The Art and Science of Social Research    

First Edition

Author: Deborah Carr,Elizabeth Heger Boyle,Benjamin Cornwell,Shelley Correll,Robert Crosnoe,Jeremy Freese,Mary C Waters

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393911586

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Written by a team of internationally renowned sociologists with experience in both the field and the classroom, The Art and Science of Social Research offers authoritative and balanced coverage of the full range of methods used to study the social world. The authors highlight the challenges of investigating the unpredictable topic of human lives while providing insights into what really happens in the field, the laboratory, and the survey call center.

Readings in Social Psychology

The Art and Science of Research

Author: Steven Fein,Steven Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395770603

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 180

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Evaluation in Social Work

The Art and Science of Practice

Author: Yvonne A. Unrau,Peter A. Gabor,Richard M. Grinnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195308069

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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This book was written for you-a graduate social work student-as an introduction to program evaluation. We selected and arranged its contents so it can be used in a beginning one-semester social work program evaluation course, a social work administrative course, or a program planning course. It is designed to prepare you to: Participate in evaluative activities within your social service organization, Become a beginning critical producer of the professional evaluative literature, Become a beginning consumer of the professional evaluative literature, Master more advanced evaluation courses and texts.

Readings in social psychology

the art and science of research

Author: Brehm,Steven Fein,Saul Kassin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div

ISBN: 9780618403417

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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A reader containing 16 original articles, each with a brief introduction and questions to stimulate critical thinking about social psychology in practice. The articles represent some of the most creative and accessible research in the field, both classic and contemporary, that interests students.

The Art and Science of PhD Research

A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving a Doctorate Degree and Conducting Academic Research

Author: Waffa Karkukly, PhD

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525528319

Category: Reference

Page: 196

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This book aims to increase the success rate of academic research in general and PhD research specifically. It focuses on providing scholars, researchers, and students with the knowledge pertaining to planning and executing the art and the science of academic research and PhD research in order to successfully deliver the expected outcome. It provides insight into the motivations and the challenges associated with academic research and illustrates these motivations and challenges by sharing the results of a survey that expresses the views of PhD students. By leveraging project management techniques to help the researchers to break down and structure their dissertation work, the book provides a ready to use toolkit for the required research deliverables. In addition to having templates, it offers sample work of the author’s dissertation as practical guidance. The book offers tips on how to structure and write the dissertation and prepare for the defence as well as providing an insightful summary into the evaluation criteria used by the defence jury. It takes the reader, step by step, through all the stages and aspects of the PhD research journey. It will thus serve as a useful and insightful manual or guidebook.

The Art and Science of Sociology

Essays in Honor of Edward A. Tiryakian

Author: Roland Robertson,John Simpson

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783085541

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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The book consists of a volume of essays in honor of the outstanding sociologist, Edward A. Tiryakian; whose work has spanned a considerable number of countries, regions and topics. He has been highly influential, particularly in American and French sociology.

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.

Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Felix Kaufmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709160014

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data

Author: Christian Bird,Tim Menzies,Thomas Zimmermann

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124115438

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data provides valuable information on analysis techniques often used to derive insight from software data. This book shares best practices in the field generated by leading data scientists, collected from their experience training software engineering students and practitioners to master data science. The book covers topics such as the analysis of security data, code reviews, app stores, log files, and user telemetry, among others. It covers a wide variety of techniques such as co-change analysis, text analysis, topic analysis, and concept analysis, as well as advanced topics such as release planning and generation of source code comments. It includes stories from the trenches from expert data scientists illustrating how to apply data analysis in industry and open source, present results to stakeholders, and drive decisions. Presents best practices, hints, and tips to analyze data and apply tools in data science projects Presents research methods and case studies that have emerged over the past few years to further understanding of software data Shares stories from the trenches of successful data science initiatives in industry

Web Social Science

Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age

Author: Robert Ackland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446283119

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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"Although written simply enough to be accessible to undergraduates, accomplished scholars are likely to appreciate it too. Reading it taught me quite a lot about a subject I thought I knew rather well." - Paul Vogt, Illinois State University "This book brings the art and science of building and applying innovative online research tools to students and faculty across the social sciences." - William H. Dutton, University of Oxford A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of web Social Science. This book demonstrates how the web is being used to collect social research data, such as online surveys and interviews, as well as digital trace data from social media environments, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also illuminates how the advent of the web has led to traditional social science concepts and approaches being combined with those from other scientific disciplines, leading to new insights into social, political and economic behaviour. Situating social sciences in the digital age, this book aids: understanding of the fundamental changes to society, politics and the economy that have resulted from the advent of the web choice of appropriate data, tools and research methods for conducting research using web data learning how web data are providing new insights into long-standing social science research questions appreciation of how social science can facilitate an understanding of life in the digital age It is ideal for students and researchers across the social sciences, as well as those from information science, computer science and engineering who want to learn about how social scientists are thinking about and researching the web.

