Handbook for Research Students in the Social Sciences

Handbook for Research Students in the Social Sciences

Author: Graham Allan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 185000935X

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 152

Aimed at helping research students, working full- or part-time in the social sciences, to be as effective as possible in the pursuit of their degrees. Organized in three parts, the book discusses how to undertake a research degree, study and research skills and strategic approaches to research.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences

Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences

This Handbook attests to the diversity and richness of research methods in the health and social sciences. It will benefit many readers, particularly students and researchers who undertake research in health and social science areas.

Author: Pranee Liamputtong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811052506

Category: Social Science

Page: 2300

View: 106

Research is defined by the Australian Research Council as “the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies, inventions and understandings”. Research is thus the foundation for knowledge. It produces evidence and informs actions that can provide wider benefit to a society. The knowledge that researchers cultivate from a piece of research can be adopted for social and health programs that can improve the health and well-being of the individuals, their communities and the societies in which they live. As we have witnessed in all corners of the globe, research has become an endeavor that most of us in the health and social sciences cannot avoid. This Handbook is conceived to provide the foundation to readers who wish to embark on a research project in order to form knowledge that they need. The Handbook comprises four main sections: Traditional research methods sciences; Innovative research methods; Doing cross-cultural research; and Sensitive research methodology and approach. This Handbook attests to the diversity and richness of research methods in the health and social sciences. It will benefit many readers, particularly students and researchers who undertake research in health and social science areas. It is also valuable for the training needs of postgraduate students who wish to undertake research in cross-cultural settings, with special groups of people, as it provides essential knowledge not only on the methods of data collection but also salient issues that they need to know if they wish to succeed in their research endeavors.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning

Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning

This handbook not only presents the current status of research on significant topics in social education, but also includes discussion of formulating productive research programs.

Author: James P. Shaver

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0028957903

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

View: 953

This handbook not only presents the current status of research on significant topics in social education, but also includes discussion of formulating productive research programs. Topics include qualititative research; culturally diverse students and social studies; teacher competence; teaching and learning history; games and simulation in social studies education; writing for the social sciences and more.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods

Handbook of Research Methods

Designed for researchers, managers, and administrators who make research-based decisions, as well as students of the social sciences and business. The entire research process, from variables to final report, is covered step by step.

Author: Natalie L. Sproull

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810844869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

View: 157

Designed for researchers, managers, and administrators who make research-based decisions, as well as students of the social sciences and business. The entire research process, from variables to final report, is covered step by step.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Internet Research Handbook

The Internet Research Handbook

Ideal as a course textbook at undergraduate and graduate level in a range of social science disciplines where doing a research project is an integral part of the course.

Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761964401

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 224

Ideal as a course textbook at undergraduate and graduate level in a range of social science disciplines where doing a research project is an integral part of the course. It will also be of great use to postgraduate students who are about to start research for a dissertation, and for experienced academic researchers who are trying to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research in Social Studies Education

Handbook of Research in Social Studies Education

(National Council for the Social Studies, 1994, vii) In considering how a new
Handbook of Research in Social Studies Education might be organized, we
looked not only to the previous Handbook of Research on Social Studies
Teaching and ...

Author: Linda S. Levstik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135601454

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 662

This Handbook outlines the current state of research in social studies education – a complex, dynamic, challenging field with competing perspectives about appropriate goals, and on-going conflict over the content of the curriculum. Equally important, it encourages new research in order to advance the field and foster civic competence; long maintained by advocates for the social studies as a fundamental goal. In considering how to organize the Handbook, the editors searched out definitions of social studies, statements of purpose, and themes that linked (or divided) theory, research, and practices and established criteria for topics to include. Each chapter meets one or more of these criteria: research activity since the last Handbook that warrants a new analysis, topics representing a major emphasis in the NCSS standards, and topics reflecting an emerging or reemerging field within the social studies. The volume is organized around seven themes: Change and Continuity in Social Studies Civic Competence in Pluralist Democracies Social Justice and the Social Studies Assessment and Accountability Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines Information Ecologies: Technology in the Social Studies Teacher Preparation and Development The Handbook of Research in Social Studies is a must-have resource for all beginning and experienced researchers in the field.
Categories: Education

The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

" - Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications ...

