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Research

  • Methodological Thinkingby Donileen R. Loseke

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 29.00

    Focused on the underlying logic behind social research, Methodological Thinking: Basic Principles of Social Research Design by Donileen R. Loseke encourages readers to understand research methods as a way of thinking. The book provides a concise overview of the basic principles of social research, including the characteristics of research questions,... more...

  • Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statisticsby Neil J. Salkind

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 58.00

    Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel... more...

  • Doing Developmental Researchby Tricia Striano

    Guilford Publications 2016; US$ 30.00

    Addressing practical issues rarely covered in methods texts, this user-friendly, jargon-free book helps students and beginning researchers plan infant and child development studies and get them done. The author provides step-by-step guidance for getting involved in a developmental laboratory and crafting effective research questions and proposals.... more...

  • Understanding the Social Worldby Russell K. Schutt

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 64.00

    Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century is a textbook for the fast-paced, globally interconnected social world of the new century.  Author Russell K. Schutt rises to the research requirements of a social world shaped by big data and social media, Instagram and avatars, blogs, and tweets; and he confronts the research... more...

  • Commons, Sustainability, Democratizationby Hans Peter Hansen; Birger Steen Nielsen; Nadarajah Sriskandarajah; Ewa Gunnarsson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book presents theoretical discussions and practical examples of Action Research from Scandinavia, Latin America and Africa, primarily dealing with how to combine nature conservation and management with local democratic community development, seeing the renewal of Commons as a way to transcend the present dichotomy between these two dimensions.... more...

  • The Metric Tideby James Wilsdon

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 27.00

    Metrics evoke a mixed reaction from the research community. A commitment to using data and evidence to inform decisions makes many of us sympathetic, even enthusiastic, about the prospect of granular, real-time analysis of our own activities. Yet we only have to look around us, at the blunt use of metrics to be reminded of the pitfalls. Metrics hold... more...

  • Reason & Rigorby Sharon M. Ravitch; J. (John) Matthew (Matt) Riggan

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 45.00

    Designed for novice as well as more experienced researchers, Reason & Rigor by Sharon M. Ravitch and Matthew Riggan presents conceptual frameworks as a mechanism for aligning literature review, research design, and methodology. The book explores the conceptual framework?defined as both a process and a product?that helps to direct and ground researchers... more...

  • Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysisby Harris M. Cooper

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 41.00

    The Fifth Edition of Harris Cooper's bestselling Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach offers practical advice on how to conduct a synthesis of research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The book is written in plain language with four running examples drawn from psychology, education, and health science. With... more...

  • Collectivitiesby Robert F. Carley

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 69.99

    This book contributes to an ongoing conversation in the field of cultural studies and cultural theory regarding the political role of cultural critique. It addresses theoretical and methodological issues in the fields of cultural studies, radical sociology, critical communication studies, and Chicana/o studies. more...

  • Ethnography in Actionby Jean J. Schensul; Margaret D. LeCompte

    AltaMira Press 2016; US$ 36.99

    In this capstone title to the Ethnographer?s Toolkit series, Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte explore how ethnographic research intersects with and enhances numerous areas of applied and practice-oriented social science. more...