Research Methods: Research Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming: The Explorer book cover

    Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming

    The Explorer, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    At the bottom of the sea, freedivers find that the world bestows humans with the magic of bodily and mental freedom, binding them in small communities of play, affect and respect for nature. On land, rational human interests dissolve this magic into prescriptive formulas of belonging to a…

    Hardback – 2020-03-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Defending Qualitative Research: Design, Analysis and Textualization book cover

    Defending Qualitative Research

    Design, Analysis and Textualization, 1st Edition

    By Mario Cardano

    Focusing 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 ‘…

    Hardback – 2020-03-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Big Data book cover

    Big Data

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benoit Leclerc, Jesse Cale

    The Internet has launched the world into an era into which enormous amounts of data are generated every day through technologies with both positive and negative consequences. This often refers to Big Data. This book explores Big Data in organisations operating in the criminology and criminal…

    Hardback – 2020-03-10 
    Routledge
    Criminology at the Edge

  • Charting Transnational Fields: Methodology for a Political Sociology of Knowledge book cover

    Charting Transnational Fields

    Methodology for a Political Sociology of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg, Stefan Bernhard

    The volume provides a field-analytical methodology for researching knowledge based sociopolitical processes of transnationalization. Drawing on the seminal work by Pierre Bourdieu, we apply concepts of practice, habitus, and field to phenomena such as cross-national social trajectories,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-04 
    Routledge

  • Later Life: Exploring Aging through Literature book cover

    Later Life

    Exploring Aging through Literature, 1st Edition

    By Barbara A. Misztal

    Later Life views older age as a valuable stage of life and argues for the centrality of self-making to the quality of later life. Aiming to enrich an understanding of ageing as the unfolding process in which people try to negotiate vulnerabilities of their bodies and manage mortality, it explores…

    Hardback – 2020-02-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Childlessness in the Age of Communication: Deconstructing Silence book cover

    Childlessness in the Age of Communication: Deconstructing Silence

    1st Edition

    By Cristina Archetti

    Cristina Archetti started researching childlessness after being diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". She soon discovered that, although involuntary childlessness affects an increasing number of women and men across the world, this topic is shrouded taboo and shame. This book is both a readable…

    Hardback – 2020-01-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Governing Affects: Neoliberalism, Neo-Bureaucracies, and Service Work book cover

    Governing Affects

    Neoliberalism, Neo-Bureaucracies, and Service Work, 1st Edition

    By Otto Penz, Birgit Sauer

    Governing Affects explores the neoliberal transformation of state governance in Europe towards affective forms of dominance exercised by customer-oriented neo-bureaucracies and public service providers. By investigating the rise of affective labour in contemporary European service societies and the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Emotions

  • Critical Happiness Studies book cover

    Critical Happiness Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Hill, Svend Brinkmann, Anders Petersen

    This volume draws together the work of a diverse range of thinkers and researchers to address the question of happiness critically, using a wide variety of theoretical and empirical methodologies. Broadening the discussion beyond what might be considered highly individual and insular…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics: Creativity and Transformation book cover

    Critical Methods for the Study of World Politics

    Creativity and Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shine Choi, Anna Selmeczi, Erzsébet Strausz

    This book develops an approach to both method and the socio-political implications of knowledge production that embraces our embeddedness in the world that we study. It seeks to enact the transformative potentials inherent in this relationship in how it engages readers. It presents a creative…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Complexities of Researching with Young People book cover

    Complexities of Researching with Young People

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paulina Billett, Matt Hart, Dona Martin

    Currently, most books on youth research available on the market focus on ‘how to’ conduct youth research, or the research process itself. This edited collection proposes to take this process a step further and discuss the complexities of youth research from a practical and theoretical context. In…

    Hardback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

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

    Gambling, Losses and Self-Esteem

    An Interactionist Approach to the Betting Shop, 1st Edition

    By Cormac Mc Namara

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region book cover

    Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Region

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca W. B. Lund, Ann Christin E. Nilsen

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

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