Author: William Outhwaite

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206454

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 641

"An excellent guidebook through different approaches to social science measurement, including the all-important route-maps that show us how to get there." - Roger Jowell, City University "In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have brought together material in one volume which will provide an extremely important platform for consideration of the full range of contemporary analytical and methodological issues." - Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions. It is designed to meet the needs of those disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a comprehensive overview of the methodological literature. The text is divided into 7 sections: Overviews of methodological approaches in the social sciences Cases, comparisons and theory Quantification and experiment Rationality, complexity and collectivity Interpretation, critique and postmodernity Discourse construction Engagement. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the Handbook is a landmark work in the field of research methods. More than just a 'cookbook' that teaches readers how to master techniques, it will give social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the full range of methodological debates today, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their own research questions. It will generate debate, solutions and a series of questions for researchers to exploit and develop in their research and teaching.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research on Student Engagement

Handbook of Research on Student Engagement

Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Engagement across developmental stages. Self-efficacy in the engaged learner. Parental and social influences on engagement and achievement motivation.

Author: Sandra L. Christenson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461420170

Category: Psychology

Page: 840

View: 571

For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong learning. This robust expansion has led to numerous lines of research across disciplines and are brought together clearly and comprehensively in the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement. The Handbook guides readers through the field’s rich history, sorts out its component constructs, and identifies knowledge gaps to be filled by future research. Grounding data in real-world learning situations, contributors analyze indicators and facilitators of student engagement, link engagement to motivation, and gauge the impact of family, peers, and teachers on engagement in elementary and secondary grades. Findings on the effectiveness of classroom interventions are discussed in detail. And because assessing engagement is still a relatively new endeavor, chapters on measurement methods and issues round out this important resource. Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Engagement across developmental stages. Self-efficacy in the engaged learner. Parental and social influences on engagement and achievement motivation. The engaging nature of teaching for competency development. The relationship between engagement and high-risk behavior in adolescents. Comparing methods for measuring student engagement. An essential guide to the expanding knowledge base, the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such varied fields as clinical child and school psychology, educational psychology, public health, teaching and teacher education, social work, and educational policy.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education

Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education

The Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education is a critical reference source that provides insights into social influences on school and educational settings.

Author: Wisdom, Sherrie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522591108

Category: Social Science

Page: 556

View: 580

In comparing one public school to another, discussions frequently include talk concerning the socioeconomics of a school or district, which then leads to talk about the advantages that one socioeconomic setting has over another. Educators tend to agree that low academic achievement frequently associated with a low socioeconomic status is a characteristic difficult to resolve for a population of school children. The Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education is a critical reference source that provides insights into social influences on school and educational settings. Featuring an array of topics including online learning, social mobility, and teacher preparation, this book is excellent for educational leaders, educational researchers, teachers, academicians, administrators, instructional designers, and teacher preparation programs.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.

Author: Pertti Alasuutari

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206577

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

View: 316

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. The volume maintains that there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions research design and analysis. The book also includes several chapters that describe historical and current directions in social research, debating crucial subjects such as qualitative versus quantitative paradigms, how to judge the credibility of types of research, and the increasingly topical issue of research ethics. The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.
Categories: Social Science

The Social Work Student s Research Handbook

The Social Work Student s Research Handbook

Get accurate information on social work concepts--anytime, anyplace! The Social Work Student's Research Handbook keeps the information you need on essential classroom concepts and principles right at your fingertips.

Author: Dominique Moyse Steinberg

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 0789014815

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 588

Get accurate information on social work concepts--anytime, anyplace! The Social Work Student's Research Handbook keeps the information you need on essential classroom concepts and principles right at your fingertips. Practical and easy to use, this comprehensive handbook provides instant access to the nuts and bolts of social work research. The handbook is a perfect resource to help students integrate research into projects, theses, and dissertations, and to help practitioners refresh, review, and organize their professional processes. The Social Work Student's Research Handbook is a complement to the dense and heavy research books available that cover a lot of material--and have the pages to prove it! It helps you sort through the narrative, details, and examples to get straight to the heart of each issue when it counts. It provides the tools you need to get through the learning process and is an essential aid for reference use with professional literature; for selecting a problem for social work study; identifying a design type; developing or selecting an instrument; developing a sampling strategy; collecting and analyzing data; and organizing, writing, disseminating, and utilizing results. The Social Work Student's Research Handbook includes concise, usable information on: problem formulation working from questions or hypothesis assumptions design options (exploratory, descriptive, experimental) evaluations (practice, program) data analysis (qualitative, quantitative) and much more. In addition, each chapter ends with a summary of major points to remember and a self-test exercise. The Social Work Student's Research Handbook is an invaluable resource for MSW students as they apply what they've learned in research courses toward original research projects. It's equally handy for social work practitioners and research instructors.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

... product from the Australian Research Council Research Network in Spatially
Integrated Social Science (aRcRnsiss), ... Summer School for Graduate Students
in Spatially Integrated Social Science Theory, Methods and Applications which ...

