Social problems and the quality of life

Author: Robert H. Lauer
Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780697004345
Category: Philosophy
Page: 575
View: 2400

Research Methods in Health

Investigating Health and Health Services
Author: Ann Bowling
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262759
Category: Political Science
Page: 538
View: 6255
This bestselling book provides an accessible introduction to the concepts and practicalities of research methods in health and health services.

The Limitations of Social Research

Author: M. D. Shipman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317883721
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 7673
'Does the evidence reflect the reality under investigation?' This is just one of the important questions Marten Shipman asks in the fourth edition of his highly successful book, The Limitations of Social Research. Substantially revised and up-dated it probes not only the technical stages of research, but also its assumptions, procedures and dissemination.

The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology

On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality
Author: Kevin M. Beaver,J.C. Barnes,Brian B. Boutwell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322653
Category: Social Science
Page: 472
View: 3680
The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality takes a contemporary approach to address the sociological and the biological positions of human behavior by allowing preeminent scholars in criminology to speak to the effects of each on a range of topics. Kevin M. Beaver, J.C. Barnes, and Brian B. Boutwell aim to facilitate an open and honest debate between the more traditional criminologists who focus primarily on environmental factors and contemporary biosocial criminologists who examine the interplay between biology/genetics and environmental factors.

Challenging Consumption

Pathways to a more Sustainable Future
Author: Anna R. Davies,Frances Fahy,Henrike Rau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136735046
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 7193
Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured around four key themes in sustainable consumption research: Living, Moving, Dwelling and Futures. The collection successfully balances theoretical insights with grounded case studies, on mobility, heating, washing and eating practices, and concludes by exploring future sustainable consumption research pathways and policy recommendations. Theoretical frameworks are advanced throughout the volume, especially in relation to social practice theory, theories of behavioural change and innovative visioning and backcasting methodologies. This groundbreaking book draws on some conceptual approaches which move beyond the responsibility of the individual consumer to take into account wider social, economic and political structures and processes in order to highlight both possibilities for and challenges to sustainable consumption. This approach enables students and policy-makers alike to easily recognise the applicability of social science theories.

Quantitative Health Research: Issues And Methods

Issues and Methods
Author: Curtis, Elizabeth,Drennan, Jonathan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335245730
Category: Medical
Page: 440
View: 9659
This book is a detailed and comprehensive guide to undertaking quantitative health research at postgraduate and professional level. It takes you through the entire research process, from designing the project to presenting the results and will help you execute high quality quantitative research that improves and informs clinical practice. Written by a team of research experts, this book covers common practical problems such as applying theory to research and analysing data. It also includes chapters on communicating with ethics committees, recruiting samples from vulnerable populations, audit as a research approach, quasi-experimental designs and using cognitive interviewing, making it a new and innovative offering for health researchers. Other topics covered in this book include: Ethical considerations of research Designing and planning quantitative research projects Data measurement and collection Analyzing and presenting resultsWith a strong practical focus, each chapter features examples of real-life research to illustrate the quantitative research process, as well as tips and insights into research planning and execution. This book is an essential guide for all health care professionals undertaking a postgraduate degree, as well as health researchers and practitioners who need to carry out research as part of their professional role. Contributors: Ruth Belling, Michelle Butler, Catherine Comiskey, Siobhan Corrigan, Gloria Crispino, Orla Dempsey, Suzanne Guerin, Maree Johnson, Carmel Kelly, Elaine Lehane, Maria Lohan, Susan McLaren, Deirdre Mongan, Corina Naughton, Rhona O'Connell, Elaine Pierce, Gary Rolfe, Eileen Savage, Anne Scott, Emma Stokes, Roger Watson ""Learning quantitative research is taken much for granted. This is probably why there are fewer generic books on quantitative than qualitative research. This book is long overdue. Clearly- written and well structured, it takes us through the whole journey of a research project from developing 'research questions' to 'presenting the findings', passing through philosophical underpinnings, recruitment of participants and ethical considerations. Written by an array of well-known researchers and teachers, this book will certainly appeal to new as well as seasoned researchers. Those who will use it, will not be disappointed." Kader Parahoo, University of Ulster "The title of this text is somewhat misleading. It is not only an excellent and thorough guide to qualitative health research methods; it is also an excellent introduction to all forms of qualitative research. It takes the reader gently through theoretical and ethical concerns to the practicalities and benefits of utilising qualitative approaches. As such it is that rare thing; a text that can be used by novice researchers to learn their craft, and a key reference resource for experienced research practitioners." Dr. John Cullen, School of Business, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, UK "This is a first-rate collection of essays that promotes an informed understanding of both underpinning principles and widely used techniques. A great deal of effort has clearly been invested in co-ordinating the contributions, and this has delivered clarity, complementarity and effective coverage. This is a welcome, carefully-crafted and very accessible resource that will appeal to students and researchers in healthcare and beyond." Martin Beirne, Professor of Management and Organizational Behaviour, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School, UK

Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder

A Clinical Perspective
Author: Michael I. MacEntee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470958456
Category: Medical
Page: 328
View: 3181
Oral healthcare is an integral part of overall health and well-being, and it is a significant and increasing challenge as people grow frail. Incidence of caries and gingivitis among residents of long-term care facilities are on the rise, and daily oral hygiene is often difficult for patients who are frail or in need of assistance. Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective provides dentists, dental hygienists, and other healthcare professionals with comprehensive, practical instruction on managing the multifaceted oral healthcare needs of frail elders. By discussing background information and relevant literature, the book provides a holistic approach to clinical issues such as oral pain, dry mouth, and periodontal disease. Edited by experts in the field, Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder enhances clinical application with thorough reviews of pertinent social and ethical issues, access to care issues, and the practicalities for overcoming these in order to provide high-quality oral healthcare to an aging population.

The social experience

an introduction to sociology
Author: James Wilfrid Vander Zanden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780394365794
Category: Psychology
Page: 680
View: 5792

Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365810015X
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
View: 4839
Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Industrial Relations

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Industrial relations
Page: N.A
View: 4681

Social psychology

Author: James A. Wiggins,Beverly B. Wiggins,James Wilfrid Vander Zanden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780070669802
Category: Psychology
Page: 633
View: 8264
Written by sociologists, this text examines several theoretical views, not just symbolic interactionism, and presents comprehensive coverage of social psychology that's accessible to students. Highlights throughout this Fifth Edition include student observations and research examples from leading sociologists.

The Medically Fragile Infant

Author: Marilyn J. Krajicek
Publisher: Pro-Ed
Category: Medical
Page: 162
View: 1008

Essentials of the Marriage and Family Experience

Author: Bryan Strong,Christine DeVault
Publisher: Thomson Learning
ISBN: 9780314011992
Category: Social Science
Page: 410
View: 2928

Human Arrangements

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Allan G. Johnson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780697281142
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
View: 8933
"Human Arrangements: An Introduction to Sociology" gives a clear introduction to the field, and focuses on four basic components-culture, social structure, population, and ecological factors-and their relationship to the diverse areas of sociological investigation.

Human development

Author: James Wilfrid Vander Zanden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070669970
Category: Psychology
Page: 705
View: 9489

American Skinheads

The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime
Author: Mark S. Hamm
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
View: 8931
The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.

Human development across the life span

Author: Fergus P. Hughes,Lloyd D. Noppe,Illene C. Noppe
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Category: Psychology
Page: 641
View: 8451

Annual Review of Sociology

Author: Karen S. Cook,John Hagan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824322298
Category: Social Science
Page: 649
View: 6629
Twenty-four articles by 38 scholars, primarily American, are organized into sections on theory and methods, social processes, institutions and culture, formal organizations, political and economic sociology, differentiation and stratification, individual and society, demography, urban and rural comm

Introduction to Human Development and Health Issues

Author: Lorraine Bradt Dennis,Joan Hassol
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Category: Medical
Page: 303
View: 5406


Author: Camille B. Wortman,Elizabeth F. Loftus,Mary E. Marshall
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Category: Psychology
Page: 623
View: 2746
These are the stories of the Women of the Catskills, Whose Lives personify the strength of the Mountains. Hailing from the home of industrious, strong and creative individuals, the women of the Catskills have embodied this rugged spirit best. Though often overlooked in Catskill Mountain history, their stories are inspiring, like that of Candace Wheeler, who used her rural upbringing to achieve personal success and improve life for others. They are personal, such as Lucy Lobdell's story. A century ahead of her time, she challenged conventional thoughts on equality and lifestyle. Most of all, they reflect the spirit of their surroundings, as independent women like Marion Bullard challenged the status quo to build a better community. Overcoming the physical challenges of mountain life and the societal obstacles they faced because of their gender, Catskills' most fearless women are revealed by local historian Richard Heppner. Book jacket.