A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods
  • Author : Mark Elliot,Ian Fairweather,Wendy Olsen,Maria Pampaka
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2016-12-22
  • ISBN : 9780192520128

A Dictionary of Social Research Methods Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Pine Forge Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2006-04-18
  • ISBN : 9781446238561

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods Book Review:

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
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 0191796492

A Supplementary Dictionary of Social Research Methods Book Review:

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 A-Z of Social Research

The A-Z of Social Research
  • Author : Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2003-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781446232927

The A-Z of Social Research Book Review:

`A detailed and valuable addition to the literature that will be a very useful resource for lecturers, as well as having a wide appeal among students' - Tim May, University of Salford Have you ever wondered what a concise, comprehensive book providing critical guidance to the whole expanse of social science research methods and issues might look like? The A-Z is a collection of 94 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 book: - Answers the demand for a practical, fast and concise introduction to the key concepts and methods in social research - Supplies students with impeccable information that can be used in essays, exams and research projects - Demystifies a field that students often find daunting This is a refreshing book on social research methods, which understands the pressures that modern students face in their work-load and seeks to supply an authoritative study guide to the field. It should fulfil a long-standing need in undergraduate research methods courses for an unpatronising, utterly reliable aid to making sense of research methods.

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods
  • Author : Victor Jupp
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2006-04-18
  • ISBN : 9781847877147

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods Book Review:

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 SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods
  • Author : Pertti Alasuutari,Leonard Bickman,Julia Brannen
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 648
  • Relase : 2008-02-25
  • ISBN : 9781473971264

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods Book Review:

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.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Dictionary of the Social Sciences
  • Author : Craig Calhoun
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 584
  • Relase : 2002-05-02
  • ISBN : 9780199771202

Dictionary of the Social Sciences Book Review:

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.

A Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in Applied Linguistics

A Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in Applied Linguistics
  • Author : Hossein Tavakoli
  • Publisher : Rahnama Press
  • Pages : 753
  • Relase : 2012-05-19
  • ISBN : 9789643675080

A Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in Applied Linguistics Book Review:

'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
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2010-04
  • ISBN : 1842901648

A Dictionary of Research Methods Book Review:

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).

The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics

The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics
  • Author : Duncan Cramer,Dennis Howitt
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 2004-06-09
  • ISBN : 076194138X

The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics Book Review:

The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics provides students and researchers with an accessible and definitive resource to use when studying statistics in the social sciences, reading research reports and undertaking data analysis.

APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods

APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods
  • Author : Sheldon Zedeck
  • Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 1433815338

APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods Book Review:

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.

Data Collection and Analysis

Data Collection and Analysis
  • Author : Roger Sapsford,Victor Jupp
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 2006-03-29
  • ISBN : 0761943633

Data Collection and Analysis Book Review:

In simple and non-technical terms, this text illustrates a wide range of techniques and approaches used in social research projects.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods
  • Author : Alan Bryman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 766
  • Relase : 2012-01-19
  • ISBN : 9780199588053

Social Research Methods Book Review:

Text accompanied by a companion web site.

A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

A Dictionary of Business Research Methods
  • Author : John Duignan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780192518514

A Dictionary of Business Research Methods Book Review:

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.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods
  • Author : Nicholas Walliman
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2006-03-10
  • ISBN : 1847878180

Social Research Methods Book Review:

SAGE Course Companions are an exciting new series from SAGE offering students an insider's guide into how to make the most of their undergraduate courses and extend their understanding of key concepts covered in their course. Social Research Methods provides student readers with essential help with their research project, with revising for their course exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and thinking skills in line with course requirements on Research Methods courses. This Course Companion is designed to augment, rather than replace, existing textbooks for the course, and will provide: " Helpful summaries of the course curriculum to aid essay and project planning " Key summaries of the approach taken by the main Methods textbooks " Guidance on the essential study skills required " Help with developing critical thinking " Route-maps to aid the development of wider learning above and beyond the textbook " Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises " A tutor's-eye view of what course examiners are looking for " An insider's view of what key course concepts are really all about SAGE Course Companions are much more than revision guides for undergraduate; they are an essential tool to taking your course learning and understanding to new levels and in new directions that are the key to success in undergraduate courses.

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research
  • Author : Richard Thorpe,Robin Holt
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2007-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781446238554

The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research Book Review:

'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.

A Dictionary of Social Science Methods

A Dictionary of Social Science Methods
  • Author : P. McC. Miller,Michael John Wilson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 146
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015283883

A Dictionary of Social Science Methods Book Review:

Intended to collect in one source terminology of the current methods of inquiry shared by the various social sciences. Terms selected for inclusion tend to reflect "its relevance to the current practice of research rather than its potential theoretical importance." Length of entries varies. Formulas, charts, and graphs are included. Cross references.

The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies

The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies
  • Author : Dominic Malcolm
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2008-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781473902916

The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies Book Review:

'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the various sub-disciplines and guide them to sources which will enable them to probe issues more deeply... It is a beautifully crafted book and is sure to be a hit with students and their teachers. It would not surprise me in the least, however, if it appealed to sports lovers more generally... It is a tour de force and I recommend it unreservedly' - Eric Dunning, Professor in Sociology, The Centre for the Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester Sports studies is one of the fastest growing fields in higher education today. The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. It offers: " Cross referencing to assist critical thinking " A list of key readings for each entry " Expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods. " Concise, student-friendly and authoritative entries. Covering sociology, history, psychology, politics, business, physical education, health and research methods, The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies provides the first one-stop reference guide for all students who study the social aspects of sport.

Quantitative Social Research Methods

Quantitative Social Research Methods
  • Author : Kultar Singh
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2007-03-07
  • ISBN : 9788132101192

Quantitative Social Research Methods Book Review:

Quantitative Social Research Methods explores the entire spectrum of quantitative social research methods and their application, with special reference to the development sector. It provides detailed coverage of all statistical research and analysis method with an emphasis on multivariate analysis techniques, such as regression discriminant analysis, logistic regression, factor, factor, cluster, correspondence and conjoint analysis. The book is thematically arranged in two sections: the first section introduces development research techniques, explores the genesis and scope of social research, research processes and then goes on to explain univariate, bivariate and multivariate data analysis with the help of software packages such as SPSS and STATA. The second focuses on the application of social and development research methods in the development sector. It explores research method application and the issues relevant to aspects of development such as population, health and nutrition, poverty and rural development, education, water and sanitation, and environment and natural resource management.

The SAGE Dictionary of Quantitative Management Research

The SAGE Dictionary of Quantitative Management Research
  • Author : Luiz Moutinho,Graeme D Hutcheson
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2011-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781412935296

The SAGE Dictionary of Quantitative Management Research Book Review:

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here A must-have reference resource for quantitative management researchers, the Dictionary contains over 100 entries covering the fundamentals of quantitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation and examples of use, as well as detailed graphics to aid understanding. Every entry features: -An introduction to the topic, -Key relevant features, -A worked example, -A concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions -Cross-references to associated concepts within the dictionary