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The Internet Research Handbook

A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers in the Social Sciences

Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964407

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Ideal as a course textbook at undergraduate and graduate level in a range of social science disciplines where doing a research project is an integral part of the course. It will also be of great use to postgraduate students who are about to start research for a dissertation, and for experienced academic researchers who are trying to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.

Internet Communication and Qualitative Research

A Handbook for Researching Online

Author: Chris Mann,Fiona Stewart

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847876560

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9301

`Internet Communication and Qualitative Research is a trailblazing introduction to data sources that will come to the fore in the new millennium. Its cogent discussion of the techniques, ethics and methods of analysis of Internet data should be read by every qualitative researcher' - David Silverman, Goldsmiths College `The internet is exploding with possibilities for conducting social research. Mann and Stewart offer the first in-depth consideration of the prospects and potentials for doing qualitative research on-line. This wide ranging, clearly-written book is essential reading for researchers working at the cutting edge of qualitative methodology' - James A. Holstein, Marquette University `This is e-scholarship. The book is a transformative project which brings the best skills of the old print scholarship to the cyberworld. The authors are no mere theoreticians - but hands-on net-users, who have made the imaginative leap to the dot.com world, and who have mapped the way for net research and researchers. The authors are pioneers in the realm of digit-crit - opening the way with their critical evaluation of the digital media and net research. They profile the skills required by the online researcher and evaluate the context in which they are used - in relation to privacy, security, ethics and legal considerations. They also take up issues of power; they explore the social and political implications of the digital media, (with specific reference to gender) and the role of the online researcher. An absolute must for cybercitizens and an indispensable guide for students, researchers, and knowledge workers in the dot.com world' - Dale Spender `Mann and Stewart have prized open the mysteries of on-line qualitative research. For those new to this methodology the technology review demystifies; the social science research ethics issues are re-addressed with reference to the on-line situation; methods of conducting online focus groups and interviews, in particular, are detailed. The tone is both analytical and practical with a host of techniques suggested. I recommend this accessible text for all qualitative researchers, both academic and practitioner' - Rehan Ul-Haq, University of Birmingham Business School `Here is the clear, useful guide to the Internet research needed by all of us interested in on-line relationships and research. The authors address such issues as ethics, confidentiality, the theory and practice of on-line research, and on-line power relationships (which will be of concern in distance learning plans and programs). A very valuable book.' - Cheris Kramarae, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon `Wonderful - "beyond the software" and into on-line interaction to aid and abet our qualitative research. This book shines the light. Mann and Stewart are to be congratulated in offering qualitative researchers effective and authentic ways forward through electronic communication. I'll use and recommend it!' - Gilly Salmon, Centre for Information and Innovation, Open University Business School `Opens to view a whole new avenue for social research. Internet communication is the wave of the future. Mann and Stewart capture its potential with insight, caution, and consummate procedural skill. Pathbreaking in its area of research methodology! Students and researchers will be very pleased with its clarity and usefulness' - Jaber F Gubrium, Department of Sociology, University of Florida `The authors have produced a timely and stimulating publication with handy explanations of Internet terms and qualitative research applications. This work should be made readily available not only for reference to academics and practitioners of marketing, but also to those with a lay interest in it' - Professor Len Tiu Wright, De Montfort University Internet Communication and Qualitative Research is the first textbook to examine the impact of Internet technology on qualitative research methods. Drawing on many pioneering studies using computer-mediated communication (CMC), the authors show how online researchers can employ Internet-based qualitative methods to collect rich, descriptive, contextually-situated data. They discuss the methodological, practical and theoretical considerations associated with such methods as: in-depth online interviewing, virtual focus groups, participant observation in virtual communities. This is a comprehensive and practical guide that: - reviews online research practice and basic Internet technology - looks in detail at the skills required by the online researcher - examines the ethical, confidentiality, security and legal issues involved in online research - considers the theoretical challenges surrounding data collected in a 'virtual venue' - addresses the social and cultural impact of researching online through a discussion of power, gender and identity issues in the virtual world. Internet Communication and Qualitative Research will be an indispensable guide for all students and researchers working in the digital age.

