Introducing Qualitative Research In Psychology

Introducing Qualitative Research In Psychology
Author: Willig, Carla
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN: 0335244491
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Qualitative Research In Psychology Book Excerpt:

This vital student resource takes six different approaches to qualitative methods and discusses the techniques to use these in research.

EBOOK Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology

EBOOK  Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology
Author: Carla Willig
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-05-16
ISBN: 0335244505
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology Book Excerpt:

Why use qualitative research in psychology? How is qualitative research in psychology carried out? What are the major debates and unresolved issues surrounding this form of research? Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology is a vital resource for students new to qualitative psychology. It offers a clear introduction to the topic by taking eight different approaches to qualitative methods and explaining when each one should be used, the procedures and techniques involved, and any limitations associated with such research. Throughout the new edition, material has been re-organized and updated to reflect developments in the field, while Carla Willig's style of writing, popular with students and lecturers alike, remains unchanged. Together with wider coverage of conceptual issues and epistemological & theoretical challenges in qualitative research, this third edition boasts three new methods chapters: Thematic Analysis, Narrative Analysis and Visual Methodologies. Three additional chapters on Qualitative Research Design & Data Collection, The Role of Interpretation and Putting Together A Research Proposal will be invaluable to students and researchers during conceptual preparation. This edition contains more interactive exercises and discussion points in order to help students understand what they are learning, as well as three qualitative research reports written by students. The third edition is supported by a new Online Learning Centre www.openup.co.uk/willig with resources for lecturers and students. With contributions from Sarah Jane Dryden, Caroline Silcock and Joanna Silver. "All students of qualitative research in psychology will find a wealth of information in Carla Willig's book. With its expanded sections and detailed consideration of concepts, techniques and applications of qualitative research, the interactive approach taken in this book is ably supported by extensive research examples. As usual with Carla Willig's clear and detailed writing style, this book will give both new and existing researchers the opportunity to think clearly about their use of qualitative research and its methods." Dr Nollaig Frost, Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Middlesex University, UK "A tour de force from an expert guide which grounds students in the lexicon of qualitative psychology, before explicating a range of major methodologies. Students will appreciate many worked examples, and will be stimulated by the coverage of contemporary innovations, issues and debates - an invaluable textbook." Professor Brendan Gough, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK "In just over a decade, Carla Willig's book has become one of the key introductory texts in the field. Many of my students and supervisees have enjoyed reading it - finding complex issues and debates have been explained in an accessible manner. This latest edition includes helpful advice on writing a research proposal, some newer research methods and discussion about the future of qualitative research. In addition, there are new chapters on epistemology and interpretation which I think my students will find particularly valuable as these are often the most challenging topics when one is new to qualitative research." Dr David Harper, Reader in Clinical Psychology, University of East London, UK "Once again, Carla Willig has produced a wonderfully clear account of how and why qualitative methods ought be used to answer psychological questions. Not only does Willig examine key theories, ethics and debates surrounding the use and interpretation of qualitative data, she shows us 'how' to do it - step by step, with a tremendous sense of balance and integrity. This new edition covers some of the more recent debates in qualitative research, contains new examples of how to design, carry out and approach analysis in qualitative methods and lots of useful questions that researchers ask themselves along the way. My students have used Willig's writings on qualitative methods for many years as they can understand and engage with it. There is simply no other equivalent text in psychology to rival Willig's - her clarity, conviction and sheer brilliance in putting difficult ideas on methods into plain language is something students in psychology will relish for a very long time to come." Paula Reavey, Professor of Psychology, London South Bank University, UK "In writing this text originally, Carla Willig argued that, unlike quantitative research (where the aim is to follow a set of rules and get them 'right'), qualitative research is more about 'having adventures'. From the start it sounds a lot more fun, and certainly a lot more interesting! And it was. Students and lecturers alike appreciate its lively, practical approach, its very clear and elegant writing, its use of clever examples of students' own work and its lucid explanations of the theory underpinning methods and methodologies. This new, third edition is a real triumph. It's more comprehensive and it's bang up to date, with three additional new chapters, more examples of student projects, and overall an even more systematic approach. It is, in my view, the most approachable and person-friendly text around introducing qualitative research in psychology, and a great opportunity to 'boldly go', have adventures, and really get to grips with doing qualitative research." Wendy Stainton Rogers, Professor Emerita, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, UK

Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology

Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology
Author: Joanna Brooks,Nigel King
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN: 1137359137
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology Book Excerpt:

With a highly pragmatic, yet rigorous and pragmatically driven approach, this edited book explores demonstrates qualitative research with an applied approach. Using not only theory but real world setting, readers are introduced to the function and relevance of qualitative methods in psychological research. Exemplified through the contributions of various experts from across the different sub-disciplines of psychology, this text takes a versatile approach to explaining methods in research and covers a broad range of methods in a variety of settings. This book will appeal to those with an interest in qualitative methods across the spectrum of psychology and beyond. Offering an introduction to applied qualitative research in psychology with a distinctively applied approach, this title is apt for undergraduate psychology students taking modules in research methods, executing research-based projects or those undertaking Masters and taught doctoral level programs in psychology.

EBOOK Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology Combining Core Approaches

EBOOK  Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology  Combining Core Approaches
Author: Nollaig Frost
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-16
ISBN: 0335241522
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology Combining Core Approaches Book Excerpt:

Providing practical guidance on carrying out qualitative research in psychology, using methods singly or in combination, this textbook supports students from the beginning of their research experience at undergraduate level through to postgraduate research and beyond. The test introduces four widely used qualitative approaches, grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis - and then considers ways of combining the approaches. Each chapter focuses on practical aspects of pluralistic study design and application, including participant recruitment, ethics, data interpretation and writing up. The book reflects the latest developments in qualitative research and includes several features designed to illustrate the applications of these, including: Clear chapter introductions and summariesDescriptive case studies and group projectsReflections on practiceProblem-based questionsResearch examples The contributors bring personal insight into qualitative research practice, covering key areas of psychology, including: health psychology, social psychology, criminal psychology, gender studies, psychotherapy and counselling psychology and organizational psychology. "This book provides an introduction to four widely used qualitative research methods, followed by a detailed discussion of a pluralistic approach to qualitative research, makes excellent use of questions both in order to help the reader gain clarity as well as to encourage reflexivity." The Psychologist, May 2012

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
Author: Hugh Coolican
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2017-08-16
ISBN: 113463868X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology Book Excerpt:

This sixth edition of Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology has been fully revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today. Assuming no prior knowledge, this bestselling text takes you through every stage of your research project giving advice on planning and conducting studies, analysing data and writing up reports. The book provides clear coverage of statistical procedures, and includes everything needed from nominal level tests to multi-factorial ANOVA designs, multiple regression and log linear analysis. It features detailed and illustrated SPSS instructions for all these procedures eliminating the need for an extra SPSS textbook. New features in the sixth edition include: "Tricky bits" - in-depth notes on the things that students typically have problems with, including common misunderstandings and likely mistakes. Improved coverage of qualitative methods and analysis, plus updates to Grounded Theory, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis and Discourse Analysis. A full and recently published journal article using Thematic Analysis, illustrating how articles appear in print. Discussion of contemporary issues and debates, including recent coverage of journals’ reluctance to publish replication of studies. Fully updated online links, offering even more information and useful resources, especially for statistics. Each chapter contains a glossary, key terms and newly integrated exercises, ensuring that key concepts are understood. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/coolican) provides additional exercises, revision flash cards, links to further reading and data for use with SPSS.

