Social Science Perspectives on Managing Agricultural Technology

Author: N.A
Publisher: IWMI
Page: N.A
View: 4144

Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309077982
Category: Education
Page: 100
View: 516

Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences

Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science 2014 (ICIBSoS 2014), 1–2 November 2014, Bali, Indonesia.
Author: Ford Lumban Gaol
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315687631
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 92
View: 3138
The human aspect plays an important role in the social sciences. The behavior of people has become a vital area of focus in the social sciences as well. Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences contains papers that were originally presented at the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science 2014 (ICIBSoS 2014), held 1–2 November 2014 at the Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. The contributions deal with various interdisciplinary research topics, particularly in the fields of social sciences, education, economics and arts. The papers focus especially on such topics as language, cultural studies, economics, behavior studies, political sciences, media and communication, psychology and human development. This printed abstracts volume (92 pp) comes with a full paper CD-ROM (448 pp).

Rethinking Experiences Of Childhood Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Chronic Childhood Illness

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Chronic Childhood Illness
Author: Dixon-Woods, Mary,Young, Bridget,Heney, David
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335212557
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 1308
Written by a sociologist, psychologist and practising paediatric oncologist, this book offers a fresh theoretical approach to the experience of childhood cancer. The book also discusses the impact on parents and other family members when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Critical Strategies for Social Research

Author: William K. Carroll
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551302519
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
View: 1552
Edited by Canadian sociologist William K. Carroll, this thought-provoking volume is designed for research methods courses in sociology and social sciences. Critical Strategies for Social Research explores ways in which several key research strategies bring an emancipatory dimension to social analysis. The new approaches recognize that social analysis is a form of knowledge production that takes place in a human-constructed world marked by injustice and persistent inequality. Carroll considers five influential and productive strategies of inquiry: Dialectical Social Analysis Institutional Ethnography Participatory Action Research Critical Discourse Analysis Social Inquiry as Communicative Reason

Social Science Research and Climate Change

An Interdisciplinary Appraisal
Author: R.S. Chen,E. Boulding,Stephen H. Schneider
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027714909
Category: Science
Page: 255
View: 2724
This volume presents the findings of a small group of both social and natural scientists who tackled the 'so what' question. Led by Dartmouth sociologist, Elise Boulding, and Boulder climatologist, Stephen Schneider, the group examined how a changing climate might affect people and institutions and how these might respond. The outcome of their interdisciplinary appraisal is a blend of careful reviews of relevant social-science work, group interaction and discussion, and concrete suggestions for further research and analysis.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Allergies

Author: Zhong-Shan Gao,Hua-Hao Shen,Min Zheng,Lynn J. Frewer,Luud J. W. J. Gilissen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642316093
Category: Science
Page: 480
View: 4373
Allergy is an immunological disease caused by multiple factors and characterized by variability, specificity and complexity. "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Allergies" covers diverse aspects ranging from basic molecular mechanisms to societal issues within the framework of multidisciplinary approaches to allergies. It contains 29 chapters in 6 parts: General Allergy; Allergenic Sources and Allergens; Diagnosis; Therapies and Pharmacy; Hypoallergenic Products; Environment, Hygiene and Societal Issues. It can be used in education and research as introductory and supplementary material. It is also an indispensable tool for scientists and doctors who are searching for an integrated way for allergy prevention, treatment and management. Zhong-Shan Gao, Ph.D., is Professor of Fruit Science and Allergy at the Department of Horticulture and the Allergy Research Center, Zhejiang University, China. Hua-Hao Shen, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Respiratory Diseases at the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China, and Professor in the Chang Jiang Scholars Program (MOE). Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Dermatology at the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China. Lynn J. Frewer, Ph.D., is Professor of Food & Society at the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, UK. Luud J.W.J. Gilissen, Ph.D., is senior researcher at Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands.