Researching the Vulnerable

A Guide to Sensitive Research Methods

Author: Pranee Liamputtong

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878377

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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'This book is refreshing, both as an addition to the general literature and as a text that considers cultural and social issues in studies relating to improving the situation of vulnerable people.... [T]his book will be a helpful, accessible and interesting resource for novice and experienced researchers alike in a number of fields' - Nurse Researcher 'Pranee Liamputtong has offered a well organized, clear and accessible work in Researching the Vulnerable...this book can offer very good guidance to the postgraduate student who is willing to focus in qualitative research methods, but also to an experienced researcher who may consider testing out its procedures or eventually is attempting to put into practice innovative qualitative research procedures' - Sociological Research Online Researching Vunerable People takes as its starting point the particular considerations and sensitivities of being a researcher faced with a subject group at the margins of society, and explores the ethical, practical and methodological implications of working with such groups. Pranee Liamputtong is an experienced textbook author, and in this book she attempts to explore qualitative methods using examples, drawn from around the world, from the wide variety of contexts that might count as 'researching the vulnerable'. Numerous salient points for the conduct of research within vulnerable groups of people, including ethical and moral issues, are considered, and discussed in the context of sensitive and innovative research methods.

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930221

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Applied Social Research: A Tool for the Human Services

Author: Duane R. Monette,Thomas J. Sullivan,Cornell R. DeJong

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128507551X

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 806

Presenting social science research methods within the context of human service practice, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH is the ideal text for courses focused on applied research in human services, counseling, social work, sociology, criminal justice, and community planning. With in-depth coverage of all the topics taught in traditional social science research methods courses, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH brings the subject to life by showing how research is increasingly used in practice today. In addition, this fully updated edition includes a thought-provoking Eye on Ethics feature and new and revised Research in Practice vignettes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Practice of Research in Social Work

Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145222546X

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, the Third Edition of the popular text, The Practice of Research in Social Work, by Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. It introduces students to the study of research in social work and to the contributions made to our understanding of what is effective social work practice. Additionally, the Third Edition is designed to directly and indirectly help students achieve the six core competencies identified by CSWE as essential to competency-based education, including research (2.1.6), ethical principles (2.1.2), critical thinking (2.1.3), engage diversity (2.1.4), advance human rights (2.1.5), and evaluation (2.1.10(d)).

Qualitative Research Practice

A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers

Author: Jane Ritchie,Jane Lewis,Carol McNaughton Nicholls,Rachel Ormston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293513

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 5285

Why use qualitative methods? What kinds of questions can qualitative methods help you answer? How do you actually do rigorous and reflective qualitative research in the real world? Written by a team of leading researchers associated with NatCen Social Research (the National Centre for Social Research) this textbook leads students and researchers through the entire process of qualitative research from beginning to end - moving through design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting. In this fully revised second edition you will find: A practical account of how to carry out qualitative research which recognises a range of current approaches and applications A brand new chapter on ethics A brand new chapter on observational research Updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data New case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers. This book is an ideal guide for students, practitioners and researchers faced with the challenges of doing qualitative research in both applied and academic settings in messy real-life contexts. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Proposals That Work

Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452216851

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 8340

Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

Understanding Research

Author: M. I. Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415490790

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Planning, undertaking and completing a research project – from dissertations to presentations - can be a daunting undertaking for any student, involving a number of easily taken mis-steps for those without adequate guidance. The objective of any research project is to gather data, analyse it based on your research question and present your findings and conclusions. For students, having the right approach to these steps can mean the difference between an easily handled process resulting in a well argued and presented project, or panicked flailing, misdirection and confusion. For those fearful of not getting enough research done, doing it the wrong way, putting it together incorrectly, or unsure of what the end result will be, then Understanding Research is an invaluable guide to getting it right and putting fears to bed. Successfully completing a research project is a major milestone in most university degrees, and it should be daunting – although not unassailable. This book provides students with the guidance necessary to start, undertake and present their research project in social science or the humanities. This text addresses: Where do I start? How do I begin my research and pull it together into a research question? - takes the student through the process of project design, starting research and gaining confidence in their choices Am I Researching the right things? Is it taking me in the direction I want to go? What direction is it taking me in? - explores the decision making process at all points of a research project and the implications of these decisions in the longer term Am I researching in the right way – should I be conducting interviews, reading articles or collecting statistical data? - outlines the practical and philosophical conundrums around specific techniques for gathering and analysing data Focussed explicitly on the needs and experiences of students and including a wealth of practical tips, this work is an essential resource for all students embarking on a research project. Understanding Research includes: 90 illustrations 2 tables 21 text boxes Glossary Further Reading guides for each chapter

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Author: Nigel G Fielding,Raymond M Lee,Grant Blank

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 5836

This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date commentary on current debates. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, the survey, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from dicsplines across the social sciences will find this an inavlauble source of reference.

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Author: Leonard Bickman,MS Debra J Rog

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950317

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

View: 3733

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. - twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management; - emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints; - new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection; - a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action; - a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.

A Companion to Qualitative Research

Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144622824X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8687

`The book covers such a diverse range of material and there are so many practical tips provided, that it is useful - as the title suggests - as a companion for those conducting or teaching research' - Nurse Researcher This exciting companion provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the latest writing on every aspect of qualitative research. 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. The Companion: includes an introduction to the field; provides examples of how key researchers, from Garfinkel to Geertz, carried out their research and examines the nature of their legacy; investigates different methodological and epistemological approaches to the act of researching; takes the classic methods available to the researcher and asks what the thinking is behind choosing to use such methods; is a how-to guide to the actual process of gathering research data in the field; introduces the reader to important practical issues such as ethics and teaching in research; and, provides the reader with practical information about methods literature, and guides the reader on how to study methods, and use databases and the Internet in qualitative research. Easy to use, A Companion to Qualitative Research presents a concise and systematic introduction. Recent developments, such as the use of computers and the internet, and the analysis of visual materials are covered at length, as are the future challenges for qualitative research. Essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners alike, the Companion will serve as a comprehensive textbook for any student embarking on a research methods course, and at the same will be an invaluable reference book for active researchers and practitioners.

Doing Research in the Real World

Author: David E Gray

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Doing Research in the Real World provides the clearest and most accessible introduction to research strategies and techniques. David Gray equips readers with the skills necessary to design and implement their own research project. The book covers all the essential aspects of actually doing research, providing coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, and dealing with all the main elements of the research process and the design of appropriate research tools. Practically focused throughout, Doing Research in the Real World encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. The book will help the reader to: - select appropriate projects for research whilst identifying the possibilities and limitations within their own working environment for conducting a research project - decide on the most effective research design strategies - select and use appropriate data and literature sources - select appropriate research methods - choose and implement methods of data collection - analyze and present data for the maximum impact - think critically about the nature and values of the research agenda Written in a lively and engaging manner, the book includes a number of student activities and a variety of work related case studies. Doing Research in the Real World is an invaluable resource for students and researchers completing work-related research projects across the social sciences, and is an invaluable tool for those undertaking research in the workplace.

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

Author: Patricia Leavy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019981175X

Category: Psychology

Page: 756

View: 2190

"The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the field of qualitative research and is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. It provides strong focus on methods instruction with coverage of theoretical approaches, analysis, writing, evaluation, and the politics of research"--

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

Author: Vern L. Bengtson,Alan C. Acock,Katherine R. Allen,Peggye Dilworth-Anderson,David M. Klein

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452279101

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 688

View: 1919

Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Politics on the Web

A Student Guide

Author: Stuart D. Stein

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130605726

Category: Computers

Page: 202

View: 5682

Politics on the Web: A Student Guide is directed at those who want to be able to access politics Internet resources quickly and efficiently without needing to become IT experts. The emphasis throughout is on the location of high quality politics related Internet resources likely to be useful for learning, teaching and research, from among the billions of publicly accessible Web pages. Whilst the author has drawn on a large volume of technical literature, it is written on the basis of practical experience acquired over many years of using Internet resources in the context of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences covering a wide range of topic specialisms, and in informing academic staff. In addition to extensive coverage of topics relating to the efficient location of files and Web sites, Part III provides a substantial and annotated list of high quality resources likely to be of use to students of psychology. The work is structured so that it will be found useful by both beginners and intermediate level users, and be of continuing use over the course of higher education studies.

