new technology in sociology practical applications in research and work

Download Book New Technology In Sociology Practical Applications In Research And Work in PDF format. You can Read Online New Technology In Sociology Practical Applications In Research And Work here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

New Technology In Sociology

Author : Grant Blank
ISBN : 1412829674
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 49. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 853
Read : 676

Download Now


When technology has been applied in business environments, its justification has usually been cast in terms of saving time or saving money. In the social sciences, the justification must be different; the viability of sociology as a profession, for example, will not be enhanced by cost reductions. The focus in this volume is on a different bottom line: the quality and content of work.

Handbook Of Ethnography

Author : Paul Atkinson
ISBN : 1412946069
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 69. 36 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 195
Read : 338

Download Now


Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled critical guide to its principles and practice. The result is a landmark work in the field which draws on the expertise of an internationally renowned group of interdisciplinary scholars. The Handbook provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer’s bible.

Using Computers In Qualitative Research

Author : Nigel G. Fielding Raymond M. Lee
ISBN : 1446239802
Genre :
File Size : 28. 25 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 802
Read : 1110

Download Now


This is a comprehensive assessment of recent developments in the use of computers in qualitative research, an increasingly important and rapidly growing area of interest among social scientists and graduate students. Using Computers in Qualitative Research profiles and compares the principal programs available, identifying their particular strengths and limitations. It outlines the sorts of research problems that existing and forthcoming software can and cannot handle. The contributors also draw on their experiences of teaching computer-based techniques to suggest ways in which these could be incorporated into research methods training. [Reprinted with updated information on computer resources, 1992]

Information Technology For The Social Scientist

Author : Ray Lee University of London.
ISBN : 9781134218141
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44. 74 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 255
Read : 1303

Download Now


Accessible and practical overview to help social reseachers make the most of information technology in relation to research design and selection, management and analysis of research data. The book pinpoints current and future trends in computer-assisted methods.; This book is intended for postgraduate and undergraduate social research methods courses and professional social researchers in sociology, social policy and administration, social psychology and geography. Particular appeal to courses in computer applications for social scientists and researchers.

Qualitative Data Analysis

Author : Matthew B. Miles
ISBN : 0803955405
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78. 18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 630
Read : 878

Download Now


The latest edition of this best-selling textbook by Miles and Huberman not only is considerably expanded in content, but is now available in paperback. Bringing the art of qualitative analysis up-to-date, this edition adds hundreds of new techniques, ideas and references developed in the past decade. The increase in the use of computers in qualitative analysis is also reflected in this volume. There is an extensive appendix on criteria to choose from among the currently available analysis packages. Through examples from a host of social science and professional disciplines, Qualitative Data Analysis remains the most comprehensive and complete treatment of this topic currently available to scholars and applied researchers.

Handbook Of Data Analysis

Author : Melissa A Hardy
ISBN : 9781446203446
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 84. 4 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 481
Read : 654

Download Now


Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'This book provides an excellent reference guide to basic theoretical arguments, practical quantitative techniques and the methodologies that the majority of social science researchers are likely to require for postgraduate study and beyond' - Environment and Planning 'The book provides researchers with guidance in, and examples of, both quantitative and qualitative modes of analysis, written by leading practitioners in the field. The editors give a persuasive account of the commonalities of purpose that exist across both modes, as well as demonstrating a keen awareness of the different things that each offers the practising researcher' - Clive Seale, Brunel University 'With the appearance of this handbook, data analysts no longer have to consult dozens of disparate publications to carry out their work. The essential tools for an intelligent telling of the data story are offered here, in thirty chapters written by recognized experts. ' - Michael Lewis-Beck, F Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa 'This is an excellent guide to current issues in the analysis of social science data. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for authoritative introductions to the state of the art. Each chapter offers a comprehensive review and an extensive bibliography and will be invaluable to researchers wanting to update themselves about modern developments' - Professor Nigel Gilbert, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey This is a book that will rapidly be recognized as the bible for social researchers. It provides a first-class, reliable guide to the basic issues in data analysis, such as the construction of variables, the characterization of distributions and the notions of inference. Scholars and students can turn to it for teaching and applied needs with confidence. The book also seeks to enhance debate in the field by tackling more advanced topics such as models of change, causality, panel models and network analysis. Specialists will find much food for thought in these chapters. A distinctive feature of the book is the breadth of coverage. No other book provides a better one-stop survey of the field of data analysis. In 30 specially commissioned chapters the editors aim to encourage readers to develop an appreciation of the range of analytic options available, so they can choose a research problem and then develop a suitable approach to data analysis.

Studies In Qualitative Methodology

Author :
ISBN : PSU:000025049367
Genre : Social sciences
File Size : 40. 67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 534
Read : 1150

Download Now



Microcomputing And Qualitative Data Analysis

Author : Anna Weaver
ISBN : 1856285766
Genre : Computers
File Size : 77. 3 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 460
Read : 977

Download Now



Computer Analysis And Qualitative Research

Author : Nigel Fielding
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023054534
Genre : Computers
File Size : 69. 63 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 201
Read : 1179

Download Now


The use of computers in qualitative research has dramatically changed the way social researchers handle qualitative data and computer-assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) has become an indispensable element in the researcherÆs tool kit. Authors Nigel G. Fielding and Raymond M. Lee, leading researchers in the field, provide a lucid and accessible text on the nature of this change and profile potential new approaches to qualitative data analysis. They report on findings from the first systematic field research on the impact of CAQDAS. They analyze the rapidly growing popularity and legitimacy of qualitative research methods, looking at usersÆ experiences of CAQDAS and the advantages and disadvantages of computers use, research resources, and the status of qualitative research. Fielding and Lee also cover the principal approaches in qualitative research and show how leading computer programs are actually used. They provide a framework for developing the craft and practice of CAQDAS and conclude by examining new techniques and the evolution of qualitative research to meet new challenges. Computer Analysis and Qualitative Research will be essential reading for anyone using qualitative research methods.

Unobtrusive Methods In Social Research

Author : Raymond M. Lee
ISBN : 0335200524
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 28. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 361
Read : 1004

Download Now


Social researchers often collect "self-report" data based on interviews and surveys. There are major problems associated with the "reactive" nature of these data, for example, people are not always honest when asked to supply information on "sensitive issues". Unobtrusive methods produce data that are not elicited in this way. Instead data are "found" in the word, captured from various forms of observation or are retrieved from data repositories of various kinds. The production of unobtrusive methods requires considerable ingenuity on the part of the researcher and this book explores the methods involved and how they are produced. There are also ethical problems associated with unobtrusive methods which are discussed in the book. The Internet promises to be a major source of unobtrusive data and so is discussed in some detail.

Top Download:

Best Books