The A-Z of Social Research

A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts

Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971337

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion

Volume 3: New Methods in the Sociology of Religion

Author: Luigi Berzano,Ole Riis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004176039

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Dealing with a single theme in each volume, the ARSR intends to tackle the relationship between the practices and the dynamics of everyday life and the different religions and spiritualities, within the framework of the post-secular society.

Oppressed Pride

Exploring the professionals recognition towards LGBTQ persons vulnerabilities under collective patriarchal violence and oppression

Author: Khalid Rashid

Publisher: Khalid Rashid

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 70

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Honour related violence and oppression is a relatively new phenomenon in Sweden that received political and medial attention in the 1990's. A lot of research has been made since then in order to understand the phenomenon and to improve the interventions against it. Most of the focus have been on women under HRVO, which stands for the majority who falls victim for this crime. This study aims to bring forth more shades of this phenomenon by exploring how professionals identify and give recognition to the needs, vulnerabilities and obstacles for sexual minorities who seeks aid from public services, as they've become targets for patriarchal violence and oppression. This is done by presenting three different vignettes of LGBTQ persons who are exposed to different forms of HRVO during semi-structured interviews. Twelve respondents from three different professional categories were interviewed: social welfare officers, counsellors and housing personnel. The participants in the interviews varied from one up to four simultaneously. The gathered results tells of several important aspects in the work with HRVO cases, among them are: refreshing and enhancing the professional's knowledge, being able to adapt to the client's needs and to grant a safe environment for the client during the ongoing assessment. The results also show difficulties for the professionals, such as facing conflicting legislation, whether HRVO is seen as a patriarchal phenomenon or a cultural relativistic phenomenon and high workload.

Researching leisure, sport and tourism

the essential guide

Author: Jonathan A. Long

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780761944546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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A comprehensive book written especially for new and inexperienced researchers in the fields of leisure, sport and tourism, both full-time students and people in employment having to conduct their own research or make use of other people's research. It uses subject-specific examples and explains the central methodological issues.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

A Student's Dictionary of Psychology

Author: Dr Nicky Hayes,Peter Stratton,Nicky Hayes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444176730

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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A Student’s Dictionary of Psychology is an essential reference for all undergraduate psychology students and those studying psychology for the first time, including those in related disciplines such as health care and social science. It provides the reader with clear definitions of key concepts from all areas of psychology. This new edition of A Student’s Dictionary of Psychology adopts a slightly different format and extended content to previous editions, but it continues to be an ‘explaining’ dictionary rather than simply a set of one-line definitions. Following up all the references and cross-references relating to a topic should give the reader a reasonable overview of the subject; in that sense, the authors have often referred to it as a kind of random-access textbook, as well as a dictionary of the main terms in psychology. Key features include: Over 2,400 entries in total; Extensive cross referencing for easy navigation; Mini biographies of key psychologists; Common abbreviations and a list of key reference works; Study notes section. This new edition includes increased coverage of psychoneurology, social, clinical, and cognitive psychology, and research methodology, as well as several other terms which have come into common usage in recent years. It also includes a list of common abbreviations, and expanded coverage of significant figures in the history of psychology. This comprehensive dictionary will support the reader all the way through their psychology studies.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923633

Category: Social Science

Page: 1305

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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191036757

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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Thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment—its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. Covering subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, it is at the cutting edge of environmental and conservation studies. This is the ideal reference for students studying these subjects and anyone with an interest in environment and conservation.

A Dictionary of Media and Communication

Author: Daniel Chandler,Rod Munday

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199568758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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This new dictionary includes over 2,200 concise, accessible, and extensively cross-referenced entries for terms regularly encountered by students and professionals working within the diverse fields of media and communication studies, including advertising, digital culture, new media, telecommunications, and visual culture.

Quality-of-Life Community Indicators for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Author: Megha Budruk,Rhonda Phillips

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048198610

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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While community quality-of-life indicators are gaining much needed attention in both scholarly work and practice, their application in the areas of parks, recreation and tourism management are not as well known. The applicability of indicator systems for natural resource and natural resource area management within the parks and recreation arena is very high, including urban parks and recreation programs and their influence on quality of life. Tourism is also an area that needs much more work in terms of assessing impacts as well as developing indicators for gauging progress in the long term. All three areas are an integrated discipline and most programs throughout the developed world are housed co-jointly. There are several researchers across the globe who are conducting innovative work in these areas. The editors feel that a volume on the topic will spur additional interests as well as serve to lead the research efforts.

