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  • Phenomenology as Qualitative Research

    A Critical Analysis of Meaning Attribution

    By John Paley

    Phenomenology originated as a novel way of doing philosophy early in the twentieth century. In the writings of Husserl and Heidegger, regarded as its founders, it was a non-empirical kind of philosophical enquiry. Although this tradition has continued in a variety of forms, ‘phenomenology’ is now…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Introduction to the New Statistics

    Estimation, Open Science, and Beyond

    By Geoff Cumming, Robert Calin-Jageman

    This is the first introductory statistics text to use an estimation approach from the start to help readers understand effect sizes, confidence intervals (CIs), and meta-analysis (‘the new statistics’). It is also the first text to explain the new and exciting Open Science practices, which…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Gendered Bodies and Leisure

    The Practice and Performance of American Belly Dance

    By Rachel Kraus

    With its roots in Middle Eastern and North African dance, belly dance is a popular leisure activity in the West with women (and some men) of all ages and body types pursing the activity for diverse reasons. Drawing on empirical research, fieldwork, and interviews with participants, this book…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • Evolution, Human Behaviour and Morality

    The Legacy of Westermarck

    Edited by Olli Lagerspetz, Jan Antfolk, Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist

    This book highlights the recent re-emergence of Edward Westermarck's work in modern approaches to morality and altruism, examining his importance as one of the founding fathers of anthropology and as a moral relativist, who identified our moral feelings with biologically-evolved retributive…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Philosophy and Method in the Social Sciences

  • Valuing Disabled Children and Young People

    Research, policy, and practice

    Edited by Berni Kelly, Bronagh Byrne

    Focusing on contemporary childhood disability issues, and relevant to the lived experiences of disabled children and young people and their families, this book addresses themes such as transition, identity, education, inclusion, and service provision. It also includes insightful contributions on…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Research Methods in Applied Settings

    An Integrated Approach to Design and Analysis, Third Edition

    By Jeffrey A. Gliner, George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech

    This text teaches readers how to plan, conduct, and write a research project and select and interpret data through its integrated approach to quantitative research methods. Although not a statistics book, students learn to master which technique to use when and how to analyze and interpret results,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Professions and Power (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Terence J. Johnson

    First published in 1972, this book rejects as inadequate the ‘trait’ and ‘functionalist’ theories of the professions and instead presents an alternative framework to analyse the contemporaneous occupational change in industrial societies. The author describes how occupational specialisation creates…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

    Edited by Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris, Pieter Van den Broeck

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Statistics in Plain English, Fourth Edition

    By Timothy C. Urdan

    This introductory textbook provides an inexpensive, brief overview of statistics to help readers gain a better understanding of how statistics work and how to interpret them correctly. Each chapter describes a different statistical technique, ranging from basic concepts like central tendency and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26 
    Routledge

  • From Numbers to Words

    Reporting Statistical Results for the Social Sciences

    By Susan Morgan, Tom Reichert, Tyler R. Harrison

    This invaluable resource guides readers through the process of creating scholarly, publishable prose from the results of quantitative experiments and investigations. It delves into the issues commonly encountered when reporting the results of statistical experiments and investigations, and provides…

    Paperback – 2016-07-21 
    Routledge

  • Liquid Criminology

    Doing imaginative criminological research

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Sandra Walklate

    This book explores the ways in which criminological methods can be imaginatively deployed and developed in a world increasingly characterized by the blurred nature of social reality. Whilst recognizing the importance of positivist approaches and research techniques, it advocates a commitment to…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge

  • The Archive Project

    Archival Research in the Social Sciences

    By Niamh Moore, Andrea Salter, Liz Stanley, Maria Tamboukou

    Recent scholarship on archive research has raised questions concerning the character and impact of 'the archive' on how the traces of the past are researched, the use and analysis of different kinds of archived data, methodological approaches to the practicalities involved, and what kind of theory…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08 
    Routledge

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