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Research

  • 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...

  • Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libraryby Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, houses a trove of invaluable historical resources concerning all aspects of the Prairie State’s past. Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library commemorates the institution’s 125-year history, as well as its contributions to scholarship and education by... 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...

  • Soziale Integration der BildungsausländerInnen an der Universität zu Kölnby Anne Wulff

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 22.90

    Neben dem Lebensraum Universität müssen sich ausländische Studierende auch in ihrem privaten (Wohn-)Umfeld integrieren und ein Gefühl des Wohlbefindens entwickeln. Dies ist bedeutsam für den erfolgreichen Studienverlauf. Für ausländische Studierende sind Studentenwohnheime eine beliebte Wohnform und oftmals einzige Wohnmöglichkeit. Einen Blick in die... 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...

  • Visualization in the Age of Computerizationby Annamaria Carusi; Aud Sissel Hoel; Timothy Webmoor; Steve Woolgar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Digitalization and computerization are now pervasive in science. This has deep consequences for our understanding of scientific knowledge and of the scientific process, and challenges longstanding assumptions and traditional frameworks of thinking of scientific knowledge. Digital media and computational processes challenge our conception of the way... 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...

  • An Introduction to Empirical Legal Researchby Lee Epstein; Andrew D. Martin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Is the death penalty a more effective deterrent than lengthy prison sentences? Does a judge's gender influence their decisions? Do independent judiciaries promote economic freedom? Answering such questions requires empirical evidence, and arguments based on empirical research have become an everyday part of legal practice, scholarship, and teaching.... more...

  • Qualitative Networksby Elisa Bellotti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    How do we interact with people in our everyday life? Who are the people we are connected to? What are the consequences of overlapping social circles and how people deal with the potential emerging conflicts? What are the structural and cultural mechanisms that regulate social worlds? Network science is a scientific approach to the study of network... more...