Information Sources in the Social Sciences

Author: David Fisher,Sandra P. Price,Terry Hanstock

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598244391

Category: Reference

Page: 511

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This evaluative guide to social science information sources covers each of the areas that make up the social sciences. It will appeal to those studying and teaching social sciences and its component subjects. Contents include: A general guide to the literature of the Social Sciences General Social Science Information Sources Anthropology; Economics Education Human Services Law/Criminology Political Science Psychology Public administration Bibliographies And much more

Walford's guide to reference material

Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1147

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Examine descriptions of 8,300 plus critically evaluated and recommended reference resources available in all formats.Organized by Universal Decimal Classification, the topics covered are those usually found in the 100s -- Philosophy and Psychology, 200s -- Religion, 300s -- Social Sciences, and the 900s -- Geography, Biography and History.This volume particularly reflects the proliferation of travel and tourist guides, and reference works on Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the collapse of comnunism. Over the last few years an enormous expansion has also been noted of reference works in both religion and philosophy.

The social sciences

a cross-disciplinary guide to selected sources

Author: Nancy L. Herron

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: 9781563083099

Category: Reference

Page: 323

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It's here: the third edition of the highly acclaimed guide to social sciences literature! Updated and expanded, this classic comprises more than 1,500 annotated citations, offering librarians and researchers fast and easy access to some of the best and most commonly used resources in the social sciences arena. The book also serves as a standard text in universities nationwide as it gives students a comprehensive overview of must-know reference sources in both print and electronic format. Prepared by leading subject specialist librarians and arranged by discipline, the book's 12 chapters cover general social sciences, political science, economics, business, history, law and justice, anthropology, sociology, education, psychology, geography, and communication. All chapters have been revised, the essays expanded, and the annotated lists of resources have been rewritten to incorporate the latest research findings and developments.

Theories of Performance

Author: Elizabeth Bell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Theories of Performance invites students to explore the possibilities of performance for creating, knowing, and staking claims to the world. Each chapter surveys, explains, and illustrates classic, modern, and postmodern theories that answer the questions, "What is performance?" "Why do people perform?" and "How does performance constitute our social and political worlds?" The chapters feature performance as the entry point for understanding texts, drama, culture, social roles, identity, resistance, and technologies.

Still

Die Bedeutung von Introvertierten in einer lauten Welt

Author: Susan Cain

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641106214

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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Selbstsicheres Auftreten und die Beherrschung von Small Talk sind nicht alles. Susan Cains glänzendes Plädoyer für die Qualitäten der Stillen. „Ein leerer Topf klappert am lautesten“. Aber wer der Welt etwas Bedeutendes schenken will, benötigt Zeit und Sorgfalt, um es in Stille reifen zu lassen. „Still“ ist ein Plädoyer für die Ruhe, die in unserer Welt des Marktgeschreis und der Klingeltöne zu verschwinden droht. Und für leise Menschen, die lernen sollten, zu ihrem „So-Sein“ zu stehen. Ohne sie hätten wir heute keine Relativitätstheorie, keinen „Harry Potter“, keine Klavierstücke Chopins, und auch die Suchmaschine „Google“ wäre nie entwickelt worden. „Still“ baut eine Brücke zwischen den Welten, kritisiert aber das gesellschaftliche Ungleichgewicht zugunsten der Partylöwen und Dampfplauderer. Es herrscht eine „extrovertierte Ethik“, die stille Wasser zwingt, sich anzupassen oder unterzugehen. Ihre Eigenschaften – Ernsthaftigkeit, Sensibilität und Scheu – gelten eher als Krankheitssymptome denn als Qualitäten. Zu unrecht, sagt Susan Cain, und stellt sich gegen den Trend, der „selbstbewusstes Auftreten“ verherrlicht. „Still“ ist das Kultbuch für Introvertierte, hilft aber auch Extrovertierten, ihre Mitmenschen besser zu verstehen.

Key Concepts in Water Resource Management

A Review and Critical Evaluation

Author: Jonathan Lautze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134656416

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve responses to the world’s water challenges, their practical use is often encumbered by ambiguity and confusion. This book applies critical scrutiny to a prominent set of new but widely used terms, in order to clarify their meanings and improve the basis on which we identify and tackle the world’s water challenges. More specifically, the book takes stock of what several of the more prominent new terms mean, reviews variation in interpretation, explores how they are measured, and discusses their respective added value. It makes many implicit differences between terms explicit and aids understanding and use of these terms by both students and professionals. At the same time, it does not ignore the legitimately contested nature of some concepts. Further, the book enables greater precision on the interpretational options for the various terms, and for the value that they add to water policy and its implementation.

Dictionary of Globalization

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745634400

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Provides an overview of the contemporary globalization debate, bringing together the disparate elements of an ever-growing literature. This dictionary comprises an A-Z of entries covering various aspects of the globalization debate from 9/11 to Zapatistas, and more. It is aimed at students, researchers, policy-makers and others.