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- Springer 2013; US$ 54.99
This book provides a critical re-examination of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as the main tool used by the European Commission and other policy-making bodies to measure national innovation capacity. Given that contemporary societies and economies are to a great extent characterised by the processes of production, dissemination and application... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 33.99
Public Sociology examines the 'discourse' of mainstream journal articles in sociology in order to understand the essentially conservative nature of mainstream sociology. These articles primarily make advances in method, not substance. Drawing from Mills, critical theory and postmodernism, Agger develops a non-positivist version of sociological writing... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 129.00
This volume presents the first of two proceedings from the International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place in Tokyo in November 2012. Focussing on a highly innovative working hypothesis called the ?learning hypothesis?, which attempts to explain the replacement as a result of differences in the learning... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 57.00
In this lucid introductory text, Andy Alaszewski considers the analysis of diaries as a distinctive research technique in its own right. The timely emergence of Using Diaries for Social Research recognizes the increased interest in and relevance of diary methodology within social research teaching. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 47.00
A guide to conducting social surveys. This book examines the state of surveys within society and social science methodology, explaining the potential of the survey method and the ways it can be used effectively when resources are limited. It presents the process of conducting survey research, and includes examples of techniques and good practice. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
This important volume presents a systematic analysis of the Bloomington Institutional and Development (IAD) Research Program that developed a unique and extremely successful combination of interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical approaches for the study of social sciences. more...
- Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 34.70
Diskursanalysen und Gouvernementalitätsstudien werden in den Sozialwissenschaften viel und breit diskutiert, stehen aber trotz ihrer gemeinsamen Referenz auf das Werk Michel Foucaults weitgehend unverbunden nebeneinander. Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes erkunden gemeinsame Forschungsfelder, diskutieren die theoretische, methodische und politische... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
This title explores what it means to be rational in a variety of contexts, from personal decisions to those affecting large groups of people. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources. more...