Essentials of Social Science Research Methodology


Author: Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen,Per Østergaard,Suzanne C. Beckmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 164
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Research is the systematic process of planning, investigating, and understanding a phenomenon in order to find answers to specific questions. This book describes and explains the essential foundations of the research process in the social sciences. It is guided by the notion that there is no such thing as one general "best" method, but that the choice of method depends upon the research problem and the purpose of the research. Key features of the book include: -- setting the stage from a philosophy of science perspective that emphasizes the need to choose the appropriate frame of reference for a given research problem -- describing the mindset that is necessary to work in a scientific way and the rules that apply, regardless of whether the researcher is a first year student or writing a Ph.D -- explaining the importance of theories, models, and methods for a systematic approach to literature reviews, use of secondary data, and empirical investigations -- introducing the fundamental characteristics of qualitative and quantitative methods and their implications for data collection and analysis -- clarifying the issues of verification and reflection in the evaluation of research studies

Essentials of Research Methods

A Guide to Social Science Research
Author: Janet M. Ruane
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631230496
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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This is a text for introductory research methods courses, as required in several social science majors. Students taking this course are often resistant to the subject matter, and this text tackles this resistance by focusing the reader on experiences in their everyday lives.

Essentials of Research Design and Methodology


Author: Geoffrey R. Marczyk,David DeMatteo,David Festinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893532
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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Master the essential skills for designing and conducting a successful research project Essentials of Research Design and Methodology contains practical information on how to design and conduct scientific research in the behavioral and social sciences. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style. The text offers students and practitioners in the behavioral sciences and related disciplines important insights into identifying research topics, variables, and methodological approaches. Data collection and assessment strategies, interpretation methods, and important ethical considerations also receive significant coverage in this user-friendly guide. Essentials of Research Design and Methodology is the only available resource to condense the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick reference. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book offers a thorough review of the most relevant topics in research design and methodology. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials Of Social Research


Author: Kalof, Linda,Dan, Amy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335217826
Category: Social Science
Page: 225
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Covers types of research, reasoning and data, basic logic of quantitative and qualitative inquiry, major data collection strategies, and identification of research limitations. This book describes procedures for identifying limitations of research and rival explanations for research findings.

Essentials of educational research

methodology and design
Author: Carter Victor Good
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 470
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Essentials of Research Methods in Human Sciences


Author: Jari Metsamuuronen
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9789386042965
Category: Social Science
Page: 1888
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A comprehensive "all-in-one" guide for research in Human Sciences.

Making Sense of Social Research


Author: Malcolm Williams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964223
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introduction to generic research skills.

Essentials of Business Research

A Guide to Doing Your Research Project
Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446242698
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Essentials of Business Research: A Guide to Doing Your Research Project is a concise, student-friendly text that cuts through the jargon of research methods terminology to present a clear guide to the basics of methodology in a business and management context. This extremely accessible book is informed throughout by the use of clear case studies and examples that serve to bring the research process to life for student readers. Unusually for a Methods text, Wilson also explicitly considers the importance of the supervisor in the dissertation process, and explains for the reader what lecturers are looking for from their students at every stage of the process in a good research project. This book aims to guide the student through the entire research process by using actual student case examples and explaining the role of the supervisor and how to meet their expectations. Key features include: - ‘You’re the Supervisor’ sections – helps students to meet their learning outcomes; - ‘Common questions and answers’ – provides students with an invaluable point of reference for some of the challenges they are likely to face while undertaking their research project; - Comprehensive section on ethical issues students need to consider when undertaking their research project; - A full student glossary. - The book is packed throughout with student-friendly features such as helpful diagrams, student case studies, chapter objectives, annotated further reading sections and summary and references at the end of each chapter. Essentials of Business Research is accompanied by a companion website containing an array of material for lecturers and students including: multiple choice questions to enable students to test their knowledge and progress; chapter-by-chapter links to academic journal articles demonstrating each method’s application; chapter-by-chapter links to youtube resources to provide further context; chapter-by-chapter powerpoint slides to help lecturers and students.

