Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences
Author: Johann Mouton,H. C. Marais
Publsiher: HSRC Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780796906489
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

This book consists of three major sections. In the first, which includes chapters 1 to 7, the basic concepts of the methodology of the social social sciences are discussed. In the second, chapters 8 and 9, the most important concepts of part one are integrated in discussions on the writing of research proposals and research reports. The third section (appendices) consists of three "case studies" in which the most important methodological principles which were discussed in the preceding sections are illustrated.

Basic Concepts in the Methodology of Social Sciences Research

Basic Concepts in the Methodology of Social Sciences Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences
Author: Johann Mouton,Hendrik Christoffel Marais,Karel Petrus Prinsloo,Nicolaas Johannes Rhoodie,HSRC Investigation into Research Methodology (South Africa),Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Linguistic Fuzzy Logic Methods in Social Sciences

Linguistic Fuzzy Logic Methods in Social Sciences
Author: Badredine Arfi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2010-07-14
ISBN: 3642133436
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linguistic Fuzzy Logic Methods in Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

The modern origin of fuzzy sets, fuzzy algebra, fuzzy decision making, and “computing with words” is conventionally traced to Lotfi Zadeh’s publication in 1965 of his path-breaking refutation of binary set theory. In a sixteen-page article, modestly titled “Fuzzy Sets” and published in the journal Information and Control, Zadeh launched a multi-disciplinary revolution. The start was relatively slow, but momentum gathered quickly. From 1970 to 1979 there were about 500 journal publications with the word fuzzy in the title; from 2000 to 2009 there were more than 35,000. At present, citations to Zadeh’s publications are running at a rate of about 1,500-2,000 per year, and this rate continues to rise. Almost all applications of Zadeh’s ideas have been in highly technical scientific fields, not in the social sciences. Zadeh was surprised by this development. In a personal note he states: “When I wrote my l965 paper, I expected that fuzzy set theory would be applied primarily in the realm of human sciences. Contrary to my expectation, fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic are applied in the main in physical and engineering sciences.” In fact, the first comprehensive examination of fuzzy sets by a social scientist did not appear until 1987, a full twenty-two years after the publication of Zadeh’s seminal article, when Michael Smithson, an Australian psychologist, published Fuzzy Set Analysis for Behavioral and Social Sciences.

The Phenomenology of the Social World

The Phenomenology of the Social World
Author: Alfred Schutz
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1972
ISBN: 9780810103900
Category: Phenomenological sociology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conceptions of Social Inquiry

Conceptions of Social Inquiry
Author: J. J. Snyman
Publsiher: HSRC Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780796914170
Category: Philosophy, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Data Analysis

An Introduction to Data Analysis
Author: Tiffany Bergin
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1526452332
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Data Analysis Book Excerpt:

Covering the general process of data analysis to finding, collecting, organizing, and presenting data, this book offers a complete introduction to the fundamentals of data analysis. Using real-world case studies as illustrations, it helps readers understand theories behind and develop techniques for conducting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods data analysis. With an easy-to-follow organization and clear, jargon-free language, it helps readers not only become proficient data analysts, but also develop the critical thinking skills necessary to assess analyses presented by others in both academic research and the popular media. It includes advice on: - Data analysis frameworks - Validity and credibility of data - Sampling techniques - Data management - The big data phenomenon - Data visualisation - Effective data communication Whether you are new to data analysis or looking for a quick-reference guide to key principles of the process, this book will help you uncover nuances, complexities, patterns, and relationships among all types of data.

ECRM2012 Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Research Methods

ECRM2012 Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Research Methods
Author: Rachel McClean
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 190827283X
Category: Business
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECRM2012 Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Research Methods Book Excerpt:

Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Research Methods in Bolton, UK, on 28-29 June 2011

ECRM2012 9th European Conference on Research Methods in Business Management

ECRM2012  9th European Conference on Research Methods in Business Management
Author: Rachel McClean
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1906638659
Category: Business
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences

Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences
Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen,Michael S. Drake,Anders Petersen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1317118685
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

Imaginative Methodologies in the Social Sciences develops, expands and challenges conventional social scientific methodology and language by way of literary, poetic and other alternative sources of inspiration, as sociologists, social workers, anthropologists, criminologists and psychologists all rethink, provoke and reignite social scientific methodology. Challenging the mainstream orthodoxy of social scientific methodology, which closely guards the boundaries between the social sciences and the arts and humanities, this volume reveals that authors and artists are often engaged in projects parallel to those of the social sciences and vice versa, thus demonstrating that artistic and cultural production does not necessarily constitute a specialist field, but is in fact integral to social reality. As such, it will be of interest to scholars and students in the social sciences and across the arts and humanities working on the philosophy of social science, methodology, social theory, creativity, poetics, pedagogy and other related topics.