Research Methods for Business Students

Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273658047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 4487

Research Methods for Business Students (3rd edition) Mark NK Saunders, Oxford Brookes University Business School Philip Lewis, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire Adrian Thornhill, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire This revised and fully-updated edition continues to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to complete a piece of business research. The content is academically rigorous with an engaging and accessible style. Written in a manner which greatly facilitates self-study, the reader is taken step-by-step through the research process, while numerous worked examples, real-life case studies and student activities bring to life the realities of undertaking business research. " New features: "" " " Discussion of a range of web based approaches for collecting data Internet addresses for selected on-line Government datasets from throughout the world Advice on undertaking research in international settings Section on presenting research findings orally New case studies with discussion questions Additional international worked examples and diagrams Enhanced Website with separate student and lecturer sections Extensive glossary with over 300 definitions of key terms " Classic features: " The best selling Business and Management research methods text book Application of appropriate information technology as an integral part of the text Wide variety of worked examples from across business and management Self check questions with answers for each chapter Help with progressing the student's researchproject Research Methods for Business Students is suitable for final year undergraduate and masters students.

The Data and Internet Literacy Series

Instructor Package

Author: Angela Amarillas,Lauren J. Shapiro,Josefina J. Card

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Internet

Page: N.A

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Research methods for managers

Author: John Gill,Phil Johnson

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 2785

Instructors: Please click here to request a review copy of this title for adoption consideration. Desk copies are available by calling 1-800-818-7243. `With its comprehensive coverage, clear, logical structure and lucid, accessible writing style, this masterful introduction to management research sets a standard others will find hard to emulate. A highly informative 'must buy', I strongly recommend this text as essential reading for all engaged in research in management.' - Peter L Jennings, University of Southampton, School of Management `John Gill & Phil Johnson have written a text which is necessary reading for management students. But it is even more necessary reading for those managers - both of the student and//or practising variety - who in their search for a coherent and hard identity have chosen to see themselves as men and women of action rather than theorisers'-Alex Weich, Westminster Business School `Gill and Johnson do a first class job of interpreting and personalising the mystique of research in business and management. The new edition of their book offers a wealth of detail encompassing all aspects of research in practice [with] real insights into the process of selecting a research approach and the practical, philosophical and methodological implications that ensue. The authors well-grounded experience shows throughout the work injecting a much needed dose of realism. The result is a well-balanced treatment of the crucial issues in management research. As I was reading through the work, I found myself challenging my own research perceptions and approaches. I personally rate it as a real gem. A must for the questioning research student (and the professional researcher)' - Darren Dalcher, Head of Software Forensics Centre, Middlesex University The new and updated Third Edition of this bestselling introductory text: - Is even more practical and easy to use for students with exercises & an up to date glossary of terms - Provides new and updated examples of management research in practice - Uses detailed examples drawn from published management research to illustrate issues and methodologies - Provides in-depth suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter - Provides a sound basis and will continue to assist students at first degree, diploma, MBA or Doctorate level. The authors address key philosophical matters that are fundamental to any real understanding of the methodological approaches to management research. They challenge the advocacy of some methods over others, pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of different methods according to the kinds of data they afford. Research Methods for Managers enables students to take their first steps in project work, confident that they are on firm ground in their choice of methodological approaches.

The Social Sciences

A Cross-disciplinary Guide to Selected Sources

Author: Nancy L. Herron

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563089855

Category: Education

Page: 494

View: 6565

The updated and expanded third edition of this widely used work comprises more than 1,500 annotated citations. It has served as a teaching text for students wanting a clear approach to learning about important reference sources in the social sciences.

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