Textsorten und kulturelle Kompetenz/Genre and Cultural Competence. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Textwissenschaft/An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Text

Author: Sigmund Kvam,Karen Patrick Knutsen,Peter Langemeyer
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830972532
Category: Art
Page: 325
View: 8378
Der sprachliche Text in und zwischen den Kulturen, der aus sprachwissenschaftlicher, literaturwissenschaftlicher und sozialwissenschaftlicher Perspektive behandelt wird, ist gemeinsamer Gegenstand der Beiträge. Die Themen sind weit gefächert: Neben theoretischen Fragen zum Textverstehen und zur Übersetzung werden Textsorten wie Gebrauchsanweisungen, Lehrpläne und Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts untersucht sowie Kommunikationsstrukturen in der Wissenschaft, im Bildungswesen, im Gesundheitswesen und in der Wirtschaft analysiert. Der Band ist aus einer interdisziplinären und internationalen Tagung hervorgegangen, die 2009 an der Gesamthochschule Østfold (Halden, Norwegen) stattfand. Die Autoren arbeiten an Hochschulen und Universitäten in Dänemark, Griechenland, Norwegen, Österreich und Schweden. The major topic of this book is the communicative unit of the text, both within and between cultures. The concept of text is analyzed from a number of different perspectives, for example from a linguistic perspective, from the point of view of literary studies and from the field of the social sciences. In addition to posing theoretical questions on genres and translation studies, the authors examine a variety of texts, such as instruction manuals, study programmes, contemporary literature as well as focusing on communicative structures in science, educational systems, health care and business. The articles in this anthology were inspired by a workshop on the interdisciplinary study of the concept of text arranged at Østfold University College in Halden, Norway in 2009. The authors are researchers at universities and university colleges in Austria, Denmark, Greece, Norway and Sweden.

A Telescope on Society

Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond
Author: James S. House
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068487
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 490
View: 3184
Maps the development of social science in the twentieth century through the instrument of survey research

Socio-Economics: An Interdisciplinary Approach

An Interdisciplinaru Approach : Ethics, Institutions, and Marketes
Author: Beat Bürgenmeier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792391869
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 190
View: 1803
This book calls attention to the social dimension of economics and stresses the need for an ethical yardstick which can only be provided by an interdisciplinary approach to the economy -- socio-economics. Current thought claims to account for ethics by portraying economics as both positive and normative. The positive aspect of economics is based on observable fact. This is typified by the neoclassical school, which takes as its main premise the hypothesis of individual economic rationality resulting in economic decisions based on efficient market processes. The normative aspect of economics involves value judgements. Economic theory acknowledges that economic agents are free to express value judgements, and if one point of view is to prevail, it can only be the majority view based on an equitable democratic process. Accordingly, strict application of the principles of the market economy and political democracy should eliminate the need for a separate ethical approach to economics. Despite this conclusion, recent years have witnessed the need to introduce ethical considerations into economics. For one, the distinction between the normative and positive aspects of economics and their linking with politics and economics, respectively, are gross oversimplifications. In addition, numerous market failures make it difficult to accept efficient markets as the determinant of all economic decisions. Finally, democratic processes are hard to maintain due to society's inability to develop a sense of solidarity. This book provides the `ethical yardstick' necessary in analyzing economic decisions, institutions and policies discussed in relation with environment protection.

Social Sciences and the Military

An Interdisciplinary Overview
Author: Giuseppe Caforio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134223625
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 5676
This innovative book presents the reader with a clear international view of interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches to military and conflict-resolution studies. In this first title on its subject, leading expert Giuseppe Caforio offers a thorough analysis of the new aspects and trends of the social sciences in studying the military. Since the end of the Cold War, military operations other than war, crisis-response operations, the fight against terrorism, and hi-tech warfare have posed for the militaries of all countries a new set of human and social challenges and problems of an intensity that had never been seen in peacetime. Sociology, social psychology, anthropology and the science of conflict are grappling with these issues, common to all armed forces, with a new fervour. This new book offers an update on the state-of-the-art on this theme and defines the latest study and research trends in the field. Social Sciences and the Military contains essays by some of the most highly regarded scholars on the subject and will be essential reading for all students of civil-military relations, conflict resolution and military studies in general.

Social Studies

Standards, Meaning, and Understanding
Author: Barbara Slater Stern
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556300
Category: Social Science
Page: 189
View: 3829
According to some politicians and much of the mainstream media, immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. Seen as unmotivated and unemployed, these immigrants are thought to be a threat to society's moral fiber, and a burden to its justice system. Ramiro Martinez tells a very different story in Latino Homicide. Studying five major cities--Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami, and San Diego--Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.

