The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Emeritus Professor Alan Bryman,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923633

Category: Social Science

Page: 1305

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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.
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Selected Works of Young Social Science Researchers, Vol -

Author: N.A

Publisher: GEDY India

ISBN: 8194187338

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The first volume of "Selected Works of Young Social Science Researchers" is a collection of 24 original research papers of Young researcher in the field of social sciences from 6 countries. This book is edited by Prof. (Dr.) Inderjeet Singh Sodhi and Mr. Sanjit Mondal.
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Crossroads of Social Science

The ICPSR 25th Anniversary Volume

Author: Heinz Eulau

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862705

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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The essays in this collection analyze the successes and failures of the social sciences over the last few decades as well as on their future. The focus of the book is on generic problems, difficulties, and dilemmas in the social sciences that the contributors are uniquely qualified to articulate. Each of them has been intimately involved in the development of one or another discipline in the last thirty years or so; each has made significant contributions to that development in many ways; each has a personal perspective on accomplishments and failures, promises and needs, continuities to be cultivated and opportunities to be seized. ." . . anyone concerned with the state of social science disciplines should find these essays of interest." - Journal of Politics
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Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS) Vol.9 No.1

Author: COES&RJ LLC.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1794848401

Category:

Page: 240

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Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS) is an open access, double-blind, peer-reviewed and refereed journal published by Center of Excellence for Scientific & Research Journalism (COES&RJ LLC.), USA. The main objective of COES&RJ-JSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. COES&RJ-JSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world. The journal is published quarterly, in both print and online versions. COES&RJ-JSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in humanities and social science will occasionally be published.
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Qualitative Organizational Research Volume 1

Best Papers from the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research

Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607524740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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Over the past five years the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research has welcomed research projects by the very best qualitative, organizational researchers in the world. This conference has helped authors develop and hone theoretical ideas in an environment friendly to qualitative methods, and more importantly, has begun to build a community of qualitative researchers that work on organizational and management issues. The authors winning the "Best Presentation Awards" at the Davis Conference over the past five years have contributed chapters to this volume. The ideas in these chapters were "born" before the conference, but were nurtured through dialogue at the conference, and subsequently matured through later interactions among the community of qualitative scholars associated with the conference. As such, this volume represents the fruits of our collective labor as a qualitative research community. This collective and iterative process is a hallmark of qualitative methods, and often leads to a counterintuitive, "ahhah" experience for the researcher. This volume showcases some of the very best of those ahhah experiences from the organizational, qualitative research community.
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Social Science and the Christian Scriptures, Volume 1

Sociological Introductions and New Translation

Author: Anthony J. Blasi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532611501

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Sociologist Anthony Blasi analyzes early Christianity using multiple social scientific theories, including those of Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, Max Scheler, Alfred Schutz, and contemporary theorists. He investigates the canonical New Testament books as representative of early Christianity, a sample based on usage, and he takes the books in the chronological order in which they were written. The result is a series of "stills" that depict the movement at different stages in its development. His approaches, often neglected in New Testament studies, include such sociological subfields as sect theory, the routinization of charisma, conflict, stratification theory, stigma, the sociology of knowledge, new religions, the sociology of secrecy, marginality, liminality, syncretism, the social role of intellectuals, the poor person as a type, the sick role, degradation ceremonies, populism, the sociology of migration, the sociology of time, mergers, the sociology of law, and the sociology of written communication. Needing to treat the New Testament text as social data, Blasi uses his background in biblical studies and a review of a vast literature to establish the chronology of the compositions of the New Testament books and to present the "data" in a new translation that is accessible to non-specialists.
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The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies

Author: Sumanth Gopinath,Jason Stanyek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195375726

Category: Music

Page: 544

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The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies consolidate an area of scholarly inquiry that addresses how mechanical, electrical, and digital technologies and their corresponding economies of scale have rendered music and sound increasingly mobile-portable, fungible, and ubiquitous. At once a marketing term, a common mode of everyday-life performance, and an instigator of experimental aesthetics, "mobile music" opens up a space for studying the momentous transformations in the production, distribution, consumption, and experience of music and sound that took place between the late nineteenth and the early twenty-first centuries. Taken together, the two volumes cover a large swath of the world-the US, the UK, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, France, China, Jamaica, Iraq, the Philippines, India, Sweden-and a similarly broad array of the musical and nonmusical sounds suffusing the soundscapes of mobility. Volume 1 provides an introduction to the study of mobile music through the examination of its devices, markets, and theories. Conceptualizing a long history of mobile music extending from the late nineteenth century to the present, the volume focuses on the conjunction of human mobility and forms of sound production and reproduction. The volume's chapters investigate the MP3, copyright law and digital downloading, music and cloud computing, the iPod, the transistor radio, the automated call center, sound and text messaging, the mobile phone, the militarization of iPod usage, the cochlear implant, the portable sound recorder, listening practices of schoolchildren and teenagers, the ringtone, mobile music in the urban soundscape, the boombox, mobile music marketing in Mexico and Brazil, music piracy in India, and online radio in Japan and the US.
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Methods in Consumer Research, Volume 1

New Approaches to Classic Methods

Author: Gaston Ares,Paula Varela

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081012586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 582

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Methods for Consumer Research, Volume One: New Approaches to Classic Methods brings together world leading experts in global consumer research who provide a fully comprehensive state-of-the-art coverage of advances in the classical methods of consumer science. The book touches on the latest developments in qualitative techniques, including coverage of both focus groups and social media, while also focusing on liking, a fundamental principle of consumer science, consumer segmentation, and the influence of extrinsic product characteristics, such as packaging and presentation on consumer liking. In conjunction with the second volume, which covers alternative approaches and special applications, this book is an invaluable reference for academics working in the fields of in-sensory and consumer science, psychology, marketing and nutrition. And, with examples of the methodology being applied throughout, it serves as a practical guide to research and development managers in both food and non-food companies. Presents a fully comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in the classical methodologies of consumer research Provides examples of successful application of the methodologies presented Includes focus groups and social media discussions Encompasses consumer segmentation, with a focus on psychographics and genetics
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