Essentials of Social Science Research Methodology

Author: Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen,Per Østergaard,Suzanne C. Beckmann
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 164
View: 3088
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
View: 1994
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: 306
View: 716
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
View: 9066
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 Research Methods in Human Sciences

Author: Jari Metsamuuronen
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9789386042965
Category: Social Science
Page: 1888
View: 3611
A comprehensive "all-in-one" guide for research in Human Sciences.

Essentials of educational research

methodology and design
Author: Carter Victor Good
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 470
View: 9172

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
View: 2954
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.

Making Sense of Social Research

Author: Malcolm Williams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761964215
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
View: 3664
This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introduction to generic research skills.

Fundamentals of Social Science Research Methodology

Author: Govind Ram Agrawal,Arun Kumar Lal Das
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social sciences
Page: 307
View: 3381
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
View: 7317
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 Business Research

A Guide to Doing Your Research Project
Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446242698
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 4913
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 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
View: 650
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.

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
View: 7882
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.

Qualitative Text Analysis

A Guide to Methods, Practice and Using Software
Author: Udo Kuckartz
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297756
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 3873
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.

Social Research Methods

Author: Nicholas Walliman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412910620
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 1263
Social Research Methods provides student readers with essential help with their research project, with revising for their course exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and thinking skills in line with course requirements on Research Methods courses.

Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate

Author: Immy Holloway,Lorraine Brown
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1611326761
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
View: 8532
Have you been working toward a qualitative doctorate without a guide? Immy Holloway and Lorraine Brown are here to help. Breaking down the process step by step, this book gives essential advice on navigating the whole program. You’ll first get some tips on selecting a research topic and writing a proposal. From there, you’ll receive guidance on your research journey, all the way through the completion (and publication!) of your dissertation. Also included is a helpful recommended reading list broken down by research area. This book is an excellent resource for doctoral students of qualitative research and for those who are still considering whether to make the leap.

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

Author: Thomas N. Turner
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205402663
Category: Social sciences
Page: 228
View: 7690
Essentials of Elementary Social Studies presents the essentials of pertinent research, valued classroom methodology, and current practice in teaching elementary social studies. This text offers a length, format, and price perfect for the undergraduate course in social studies methods and it is ideal for “block” courses where more than one content area's methods are taught. New to This Edition The chapter on dramatics has been further strengthened and expanded to include story path and new simulation material. NEW coverage given to the growing influence of the federal government and President Bush s “No Child Left Behind” initiative, as well as its impact on teaching the social studies. The emphasis on technology has been greatly increased for the changing climate. The issue of multiculturalism and how culture effects how children learn, has been thoroughly updated and integrated throughout the text. Middle East coverage has been expanded. Chapter 8 Thinking and Problem Solving has been updated to encourage thinking and learning skills into the social studies classroom. “Focus Activities” are now provided throughout the text. Chapter 10 on Dramatics has been further expanded to include story path and new simulation material. Author bio: Dr. Thomas N. Turner, a professor of Social Science education at the University of Tennessee; holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Pennsylvania State University. He previously taught at the elementary, middle school, and college level in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He has published over a hundred professional articles and books as well as two children's books. In addition to his teaching, he is a traveling storyteller.

Researching Geography

The Indian context
Author: Gopal Krishan,Nina Singh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315439069
Category: Social Science
Page: 298
View: 9835
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.

Research Essentials

An Introduction to Designs and Practices
Author: Stephen D. Lapan,MaryLynn T. Quartaroli
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Category: Education
Page: 344
View: 9521
This is an accessible and practical introduction to research that addresses the broadest spectrum of research methodologies of interest to the student or new research, from experimental and survey approaches to program evaluation and ethnography. Research Essentials includes key interpretive and qualitative strategies. The book shows the role that research plays in the social sciences and education, followed by an overview of research traditions. It offers practical examples and relevant resources across the disciplines. Other features include study questions, lists of relevant journals, web sites, and organizations.