Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World
Author: Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt
Publsiher: Pine Forge Press
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1412969395
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of the Social World Book Excerpt:

Making Sense of the Social World is an engaging and innovative introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct the research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques, and is written in a less formal style than many comparable texts, with examples drawn from everyday experience: a text that students actually like to read!The text covers all the essential elements of social research methods including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis - topics cited as most challenging for students. A student study site with journal articles and online interactive exercises, and chapter examples with emphasis on everyday experiences and current newsworthy issues assist student's understanding.This Third Edition now contains:- A new chapter with revised material on evaluation research- A new chapter on research ethics.- More contemporary web-based research instruction.- Updated End-of-chapter exercises, including new ethics exercises.- Boxed features: "When Things Go Wrong in Social Research"

Making Sense of Intellectual Capital

Making Sense of Intellectual Capital
Author: Daniel Andriessen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2004-02-18
ISBN: 1136386602
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Intellectual Capital Book Excerpt:

Peter Drucker has introduced us all to the knowledge era, where knowledge is the primary resource and intangibles (intellectual capital resources and assets) are now largely recognized as the most important sources of organizations' competitive advantage. With the recognition of the importance of Intangibles comes the problem of how to properly identify them and assign them a value within the corporation. This is an area of concern in 5 fields: 1) accounting and financial reporting, 2) performance measurement and management, 3) valuation in the finance field, 4) the Human Resources field in terms of management, strategy, and planning, and 5) Intellectual Capital. Over the past eight years, over 25 methods have been proposed for the valuation of intangibles coming out of these 5 fields. In this book, Andriessen evaluates 25 existing methods of intangible valuation according to highly developed criteria. In performing his evaluations, Andriessen synthesizes the state of the art research from these fields based on extensive research. He then presents his own method for valuing intangibles, which he began developing and testing as a Senior Manager at KPMG Knowledge Advisory Services in The Netherlands. He relates six case studies in which this method was tested in actual companies, carefully reviews the results of his tests, and then concludes by offering a new and improved method for valuing intangibles in his Weightless Wealth Toolkit, a complete step-by-step process for identifying, valuing, and managing Intangibles to help managers operate successfully in the Intangible Economy.

Study Guide Plus Sociology

Study Guide Plus Sociology
Author: BarBara Marliene Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2000-09
ISBN: 9780205287284
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sociology Making Sense of the Social World

Sociology   Making Sense of the Social World
Author: Mary Ann Schwartz,BarBara Marliene Scott,Madine M. L. Vanderplaat
Publsiher: Allyn and Bacon
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780205292462
Category: Sociology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology Making Sense of the Social World Book Excerpt:

This text is designed for courses in Introductory Sociology. This Canadian adaptation of Sociology: Making Sense of the Social World presents a critical introduction to sociology, focusing on social change from macro and micro perspectives. The text integrates themes of race, class and gender throughout, and challenges students to think critically about their world.

Sociology

Sociology
Author: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2000-08
ISBN: 9780205292479
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Sense of Society

Making Sense of Society
Author: Ian Marsh
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 643
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Society Book Excerpt:

This major new textbook has been specially written to meet the needs of a new generation of students who may be studying sociology in a variety of different levels, on different types of courses at different types of institutions but all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. The student oriented approach which has been adopted encourages the reader to constantly think for themselves rather than learn by rote and the book has been carefully designed to make the material contained as interactive and as accessible as possible. The most up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate to ensure this book is an informed, original and stimulating introduction to Sociology and a valuable new resource for student and lecturer alike.

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World
Author: Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN: 1483380637
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of the Social World Book Excerpt:

At the heart of this book is the authors’ firm belief that understanding research methods is critical to being an informed citizen in our complex, fast-paced social world. Now in its Fifth Edition, Making Sense of the Social World by Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt continues to help students achieve that understanding by providing a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material. Not only do students find the book approachable and easy to digest, but they also enjoy it!

Sociology Makg Sense of Soc Wrld Sg Valpk

Sociology  Makg Sense of Soc Wrld  Sg Valpk
Author: Barbara Marliene Scott
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000-06-01
ISBN: 9780205329489
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Sense of Illness

Making Sense of Illness
Author: Alan Radley
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Illness Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive overview of the way bodily experiences of health and disease in everyday life are given meaning in a society dominated by the biomedical model of well-being... Radley] draws on studies from a variety of disciplines including medical sociology, health psychology and medical anthropology. By addressing the issues in this way, he clarifies how the kind of research methodology adopted reveals different kinds of truths... the book provides a valuable and critical introduction to the social and psychological consideration of health and illness. Furthermore, given the increasing interest in user perspectives in health care provision, it will be useful reading for all those interested in health promotion and how ideas of health and illness are constructed' - "Social Sciences in Health

Making Sense of Social Theory

Making Sense of Social Theory
Author: Charles H. Powers
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN: 1442201207
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Social Theory Book Excerpt:

Making Sense of Social Theory is unusual in treating sociology as a real science with a body of understandable, robust, and powerful theoretical insights. These theoretical insights are formalized in twelve simple axioms and twenty-three more detailed principles readers can use to predict (1) differences among people in how they think, feel, and respond, (b) changes in the structure, culture, and effectiveness of organizations, and (c) trends in societal values, conflict, and priorities.

