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Concept Analysis in Nursing A New Approach

Concept Analysis in Nursing: A New Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sion Williams, John Keady
December 31, 2020

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 ...

Beyond Disciplinarity Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology

Beyond Disciplinarity: Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Social Causation and Biographical Research Philosophical, Theoretical and Methodological Arguments

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Giorgos Tsiolis, Michalis Christodoulou
November 09, 2020

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 ...

Diagramming the Social Relational Method in Research

Diagramming the Social: Relational Method in Research

1st Edition

Russell Dudley-Smith, Natasha Whiteman
September 14, 2020

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 ...

Researching Ageing Methodological Challenges and their Empirical Background

Researching Ageing: Methodological Challenges and their Empirical Background

1st Edition

Maria Łuszczyńska
July 03, 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

Mario Cardano
March 13, 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

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 ...

Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design

Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design

1st Edition

Kevin Walby, Alex Luscombe
December 11, 2019

This multidisciplinary volume demonstrates how Freedom of Information (FOI) law and processes can contribute to social science research design across sociology, criminology, political science, anthropology, journalism and education. Comparing the use of FOI in research design across the United ...

Gambling, Losses and Self-Esteem An Interactionist Approach to the Betting Shop

Gambling, Losses and Self-Esteem: An Interactionist Approach to the Betting Shop

1st Edition

Cormac Mc Namara
November 21, 2019

This book provides new insights into contemporary betting shops, with a particular focus on the manner in which losing bets are dealt with by customers. Drawing on research undertaken in Ireland, it demonstrates that customers tend to shift responsibility for monetary losses onto factors external ...

Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region

Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region

1st Edition

Rebecca W. B. Lund, Ann Christin E. Nilsen
November 11, 2019

Developed in response to the theoretically driven mainstream sociology, institutional ethnography starts from people’s everyday experiences, and works from there to discover how the social is organized. Starting from experience is a central step in challenging taken-for-granted assumptions and ...

Foundations and Practice of Research Adventures with Dooyeweerd's Philosophy

Foundations and Practice of Research: Adventures with Dooyeweerd's Philosophy

1st Edition

Andrew Basden
October 30, 2019

Many of the issues on which meaningful research is founded are seldom discussed; for example, the role of everyday experience, diversity and coherence of meaning in the world, the meaningfulness and wider mandate of research, the very nature and validity of theoretical thought, and the deep ...

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