is to
illustrate the innovation and variety ... It will be of interest to academics and
students across the social sciences but is particularly directed towards novice
researchers. ... collected here provide an introduction to ethnographic research
through example, demonstrating multiple approaches ... several discrete
methods of formal data collection (the first two studies in the collection exemplify
these extremes) to, ...

Author: Dr Stephanie Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446227718

Category: Ethnology

Page: 278

View: 534

A clear demonstration of a range of ethnographic research techniques that offer a profound understanding of the subjects of the investigations and will undoubtedly stimulate many considering some form of research to assess carefully the advantages of ethnographic techniques for use in their own work' - "Evaluation and Research in Education " Ethnographic Research presents, in a single volume, a selection of ten recently published studies intended to illustrate the variety of social research which is currently being conducted within the ethnographic tradition. Together with an accompanying editorial introduction and a carefully selected range of Guided Reading Exercises, this text should provide students with a solid grounding of the different underlying assumptions, researchers' positions, methods of data collection and theoretical approaches within this broadly defined research tradition. The collection includes research from a range of different countries (Britain, The USA, Australia, Lebanon and India) and studies from a multitude of disciplines and contexts including work, policing, race and the environment. Consequently it should serve as an invaluable teaching resource on research methods courses across the social sciences, and in many neighbouring disciplines. The collection will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on research methods courses, and more generally for students who are required to carry out empirical research as a core component on a wide variety of courses.
Categories: Ethnology

Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy

Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy

They also identify a third category - service shops - which is described as falling
between these two extremes in terms of ... Pre-specified services are services
that use a standard approach or method in order to satisfy a general demand,
such as ... analysis compares what Soete and Miozzo describe as specialised
technology suppliers and science-based services, ... the Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research (FhG-ISI), and the Institute for Applied Social
Research ...

Author: Birgitte Andersen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781959935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 982

'Knowledge and Innovation in the New Service Economy is an interesting book that provides a good overview of recent trends in the service sector. . . . This book is recommended for libraries supporting upper division and graduate programs in international business and e-commerce, or for those who want a thorough overview of the knowledge-based service economy.' - Steven W. Staninger, Business Information Alert Knowledge and innovation are key factors contributing to growth and prosperity in the new service economy. This book presents original, empirical and theoretical contributions to address the economic dimensions of knowledge and the organisation of knowledge intensive activity through specialised services. Specific analyses include: * macro statistics to highlight the contribution of services to economic activity * firm level survey data to identify and consider client relations * case studies of four innovation-oriented business services.
Categories: Business & Economics