Understanding the Social World

Understanding the Social World
Author: Russell K. Schutt
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 1506306039
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Social World Book Excerpt:

Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century is a textbook for the fast-paced, globally interconnected social world of the new century. Author Russell K. Schutt rises to the research requirements of a social world shaped by big data and social media, Instagram and avatars, blogs, and tweets; and he confronts the research challenges created by cell phones, privacy concerns, linguistic diversity and multicultural neighborhoods. Understanding the Social World is fast-paced and visually sleek, taking students across disciplinary and national boundaries and transcending past research debates by emphasizing mixed methods, concern for human subjects, and application of results. Accessible, with timely examples and engaging exercises, this title brings a new and clear understanding to the practice and process of research.

Making Sense of the Global

Making Sense of the Global
Author: Raúl Acosta,Sadaf Rizvi,Ana Santos
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of the Global Book Excerpt:

Anthropology is more relevant than ever before to making sense of the constant intercultural encounters taking place around the world. Even though the discipline was born out of the need to understand the way humans interact, it had for decades been trapped in a counter-cultural stance that effectively disarmed it of any direct influence on public affairs. Recent global trends, however, have brought this academic discipline to the attention of governments, agencies, and social entrepreneurs, because of its capacity to create bridges of understanding between people of contrasting cultures. This ability is today more necessary than ever before in facing the challenges posed by the shrinking of our world. This volume provides reflections on what anthropological research can offer through its â oethickâ analyses. We are convinced that ethnographic research can contribute to a better understanding of social phenomena in our global times.

Making Sense of History

Making Sense of History
Author: Mushirul Hasan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of History Book Excerpt:

"Making Sense of History is a historian's exploration of the past and present. Some articles, essays and interviews supplement his scholarly publications, but most reflect Professor Hasan's present-day concerns. Thus, he writes on 11 September, on Palestine and on pogrom in Gujarat. He dwells on the rise of Hindu nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism and critically evaluates their cultural ideological resources. His is a story that resonates with ideas on the contemporary Indian scene. This book also devotes a section to some of the leading Western and South Asian interpreters of Islam. Without being apologetic about Islamic teachings, Professor Hasan engages with a wide range of topics of concern to contemporary Muslims in India and overseas. Covering a variety of themes including jehad, education, literature and political thought, he clears up some distortions and mispresentations about Islam and Muslim communities"--Book cover.

Representing Italy Through Food

Representing Italy Through Food
Author: Peter Naccarato,Zachary Nowak,Elgin K. Eckert
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 1474280420
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representing Italy Through Food Book Excerpt:

Italy has long been romanticized as an idyllic place. Italian food and foodways play an important part in this romanticization – from bountiful bowls of fresh pasta to bottles of Tuscan wine. While such images oversimplify the complex reality of modern Italy, they are central to how Italy is imagined by Italians and non-Italians alike. Representing Italy through Food is the first book to examine how these perceptions are constructed, sustained, promoted, and challenged. Recognizing the power of representations to construct reality, the book explores how Italian food and foodways are represented across the media – from literature to film and television, from cookbooks to social media, and from marketing campaigns to advertisements. Bringing together established scholars such as Massimo Montanari and Ken Albala with emerging scholars in the field, the thirteen chapters offer new perspectives on Italian food and culture. Featuring both local and global perspectives – which examine Italian food in the United States, Australia and Israel – the book reveals the power of representations across historical, geographic, socio-economic, and cultural boundaries and asks if there is anything that makes Italy unique. An important contribution to our understanding of the enduring power of Italy, Italian culture and Italian food – both in Italy and beyond. Essential reading for students and scholars in food studies, Italian studies, media studies, and cultural studies.

Strength of the Pack

Strength of the Pack
Author: Scott Daniel Corey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Values and Habitat

American Values and Habitat
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cities and towns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Statistics in Psychology

Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
Author: Dennis Howitt,Duncan Cramer
Publsiher: Pearson Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Statistics in Psychology Book Excerpt:

Statistics can be difficult, but this revised 3rd edition of Introduction to Statistics in Psychology makes it much easier. Any psychology student, whether at introductory, intermediate or advanced level will find the book a very useful companion to their statistics course.

Contesting the Frontiers

Contesting the Frontiers
Author: Ullamaija Kivikuru
Publsiher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting the Frontiers Book Excerpt:

Gennem indledende refleksioner omkring medier, kultur og etnicitet efterfulgt af case studier, analyseres og identificeres nogle af de vilkår, hvorpå borgere i Danmark, Norge og Sverige forhandler, skaber og konstituerer deres historie, deres socialorden og deres kulturelle praksis

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Modern Greek Studies Yearbook

Modern Greek Studies Yearbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Greece
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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