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  • The Literature Reviewby Lawrence (Larry) A. (Anthony) Machi; Brenda T. (Tyler) McEvoy

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 31.95

    The go-to guide to completing a thorough, well-organized, and effective lit review! This new edition of the best-selling book offers graduate students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation. Updated with key vocabulary words, technology... more...

  • Methods for Policy Researchby Ann Majchrzak; M. (Mary) Lynne Markus

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 31.00

    Methods for Policy Research , Second Edition , by Ann Majchrzak and M. Lynne Markus, is a book about responsible and evidence-based policy decision making written for those interested in improving the decisions that affect people?s lives. It describes how to define policy research questions so that evidence can be applied to policy decisions, how... more...

  • Ethnography Essentialsby Julian Murchison

    Wiley 2010; US$ 50.00

    A comprehensive and practical guide to ethnographic research, this book guides you through the process, starting with the fundamentals of choosing and proposing a topic and selecting a research design. It describes methods of data collection (taking notes, participant observation, interviewing, identifying themes and issues, creating ethnographic maps... more...

  • Performing Qualitative Cross-Cultural Researchby Pranee Liamputtong

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    Shows how to perform qualitative research in cross-cultural contexts, with an emphasis on a more ethical, sensible and responsible approach. more...

  • The Art of Social Theoryby Richard Swedberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user?s manual for social theorists,... more...

  • Video Methodsby Charlotte Bates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it highlights a range of possibilities for making and working with video data. The collection showcases different video methods, including video... more...

  • Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Scienceby R. Stimson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    The chapters in this book provide coverage of the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies that typify research using a Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) approach. This insightful Handbook is intended chiefly as a primer for students and budding researchers who wish to investigate social, economic and behavioural phenomena by giving explicit... more...

  • Principles and Methods of Social Research, Third Editionby William D. Crano; Marilynn B. Brewer; Andrew Lac

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Used to train generations of social scientists, this thoroughly updated classic text covers the latest research techniques and designs. Applauded for its comprehensive coverage, the breadth and depth of content is unparalleled. Through a multi-methodology approach, the text guides readers toward the design and conduct of social research from the ground... more...

  • Learning, Teaching and Researching on the Internetby S. D. Stein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    Learning, Teaching and Researching on the Internet: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists is directed at students and academic staff who want to be able to access Internet resources quickly and efficiently without needing to become IT experts. The emphasis throughout is on the harnessing of the large volume of potentially useful Internet resources... more...

  • The Data Revolutionby Rob Kitchin

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 43.00

    A seminal text, written by one of the world's leading experts in the field. In contrast to the hype and hubris of much media and business coverage, this book provides a synoptic and truly critical analysis of 'big data', 'open data' and the emerging data landscape. more...