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Behind the Scenes in Social Research How Practical and Personal Matters Affect a Project

Behind the Scenes in Social Research: How Practical and Personal Matters Affect a Project

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Herbert J. Rubin
January 31, 2023

Behind the Scenes in Social Research discusses the informal, adaptive, real-life process of doing social science research. It complements the material in standard methods texts that describe the basics - how to choose topics, ways of obtaining and analyzing data - but in doing so miss out on many ...

Participatory Case Study Work Approaches, Authenticity and Application in Ageing Studies

Participatory Case Study Work: Approaches, Authenticity and Application in Ageing Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Sion Williams, John Keady
August 01, 2022

Participatory Case Study Work shows academic co-researchers how to adapt and implement their methods so that data collection and analysis is authentically participatory. At the heart of this text is advocating a participatory approach to case study work, with co-construction as a catalyst for ...

Social Causation and Biographical Research Philosophical, Theoretical and Methodological Arguments

Social Causation and Biographical Research: Philosophical, Theoretical and Methodological Arguments

1st Edition

By Giorgos Tsiolis, Michalis Christodoulou
May 30, 2022

This book extends debates in the field of biographical research, arguing that causal explanations are not at odds with biographical research and that biographical research is in fact a valuable tool for explaining why things in social and personal lives are one way and not another. Bringing ...

Silences, Neglected Feelings, and Blind-Spots in Research Practice

Silences, Neglected Feelings, and Blind-Spots in Research Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Kathy Davis, Janice Irvine
May 19, 2022

This book addresses wide-ranging dilemmas that social researchers may face as a result of silences, neglected feelings, and blind-spots in their research. In every research endeavour, thoughts, intuitions, biases, feelings or sensations may be left aside as the researcher attempts to come to terms ...

Diagramming the Social Relational Method in Research

Diagramming the Social: Relational Method in Research

1st Edition

By Russell Dudley-Smith, Natasha Whiteman
April 29, 2022

This book challenges the hyper-production and proliferation of concepts in modern social research. It presents a distinctive methodological response to this tendency through an exploration of one of the most underappreciated yet widely deployed conventions for the analysis of social processes: the ...

The Meaning of Contemplation for Social Qualitative Research Applications and Examples

The Meaning of Contemplation for Social Qualitative Research: Applications and Examples

1st Edition

By Krzysztof T. Konecki
December 31, 2021

This book offers an account of contemplative reflection in qualitative social research. Focusing on the experiences of the researcher – including sensory and emotional experiences – and the work of the mind in the investigative process, it considers the means by which the researcher’s basic ...

Algorithm Audit: Why, What, and How?

Algorithm Audit: Why, What, and How?

1st Edition

By Biagio Aragona
August 04, 2021

Seeking to increasing the social awareness of citizens, institutions, and corporations with regard to the risks presented by the acritical use of algorithms in decision-making, this book explains the rationale and the methods of algorithm audit. Interdisciplinary in approach, it provides a ...

Concept Analysis in Nursing A New Approach

Concept Analysis in Nursing: A New Approach

1st Edition

By John Paley
February 16, 2021

Concept analysis is an established genre of inquiry in nursing, introduced in the 1970s. Currently, over 100 concept studies are published annually, yet the methods used within this field have rarely been questioned. In Concept Analysis in Nursing: A New Approach, Paley provides a critical analysis...

Beyond Disciplinarity Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology

Beyond Disciplinarity: Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology

1st Edition

By Catherine Hayes, John Fulton, Andrew Livingstone, Claire Todd, Stephen Capper, Peter Smith
December 23, 2020

This book provides a means of comprehensively grounding and considering the epistemological and philosophical underpinnings of practice-based research epistemologies. By introducing readers to the diverse array of methodological tools and concepts that are necessary to underpin postgraduate ...

Researching Ageing Methodological Challenges and their Empirical Background

Researching Ageing: Methodological Challenges and their Empirical Background

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Łuszczyńska
June 15, 2020

This book explores the diversity of methodological approaches to researching ageing, considering which methodological paradigm best captures the phenomenon. Interdisciplinary in scope, it brings together research from scholars from Austria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Poland, UK and USA to ...

Defending Qualitative Research Design, Analysis, and Textualization

Defending Qualitative Research: Design, Analysis, and Textualization

1st Edition

By Mario Cardano
March 09, 2020

Focussing on the phases of qualitative research which precede and follow fieldwork – design, analysis, and textualization – this book offers new theoretical tools to tackle one of the most common criticisms advanced against qualitative research: its presumed lack of rigour. Rejecting the notion of ...

Doing Research In and On the Digital Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry

Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry

1st Edition

Edited By Cristina Costa, Jenna Condie
January 14, 2020

As a social space, the web provides researchers both with a tool and an environment to explore the intricacies of everyday life. As a site of mediated interactions and interrelationships, the ‘digital’ has evolved from being a space of information to a space of creation, thus providing new ...

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