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California in the New Millennium

Mark Baldassare.

March 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social research and statistics. 283 pages.

What will California look like by the middle of the twenty-first century? Change is occurring in the state at a breathtaking pace. It will face many extraordinary challenges. Yet today most...

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Everyone's a Winner

Joel Best.

July 2011; published 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; published 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; published 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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Flavor of the Month

Joel Best.

October 2006; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social research and statistics. 222 pages.

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often...

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When Government Fails

Mark Baldassare.

January 1998; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social research and statistics. 320 pages.

When Orange County, California, filed for Chapter 9 protection on December 6, 1994, it became the largest municipality in United States history to declare bankruptcy. Providing a...

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Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Edited by Karla B. Hackstaff and Feiwel Kupferberg.

June 2012; published 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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What works?

Edited by Huw T.O. Davies, Sandra M. Nutley and Peter C. Smith.

July 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social research and statistics. 396 pages.

What counts is what works – but how can we actually tell what works? And what can we do with such knowledge to influence policy and practice? As all parts of the public sector embrace...

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Biographical methods and professional practice

Prue Chamberlayne.

March 2004; published 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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Researchers and their 'subjects'

Edited by Marie Smyth and Catherine Bond.

October 2004; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: social research and statistics. 240 pages.

This book examines the role of participants in research, and how research ethics can be put into practice. Specifically, the book discusses the ethical regulations and guidance governing...

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