Social Research Methods

Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199689458


Page: 824

View: 2659

This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed for them to complete their own research projects. In addition to providing practical advice, Bryman deftly explores thenature of social research and the wider issues impinging on it. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes:For Students* A researcher's toolkit to take students step by step through the research process* Multiple choice questions to help students test their knowledge and understanding* A guide to using Excel in data analysis to help develop analytical skillsFor Lecturers* A test bank of questions which can be customized to meet teaching needs* PowerPoint slides for each chapter* New seminar outlines including suggested activities and tasks * New exam and course work questions to set in class

Organisation, Strukturwandel und Arbeitsmarktmobilität

Untersuchungen zum evolutionären Wandel der Sozialstruktur

Author: Michael Windzio

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322873498

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 1545

In dieser Studie wird die Analyse der Arbeitsmarktmobilität mit dem organisationsökologischen Ansatz und der evolutionären Ökonomie verbunden. Erkenntnisleitend ist dabei die Annahme, dass ein wesentlicher Teil der sozialen Positionen in Organisationen eingebettet ist. Wenn die Populationen von Organisationen aber aufgrund von Gründungen und Schließungen einem permanenten dynamischen Austausch unterliegen, ist es für eine strukturalistische Mobilitätsforschung unerlässlich, diese Prozesse sowohl in die theoretische Konzeptualisierung als auch in die empirische Analyse einzubeziehen. Auf der theoretischen Ebene deutet sich damit eine evolutionäre Theorie der Sozialstruktur an. Im empirischen Teil der Arbeit wird der Zusammenhang von Organisationsökologie und Beschäftigtenmobilität unter anderem als dynamischer Mehrebenenprozess untersucht.

International Handbook of Survey Methodology

Author: Edith D. de Leeuw,Joop Hox,Don Dillman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113691062X

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 8599

Taking into account both traditional and emerging modes, this comprehensive new Handbook covers all major methodological and statistical issues in designing and analyzing surveys. With contributions from the world's leading survey methodologists and statisticians, this invaluable new resource provides guidance on collecting survey data and creating meaningful results. Featuring examples from a variety of countries, the book reviews such things as how to deal with sample designs, write survey questions, and collect data on the Internet. A thorough review of the procedures associated with multiple modes of collecting sample survey information and applying that combination of methods that fit the situation best is included. The International Handbook of Survey Methodology opens with the foundations of survey design, ranging from sources of error, to ethical issues. This is followed by a section on design that reviews sampling challenges and tips on writing and testing questions for multiple methods. Part three focuses on data collection, from face-to-face interviews, to Internet and interactive voice response, to special challenges involved in mixing these modes within one survey. Analyzing data from both simple and complex surveys is then explored, as well as procedures for adjusting data. The book concludes with a discussion of maintaining quality. Intended for advanced students and researchers in the behavioral, social, and health sciences, this "must have" resource will appeal to those interested in conducting or using survey data from anywhere in the world, especially those interested in comparing results across countries. The book also serves as a state-of-the-art text for graduate level courses and seminars on survey methodology. A companion website contains additional readings and examples.

Die Stadt, das Fremde und die Furcht vor Kriminalität

Author: Joachim Häfele

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531942018

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

View: 8973

Joachim Häfele untersucht den Einfluss von urbanen Disorder-Phänomenen (Incivilities) auf die Furcht vor und die Einstellungen zu Kriminalität. Damit stehen das Disorder-Modell und/oder ähnliche Ansätze (z. B. Broken-Windows-Ansatz) zur Erklärung personaler Kriminalitätsfurcht auf dem Prüfstand. Mithilfe von statistischen Mehrebenenanalysen gelingt es dem Autor, eigenständige Effekte des sozialräumlichen Kontextes auf Kriminalitätsfurcht und personale Kriminalitätseinstellungen zu untersuchen. Die Ergebnisse zeigen u. a., dass Incivilities eine ambivalente und teilweise durchaus widersprüchliche Wirkung auf die Kriminalitätsfurcht haben. Insbesondere Social Incivilities oder abweichende Handlungen erhöhen die Risikoperzeption und führen zu einem Absinken des kriminalitätsbezogenen Sicherheitsgefühls. Social Incivilities, die häufig sichtbare Erscheinungsformen von Armut darstellen, werden immer stärker als allgemeine Bedrohung interpretiert, was sich auch in einer ansteigenden Risikoeinschätzung, Opfer einer Straftat zu werden, niederschlägt.