EBOOK Qualitative Interpretation and Analysis in Psychology

EBOOK  Qualitative Interpretation and Analysis in Psychology
Author: Carla Willig
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-16
ISBN: 0335241433
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Qualitative Interpretation and Analysis in Psychology Book Excerpt:

“This new book by Carla Willig closes a gap in qualitative research in psychology and beyond. It focuses on the process of understanding in qualitative data analysis by taking the perspective of interpretation: What links our understanding with social and psychological phenomena in qualitative research? With its broad coverage of the literature and its clear style of writing it will be most helpful for anyone applying qualitative research to psychological phenomena.” Uwe Flick, Alice Salomon University, Berlin and Vienna Universities “In this work Carla Willig takes on one of the most pressing challenges in qualitative inquiry: how are we to confront multiplicity in interpretation? I began reading with great curiosity; I came away feeling that this is the best treatment of this complex subject I have yet encountered. Combining conceptual sophistication, the skill of clarity, and a welcome sense of balance, Willig illuminates and enriches. Her discussion on the ethics of interpretation sets the book apart. Now I clamor to join the discussions demanded by this fascinating work.” Kenneth Gergen, Senior Research Professor, Swarthmore College, USA “Carla Willig's balanced and insightful text goes to the heart of what is stake in debates over qualitative analysis: the act of interpretation itself. Beginning with the idea that the researcher must recognise both the responsibility and privilege of research, Willig clearly demonstrates how interpretation is actually performed and how to negotiate the epistemological and practical issues that are involved. Opposing the tendency for the researcher to disappear in the act of 'doing analysis', this book offers a distinctively human and affective vision of interpretative work. There is much here for both dedicated qualitative researchers and curious empiricists of every stripe. Students of psychology, read on: you have nothing to lose but your prejudices.” Steven Brown, Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Leicester, UK “At last! This is the book that qualitative researchers in psychology have required for some time, and it fills a significant gap for the field. Willig provides a brilliantly written comprehensive account of the importance and value of interpretation in qualitative research, covering theory, ethics and debate around interpretation, and including detailed practical applications that reveal the complexities and complications involved in interpretative analytic work. This text exposes the necessity of reaching for interpretation in qualitative data analysis, and is essential reading for qualitative researchers, whatever their level of expertise, both within and beyond psychology.” Kerry Chamberlain, Professor of Social and Health Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand Interpretation is an integral part of all qualitative research, yet relatively little has been written about its process. In her new book, Carla Willig, author of international bestseller Introducing Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology, sheds light on the role of interpretation in qualitative research in psychology and describes the different approaches for practice. Packed with case studies, two full interview transcripts and worked examples from psychology, health sciences and the arts, Willig skilfully guides you to conduct qualitative research which is interpretative and based upon a clear rationale and interpretative position. You will also learn how to evaluate interpretative research and to acquire an understanding of what constitutes best ethical practice. Carla’s transcribed conversations with Stephen Frosh, Christine Griffin and Jonathan Smith about the meaning and practice of interpretation provide a fascinating insight into the ways in which highly experienced researchers engage with the challenge of interpreting qualitative data. This book will be valuable reading for all psychology students, researchers and practitioners and a useful reference for students across the social sciences and related health disciplines.

Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Psychology

Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Psychology
Author: Victoria Bourne,Victoria (Department of Psychology Bourne, Royal Holloway University of London),Alana I. (School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences James, University of Reading),Kevin (Formerly of the School of Psychology Wilson-Smith, University of Glasgow)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN: 0198823045
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Psychology Book Excerpt:

The most hands-on, accessible, and approachable guide to the entire research process, which fully explores both quantitative and qualitative methods to give students the knowledge and confidence they need to successfully carry out their own research.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology
Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 1526422867
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology Book Excerpt:

One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology Combining Core Approaches 2e

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology  Combining Core Approaches 2e
Author: Nollaig Frost
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN: 0335248985
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology Combining Core Approaches 2e Book Excerpt:

