Sociological Research Methods

Author: Martin Bulmer

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412834681

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

View: 1096

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A rich source of ideas about sociological research methods to assist the researcher in determining what method will provide the most reliable and useful knowledge, how to choose between different methodologies, and what constitutes the most fruitful relationship between sociological theories and research methods.
Release

Sociology

Introductory Readings

Author: Anthony Giddens,Philip W. Sutton

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745648843

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 1707

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A strong emphasis has been placed on creating a productive mixture of classic and contemporary readings which is highly readable and lively, yet remains challenging. Whilst particularly useful as a companion to the sixth edition of Giddensʹs Sociology, the reader is designed for use independently or alongside other textbooks. The reader maintains the distinctive approach which Sociology pioneered: strongly comparative and historically informed, it stresses the influence of globalizing trends in social life. The carefully selected readings range from studies of face-to-face interaction through to the analysis of large-scale global systems, and cover sociological theories of society as well as research methods. Amongst the new selections in this volume are readings on the Internet and virtual communities, the impact of ecological thinking and climate change on social science, offshoring and the future of work, global cities, patriarchy and shifting gender relations, intersecting social inequalities, the idea and practice of restorative justice, new forms of cybercrime, war, terrorism and the prospects for a global cosmopolitan democracy. The readings are arranged in ten thematic sections and each section is preceded by a summary in order to facilitate studentsʹ comprehension and critical reflection. The result is an exciting new text that encompasses the major themes and debates in both classical and contemporary sociology. Sociology: Introductory Readings will be an essential resource for anyone who wishes to engage with the scope of sociological thought today. -- Back cover.
Release

Surveys in Social Research

Author: David de Vaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415268578

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

View: 3999

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This work provides advice on how to plan, conduct and analyze social surveys. It emphasizes the links between theory and research, the logic and interpretation of statistics, and the practices of social research. The fifth edition includes a new chapter on ethics and a glossary. It assumes no background in statistical analysis, and gives readers the tools they need to come to grips with this often confusing field.
Release

Improving Survey Methods

Lessons from Recent Research

Author: Uwe Engel,Ben Jann,Peter Lynn,Annette Scherpenzeel,Patrick Sturgis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131762971X

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 8813

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This state-of-the-art volume provides insight into the recent developments in survey research. It covers topics like: survey modes and response effects, bio indicators and paradata, interviewer and survey error, mixed-mode panels, sensitive questions, conducting web surveys and access panels, coping with non-response, and handling missing data. The authors are leading scientists in the field, and discuss the latest methods and challenges with respect to these topics. Each of the book’s eight parts starts with a brief chapter that provides an historical context along with an overview of today’s most critical survey methods. Chapters in the sections focus on research applications in practice and discuss results from field studies. As such, the book will help researchers design surveys according to today’s best practices. The book’s website www.survey-methodology.de provides additional information, statistical analyses, tables and figures. An indispensable reference for practicing researchers and methodologists or any professional who uses surveys in their work, this book also serves as a supplement for graduate or upper level-undergraduate courses on survey methods taught in psychology, sociology, education, economics, and business. Although the book focuses on European findings, all of the research is discussed with reference to the entire survey-methodology area, including the US. As such, the insights in this book will apply to surveys conducted around the world.
Release

Connecting Sociology to Our Lives

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131726214X

Category: Education

Page: 450

View: 7456

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Many introductory texts claim to make sociology relevant to student interests. Perhaps no other text has done this so completely - and engagingly - as Connecting Sociology to Our Lives. Tim Delaney not only uses popular and contemporary culture examples, he explains sociology thoroughly within the frame of the contemporary culture of students - a culture shaped by political, economic, and environmental trends just as much as by today's pop stars. This book will help academics to engage their students in sociology through the prism of their own culture. It involves students in critical thinking and classroom discussion through the book's many 'What Do You Think?' inserts, and will inspire them to careers with the book's unique chapter, 'Sociology's Place in Society: Completing the Connection'.
Release

Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research

Author: Craig A. Hill,Elizabeth Dean,Joe Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118594983

Category: Mathematics

Page: 360

View: 3806

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Provides the knowledge and tools needed for the future ofsurvey research The survey research discipline faces unprecedented challenges,such as falling response rates, inadequate sampling frames, andantiquated approaches and tools. Addressing this changinglandscape, Social Media, Sociality, and SurveyResearch introduces readers to a multitude of newtechniques in data collection in one of the fastest developingareas of survey research. The book is organized around the central idea of a "socialityhierarchy" in social media interactions, comprised of three levels:broadcast, conversational, and community based. SocialMedia, Sociality, and Survey Research offers balancedcoverage of the theory and practice of traditional survey research,while providing a conceptual framework for the opportunities socialmedia platforms allow. Demonstrating varying perspectives andapproaches to working with social media, the book features: ulstyle="line-height: 25px; margin-left: 15px; margin-top: 0px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;" New ways to approach data collection using platforms such asFacebook and Twitter Alternate methods for reaching out to interview subjects Design features that encourage participation with engaging,interactive surveys Social Media, Sociality, and Survey Research is animportant resource for survey researchers, market researchers, andpractitioners who collect and analyze data in order to identifytrends and draw reliable conclusions in the areas of business,sociology, psychology, and population studies. The book is also auseful text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses onsurvey methodology and market research.
Release

The Sociology of Deviance

Differences, Tradition, and Stigma

Author: Robert J. Franzese

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398079943

Category: Deviant behavior

Page: 308

View: 4002

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Sociology of Deviance: Differences, Tradition, and Stigma is dedicated to a sociological analysis of deviance, a term reframed to imply differences. Deviance is approached from the outset as meaning differences: differences in attitudes, behaviors, lifestyles, and values of people. The terms OC devianceOCO or OC deviant behaviorOCO are understood as labels themselves and are used sparingly, such as in the title and in Chapter 14, OC Elite and Power DevianceOCO (OC devianceOCO appears with frequency in the theory chapters since it is a term used by the theorists addressed). Part of the title of the text is OC TraditionOCO meaning traditional topics are covered such as suicide, mental disorders and physical disabilities, addictions and substance abuse and use, criminal behaviors, and sexual behaviors and differences. The book has one chapter devoted to criminal behaviors, with emphasis placed on violent and property offenses. The term OC stigmaOCO appears in the title for two reasons: it is to honor the contributions of Erving Goffman to the study of differences, and it is used to accentuate the importance of societal reaction to attitudes, behaviors, lifestyles, and values that are varied and different in a heterogeneous society. Nowhere is this more evident than in Chapter 12, OC Societal Reaction and Stigmatization: Mental Disorders and Physical Disabilities.OCO"
Release

Research Methods

Author: Patrick McNeill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113495266X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 7312

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This is the second, fully revised and updated edition of a highly praised text introducing sociological research methods to the student. It is written for the non-specialist, yet introduces all the central issues of social research.
Release

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Author: Nigel G Fielding,Raymond M Lee,Grant Blank

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473959284

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

View: 8108

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.
Release

Methods of Social Research, 4th Edition

Author: Kenneth Bailey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439118894

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 6223

DOWNLOAD NOW »

An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.
Release