The Art and Science of Portraiture

Author: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot,Jessica Hoffmann Davis

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787962425

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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"The writing is beautiful, the ideas persuasive, and the picture it paints of the process of careful observation is one that every writer should read. . . . A rich and wonderful book." —American Journal of Education A landmark contribution to the field of research methodology, this remarkable book illuminates the origins, purposes, and features of portraiture—placing it within the larger discourse on social science inquiry and mapping it onto the broader terrain of qualitative research.

Science of Coercion

Communication Research & Psychological Warfare, 1945–1960

Author: Christopher Simpson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497672708

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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A provocative and eye-opening study of the essential role the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency played in the advancement of communication studies during the Cold War era, now with a new introduction by Robert W. McChesney and a new preface by the author Since the mid-twentieth century, the great advances in our knowledge about the most effective methods of mass communication and persuasion have been visible in a wide range of professional fields, including journalism, marketing, public relations, interrogation, and public opinion studies. However, the birth of the modern science of mass communication had surprising and somewhat troubling midwives: the military and covert intelligence arms of the US government. In this fascinating study, author Christopher Simpson uses long-classified documents from the Pentagon, the CIA, and other national security agencies to demonstrate how this seemingly benign social science grew directly out of secret government-funded research into psychological warfare. It reveals that many of the most respected pioneers in the field of communication science were knowingly complicit in America’s Cold War efforts, regardless of their personal politics or individual moralities, and that their findings on mass communication were eventually employed for the purposes of propaganda, subversion, intimidation, and counterinsurgency. An important, thought-provoking work, Science of Coercion shines a blazing light into a hitherto remote and shadowy corner of Cold War history.

The Art and Science of Child Custody Evaluations

Author: Jonathan W. Gould,David A. Martindale

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237233

Category: Psychology

Page: 450

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Addressing key topics in child custody evaluation, this book provides essential knowledge for practitioners who want to meet the highest standards for both scientific validity and legal admissibility. The authors are leading experts who describe the latest data-based approaches to understanding and assessing relevant child, parent, and family factors. Going beyond the basics, the book gives in-depth attention to challenging, frequently encountered issues, such as how to evaluate allegations of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and child alienation. Also covered are the complexities of interviewing children effectively and working in the adversarial forensic context. A user-friendly appendix contains sample letters and statements of understanding, with permission to photocopy.

The Art and Science of Health Care

Psychology and Human Factors for Practitioners

Author: Bruce D. Kirkcaldy

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1616764236

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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Technological innovations and new drugs have led to an explosion in the costs of medical care, and also to the realization among both medical and allied practitioners and patients that such innovation has not necessarily led to more effective care. A gap exists between theory and real-life practice – one that this book attempts to bridge. Thought-provoking essays by an array of distinguished contributors, based on contemporary research and wide-ranging experience in clinical practice, show how we can and must go beyond pure technology in order to improve clinical care. Cultural and social factors on the part of the patients; the practitioner’s own personality and other “soft factors”; society trends such as increased migration; communication skills; techniques ranging from mindfulness, cognitive psychology, and narrative medicine, to humor. All these and other human factors that medical professionals and those in training (physicians, nurses, counselors, and others) need to integrate into practice to provide effective and cost-effective care are explored and illuminated here by leading experts from a variety of disciplines.

The Art and Science of Psychotherapy

Author: Stefan G. Hofmann,Joel Weinberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135928215

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

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Psychotherapy, like most other areas of health care, is a synthesis of scientific technique and artistic expression. The practice, like any other, is grounded in a series of standardized principles, theories, and techniques. Individual practitioners define themselves within the field by using these basic tools to achieve their therapeutic goals in novel ways, applying these rudimentary skills and guiding principles to each situation. However, a toolbox full of treatment approaches, no matter how comprehensive, is not enough to effectively reach your patients. Effective work can only be accomplished through a synthesis of the fundamental scientific methods and the creative application of these techniques, approaches, and strategies. The Art and Science of Psychotherapy offers invaluable insight into the creative side of psychotherapy. The book addresses the fundamental split between researchers and scholars who use scientific methods to develop disorder-specific treatment techniques and those more clinically inclined therapists who emphasize the individual, interpersonal aspects of the therapeutic process. With contributions from leading therapists, the editors have compiled a practical handbook for clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and mental health professionals.

Imagining Science

Art, Science, and Social Change

Author: Sean Caulfield,Timothy A. Caulfield

Publisher: University of Alberta Publication Services

ISBN: 9780888645081

Category: Art

Page: 105

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Imagining Science brings together internationally recognized artists, scientists, and social commentators to feature a body of original artwork and writing that explores the complex legal, ethical, social, and aesthetic concerns about advances in biotechnology, such as stem cell research, cloning, and genetic testing. Many important questions and themes emerge from this exchange, highlighting the links between science and art. This collaboration also stresses the vital role art can play in mapping advance merits in science as they challenge our ethical boundaries.