This second edition textbook provides invaluable guidance on carrying out qualitative research in psychology using methods both individually and in combination. Suitable for researchers at all stages of their development, the book provides a go-to resource for students who are just starting out, as well as for experienced qualitative researchers planning to carry out research pluralistically. Key features include: •A new chapter on Thematic Analysis •Updated chapters on four other widely used qualitative method – grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis •Discussions of the theoretical foundations of qualitative methods employed singly and pluralistically •Consideration of ethical and quality issues pertinent to different methods when used separately and in conjunction •Inclusion of the use of visual and other non-textual data •Problem-based questions •Reflections on practice from experienced researchers The book has been updated throughout to reflect current developments in, and research examples from, the full breadth of the discipline, including from health, social, counselling, and sports and exercise psychology. Studies carried out as part of both academic and professional practice are included, alongside discussion of ways in which researchers from both settings can work together effectively. “This book opens new horizons for innovation, and creates new avenues to explore the complexity of human experience.” —Dr Amy Burton, Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods, Staffordshire University, UK “Frost invites advanced students to move from broad conceptual understandings towards a nuanced appreciation of the potential of qualitative methods in psychology.” —Neil Cooper, Professor of Learning and Teaching in Psychology, University of East Anglia, UK “With a crystal clear writing style, Frost enriches our understanding of the practice and experience of doing pluralistic qualitative research – an invaluable contribution.” —John McCarthy, Head of School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland “Frost has delivered a highly relevant, useful, and contemporary book that will be a prized guide on any qualitative journey.” —Brett Smith, Director of Research, Department of Psychology, Durham University, UK “Nollaig Frost has been instrumental to the advancement of a pluralistic perspective in qualitative psychology. This keenly awaited second edition of her book does not disappoint.” —Carla Willig, bestselling author of Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology Nollaig Frost is Adjunct Professor at the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland; Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, UK; and Visiting Researcher at Middlesex University, UK. She teaches and supervises qualitative research to students at all levels and has led the Pluralism in Qualitative Research (PQR) project since its inception in 2006.

A Handbook of Visual Methods in Psychology

A Handbook of Visual Methods in Psychology
Author: Paula Reavey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN: 1351032046
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook of Visual Methods in Psychology Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive volume explores the set of theoretical, methodological, ethical and analytical issues that shape the ways in which visual qualitative research is conducted in psychology. Using visual data such as film making, social media analyses, photography and model making, the book uniquely uses visual qualitative methods to broaden our understanding of experience and subjectivity. In recent years, visual research has seen a growing emphasis on the importance of culture in experience-based qualitative methods. Featuring contributors from diverse research backgrounds including narrative psychology, personal construct theory and psychoanalysis, the book examines the potential for visual methods in psychology. In each chapter of the book, the contributors explore and address how a visual approach has contributed to existing social and psychological theory in their line of research. The book provides up-to-date insights into combining methods to create new multi-modal methodologies, and analyses these with psychology-specific questions in mind. It covers topics such as sexuality, identity, group processes, child development, forensic psychology, race and gender, and would be the ideal companion for those studying or undertaking research in disciplines like psychology, sociology and gender studies.

Introducing Qualitative Research

Introducing Qualitative Research
Author: Rosaline Barbour
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1446296229
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Qualitative Research Book Excerpt:

Rosaline Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data. The second edition includes: New examples from a range of social science disciplines, making this the perfect book no matter what course you're studying More on unobtrusive methods of data collection, such as documentary analysis More on internet research methods, mixed methods and visual methods A new section on using software in qualitative research A brand new companion website full of additional lecturer and student resources.

Getting Started in Your Educational Research

Getting Started in Your Educational Research
Author: Clive Opie,Desma Brown
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-08
ISBN: 1526480492
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started in Your Educational Research Book Excerpt:

A one-stop shop for anyone undertaking educational research for the first time, this text focuses on the development and application of key skills necessary for successful research. Packed with useful exercises, checklists and case studies, this book will allow the reader to apply their skills across a range of essays, presentations and reports. Using digestible language to explain complex terminology and processes simply, the authors explore working with and presenting data and the software options available to students, including NVivo, SPSS and Excel. The text will help students to: Understand the language of educational research Frame their research questions and design their research Judge the quality of educational research Explore and justify research approaches and procedures (methods) Analyse and present their data

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries
Author: Ali Coles,Helen Jury
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 178450775X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to explore and evaluate the potential of museum and gallery spaces and partnerships for art therapy. Showcasing approaches by well-known art therapists, the edited collection contains descriptions of, and reflections on, art therapy in museums and galleries around the globe. Case studies encompass a broad range of client groups, including people with dementia, refugees and clients recovering from substance abuse, exploring the therapeutic skills required to work in these settings. The collection also establishes the context for art therapy in museums and galleries through reviewing key literature and engaging with the latest research, to consider wider perspectives on how these spaces inform therapeutic practice. Offering a comprehensive look at ways in which these locations enable novel and creative therapeutic work, this is an essential book for art therapists, arts and health practitioners and museum professionals.

