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Research

  • Principles of Methodologyby Perri 6; Christine Bellamy

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 53.00

    This book provides a comprehensive, accessible guide to social science methodology. In so doing, it establishes methodology as distinct from both methods and philosophy. . . Most existing textbooks deal with methods, or sound ways of collecting and analysing data to generate findings. In contrast, this innovative book shows how an understanding of... 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...

  • Web Social Scienceby Robert Ackland

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 48.00

    Explaining how the Web is a socially constructed phenomenon, this timely text provides readers with a complete theoretical and practical guide to Web Social Science more...

  • Innovation in Socio-Cultural Contextby Frane Adam; Hans Westlund

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Until now, there has been relatively little empirical evidence on the role of social relations in innovation and innovation policies. Lack of innovation is not necessarily caused by lack of technology or unwillingness to innovate, but often, because of a lack of supportive social capital between the actors. This book analyzes this urgent problem,... more...

  • The State of Africa 2010/11by Korwa G. Adar; Monica Kathina Juma; Katabaro N. Miti

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2010; US$ 34.95

    The State of Africa series project was conceived by the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) during its 2003ñ2004 financial year for purposes of mapping out on a regular basis critical issue areas relating to intra- and inter-African as well as extra-African relations. The first and second volumes of the series were published in 2004 and 2008... more...