Author: David M. Fetterman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950457

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 4109

The Third Edition of the best-selling Ethnography: Step-By-Step guides readers in managing mountains of ethnographic data and making meaningful statements based on that data. The second edition provided coverage of a then "new frontier"--the Internet. This new edition builds on that coverage and offers an up-to-date discussion of technology in ethnography, covering a range of topics from technological tools to research with virtual communities. Other notable additions to this updated classic include increased coverage of ethics in ethnography and updated examples and references from a broader range of fields, so as to represent the landscape of ethnography today. Popular with readers for its friendly and accessible approach, this new edition will be an indispensable resource for doing ethnographic research. It is especially well suited for courses in ethnography, qualitative research methods, and social research methods.

Proposals That Work

Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452216851

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 6674

Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Author: Professor Leonard Bickman,Leonard Bickman,Debra J. Rog,Rog Debra J,MS Debra J Rog

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761906728

Category: Social Science

Page: 580

View: 9459

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

DiY WiFi: Re-imagining Connectivity

Author: K. Jungnickel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731253X

Category: Computers

Page: 150

View: 5521

Based on extensive fieldwork, Jungnickel's research into community WiFi networking explores the innovative digital cultures of ordinary people making extra-ordinary things. Committed to making 'ournet, not the internet', these digital tinkerers re-inscribe wireless broadband technology with new meanings and re-imagined possibilities of use.

ESOMAR Seminar on Qualitative Research

from international to cross-cultural marketing-- the qualitative connection : Singapore, 30 November-2 December 1997

Author: ESOMAR.

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 9173


Research Methods for Managers

Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781853963506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 7847

`Strengths of the text lie with the emphasis on a creative multimethods approach, the accesssible argument for validity and relevance of ethnographic methods in business and management research and the relative clarity with which philosophical issues are exposed' - Human Resource Management Journal Research Methods for Managers enables students to take their first steps in project work, confident that they are on firm ground in their choice of methodological approaches to the problems that they have set themselves. In the experience of the authors, this is what students engaged in research usually find most difficult. The authors` aim is to present a balanced approach to research methodology in business and management, and to offer intending researchers a wider range of options than deductive approaches alone. The authors address the key philosophical foundations of the main methodological approaches to research in management and business. The text is practical and user-friendly, with a step-by-step approach and examples and exercises drawn from business. The book deals with all aspects of the research process, and especially with deciding on an approach or strategy and formulating the research plan.

Resettlement from Large Psychiatric Hospital to Small Community Residence

One Step to Freedom?

Author: R. V. E. Forrester-Jones,Gordon W. B. Grant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 9220

This book renders an account of the social lives of people with long-term mental illnesses based on an analysis of their discourses and everyday experiences. Exploring social networks within and beyond the immediate care environment, this book aims to redress the balance between the wealth of knowledge of clinical medicine and the neglected research area of necessary social support.

Qualitative methods in organizational research

a practical guide

Author: Catherine Cassell

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803987692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 519

If you're looking for a resource that clearly outlines practical techniques and methods for conducting qualitative research in organizational settings, then this is the book for you. Covering a diverse range of methods, this invaluable book focuses on qualitative approaches in practice. After considering the role and distinctive features of qualitative methods in organizations, the contributors outline a number of different approaches and techniques. The purpose, rationale, and context of each approach is described and guidelines on when and how they might be used are presented. Case examples illustrate costs and limits as well as advantages of each technique. A special feature of this volume is its attention to range and diversity: Alongside well-known methods such as interviewing, participant observation, and case studies, newer approaches like stakeholder analysis and tracer studies are included.

Doing early childhood research

international perspectives on theory and practice

Author: Glenda MacNaughton,Sharne A. Rolfe,Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Publisher: Open Univ Pr


Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 2702

There are a growing number of courses on early childhood education at university level. This has placed new demands on both students and staff as research is a key feature of many of these courses. Research training is an important element in both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in early childhood education and there is a genuine need for an accessible textbook that addresses the particular research issues which are a feature of this important field. Doing Early Childhood Research introduces the most common qualitative and quantitative methods in the early childhood context. The contributors cover a wide range of conventional and newer approaches including observation, surveys, action research, ethnography, policy analysis and poststructuralist approaches. The reader is shown step by step how to select a topic, review the literature, design their research project, analyse data and produce a report. Throughout the emphasis is on practical application of the methods and the text is illustrated by a wide range of examples and case studies. Each chapter includes checklists, explanations of key concepts, annotated further reading and questions for reflection. Written by leading international early childhood researchers, this book is a standard introduction to research in the early childhood field.

Fit for the global future?

new approaches in marketing, advertising and market research in response to a changing business environment : Lisbon (Portugal), July 1997

Author: Advertising Research Foundation,ESOMAR.,Japan Marketing Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 3603


Ethnographic Writing Research

Writing it Down, Writing it Up, and Reading it

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: 9780867094862

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 5555

The primary goal of Ethnographic Writing Research is to help you conduct your day-to-day research - whether it means developing an informal classroom report, writing a dissertation prospectus and study, or participating in local, civic literacy research.

Qualitative data analysis

an expanded sourcebook

Author: Matthew B. Miles,A. M. Huberman

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 7911

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.

Boys, Girls, and E-mail

A Case Study in Finnish Senior Secondary Schools

Author: Seppo Tella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789514562242

Category: Communication in education

Page: 113

View: 1936

Tiivistelmä: Tytöt, pojat ja sähköposti.

Handbook of Research for Educational Communications and Technology

A Project of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference


Category: Communication en éducation - Recherche - Guides, manuels, etc

Page: 1267

View: 1516

Examines the use of technologies to facilitate teaching and learning as well as the design of instruction and learning environments. Outlines the breadth of issues, theories, and methods that define the field of education, educational communications, and technology; describes the theoretical and intellectual foundations for the methods and models that researchers and designed use to develop and criticize the research and products; and summarizes and critiques the base of research studies on hard technologies. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR