Crafting Qualitative Research: Beyond Positivist Traditions by Pushkala Prasad

By Pushkala Prasad

This booklet offers an summary of qualitative study types and their functions in association and administration stories. targeting the philosophical underpinnings and sensible implications of various qualitative tools, this accomplished textual content bargains a guided travel of the choices on hand to qualitative researchers, highlighting facets of study layout, execution, and research in every one tradition.

In transparent, readable prose, the writer deals perception into the ambiguities, tensions, and interconnections of numerous qualitative learn traditions with no resorting to oversimplification. The book’s 4 major sections contain examples and functions in particular designed for the sphere of administration. each one bankruptcy is dedicated to a selected technique, describing innovations and purposes in addition to present controversies and rising concerns. precis containers and useful examples may also help the reader to navigate this terrain and generate examine that's either appropriate and of excessive scholarly quality.

With its distinctive and easy-to-understand assurance, it will be the textual content of selection for college kids operating with qualitative tools in association reviews, purchaser examine, public management, info structures, and media and conversation reviews. teachers educating qualitative techniques in a study tools direction and researchers eager to acquaint themselves with non-positivist traditions also will locate this an invaluable resource.

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Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social by Nelson Phillips,Cynthia Hardy

By Nelson Phillips,Cynthia Hardy

Discourse research: Investigating tactics of Social Construction is the 1st booklet to supply a concise, straight forward consultant for college kids and researchers who're attracted to figuring out and utilizing discourse research. The authors contemplate the perform of interpreting discourse and the opportunity of revealing the methods of social development that represent social and organizational existence. Addressed to graduate scholars, teachers, and skilled researchers, this e-book is a entire consultant for these new to discourse research in addition to for researchers short of a supplement to different modes of inquiry. 

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The Art and Craft of Case Writing by William Naumes,Margaret J. Naumes

By William Naumes,Margaret J. Naumes

full of priceless checklists, charts, and proposals for extra analyzing, this functional, finished, and multidisciplinary advisor takes readers throughout the complete case-writing technique, together with talents for writing either instructing instances and study instances. This version comprises new discussions of scholars as case writers, and the way to interpret and reply to stories, in addition to up to date and multiplied fabric on video, multimedia and web cases.

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Research Methods for Public Administrators by Elizabethann O'Sullivan,Gary Rassel,Maureen Berner,Jocelyn

By Elizabethann O'Sullivan,Gary Rassel,Maureen Berner,Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro

Research equipment for Public Administrators introduces scholars to the methodological instruments public directors and coverage analysts use to behavior study within the twenty-first century. filled with enticing examples and step by step directions to demonstrate universal examine equipment and strategies, this ebook offers destiny directors with an unshakeable beginning in version construction, study layout, and statistical purposes.

New to the 6th version:

    • Sections addressing contemporary advancements in examine equipment, equivalent to massive information and Exploratory facts research

    • Expanded assurance of electronic media, together with web surveys and survey information assortment by means of capsule desktops

    • Greater specialise in qualitative examine equipment and their strengths and weaknesses relative to quantitative methods

    • Updated examine goods, wisdom questions, homework workouts, and challenge assignments for every bankruptcy

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From Reason to Practice in Bioethics: An Anthology Dedicated by John Coggon,Sarah Chan,Soren Holme,Thomasine Kushner

By John Coggon,Sarah Chan,Soren Holme,Thomasine Kushner

No region of sensible philosophy gets greater or extra sustained realization than bioethics. it's been verified as a staple direction on collage curricula internationally, impacts the perform of professions inside and past well-being care, and more and more gains within the public consciousness.

This anthology gathers jointly unique works from a few of bioethics' such a lot celebrated students. all in favour of and round the works of John Harris, the publication addresses the main debated matters in modern bioethics, and may function a very good textual content and source for college students, students, and practitioners drawn to bioethics. It contains chapters from many of the field's such a lot famous students, equivalent to Margaret Brazier, Raanan Gillon, Jonathan Glover, Ruth Macklin, in addition to John Harris himself. The e-book deals Professor Harris's personal reflections at the box of bioethics, to which he has contributed lots. It then, in sequence of 8 chapters, examines first theoretical concerns in philosophical bioethics, and moment sensible matters and difficulties within the software of philosophical argument. The booklet closes with a bankruptcy the place Professor Harris responds significantly to the book's contributors.

