Research Methods: Research Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R book cover

    Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R

    1st Edition

    By Iasonas Lamprianou

    This unique text provides a step-by-step beginner’s guide to applying the Rasch model in R, a probabilistic model used by researchers across the social sciences to measure unobservable ("latent") variables. Each chapter is devoted to one popular Rasch model, ranging from the least to the most…

    Paperback – 2019-12-05
    Routledge
    Quantitative Methodology Series

  • Literature Review and Research Design: A Guide to Effective Research Practice book cover

    Literature Review and Research Design

    A Guide to Effective Research Practice, 1st Edition

    By Dave Harris

    Designing a research project is possibly the most difficult task a dissertation writer faces. It is fraught with uncertainty: what is the best subject? What is the best method? For every answer found, there are often multiple subsequent questions, so it’s easy to get lost in theoretical debates and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge

  • IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference book cover

    IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Step by Step

    A Simple Guide and Reference, 16th Edition

    By Darren George, Paul Mallery

    IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference, sixteenth edition, takes a straightforward, step-by-step approach that makes SPSS software clear to beginners and experienced researchers alike. Extensive use of four-color screen shots, clear writing, and step-by-step boxes…

    Paperback – 2019-12-02
    Routledge

  • Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity book cover

    Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Medcalf, Chris Mackintosh

    Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity goes beyond the content of introductory research methods texts to provide an insight into the methodological hurdles that are experienced when researching ‘difference’ in Sport and Physical Activity.  Contributors reflect upon how the rhetoric…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-11-27
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Speculative Pedagogies of Qualitative Inquiry book cover

    Speculative Pedagogies of Qualitative Inquiry

    1st Edition

    By Candace R. Kuby, Rebecca C. Christ

    In Speculative Pedagogies of Qualitative Inquiry, the authors discuss what "inquiry" is and how we teach it — and if it is even possible to teach. With a proliferation of how-to manuals for doing qualitative research, the time is ripe for a discussion not only on what we teach (curriculum) but also…

    Paperback – 2019-11-26
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-11-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Mindful Ethnography: Mind, Heart and Activity for Transformative Social Research book cover

    Mindful Ethnography

    Mind, Heart and Activity for Transformative Social Research, 1st Edition

    By Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

    Ethnography, with all its limitations, has as its strongest impulse the quest to see and understand “others” on their own terms and to step out of our own viewpoints in order to do so. Conjoining ethnography with mindfulness, this book aims to support the best aspects of ethnography by enhancing…

    Paperback – 2019-11-19
    Routledge

  • Reading Autoethnography: Reflections on Justice and Love book cover

    Reading Autoethnography

    Reflections on Justice and Love, 1st Edition

    By James M. Salvo

    Reading Autoethnography situates autoethnographic insights within the context of two fundamental concerns of critical qualitative inquiry: justice and love. Through philosophical engagement, it gives close readings of written passages taken from leading autoethnographers and frames the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12
    Routledge
    Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice

  • 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

  • On Hijacking Science: Exploring the Nature and Consequences of Overreach in Psychology book cover

    On Hijacking Science

    Exploring the Nature and Consequences of Overreach in Psychology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edwin E. Gantt, Richard N. Williams

    This book examines the origins, presence, and implications of scientistic thinking in psychology. Scientism embodies the claim that only knowledge attained by means of natural scientific methods counts as valid and valuable. This perspective increasingly dominates thinking and practice in…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge

  • How to Use SPSS®: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation book cover

    How to Use SPSS®

    A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation, 11th Edition

    By Brian C. Cronk

    How to Use SPSS® is designed with the novice computer user in mind and for people who have no previous experience using SPSS. Each chapter is divided into short sections that describe the statistic being used, important underlying assumptions, and how to interpret the results and express them in a…

    Paperback – 2019-10-16
    Routledge

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