African Psychology

African Psychology
Author: Augustine Nwoye
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2022
ISBN: 019093249X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Psychology Book Excerpt:

"One of the most unprecedented developments in the history of the scientific study of psychology in postcolonial Africa is the recent welcome inclusion of the study of African psychology within the psychology degree curriculum of some foreword-thinking African universities. In each of those universities (such as the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa), there now exists a gradual entrenchment of the African-derived psychology in the curricular provisions of their psychology degree programmes. With particular reference to the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, for instance, a number of African psychology-based modules have recently been developed, approved and incorporated into the list of modules for psychology degree students at the undergraduate, Honours, and the Master's degree levels (see University of KwaZulu-Natal, College of Humanities' Handbook, 2018)"--

Re search ABC

Re search ABC
Author: Liezel Lues,Laetus O. K. Lategan
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2006-07-01
ISBN: 1919980865
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re search ABC Book Excerpt:

Delivering research outputs has become increasingly important for many students involved in working towards a research degree. RE:search ABC highlights contemporary practices and provides a framework for an up-to-date understanding of the research process and the key issues associated with it. It integrates a number of imperative topics, including the writing of a research protocol, the applying of methodology in research projects, the respective roles of the supervisor and student, the writing of a scientific article and the presenting of research results. The analysis draws upon both theory and real case studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology

The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology
Author: Christof Wolf,Dominique Joye,Tom W Smith,Yang-chih Fu
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN: 1473959055
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology Book Excerpt:

Survey Methodology is becoming a more structured field of research, deserving of more and more academic attention. The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology explores both the increasingly scientific endeavour of surveys and their growing complexity, as different data collection modes and information sources are combined. The handbook takes a global approach, with a team of international experts looking at local and national specificities, as well as problems of cross-national, comparative survey research. The chapters are organized into seven major sections, each of which represents a stage in the survey life-cycle: Surveys and Societies Planning a Survey Measurement Sampling Data Collection Preparing Data for Use Assessing and Improving Data Quality The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology is a landmark and essential tool for any scholar within the social sciences.

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management
Author: Asunción Lopez-Varela Azcárate
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 9535106872
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and Knowledge Management Book Excerpt:

This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst the Sciences (both Natural and Social), the Humanities, and the private and public sectors of society. The chapters speak across sociocultural concerns, education, welfare and artistic sectors under the common desire for direct responses in more effective ways by means of interaction across societal structures.

Research Methodology in Social Science

Research Methodology in Social Science
Author: Arvind Kumar
Publsiher: Sarup & Sons
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9788176252782
Category: Social sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methodology in Social Science Book Excerpt:

Yet Research May Be Regarded As A Useful Form Of Activity. Research, In The Sense Of Development, Elaboration And Refinement Of Principles, Together With The Collection And Use Of Empirical Materials To Help In These Processes, Is One Of Die Highest Activities Of A University And One In Which All Its Professors Should Be Engaged. Research Need Not Be Thought Of As A Special Prerogative Of Young Men And Women Preparing Themselves For A Higher Degree. Nobody Needs The Permission Of A University To Do Research And Many Of The Great Scholars Did Not Any Research In The Ordinary Sense Of The Term. Yet They Succeeded In Contributing Significantly To The Existing Realms Of Knowledge. Research Is A Matter Of Realising A Question And Then Trying To Find An Answer. In Other Words, Research Means A Sort Of Investigation Describing The Fact That Some Problem Is Being Investigated To Shed For Generalization. Therefore, Research Is The Activity Of Solving Problem Which Adds New Knowledge And Developing Of Theory As Well As Gathering Of Evidence To Test Generalization.In View Of This, The Present Attempt Is Made To Describe The Different Aspects Of Research Generally Being Conducted By The Social Scientists And It Is Hoped That It Will Be Of Great Use For All Those Concerned With Social Research.

