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A Supplementary Dictionary of Social Research Methods

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

P ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 45 pages. 8743 words.

Over 40 entries

This supplementary dictionary consists of entries focused on the specialized topic of social research methods, taken from Scott and Marshall’s A Dictionary of...

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Social Science Research in India

Edited by Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma.

January 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 656 pages.

Social science research (SSR) has a vital role in enriching societies, by generating scientific knowledge that brings insights—even enlightenment—in understanding the dynamics of human...

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Design and Analysis of Time Series Experiments

Richard McCleary, David McDowall and Bradley Bartos.

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 392 pages.

Design and Analysis of Time Series Experiments develops a comprehensive set of models and methods for drawing causal inferences from time series. Example analyses of social,...

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Everyone's a Winner

Joel Best.

July 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 216 pages.

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes...

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Usable Social Science

Neil J. Smelser and Bob Adamson.

October 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 416 pages.

This book, written by a sociologist and a banking executive, is intended to bring together strands of social-science research that are usable in organizational decision making, fashioning...

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The Extended Case Method

Michael Burawoy.

May 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 360 pages.

This book develops the extended case method by connecting personal experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the...

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Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Edited by Karla B. Hackstaff and Feiwel Kupferberg.

June 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 272 pages.

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concepts of “biography” and "turning point" expand our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper, more...

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Evidence versus politics

Mark Monaghan.

January 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 200 pages.

The initial enthusiasm for the evidence-based policy agenda has recently been replaced with increasing scepticism. Critics point out that ‘policy-based evidence’ characterises the...

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Social policy review 22

Edited by Ian Greener, Chris Holden and Majella Kilkey.

July 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 352 pages.

This edition of this series presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. It brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas, research...

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Biographical methods and professional practice

Prue Chamberlayne.

March 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 352 pages.

The turn to biographical methods in social science is yielding a rich harvest of research outcomes and invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book uses a range of...

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