Web Survey Methodology

Author: Mario Callegaro,Katja Lozar Manfreda,Vasja Vehovar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473927307

Category: Reference

Page: 344

View: 523

Web Survey Methodology guides the reader through the past fifteen years of research in web survey methodology. It both provides practical guidance on the latest techniques for collecting valid and reliable data and offers a comprehensive overview of research issues. Core topics from preparation to questionnaire design, recruitment testing to analysis and survey software are all covered in a systematic and insightful way. The reader will be exposed to key concepts and key findings in the literature, covering measurement, non-response, adjustments, paradata, and cost issues. The book also discusses the hottest research topics in survey research today, such as internet panels, virtual interviewing, mobile surveys and the integration with passive measurements, e-social sciences, mixed modes and business intelligence. The book is intended for students, practitioners, and researchers in fields such as survey and market research, psychological research, official statistics and customer satisfaction research.

Soziale Netzwerke, Sozialkapital und ethnische Grenzziehungen im Schulkontext

Author: Enis Bicer,Michael Windzio,Matthias Wingens

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658043423

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 1015

Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge untersuchen die sozialen Beziehungen von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Migrationshintergrund. Zumeist werden netzwerkanalytische Methoden verwendet, mit denen unterschiedliche Formen und Grade der Integration operationalisierbar sind. Die Beiträge basieren überwiegend auf Daten des an der Universität Bremen angesiedelten DFG-Projektes „Integration durch Freundschaft? Dynamiken sozialer Assimilation von Kindern aus Migrantenfamilien in multiplexen Peernetzwerken“.

Handbuch interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kompetenz

Grundbegriffe – Theorien – Anwendungsfelder

Author: Jürgen Straub,Arne Weidemann,Doris Weidemann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 347605019X

Category: Social Science

Page: 834

View: 5521

Ob in Tourismus, internationalem Management, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit oder Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Globalisierung ist interkulturelle Kompetenz eine Schlüsselqualifikation. Das Handbuch verschafft einen systematischen Überblick. Es definiert Grundbegriffe wie Differenz, Identität, Verstehen, Konflikt und erörtert die wichtigsten Theorien aus Linguistik, Soziologie, Psychologie und anderen Disziplinen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen viel diskutierte Themen, darunter Migration, Medien, Rassismus. Unverzichtbar für Wissenschaft und Studium.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278881

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 3204

Click on the Supplements tab above for further details on the different versions of SPSS programs. The canonical Handbook is completely updated with more student-friendly features The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants. New to this Edition More content on qualitative methods and mixed methods More coverage of evidence-based practice More support to help students effectively use the Internet A companion Web site at containing a test bank and PowerPoint slides for instructors and relevant SAGE journal articles for students. This Handbook serves as a primary text in the methods courses in MSW programs and doctoral level programs. It can also be used as a reference and research design tool for anyone doing scholarly research in social work or human services.

Bürgerrechte und soziale Klassen

zur Soziologie des Wohlfahrtsstaates

Author: Thomas Humphrey Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593346601


Page: 202

View: 5690

Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine

America, Britain and Australia Compared

Author: F. Collyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009314

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 9522

This book studies the sociology of health and medicine across three different countries, the USA, UK and Australia, examining the nature of disciplines and their specialties and posing sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations.

Academic Community

Discourse Or Discord?

Author: Ronald Barnett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 949

A Companion to Qualitative Research

Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973751

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7686

A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

Supervision in Social Work

Author: Alfred Kadushin,Daniel Harkness

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525397

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 1177

First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare reform and managed health care, have increasingly emphasized the need for the efficient and accountable administration of health and social services in the private and public sectors. This edition confronts issues raised by these developments, including budgetary allocation and staff management, the problems of worker burnout and safety, the changing demographics and growing diversity of the supervising workforce, evidence-based and licensure supervision, and performance appraisal.

The Jury and Democracy

How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation

Author: John Gastil,E. Pierre Deess,Philip J. Weiser,Cindy Simmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888531

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3152

Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, and the U.S. Supreme Court have all alleged that jury service promotes civic and political engagement, yet none could prove it. Finally, The Jury and Democracy provides compelling systematic evidence to support this view. Drawing from in-depth interviews, thousands of juror surveys, and court and voting records from across the United States, the authors show that serving on a jury can trigger changes in how citizens view themselves, their peers, and their government--and can even significantly increase electoral turnout among infrequent voters. Jury service also sparks long-term shifts in media use, political action, and community involvement. In an era when involved Americans are searching for ways to inspire their fellow citizens, The Jury and Democracy offers a plausible and realistic path for turning passive spectators into active political participants.

American Book Publishing Record

BPR cumulative

Author: Bowker Staff

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835240857

Category: Reference

Page: 17426

View: 9001

On the Practice of Sociology

Author: Pitirim A. Sorokin,Barry V. Johnston

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226768298

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 1421

Pitirim Sorokin (1889-1968) rose from a peasant childhood in Russia to become one of the most insightful figures in the history of sociology. At the Harvard Research Center for Creative Altruism, he developed a blueprint for social reconstruction. This collection includes essays that range from his early Russian years to his final works in the '60s.