Allergy Matters

New Approaches to Allergy Prevention and Management
Author: Luud J.E.J. Gilissen,Luud J. W. J. Gilissen,Harry J. Wichers,Huub F.J. Savelkoul,Robert J. Bogers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402038969
Category: Medical
Page: 205
View: 2119
In Western societies, the incidence and prevalence of respiratory and food-related allergies have increased rapidly over the past decades. Changes in life style, e.g. in hygiene, child vaccination, housing insulation, food consumption patterns, etc. are thought to be involved in this increase. Direct and indirect costs related to allergy are expected to rise rapidly, especially in the Central and Eastern European countries that recently joined the European Union. Major concerns relate to the significant decrease of the quality of life of patients and their relatives. Therefore, time is urgent to develop strategies for large-scale and structural tackling of the allergy problem. Approaches aiming at allergy prevention with a focus on controlling our living environment and the food production chain, as well as on the choices consumers and patients make, seem very promising and complementary to solve this medicalized problem. This book, written by renowned experts, reflects the current ideas for future possibilities of allergy prevention, using integrated and multidisciplinary strategies and covering the entire knowledge framework from comprehensive fundamental research to implementation into society. It describes approaches from the following main topics: The medical and molecular context The food production chain and novel foods The living and occupational environment People and society. This book will be an indispensable tool for all those scientists that are searching for ways to solve the current allergy problems.

Disposal of Industrial and Domestic Wastes

Land and Sea Alternatives
Author: Commission on Physical Sciences,Mathematics and Resources,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309567092
Category: Science
Page: 208
View: 4986
Can decision makers meaningfully compare land versus sea options for waste disposal? Using available scientific data on waste behavior and new studies from East and West Coast dump sites, this book shows how to use a matrix approach to rank the ecological and health consequences of any combination of waste, site, and disposal system design.

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 145227892X
Category: Psychology
Page: 744
View: 7927
"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

Interdisciplinary Research : Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Case Studies from Health and Social Science
Author: Frank Kessel,Patricia Rosenfield Carnegie Corporation of New York,Norman Anderson American Psychological Association
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198043546
Category: Psychology
Page: 512
View: 9528
Interdisciplinary research now receives a great deal of attention because of the rich, creative contributions it often generates. But a host of factors--institutional, interpersonal and intellectual--also make a daunting challenge of conducting research outside one's usual domain. This newly updated and revised edition of Interdisciplinary Research is a substantive and practical guide to the most effective avenues for collaborative and integrative research in the social, behavioral, and bio-medical sciences. It provides answers to questions such as what is the best way to conduct interdisciplinary research on topics related to human health, behavior, and development? Which are the most successful interdisciplinary research programs in these areas? How do you identify appropriate collaborators? How do you find dedicated funding streams? How do you overcome peer-review and publishing challenges? This is the only book that provides answers directly from researchers who have carried out successful interdisciplinary programs. The editors give a concise of account of the lessons that can be taken from the book, and then present a series of case studies that reveal the most successful interdisciplinary research programs. These programs provide a variety of models of how best to undertake interdisciplinary research. Each of the chapter authors has carried out innovative, collaborative programs, and all give compelling accounts of the benefits of interdisciplinary research and the central strategies required to achieve them.

Strategy as Practice

Research Directions and Resources
Author: Gerry Johnson,Ann Langley,Leif Melin,Richard Whittington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107717698
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
View: 6324
Research in strategy has shifted significantly towards strategy as something organizations have, rather than strategy as something that managers do. The activities of the people who actually manage and develop organizational strategy have become marginalized. Strategy as Practice argues the reverse: that research on strategy needs to take seriously what strategists do and the effects of what they do. Written by a distinguished team of researchers and educators, this book sets out a research agenda, provides guidelines on theoretical perspectives and alternative methodologies for research on practice as well as commentaries on published illustrative papers that exemplify the practice perspective. Strategy as Practice will be essential reading for doctoral students, researchers and academics who wish to understand or undertake research in this important field of management research.

Digital Television in Europe

Author: Wendy Van den Broeck,Jo Pierson
Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
ISBN: 9054875410
Category: Digital television
Page: 242
View: 8183

Current academic studies interdisciplinary approach

Author: Nezihe Tüfekçi
Publisher: Hiperlink eğ ltd.sti.
ISBN: 6052810440
Category: Social Science
Page: 263
View: 885