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  • Professional Writing for Social Work Practice, Second Editionby PhD MSW Daniel Weisman; PhD Joseph L. Zornado

    Springer Publishing Company 2017; US$ 48.99

    This invaluable guide helps social workers develop the writing skills necessary for a successful career. Actual examples drawn from all arenas of social work demonstrate strong and problematic writing. Organized around the core social work curriculum, the book’s examples are applicable to every foundation course. Each example begins with field notes... more...

  • Renewalby Colbert Rhodes

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 65.99

    The book offers a critique of the assumption that empiricism is the only foundation for research. Integralism provides a balanced approach to reaching moral values that can be shared by all cultures through the inclusion of empiricism, the rational and the supersensory/super-rational forms of reality into research and theory. more...

  • Social Research Methods by Exampleby Yasemin Besen-Cassino; Dan Cassino

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 95.95

    Social Research Methods by Example shows students how researchers carry out work on the cutting edge of social science. The authors illustrate every point through engaging, thought-provoking examples from real research. The language is jargon-free, making research methods less intimidating and more relatable. The text is divided into three major... more...

  • Academic–Practitioner Relationshipsby Jean M. Bartunek; Jane McKenzie

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    While executives are keen to harness organizational knowledge and improve business performance, the topic of how academics can produce rigorous and relevant theory in working relationships with practitioners is a much contested topic. Many aspects of this knowledge co-creation can create tensions, and the ways in which research is conducted and published... more...

  • Re-Thinking Social Researchby Beth Humphries; Carole Truman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Social research plays an important part in the social sciences and in the planning and implementation of personal social services. Whilst considerable attention has been paid to the methods used to undertake social research, little has been done to explore the processes under which it is carried out. This volume explores the process of social research... more...

  • Expressive Genres and Historical Changeby Andrew Strathern; Pamela J. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    This collection of essays, edited by leading scholars in the field, focuses on how expressive genres such as music, dance and poetry are of enduring significance to social organization. Research from New Guinea, Indonesia and Taiwan is used to assess how historical changes modify these forms of expression to adjust to the social and political needs... more...

  • Survey Research in the United Statesby Jean M. Converse

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.95

    Hardly an American today escapes being polled or surveyed or sampled. In this illuminating history, Jean Converse shows how survey research came to be perhaps the single most important development in twentieth-century social science. Everyone interested in survey methods and public opinion, including social scientists in many fi elds, will find this... more...

  • Firms Afloat and Firms Adrift: Hungarian Industry and Economic Transitionby Joseph C. Brada; Inderjit Singh; aAdaam Teoreok

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Designed for various types of college courses, this book discusses the interpretation of statistical data in such fields as the economy, business, demography, housing, health, education and crime. more...

  • From Birth to Deathby William Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    From Birth to Death is a detailed analysis of how population statistics are collected in the United States, particularly by the Bureau of the Census. It describes the errors and other flaws typically found in such data.Petersen sets out the fundamentals of demography and reviews the current proposal to use sampling in the census. He then reviews examples... more...

  • Methodology of Social Sciencesby Max Weber

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Max Weber wrote these methodological essays in the closest intimacy with actual research and against a background of constant and intensive meditation on substantive problems in the theory and strategy of the social sciences. They were written between 1903 and 1917, the most productive of Max Weber's life, when he was working on his studies in the... more...