Research Methods - Soc. Policy Products

  • GIS and the Social Sciences

    Theory and Applications

    By Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke, Rachel S. Franklin, Andy Newing

    GIS and the Social Sciences offers a uniquely social science approach on the theory and application of GIS with a range of modern examples. It explores how human geography can engage with a variety of important policy issues through linking together GIS and spatial analysis, and demonstrates the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks

    Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing

    By John Abraham, Rachel Ballinger

    Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks is a case study of changes in drug testing since the late 1990s, specifically geneticization of carcinogenic risk assessment and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Radically new ways of determining whether medical drugs might cause cancer have been established…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Genetics and Society

  • Working-Class Images of Society (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Squeezing Birth into Working Life

    Household Panel Data Analyses Comparing Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and The Netherlands

    By Cécile Wetzels

    This title was first published in 2001. Increasingly, young women throughout Europe educate themselves for a life-long labour market career. So, where does birth fit into a young woman's curriculum vitae? This book takes a welfare state comparative perspective on this issue, analyzing relevant…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Realizing Qualitative Research into Higher Education

    By Paul Trowler

    Edited by Craig Prichard

    Title first published in 2003. Qualitative research in broad terms confronts the question of the researcher's involvement in the production of knowledge. However, the method adopted even in highly positivist qualitative work has a history that bears on the research. This volume provides examples of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Interaction in Multidisciplinary Teams

    By William Housley

    This title was first published in 2003. In this key volume, William Housley examines the concepts of multidisciplinarity and team practice in social care settings and considers how and why the two concepts have been brought together in recent years. Furthermore, he discusses the various theoretical…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

    By Trevor Welland, Lesley Pugsley

    This title was first published in 2002.The connectedness and degree of intimacy that forms between researcher and the researched in qualitative inquiry generates a range of ethical issues. Many professional associations have produced their own sets of ethical guidelines for members as a result of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • The Ceremonial Order of the Clinic

    Parents, Doctors and Medical Bureaucracies

    By P.M. Strong, Robert Dingwall

    This title was first published in 2001. A classic ethnographic study of the interactions between paediatricians and parents of children thought to be neurologically handicapped. Strong used this work to systematize the often chaotic ideas of Erving Goffman, to explore the connections between micro…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • Making Decisions about People

    The Organisational Contingencies of Illness

    By Alex Dennis

    This title was first published in 2001. Engaging with both management science and interactionist sociology, this book employs a case study of stroke rehabilitation in hospitals to clarify a range of practical organizational concerns and conceptual issues related to decision making in complex…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 

  • Social Research Methods in Dementia Studies

    Inclusion and Innovation

    Edited by John Keady, Lars-Christer Hydén, Ann Johnson, Caroline Swarbrick

    Traditionally, the most preferred social research methods in dementia studies have been interviews, focus groups and non-participant observations. Most of these methods have been used for a long time by researchers in other social research fields, but their application to the field of dementia…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences with IBM SPSS

    By Robert Ho

    This introductory textbook is suitable for social sciences undergraduate students where statistics is a core component of the undergrad program. The book presents clear explanations of basic statistical concepts, the manual calculation of statistical equations, and introduces…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28 
    Chapman and Hall/CRC

  • Experiments With People

    Revelations From Social Psychology, 2nd Edition

    By Kurt P. Frey, Aiden P. Gregg

    This book showcases 28 intriguing social psychological experiments that have significantly advanced our understanding of human social thinking and behavior. Each chapter focuses on the details and implications of a single study, while citing related research and real-life examples along the way.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 
    Psychology Press

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