Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age

Author: JoAnn Chirico

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483317196

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Within the pages of this manual, students become personally involved in research as they learn important analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills, and develop the ability to interpret the contemporary global situation and its impact on their lives. Linking fundamental concepts of sociology with everyday activities, the exercises in each chapter lead students through an array of qualitative and quantitative methods as they test and apply theories. Students experience research as a process of asking questions, defining terms clearly, seeking patterns, and reaching conclusions based on their findings, while avoiding bias. Short essays describing current perspectives on globalization accompany the exercises, addressing political, cultural, social, economic, technological, and religious dimensions. Key Features 25 research exercises may be completed by students in class or independently, providing flexibility for the instructor. Exercises are ready to be assigned as they appear in the text, with convenient tear-out pages. Students investigate intriguing topics such as "Global Ethics," "Violating Folkways," "Bowling Alone," and "McDonald's Versus Jihad." A variety of research methods are featured: interviews, experiments, functional analysis, content analysis, and more. Extensive follow-up "Discussion" sections help students maximize their understanding. Surveys and qualitative exercises adapted from larger studies allow students to compare their results with national and global patterns of results, which they may explore further through the Web links provided. Intended Audience: This interactive manual follows the format of standard introductory sociology texts, making it an engaging and easy fit for Introductory Sociology or Principles of Sociology courses.

Global Problems, Global Solutions

Prospects for a Better World

Author: JoAnn Chirico

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506347797

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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Global Problems, Global Solutions: Prospects for a Better World by JoAnn Chirico approaches social problems from a global perspective with an emphasis on using one’s sociological imagination. Perfect for instructors who involve students in research, this text connects problems borne by individuals to regional, global, and historical forces, and stresses the importance of evidence in forming opinions and policies addressing social issues. The book introduces readers to the complexities of the major problems that confront us today such as violent conflict, poverty, climate change, human trafficking and other issues that we encounter in our lives. It book concludes with a chapter on politics and government, underscoring the need for good governance at all levels–and cooperation among many layers of government–to build a better world.

Globalization

Prospects and Problems

Author: JoAnn Chirico

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315444

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Globalization: Prospects and Problems, by JoAnn Chirico, provides a comprehensive and enlightening overview of globalization issues and topics. Emphasizing the theory and methods that social scientists employ to study globalization, the text reveals how macro globalization processes impact individual lives—from the spread of scientific discourse to which jobs are more or less likely to be offshored. The author presents a clear image of “the big globalization picture” by skillfully exploring, piece by piece, a myriad of globalization topics, debates, theories, and empirical data. Compelling chapters on theory, global civil society, democracy, cities, religion, institutions (sports, education, and health care), along with three chapters on global challenges, help readers develop a broad understanding of key topics and issues. Throughout the text, the author encourages readers to relate their personal experiences to globalization processes, allowing for a more meaningful and relevant learning experience.

Critical Mass

The Emergence of Global Civil Society

Author: James W. St.G. Walker,Andrew S. Thompson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580226

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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Public concern about inequitable economic globalisation has revealed the demand for citizen participation in global decision making. This book offers a mixture of experience and analysis by the leaders of some of the most influential global civil society organisations and respected academics who specialise in this field of study.

Bit by Bit

Social Research in the Digital Age

Author: Matthew Salganik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691158648

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Scheduled for release in the Fall of 2017.

Learning, Work and Social Responsibility

Challenges for Lifelong Learning in a Global Age

Author: Karen Evans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140209759X

Category: Education

Page: 274

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The concept of individual responsibility has taken on a signi?cance comparable to that of ‘choice’ in the global rise of neo-liberalism of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The rise of neo-liberalism is most often analysed through the lenses of theory, governmentality and societal structures. There has been a tendency for an- ysis to become overly abstract with the subjective experiences of the social actors missing dimensions in the literature. This book draws on more than 20 years of international research that has focused on the subjective experiences of people as actors in changing social landscapes. These landscapes are differently positioned politically, economically and socially, in relation to the rise of neo-liberalism. Comparisons enable the differences in people’s experiences to be located, explored and explained in relation to different soc- economic landscapes, thus throwing into relief the effects of neo-liberal policies where they are found. My approach is to create an extended dialogue between ideas and evidence, starting close to home, and then extending to speci?c international comparisons and to wider explorations of the central themes of the book: human agency and social responsibility. Finally, I return to social landscapes of Britain, to review the position and potential for social change in societies that exemplify what Sennett has termed ‘Anglo-American regimes’, in contrast to ‘Rhine regimes’ as exempli?ed by Germany.