Fundamentals of Social Science Research Methodology


Author: Govind Ram Agrawal,Arun Kumar Lal Das
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social sciences
Page: 307
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Papers presented at the "Social Science Research Methodology" seminars organized by CEDA over the past decade.

Introducing Social Research Methods

Essentials for Getting the Edge
Author: Janet M. Ruane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118874242
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Introducing Social Research Methods: Essentials for Getting the Edge is a concise and student-friendly introduction to research methods that uses examples from around the world to illustrate the centrality of social science research in our everyday lives. Explains complex, multi-faceted concepts and methodologies in straightforward prose Designed for students who are new to or skeptical of social science research methods as useful tools for approaching real-world challenges Persuasively argues that social scientific proficiency unlocks an array of personal and professional opportunities beyond the realms of academia A supplementary website features a glossary, test bank, Power Point presentations, a comprehensive list of web resources, a guide to relevant TED lectures and much more

Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences with Essentials of Research Design and Methodology Set


Author: Barry H. Cohen
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470293089
Category: Psychology
Page: 595
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Essentials of Behavioral Statistics distills the overwhelming amount of material covered in introductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resource for students and professionals alike. Easily accessible even to students with a weak background in math and only rudimentary knowledge of statistics, this book explains basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style. Chock full of practical tips for selecting the appropriate statistical procedure, examples of worked problems, and summaries of statistical concepts, Essentials of Behavioral Statistics is also uniquely suited to individuals studying for the licensing exam, clinician-researchers seeking a quick reference guide to applying behavioral statistics to their work, or any mental health professional who wants to better understand the study results reported in the professional literature. Packaged in the popular Essentials format and written by the author of a leading behavioral statistics textbook, Essentials of Behavioral Statistics is sure to be must-reading for anyone in the behavioral sciences and related fields, such as nursing and education. Essentials of Research Design and Methodology contains practical information on how to design and conduct scientific research. Students and practitioners in the behavioral sciences and related disciplines will gain important insight into identifying research topics and variables and selecting research approaches, as well as data collection and assessment strategies, interpretation methods, conducting research in a variety of settings, and important ethical and legal considerations. Perfect for courses on research design, this volume is also must-reading for anyone conducting research as well as consumers of research data.

Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals


Author: Hilla Brink,Christa Van der Walt,Gisela Van Rensburg
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702166808
Category: Medical
Page: 226
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An introduction to research methodology, this textbook contains conceptual and nontechnical descriptions of the methods used by researchers in medical experimentation. Each step of the research process is explained and illustrated with examples from practice. This revised second edition also has expanded sections on clinical research methods, action research, Web resources, and current scenarios.

Qualitative Text Analysis

A Guide to Methods, Practice and Using Software
Author: Udo Kuckartz
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297756
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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How can you analyse narratives, interviews, field notes, or focus group data? Qualitative text analysis is ideal for these types of data and this textbook provides a hands-on introduction to the method and its theoretical underpinnings. It offers step-by-step instructions for implementing the three principal types of qualitative text analysis: thematic, evaluative, and type-building. Special attention is paid to how to present your results and use qualitative data analysis software packages, which are highly recommended for use in combination with qualitative text analysis since they allow for fast, reliable, and more accurate analysis. The book shows in detail how to use software, from transcribing the verbal data to presenting and visualizing the results. The book is intended for Masters and Doctoral students across the social sciences and for all researchers concerned with the systematic analysis of texts of any kind.

Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing


Author: Karin Olson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429209
Category: Psychology
Page: 112
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Karin Olson’s brief, accessible guide to the principles and practices of qualitative interviewing is a welcome addition for students and novice practitioners in a wide array of fields. Interview is the most common method for gaining information in the social realm, so there are a bewildering array of techniques and strategies for conducting them. Olson outlines the various options—from formal to highly unstructured, individual and group—and shows how and when to use each. She takes the researcher through the interview process, from design to report, and addresses key issues such as researcher standpoint, vulnerable populations, translation, and research ethics. Exercises, examples, and tables offer a convenient set of tools for understanding. This slim guide is a key resource for any research methods course.

Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research

Using Problem-Centered Methodologies
Author: Assistant Professor of Sociology Patricia Leavy, PhD,Patricia Leavy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315429128
Category: Psychology
Page: 167
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Transdisciplinary research is issue-driven, addressing contemporary social questions from a range of critical theoretical perspectives unhampered by the theoretical and methodological restrictions of traditional disciplinary boundaries. In this brief, informative guide, Patricia Leavy shows how a transdisciplinary approach can produce more effective results for researchers hoping to ameliorate social problems and foster social justice. Leavy demonstrates the value of transdisciplinary approaches in mixed methods design, and how trans approaches actually help fulfill the promises and goals of mixed methods research. She explains its relationship to multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and its value in community-based and arts-based research projects. Providing the key principles and methods needed to conduct a transdisciplinary study, Leavy also offers numerous examples from multiple research sectors to show its effectiveness. Ideal as a brief introductory text for students engaged in this style of research.

Researching Geography

The Indian context
Author: Gopal Krishan,Nina Singh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315439069
Category: Social Science
Page: 298
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This book is a one-stop comprehensive guide to geographical inquiry. A step-by-step account of the hows and the whys of research methodology. Introduces students to the complexities of geographical perspective and thought, essentials of fieldwork, formulation of research topics, data collection, analysis and interpretation as well as presentation and dissemination. Includes inputs and specific examples to help practitioners negotiate between theory and practice. Uses a lucid, engaging and literary style. It will be an essential companion for researchers and students of geography, social sciences, and South Asian studies.

Essentials of Communication Research


Author: Don W. Stacks,John E. Hocking
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry, Second Edition


Author: Maria J. Mayan
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 9781629583266
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry, Second Edition is the key resource for introducing applied researchers into the qualitative tradition due to its clear exposition, step-by-step approach, and emphasis on methodological coherence. Concise and inexpensive, this edition includes new material on methods, sampling, and analysis and introduces current trends in community-based research and arts-based research, among other updates.

PEDAGOGY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES


Author: MANGAL, S. K.,MANGAL, UMA
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9387472264
Category:
Page: 664
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Written in an easy-to-understand style, the text has been thoroughly revised in tune with the spirit and need of the new nomenclature Pedagogy of Social Sciences in place of the old designation Teaching of Social Studies. It reflects on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to teach Social Sciences in an effective manner. Introducing new chapters, the second edition of the book mainly focuses on improving the methodological concepts of the Social Sciences teachers. In doing so, it covers various strategies and devices of teaching Social Sciences, e-learning in Social Sciences, e-learning resources in Social Sciences, and professional growth of the Social Sciences teacher. Besides, the chapters of the previous edition have been updated, with the required information given in various new sections. This book is suitable for a course on ‘Pedagogy of Social Sciences’ for the students of B.Ed. and M.A. (Education). It can also be used for the in-service teacher education programmes organized by the Central and State education boards. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION  In addition to the four new chapters, the book now incorporates several new sections: • Concept and meaning of the term Social Sciences; distinguishing the subject Social Sciences from Natural Sciences and the subject Social Studies; justification for using the term teaching/pedagogy of Social Sciences in place of teaching/pedagogy of Social Studies (Chapter 1) • Bloom’s revised taxonomy, 2001 (Chapter 4) • Views of NCF and Focus Group (NCERT) about curriculum at the various stages of school education (Chapter 5) • Survey method and cooperative learning method for the teaching of Social Sciences (Chapter 7) • Reference books in Social Sciences (Chapter 9) • Atlases, newspapers, digital audio recorders and players and documentaries as instructional material or teaching aids (Chapter 11) • Question banks, grading system, open book examinations and use of rubrics as the means and ways for improving the evaluation programmes in Social Sciences (Chapter 23)  Also, the chapter on ‘Relationship of Social Studies with other Subjects’ has been replaced with a more comprehensive and detailed chapter on ‘Correlation in Social Sciences’ (Chapter 6). KEY FEATURES  Chapter-end summary and study questions to help readers review the important topics and drill the concept discussed, respectively.  Numerous figures and tables to facilitate easy understanding of the concepts.  References and Suggested Readings to provide scope for further reading.