Critical Health Psychology

Critical Health Psychology
Author: Michael Murray
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-09-16
ISBN: 1137282673
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Health Psychology Book Excerpt:

What is critical health psychology? How is it changing the way we think about topics like ageing, the community and gender? What can it tell us about our understanding of health and illness? The second edition of this highly regarded text has been thoroughly updated to take account of the changes in the field over the last decade. It includes new chapters on ageing and health, critical disability studies and critical anthropology, and it features contributions from world leading researchers. Examining the debates and disputes that lie at the heart of health psychology, this new edition offers a refreshing critical perspective. It is invaluable reading for students of health psychology, critical psychology and community psychology.

EBOOK Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology 4e

EBOOK  Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology 4e
Author: WILLIG
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 0335248705
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology 4e Book Excerpt:

Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology is a vital resource for students new to qualitative psychology. It explains when each qualitative research method should be used, the procedures and techniques involved, and any limitations associated with such research. Throughout the new edition, material has been re-organized and updated to reflect developments in the field, while Carla Willig's style of writing, popular with students and lecturers alike, remains unchanged. Key features of the new edition include: •Two new chapters, one on metasynthesis and one on pluralism in qualitative research •A broadening the Visual Methodologies chapter to include other non-linguistic methods of data collection that engage with the physical environment, such as the walking interview and object elicitation •Information and analysis on innovative dissemination methods such as performances and exhibitions •Expanded coverage of the core question, “What makes qualitative research ‘research’?”, including clear explanations of the key tenets of the scientific method •'But it's not as simple as all that' boxes at the end of each chapter, where more complex issues, theoretical critiques and conceptual challenges are raised. This title is supported by an Online Learning Centre, which includes an array of extra resources for both students and instructors. “This book is a vital resource and a valuable reference, both for those new to research and for those looking to further develop their skills and knowledge of qualitative research in psychology.” Nollaig Frost, Adjunct Professor, School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland “This exceptionally well-written text deserves a place in every psychology researcher’s toolkit, regardless of their career stage.” Benjamin Gardner, Reader in Social Psychology, King’s College London, UK “Readers of this text will find it to be accessible and comprehensive. It will enable many people to become confident in conducting their own qualitative research.” Alex Bridger, Senior Lecturer in Critical Social Psychology, University of Huddersfield, UK Carla Willig is Professor of Psychology at City, University of London, UK. She is the author of numerous bestselling books for Psychology students and is widely admired for her friendly, practical approach to writing and to teaching.

Interpreting Qualitative Data

Interpreting Qualitative Data
Author: David Silverman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN: 1526482827
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Qualitative Data Book Excerpt:

"Cutting-edge and friendly. Offers even more of what we've come to expect. Practical, yet conceptually astute. Critically attuned to new developments, such as the uses and misuses of mixed methods designs and the convenience of smart phone technology. Packaged in an approachable format that virtually welcomes the reader aboard" - Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Missouri With a wealth of examples and learning features, the book takes a practical approach to methods training and provides a strong foundation in research design for social science students. In his characteristic positive writing style, author David Silverman offers useful advice on sticking points faced by beginner researchers and helps you build your confidence. Central to this sixth edition are its online resources, including: Entertaining and inspiring videos from the author that help you unpack concepts, boost your understanding and think critically An ‘assessment corner’, offering practical help and tailored support for typical assignments e.g. group reports and literature reviews A downloadable workbook providing a hands on way to get to grips with the necessary skills for gathering, analysing and interpreting qualitative data Approachable, clear and friendly, this book equips you with the tools to tackle key issues faced by qualitative researchers and establish good practice in your own research.

