Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education

Author: James E. Cote,Andy Furlong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317677781

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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This is the first handbook to cover the sociological approaches to higher education. It is timely because of global expansions of mass higher educational systems, especially as these systems come under scrutiny by a variety of stakeholders. Questions are being raised about the value of traditional pedagogies along with calls for efficiency, accountability and cost-reduction, but above all job training. Within this neoliberal context, each chapter examines different sociological aspects of, and debates about, educational institutions as status-conferring organizations, with myriad positional characteristics, experiences, and outcomes. Many current debates concern the legitimacy of the statuses conferred, including the continuing debate regarding the role of universities in legitimating social class reproduction as well as more recent concerns about standards in mass systems. This handbook puts these issues and debates in focus in ways that will be of interest to a variety of stakeholders, within academia as well as in policy circles.
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Sociology

Author: Steve Chapman

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 9781843154471

Category: Sociology

Page: 176

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These New editions of the successful, highly-illustrated study/revision guides have been fully updated to meet the latest specification changes. Written by experienced examiners, they contain in-depth coverage of the key information plus hints, tips and guidance about how to achieve top grades in the A2 exams.
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Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology Coursebook

Author: Chris Livesey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107673399

Category: Education

Page: 380

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This revised set of resources for Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology syllabus (9699) is thoroughly updated for the latest syllabus. Written by a highly experienced author, the Coursebook provides comprehensive support for the syllabus. Accessible language combined with the clear, visually-engaging layout makes this an ideal resource for the course. Discussion of significant sociological research, case studies, explanation of key terms and questions within the text reinforce knowledge. Stimulating activities build interpretation and application as well as analytical and evaluation skills. Revision checklists help in consolidating understanding. The book provides complete exam support with each chapter culminating in exam-style questions and a further chapter dedicated to revision, and examination skills and practice. A Teacher's CD-ROM is also available.
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Qualitative Data Analysis

An Expanded Sourcebook

Author: Matthew B. Miles,A. Michael Huberman,Michael A. Huberman,Prof Michael Huberman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803955400

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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The latest edition of this best-selling textbook by Miles and Huberman not only is considerably expanded in content, but is now available in paperback. Bringing the art of qualitative analysis up-to-date, this edition adds hundreds of new techniques, ideas and references developed in the past decade. The increase in the use of computers in qualitative analysis is also reflected in this volume. There is an extensive appendix on criteria to choose from among the currently available analysis packages. Through examples from a host of social science and professional disciplines, Qualitative Data Analysis remains the most comprehensive and complete treatment of this topic currently available to scholars and applied researchers.
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Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Coursebook

Author: Jonathan Blundell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107645131

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This fresh set of resources for Cambridge IGCSE Sociology syllabus 0495 (and Cambridge O Level Sociology syllabus 2251) is carefully crafted to match and support the revised syllabus for first examination in 2016. Written in clear and accessible language, the Coursebook provides comprehensive coverage of the syllabus in a visually-stimulating format. Key sociological research combined with case studies and thought provoking questions help in understanding concepts. Features such as Key terms and Revision checklists further reinforce learning and understanding of core subject areas. Engaging activities help in applying knowledge in various contexts and building interpretation, analytical and evaluation skills. The book provides complete exam support with each chapter culminating in exam-style questions and a further chapter dedicated to revision, and examination skills and practice. A Teachers CD-ROM is also available.
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Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205297719

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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This work offers balanced coverage of both the qualitative and quantative approaches to social research. New features for the second edition include a new glossary based on reviewer and student suggestions, and an expanded chapter on library research and writing reports.
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The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495094684

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 576

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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples+such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana make this Fourth Edition thoroughly fascinating as it introduces you to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. The book's new qualitative coverage combined with its already strong quantitative material makes this new edition Babbie's best yet. Babbie, long respected in the field and renowned for his engaging and friendly writing style, gives you the tools you need for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom+as a researcher and as a consumer of research. With a strong emphasis on ethics and additional qualitative material, this Fourth Edition is authoritative yet student-friendly . . . and engaging enough to help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Sociology

Author: James Fulcher,John Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563756

Category: Social Science

Page: 879

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'Sociology' is relevant to current teaching and courses dealing with sociology as a living subject and incorporating the classic traditions of the discipline. This new edition has been updated with a range of new case studies and additional chapters.
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