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Research

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Researchby David Coghlan; Mary Brydon-Miller

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 350.00

    Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions... more...

  • The Art of Social Theoryby Richard Swedberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that. In this one-of-a-kind user?s manual for social theorists,... more...

  • Place in Researchby Eve Tuck; Marcia McKenzie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Bridging environmental and Indigenous studies and drawing on critical geography, spatial theory, new materialist theory, and decolonizing theory, this dynamic volume examines the sometimes overlooked significance of place in social science research. There are often important divergences and even competing logics at work in these areas of research,... more...

  • From Globalization to World Societyby Boris Holzer; Fatima Kastner; Tobias Werron

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Since the 1970s, various sociological approaches have tried to understand and conceptualize "the global," yet few of them have systematically addressed the full spectrum of social relationships. Prominent exponents of the global approach - such as world systems analysis - instead have focused on particular domains such as politics or the economy.... more...

  • Social Choice and Legitimacyby John W. Patty; Elizabeth Maggie Penn

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Asserts that legitimate governance requires explanations for trade-offs between conflicting goals and demonstrates that such explanations can always be found. more...