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030851249
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners

Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners
Author: Laura Caulfield,Jane Hill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 1351703862
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners Book Excerpt:

Criminological Skills and Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology, and the skills required for academic success. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a lively and accessible guide to planning, conducting and reporting research in the subject. It emphasises practical skills required in studying Criminology, the importance of criminological research, and places related methodology firmly in the context of students’ broader study of the discipline, before moving on to provide a detailed guide to the actual processes of research. It is common for Criminology undergraduates to feel intimidated at the prospect of conducting their own research, and these students typically struggle to see the relevance of research methods to their own studies. This book speaks directly to the needs of such students, and includes contemporary examples and case studies that bring a topic that is often thought of as dry to life, providing a thorough and accessible practical guide that students can return to at each stage of their research, all the way through to their dissertation. This book covers: an examination of the theoretical, political and ethical debates in criminological research; a complete guide to planning criminological research, assisting student researchers in identifying their research questions, choosing their research methods and critiquing the available literature; guidance on the practicalities and processes of collecting data; a discussion of the process of analysing data and writing up research. New to the second edition is a brand new section on research skills in Criminology, including detailed coverage of writing skills, referencing, dissertations and research reports, presentation skills and revision. The book also offers additional coverage of the politics of criminological research and the presentation of official crime statistics. Including an extensive glossary and an integrated companion website with extra examples, exercises and videos to further develop students’ understanding, this book is essential reading for any undergraduate on a Criminological Research Methods or Research Skills course, or for anyone in need of practical guidance on any or all of the various stages involved in conducting thorough and effective criminological research.

Perspectives on Social Psychology

Perspectives on Social Psychology
Author: Wendy Stainton Rogers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 1351386190
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Social Psychology Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking new textbook takes a different perspective on social psychology, focused on the social and cultural worlds we inhabit, and encompassing a wide range of core social psychology topics – from the self to relationships, gender to health, racism to mental distress. Taking a critical approach, this book explores how qualitative methods and interpretational analyses can be used to examine human behaviour and what it is like living in today’s media-led world. It explicitly challenges all forms of Othering, taking a fresh look at human values, embodiment, agency, communication, thinking and feeling. It goes beyond the individualising scientific approach taken by traditional psychology, instead concentrating on the psychology of what makes us human – qualities like empathy and compassion, courage and dignity, kindness and sympathy – and how we can nurture them. Offering a fascinating alternative to existing resources and enhanced by carefully chosen full-colour illustrations, the book and associated companion website include original pedagogical features such as reflective exercises, further resources and a glossary, offering opportunities for readers to customise their learning experience. Featuring a course mapping section that sets out how the text can be used in relation to psychology curriculum requirements and common course structures, this interdisciplinary resource provides accessible and engaging reading for students studying psychology and other disciplines, including sociology, cultural studies, politics and media studies, as well as applied areas such as nursing, policing and management. It is also for anyone who is interested in what psychology can tell us about our lives and place in the world.

Using Naturally Occurring Data in Qualitative Health Research

Using Naturally Occurring Data in Qualitative Health Research
Author: Nikki Kiyimba,Jessica Nina Lester,Michelle O'Reilly
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-11-10
ISBN: 3319948393
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Naturally Occurring Data in Qualitative Health Research Book Excerpt:

This highly practical resource brings new dimensions to the utility of qualitative data in health research by focusing on naturally occurring data. It examines how naturally occurring data complement interviews and other sources of researcher-generated health data, and takes readers through the steps of identifying, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating these findings in ethical research with real-world relevance. The authors acknowledge the critical importance of evidence-based practice in today’s healthcare landscape and argue for naturally occurring data as a form of practice-based evidence making valued contributions to the field. And chapters evaluate frequently overlooked avenues for naturally occurring data, including media and social media sources, health policy and forensic health contexts, and digital communications. Included in the coverage: · Exploring the benefits and limitations of using naturally occurring data in health research · Considering qualitative approaches that may benefit from using naturally occurring data · Utilizing computer-mediated communications and social media in health · Using naturally occurring data to research vulnerable groups · Reviewing empirical examples of health research using naturally occurring data Using Naturally Occurring Data in Qualitative Health Research makes concepts, methods, and rationales accessible and applicable for readers in the health and mental health fields, among them health administrators, professionals in research methodology, psychology researchers, and practicing and trainee clinicians.