Opportunities in Science Technician Careers

Author: JoAnn Chirico

Publisher: Vgm Career Horizons

ISBN: 9780844245973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 148

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Provides an overview of the field, discusses educational requirements, and includes information on salaries and employment outlook

Research Methods for Adult Educators in Africa

Author: Bagele Chilisa,Julia Preece

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9789282011188

Category: Education

Page: 271

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This book explores and critiques existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing.--Publisher's

Addressing the Nation's Changing Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists

Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Higher Education and Workforce,Education and Career Studies Unit,Committee on National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309172035

Category: Medical

Page: 132

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As biomedical and behavioral research progresses into new areas, the number of scientists active in various fields rises and falls, and the health needs of the U.S. population evolve, it is important to ensure that the preparation of future investigators reflects these changes. This book addresses these topics by considering questions such as the following: What is the current supply of biomedical and behavioral scientists? How is future demand for scientists likely to be affected by factors such as advances in research, trends in the employment of scientists, future research funding, and changes in health care delivery? What are the best ways to prepare prospective investigators to meet future needs in scientific research? In the course of addressing these questions, this volume examines the number of investigators trained every year, patterns of hiring by universities and industry, and the age of the scientific workforce in different fields, and makes recommendations for the number of scientists that should be trained in the years ahead. This book also considers the diversity of the research workforce and the importance of providing prospective scientists with the skills to successfully collaborate with investigators in related fields, and offers suggestions for how government and universities should structure their research training programs differently in the future.

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466639873

Category: Medical

Page: 978

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In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the development of human well-being and psychological growth. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Services is a comprehensive collection of relevant research on technology and its developments of ICTs in healthcare and social services. This book focuses on the emerging trends in the social and healthcare sectors such as social networks, security of ICTs, and advisory services, beneficial to researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to further their interest in technological advancements.

Schooling for a global age

Author: James M. Becker,Institute for Development of Educational Activities

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 345

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Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport

Author: Hagger Martin Chatzisarantis Nikos,Martin Hagger

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225632

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 279

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This new textbook examines the role that social psychology has in the explanation of exercise and sport behaviour. It devotes considerable attention to key social psychological issues within the two disciplines; health-related exercise behaviour and the behaviour of competitive sport participants and the spectators of elite sport. Rather than presenting a broad, superficial overview of diverse areas in exercise and sport, the book focuses on a range of selected topics and provides a comprehensive, in-depth and analytical coverage using social psychology as a framework. It thoroughly examines how social psychological research and intervention has contributed to the understanding of key topics in exercise and sport behaviour including: The social psychology of exercise and health Social cognitive theories of exercise behaviour Exercise and the physical self Eating disorders in exercise and sport Emotion and mood in athletes Social psychology and motivation in sport Group processes in sport Aggression and crowd violence The Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on social or sport psychology courses and on health-related or sports science courses. Illustrated throughout with practical guidelines for researchers and practitioners, it is also a valuable resource for professionals interested in understanding and changing the behaviour of exercise participants and athletes.

Women and Exercise

The Body, Health and Consumerism

Author: Eileen Kennedy,Pirkko Markula

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113688369X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Exercise for women is a heavily-laden social and embodied experience. While exercise promotion has become an increasingly visible part of health campaigns, obesity among women is rising, and studies indicate that women are generally less physically active than men. Women’s (lack of) exercise, therefore, has become a public concern, and physiological and psychological research has attempted to develop more effective exercise programs aimed at women. Yet women have a complex relationship with embodiment and physical activity that is difficult for quantitative scientific approaches to explore. This book addresses this neglect by providing a much-needed feminist, qualitative social analysis of women and exercise. The contributors, drawn from across Europe and North America, investigate the ways women experience exercise within the context of the global fitness industry. All the authors take a specifically feminist perspective in their analysis of the fit, feminine body, exploring media images and the global branding of fitness products, the relationship between exercise and fat, the construction of physical activity within health discourse, and the lived experience of the exercising body. The collection explores the diversity of women’s experiences of exercise in relation to age, ethnicity and body size. The book is essential for anyone interested in health promotion, sport and exercise or the social and cultural study of gender and embodiment.

Qualitative Research for Physical Culture

Author: P. Markula,M. Silk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230305636

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This book provides a guide to qualitative research methods in the multidisciplinary field of physical culture. Developing an approach based on the '7 Ps' of research, this text navigates a pathway through the research process that will be invaluable as a teaching tool and to experienced and inexperienced researchers alike.

All Our Futures

Principles and Resources for Social Work Practice in a Global Era

Author: Chathapuram S. Ramanathan,Rosemary J. Link

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534355876

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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In this collection of essays on global social policy and social work, authors Chathapuram S. Ramanathan and Rosemary J. Link anticipate the new CSWE accreditation standards and stress the importance of international content to the effectiveness of social work programs. You will find a compelling focus on a global commitment to sustainable human development and the importance of the interaction of social workers globally.

The Benefit of Broad Horizons

Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science

Author: Hans Joas,Barbro Klein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004192840

Category: History

Page: 434

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More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.

Global Perspectives on Social Issues

Juvenile Justice Systems

Author: Paola Zalkind,Rita James Simon

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739107300

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Juvenile Justice Systems is an attempt to characterize juvenile offenders in twenty-five nations in North America, South America, Western, and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Each chapter represents a fact sheet and contemporary report on juvenile justice systems in the eight different regions of the world.