Author: Robert Stimson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857932976

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 190

The chapters in this book provide coverage of the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies that typify research using a Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) approach. This insightful Handbook is intended chiefly as a primer for students and bu
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine.

Author: Gary L Albrecht

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761942726

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

View: 837

This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences

Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences

The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, ...

Author: Erçetin, ?efika ?ule

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522501497

Category: Mathematics

Page: 458

View: 260

The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics, management, and education, has also recently taken root in the social sciences. As a method of analyzing the way in which the digital age has connected society more than ever, chaos and complexity theory serves as a tactic to tie world events and cope with the information overload that is associated with heightened social connectivity. The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, economics, and education. Presenting diverse research-based perspectives on mathematical patterns in the world system, this publication is an essential reference source for scholars, researchers, mathematicians, social theorists, and graduate-level students in a variety of disciplines.
Categories: Mathematics

Handbook of Research on Science Education

Handbook of Research on Science Education

Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science ...

Author: Norman G. Lederman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136221972

Category: Education

Page: 970

View: 353

Building on the foundation set in Volume I—a landmark synthesis of research in the field—Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives. The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addresses—pulling together the existing research, working to understand the historical trends and patterns in that body of scholarship, describing how the issue is conceptualized within the literature, how methods and theories have shaped the outcomes of the research, and where the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps are in the literature. Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.
Categories: Education

Research Training for Social Scientists

Research Training for Social Scientists

With indispensable advice for students from all social science backgrounds, this handbook provides the core conceptual and practical skills to embark on succesful research.

Author: Dawn Burton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446235515

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 311

With indispensable advice for students from all social science backgrounds, this handbook provides the core conceptual and practical skills to embark on succesful research. The organization of the book reflects the knowledge that is required in order to become a competent and effective researcher. It follows the life-cycle of the research project: it begins with a discussion of ethical and philosphical issues; presents guides to both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; provides help on using computers in research; and includes advice on how to write up and present a research project. Based on the UK Economic and Social Research Council advice on the training which students should undertake in preparation for postgraduate research, this book will be invaluable for all beginning researchers.
Categories: Social Science

SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

In L. S. Levstik & C. A. Tyson (Eds.), Handbook of research in social studies
education (pp. 219–238). New York: Routledge. ... Real-world investigations for
social studies: Inquiries for middle and high school students. Upper Saddle River
 ...

Author: James H. McMillan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452262055

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 143

The Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment. The handbook emphasizes theory, conceptual frameworks, and all varieties of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to provide an in-depth understanding of the knowledge base in each area of classroom assessment and how to conduct inquiry in the area. It presents classroom assessment research to convey, in depth, the state of knowledge and understanding that is represented by the research, with particular emphasis on how classroom assessment practices affect student achieventment and teacher behavior. Editor James H. McMillan and five Associate Editors bring the best thinking and analysis from leading classroom assessment researchers on the nature of the research, making significant contributions to this prominent and hotly debated topic in education.
Categories: Education

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

Brings together international scholars across the social and behavioural sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex ...

Author: Donna M. Mertens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412949187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 667

View: 203

Brings together international scholars across the social and behavioural sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex world in which we live.
Categories: Business & Economics

The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations

The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations

The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of research processes in social science — from the ideation and design of research projects, through the construction ...

Author: Luigi Curini

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526486394

Category: Political Science

Page: 1332

View: 154

The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of the field and its research processes through the empirical and research scholarship of leading international authors. The book is structured along the lines of applied research in the discipline: from formulating good research questions and designing a good research project, to various modes of theoretical argumentation, through conceptualization, to empirical measurement and analysis. Each chapter offers new approaches and builds upon existing methods. Through its seven parts, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practicing academics, will be guided through the design, methods and analysis of issues in Political Science and International Relations discipline: Part One: Formulating Good Research Questions and Designing Good Research Projects Part Two: Methods of Theoretical Argumentation Part Three: Conceptualization & Measurement Part Four: Large-Scale Data Collection & Representation Methods Part Five: Quantitative-Empirical Methods Part Six: Qualitative & “Mixed” Methods Part Seven: EITM & EMTI
Categories: Political Science

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences is the definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of quantitative methods in the social sciences, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the major ...

Author: David Kaplan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761923594

Category: Social Science

Page: 511

View: 104

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences is the definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of quantitative methods in the social sciences, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the major techniques used in the field. The contributors, top methodologists and researchers, have written about their areas of expertise in ways that convey the utility of their respective techniques, but, where appropriate, they also offer a fair critique of these techniques. Relevance to real-world problems in the social sciences is an essential ingredient of each chapter and makes this an invaluable resource.
Categories: Social Science