Whilst tough, the chapters are obtainable to a vast foreign readership, offering basic insights into the character and barriers of moral argument.The ebook will function a very good source for college kids, students and practitioners drawn to bioethics.

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Comedy and Social Science: Towards a Methodology of Funny by Cate Watson

By Cate Watson

While there were many sociological and mental stories of humor, few can declare to be humorous. Humor might be considered as a sound subject for social scientists, yet more often than not, they current their examine really heavily. In academia, humor has a tendency to be trivialized and pushed aside. this can be greater than only a ignored chance for differently fun-loving teachers. In literature, it really is without difficulty authorised that comedy is crucial to the human situation. to disregard humor is to reject a in all likelihood insightful methodological process, because the funny worldview offers specific possibilities for investigating the social. This publication constitutes a distinct source, featuring chapters on irony, satire and parody as instruments for research and technique of illustration, in addition to contemplating humor within the behavior of study, and providing suggestions on getting released. via offering examples from around the social sciences, the e-book seeks to cajole and encourage instead of to prescribe an strategy – a closure which might (ironically) be inimical to the multiplicity and ambiguity which characterizes funny examine and lends it its unique edge.

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Strengths and Challenges of New Immigrant Families: by Rochelle L. Dalla,John Defrain,Julie M. Johnson,Douglas A.

By Rochelle L. Dalla,John Defrain,Julie M. Johnson,Douglas A. Abbott,Sayali S. Amarapurkar,Laura Bates,Libby Balter Blume,Amy E. Boren,Laura Thompson Brady,Rodrigo Cantarero,Christine C. Cook,Lee Anne De Reus,Daniel F. Detzner,Steven Garasky,Daiana A. Gonzal

Immigration to the USA is a controversy that regularly sparks excessive emotional reactions_from ardour and compassion to anger or even rage. frequently lacking from the discussion, notwithstanding, is dialogue of the strengths of immigrant newcomers_the talents and optimistic features they convey as contributors and households to our nation, and the way those give a contribution to the business enterprise, development, and energy of the USA. This booklet used to be meant to maneuver the dialogue of immigration, often talking, and of immigrant households particularly, to incorporate how and in what methods new immigrants to the US (those arriving in the previous thirty years) have replaced the social and geocultural panorama of this kingdom in confident, priceless, and precious methods. The booklet is constituted of nineteen chapters written via students with services on immigrant households representing each nook of the globe_from Africa and India to Europe and vital the USA. In each one bankruptcy, the original elements, methods, and worldviews which aid form and mould the immigrant adventure are articulated, as are the strengths immigrant beginners deliver to the United States. furthermore, past explicating the strengths of immigrant households, all the nineteen contributing chapters makes a speciality of the consequences of those strengths for households, groups, and the tradition. hence, the ebook offers a springboard from which to respond to the applying and 'what now' questions if you happen to paintings with immigrant households in various capacities_from academicians and researchers to educators and human-service providers.

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Time Use Research in the Social Sciences (Perspectives in by Wendy E. Pentland,M. Powell Lawton,Andrew S. Harvey,Mary Ann

By Wendy E. Pentland,M. Powell Lawton,Andrew S. Harvey,Mary Ann McColl

This assortment demonstrates the use and diversity of functions of time use method from multidisciplinary, multinational, and multicultural views. A unusual roster of members from such fields as psychology, occupational remedy, sociology, economics, and structure examines the advanced dating among human time usage and well-being and healthiness and evaluates the way forward for time use research as a learn device within the social sciences.

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The Program Evaluation Standards: A Guide for Evaluators and by Donald B. Yarbrough,Lyn M. Shulha,Rodney K. Hopson,Flora A.

By Donald B. Yarbrough,Lyn M. Shulha,Rodney K. Hopson,Flora A. Caruthers

With oversight from the Joint Committee on criteria for academic overview, Yarbrough, Schulha, Hopson, and Caruthers have revised and illustrated this new version of the Program evaluate Standards. those thirty criteria help the middle attributes of overview caliber: application, feasibility, propriety, accuracy, and responsibility, and supply information to somebody attracted to making plans, enforcing, or utilizing software reviews. The e-book is a useful source for working towards evaluators, scholars, evaluate clients, and clients.

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