Sociological Dilemmas

Sociological Dilemmas
Author: Piotr Sztompka
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2013-09-11
ISBN: 1483260364
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociological Dilemmas Book Excerpt:

Sociological Dilemmas: Toward a Dialectic Paradigm aims to build a new paradigm in sociological theory by using the method of dialectical critique, patterned on the approach utilized by Karl Marx. The book explores the sociological heritage, with the theoretical works of Karl Marx as the primary basis of exposition and analysis. Chapters are devoted to the discussion of the theoretical crisis of sociology; the division of sociology between two opposing methodologies; dissociation of sociology from the prescientific traditions of social thought; and the conclusion reached by the author after an extensive analysis of sociological theories presented in the book. The book will be of value to sociologists, teachers, and students of the social sciences.

The Role of Systems Methodology in Social Science Research

The Role of Systems Methodology in Social Science Research
Author: R. Cavallo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 940099236X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Systems Methodology in Social Science Research Book Excerpt:

While general systems research has had a considerable impact on research in the social sciences, this impact has been mainly conceptual and has not served to provide the operational and methodological aids for research which are possible. In addition, many of those systems-oriented directions and results which do impact social science research have developed inde pendently and in piecemeal fashion in recent decades. The main develop ment of this book is a cohesive framework within which to integrate results of general systems research and which provides a means for the organiza tion of data and observations - and operational procedures by which to proceed - in the investigation and study of social and socio-technical systems. The book systematically develops in the first five chapters ail of the basic concepts and aspects which make up the framework, showing wherever possible the main sources of these concepts and placing them in historical perspective. The developments of the first five chapters are pulled together and integrated, in the last chapter, into a conceptual and operational general systems problem solving framework which extends the investiga tive capabilities of researchers of specific systems. The last chapter also contains an example of an overall investigation which utilizes the frame work and which proceeds from system definition through the derivation of explanatory knowledge regarding the object system and which illustrates in detail most of the concepts and elements of the framework.

Methodology of the Social Sciences Ethics and Economics in the Newer Historical School

Methodology of the Social Sciences  Ethics  and Economics in the Newer Historical School
Author: Peter Koslowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1997-10-15
ISBN: 9783540634584
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methodology of the Social Sciences Ethics and Economics in the Newer Historical School Book Excerpt:

The volume gives an exposition of the achievement and present relevance of the Newer Historical School of Economics and of the theory of the Humane Sciences that accompanied its development. It describes the methodology of economics and the social sciences, the economic ethics, and the theory of the social and human sciences in the Historical School. It shows how its emphasis moved from an ethical economics or ethical economy to the methodology of the social and economic sciences. Together with the volume on the theory of ethical economy in the Older Historical School, the reader is provided with an encyclopedic description and analysis of the entire Historical School and of the German speaking tradition of economics and the social sciences in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century.

Research Methodology In Social Sciences

Research Methodology In Social Sciences
Author: Shridhar Patil,Aditya
Publsiher: New India Publishing Agency
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN: 938551640X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methodology In Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

The book clearly illustrates the fundamental concepts related to the aspect of social research in the context of Extension Education. The book is divided into 4 parts Foundations of social research deals with universal and basic units of social research like scientific approach, meaning, process and development of scientific research problem. It also deals with defining and measurement of variables and testing of reliability and validity of measuring instruments. Research Methods section deals with the three major research methods used in extension education/ Agricultural extension, namely Survey research, Action research and case study. This section discusses in detail the process, relative advantages and limitations of each of these three methods. There are numerous research methods used in social research. Tools and techniques of data collection deals with situation suitability, relative advantages and limitation of various data collections techniques like face to face interview, mailed questionnaire, observation method, content analysis, sociometry and projective methods. Data processing and report writing section deals with making the collected data amenable for statistical analysis i.e. coding. This section discusses in detail the various types of codes and their utility. It also deals with formulation and testing of hypothesis and writing of the research report.