A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods
Author: Mark Elliot,Ian Fairweather,Wendy Olsen,Maria Pampaka
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-12-22
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780192520128

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A Dictionary of Social Research Methods offers succinct, clear, expert explanations of key terms from both method and methodology in social research, in over 300 entries. It covers the whole range of qualitative, quantitative, and other methods; and ranges from practical techniques like correlation to methodological approaches such as ethnography. This wide-ranging approach enables it to cover terms needed by every social science discipline along with business and management, education, health, and other areas that encompass social research within their remit. This is a reliable resource for students, academics, and professional researchers who undertake social research, or need to evaluate and present its results.

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods
Author: Victor Jupp
Publsiher: Pine Forge Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-04-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781446238561

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Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context. Each entry includes: - A concise definition of the concept - A description of distinctive features: historical and disciplinary backgrounds; key writers; applications - A critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration - Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary - A list of key readings Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.

The A Z of Social Research

The A Z of Social Research
Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2003-04-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0761971335

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The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods
Author: Pertti Alasuutari,Leonard Bickman,Julia Brannen
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2008-02-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781446206577

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The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. The volume maintains that there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions research design and analysis. The book also includes several chapters that describe historical and current directions in social research, debating crucial subjects such as qualitative versus quantitative paradigms, how to judge the credibility of types of research, and the increasingly topical issue of research ethics. The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods
Author: Victor Jupp
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-04-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781847877147

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Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context. Each entry includes: - A concise definition of the concept - A description of distinctive features: historical and disciplinary backgrounds; key writers; applications - A critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration - Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary - A list of key readings Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.

A Supplementary Dictionary of Social Research Methods

A Supplementary Dictionary of Social Research Methods
Author: John Scott,Gordon Marshall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
Genre: Sociology
ISBN: 0191796492

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This supplementary dictionary consists of over 40 entries focused on the specialized topic of social research methods, taken from Scott and Marshall's 'A Dictionary of Sociology'.

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry
Author: Thomas A. Schwandt
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-12-19
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781483374741

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In this Fourth Edition of The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry Thomas A. Schwandt provides a guide to the terms and phrases that help shape the origins, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices known as qualitative inquiry. This edition features 20 additional terms as well as a restructured Reader’s Guide. Key references have been updated and select terms and phrases from previous editions have been reorganized and greatly expanded. Together, the dictionary entries provide a guide to the methodological and epistemological concepts and theoretical orientations of qualitative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind resource is ideal for readers who are navigating various perspectives on qualitative inquiry, working on a qualitative dissertation, or are launching their own investigations into the issues covered.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Author: Craig Calhoun
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2002-05-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780199771202

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Featuring over 1,800 concise definitions of key terms, the Dictionary of the Social Sciences is the most comprehensive, authoritative single-volume work of its kind. With coverage on the vocabularies of anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism, the Dictionary is an integrated, easy-to-use, A-to-Z reference tool. Designed for students and non-specialists, it examines classic and contemporary scholarship including basic terms, concepts, theories, schools of thought, methodologies, issues, and controversies. As a true dictionary, it also contains concise, jargon-free definitions that explain the rich, sometimes complex language of these increasingly visible fields.

Key Concepts in Social Research

Key Concepts in Social Research
Author: Geoff Payne,Judy Payne
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2004-03-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781848600621

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`This clearly written and user-friendly book is ideal for students or researchers who wish to get a basic, but solid grasp of a topic and see how it fits with other topics. By following the links a student can easily and efficiently build up a clear conceptual map of social research' - Malcolm Williams, Reader in Sociology, Cardiff University `This is a really useful book, written in an accessible manner for students beginning their study of social research methods. It is helpful both as an introductory text and as a reference guide for more advanced students. Most of the key topics in methods and methodology are covered and it will be suitable as a recommended text on a wide variety of courses' - Clive Seale, Brunel University At last, an authoritative, crystal-clear introduction to research methods which really takes account of the needs of students for accessible, focused information to help with undergraduate essays and exams. The key concepts discussed here are based on a review of teaching syllabi and the authors' experience of many years of teaching. Topics range over qualitative and quantitative approaches and combine practical considerations with philosophical issues. They include several new topics, like internet and phone polling, internet searches, and visual methods. Each section is free-standing, can be tackled in order, but with links to other sections to enable students to cross-reference and build up a wider understanding of central research methods. To facilitate comprehension and aid study, each section begins with a definition. It is followed by a summary of key points with key words and guides to further reading and up-to-date examples. The book is a major addition to undergraduate reading lists. It is reliable, allows for easy transference to essays and exams and easy to use, and exceptionally clearly written for student consumption. The book answers the needs of all those who find research methods daunting, and for those who have dreamt of an ideal introduction to the subject.

A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

A Dictionary of Business Research Methods
Author: John Duignan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780192518514

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This accessible new dictionary provides clear and authoritative definitions of terms, approaches, and techniques in the area of business research methods. It covers research philosophies including research design and qualitative and quantitative methods, types of data and data collection techniques, and organizing and reporting research finding. It is an invaluable resource for students, academics, and professionals learning about research methods as part of a business degree, and undertaking research in many fields including sociology, psychology, and marketing.

A Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in Applied Linguistics

A Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in Applied Linguistics
Author: Hossein Tavakoli
Publsiher: Rahnama Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2012-05-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9789643675080

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'A dictionary of research methodology and statistics in applied linguistics' is a reference guide which offers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of key terms and concepts in the areas of research and statistics as concerns the field of applied linguistics. The volume is intended as a resource to delineate the meaning and use of various concepts, approaches, methods, designs, techniques, tools, types, and processes of applied linguistics research in an efficient and accessible style. Some entries relating to statistical aspects of research are also used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis, and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This book makes use of approximately 2000 entries on the key concepts and issues of research with cross references where necessary. This volume is designed to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information across the field of applied linguistics and other related disciplines.

A Dictionary of Research Methods

A Dictionary of Research Methods
Author: B. N. Ghosh,Parvesh K. Chopra
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2010-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1842901648

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This dictionary delineates the meaning and use of various concepts, techniques, tools, approaches, types and processes of social research. It also incorporates various issues and problems related to research. A large number of entries relating to mathematical and statistical aspects of research are used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This books makes use of approximately 650 entries on the important concepts and precepts of research with cross references where necessary. It covers the whole range of terms used in social science research. The entries are given precise but full treatment. This dictionary defines as well as explains the matters pertaining to social research. B.N. Ghosh, PhD (India), M.CIM (UK), GFCR (Harvard), is currently a Professor of Economics, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. A specialist in Human resource Development and Political Economy, he has published extensively in refereed journals. His books are published, among others, by Arnold Heinemann, Longman, Macmillan, Routledge, Nova Science Publications of New York, Ashgate Publishing and Wisdom House of England. He has undertaken short-term consultancies for various organizations including the University Grants Commission and the United Nations Development Programme. Professor Ghosh is the Director (Hon.) of the Centre for the Study of Human Development in Leeds (England), and the Editor of International Journal of Human Development, Leeds (England). Professor Ghosh's research has ranged over a number of areas including political economy, human resource development, economics, sociology, and anthropology. Some of his recent publications include: Global Financial Crises and Reforms (ed.), (Routledge, London and New York, 2001); Privatisation: The ASEAN Connection (Nova Science Publications, New York, 2000); Gandhian Political Economy (Ashgate Publishing, London, 2006); Contemporary Issues in Development Economics (Routledge, London and New York); Economic Theories: Past and Present (Wisdom House, England, 2001); Contemporary Issues in Modern Macroeconomic Management ((Wisdom House, England, 2005) and Globalization and the Third World (co-ed.), (Macmillan, London and New York. 2006). Professor Ghosh is the recipient of the Emerald Award (UK) for 2005.Chopra, Parvesh K.PhD (England), PhD (India), M. Phil. (Economics), PG D. Statistics, M.A (Economics), B.A. (Honours), is currently a Senior Research Economist for the Centre for the Study of Human Development, Leeds, England (UK). He has taught Economics at different levels for many years before joining the Department of Economics, School of Business Studies, The University of Leeds, England as a Doctoral Researcher. He was awarded his second PhD from the University of Leeds, England. He has published research papers extensively in refereed international journals of repute and has authored singly or jointly more than 12 research books. His recent research book Poverty As Human Contestability Failure was published in the year 2007. Dr. Chopra research has ranged over a number of areas including poverty and inequality, gender issues human resource development, economics of pharmaceutical products, rural development, globalization and health economics. Dr. Chopra is actively associated with the International Journal of Human Development as its Managing Editor and is a member of the Royal Economic Society (UK).

APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods

APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods
Author: Sheldon Zedeck
Publsiher: Amer Psychological Assn
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2014
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1433815338

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Statistics is the field of knowledge concerned with data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation and presentation. Methodology comprises the many and varied structured ways in which research is conducted answering the fundamental question: How does the researcher effectively gather information for particular purposes? Both are core topics underlying the discipline of psychology and the other social, behavioral, and health sciences. Moreover, a basic understanding of the language of statistics and research methods is required for any serious student, scientist, and practitioner in these fields. The APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods is a focused reference resource that explores the lexicon of these two tightly interrelated areas. It provides Over 4,000 entries offering clear and authoritative definitions; Balanced coverage in such core areas as research planning and design, psychometrics, quantitative and qualitative measurements, and data analysis; Hundreds of incisive cross-references that deepen the user's understanding of related topics; More than 100 illustrations of some of the common and uncommon data display methods; A Quick Guide to Use that explains stylistic and formal features at a glance; and Appendixes listing common abbreviations and statistical symbols The largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States and the largest association of psychologists in the world the American Psychological Association proudly offers this reference as part of its critically acclaimed APA Dictionaries series.

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research
Author: Richard Thorpe,Robin Holt
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2007-12-19
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781446238554

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'This comprehensive work extends general ideas, concepts, and techniques of qualitative research into the realm of management research...This is a crucial reference tool for anyone conducting research in this field of study' - CHOICE With over 100 entries on key concepts and theorists, the Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research provides full coverage of the field, explaining fundamental concepts and introducing new and unfamiliar terms. This book provides: - Definitions - Examples in the field of management studies - Criticisms and possible future directions Engagingly written by specialists in each area, this dictionary will be the definitive and essential companion to established textbooks and teaching materials in qualitative management research.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods
Author: Alan Bryman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2012-01-19
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780199588053

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