Sociology: Research Methods - Soc. Policy

  • A Sociology of Crime

    Second edition

    By Peter Eglin, Stephen Hester

    Hester and Eglin’s A Sociology of Crime has an outstanding reputation for its distinctive and systematic contribution to the criminological literature. Through detailed examples and analysis, it shows how crime is a product of processes of criminalisation constituted through the interactional and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28 
    Routledge

  • The Essential Guide to Doing a Health and Social Care Literature Review

    By Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor

    This step-by-step guide takes the reader logically through the process of undertaking a literature review, from determining when this methodology might be useful, through to publishing the findings. It is designed particularly for students undertaking a dissertation using literature review…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Social Class and Transnational Human Capital

    How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization

    By Jürgen Gerhards, Silke Hans, Sören Carlson

    Due to globalization processes, foreign language skills, knowledge about other countries and intercultural competences have increasingly become important for societies and people’s social positions. Previous research on social inequality, however, has dominantly focused on the reproduction of class…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Digitization

    Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research

    Edited by Gertraud Koch

    In recent years, digital technologies have become pervasive in academic and everyday life. This comprehensive volume covers a wide range of concepts for studying the new cultural dynamics that are evident as a result of digitization. It considers how the cultural changes triggered by digitization…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19 
    Routledge

  • Walking Through Social Research

    Edited by Charlotte Bates, Alex Rhys-Taylor

    As an ethnographic method walking has a long history, but it has only recently begun to attract focused attention. By walking alongside participants, researchers have been able to observe, experience, and make sense of a broad range of everyday practices. At the same time, the idea of talking and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • GIS and the Social Sciences

    Theory and Applications

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

    This book explores how human geography can engage with a variety of important policy issues through linking together GIS and spatial analysis. It considers how geography can ‘outreach’ to the wider community and demonstrates the importance of applied GIS and spatial analysis for solving real world…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Ethnomethodological Studies of Work (1986)

    Edited by Harold Garfinkel

    First published in 1986, this collection of essays brings together ethnomethodological studies from key academics of the discipline, including the renowned scholar Harold Garfinkel who established and developed the field. In addition to four case studies, the volume begins and ends with two essays…

    Hardback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge
    Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

  • Critical and Creative Research Methodologies in Social Work

    By Lia Bryant

    Social work research is concerned with complex social issues closely connected to communities of people who are marginalized and oppressed. This volume develops critical and creative research methodologies that place questions of social justice at their centre and take innovative approaches to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology

    Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

    By Joyce Weil

    Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology provides a review of methodological approaches and data-collection methods commonly used with older adults in real-life settings. It addresses the role of normative age-related sensory, cognitive, and functional changes, as well as the influence of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Textbooks in Aging

  • Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography

    Edited by Pamela Moss, Courtney Donovan

    Intimacy, expressed through the feelings, sensations and observations of a researcher, is bound up in the work of the feminist geographer. Tapping into this intimacy and including it in academic writing can help geographers grasp the effects of power in particular places, and can initiate…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14 
    Routledge

  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and problematic experiences with it? Drawing on an ethnography of Down’s syndrome…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Teachers, Learners, Modes of Practice

    Theory and Methodology for Identifying Knowledge Development

    By David Kirk Dirlam

    Summarizing a half century of work on the problem of identifying units of analysis for complex human behaviour, this book introduces modes of practice as a unit of analysis for the science and design of human activities, and shows how to record them and create field guides at scales from individual…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06 
    Routledge
    Explorations in Developmental Psychology

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