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Research

  • Laughlabby

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.54

    In September 2001 the British Association for the Advancement of Science (the BA) embarked on the world's largest, and most unusual, scientific experiment. The aim of the project was to find the world's funniest joke, and answer important questions about the psychology of humour. For example, Do men and women find the same jokes funny? Does our sense... more...

  • 100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America [2 volumes]by

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 173.00

    To what extent does a person's own success result in social transformation? This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change. more...

  • Patronage Politics Divides Usby Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

    Real African Publishers 2014; US$ 13.99

    Patronage Politics Divides Us: A Study of Poverty, Patronage and Inequality in South Africa is the culmination of a research project that forms part of MISTRA?s first suite of eight priority research projects. The research explores the relationship between patronage, poverty, and inequality with a particular focus on its impact on the conduct of local... more...

  • Principles of Methodologyby Perri 6; Christine Bellamy

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 53.00

    Existing literature glosses over the often difficult interrelationship between practical research design and the theoretical underpinnings of methodology. This text addresses these issues head on and helps the reader to better understand each stage of the research process. more...

  • Societies of Social Innovationby Ander Gurrutxaga Abad

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Social innovation is a concept that is associated with a range of experiences, dimensions, and fields within the language of management and economics and in the social and productive uses of technology, and this study seeks to clarify the meanings and uses of social innovation in contemporary societies. The book looks at the historical view of social... more...

  • Understanding and Applying Research Designby Martin Lee Abbott; Jennifer McKinney

    Wiley 2013; US$ 124.00

    A fresh approach to bridging research design with statistical analysis While good social science requires both research design and statistical analysis, most books treat these two areas separately. Understanding and Applying Research Design introduces an accessible approach to integrating design and statistics, focusing on the processes of posing,... more...

  • Measuring Identityby Rawi Abdelal; Yoshiko M. Herrera; Alastair Iain Johnston; Rose McDermott

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    This book represents a collection of empirically-grounded theoretical discussions of a range of methodological techniques for the study of identities. more...

  • Research Methods in Community Medicineby Joseph Abramson; Z. H. Abramson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 89.00

    A simple and systematic guide to the planning and performance of investigations concerned with health and disease and with health care Offers researchers help in choosing a topic and to think about shaping objectives and ideas and to link these with the appropriate choice of method Fully updated with new sections on the use of the Web and computer... more...

  • Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociologyby Seth Abrutyn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book posits an original synthetic theory of institutions as macro-level structural and cultural spheres of action, exchange, and communication. Abrutyn examines what institutions are and how they become autonomous, and also offers new insights into institution-specific dynamics of ecology, structure and culture, and stratification. more...

  • Literature Search Strategies for Interdisciplinary Researchby Linda G. Ackerson

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    The amount of published literature can be overwhelming for scientists and researchers moving from a broad disciplinary research area to a more specialized one, particularly in fields that use information from more than one discipline. Without a focused inquiry, the researcher may find too little information or may be overcome by too much. Striking... more...