The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2014
ISBN: 019981175X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research Book Excerpt:

"The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the field of qualitative research and is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. It provides strong focus on methods instruction with coverage of theoretical approaches, analysis, writing, evaluation, and the politics of research"--

The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry

The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry
Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber,Burke Johnson
Publsiher: Oxford Library of Psychology
Total Pages: 717
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199933626
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry Book Excerpt:

"The Oxford Handbook of Multi and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry is designed to offer a range of innovative knowledge- building perspectives and methods tools with the goal of enhancing new ways of asking and addressing complex research questions. The Handbook offers multiple quantitative and qualitative theoretical and interdisciplinary visions and practice. Each chapter is written in clear and concise language by leading scholars in the field. The Handbook reflects the most current thinking and scholarship on emerging multi and mixed methods research inquiry within and across the disciplines. The Handbook aims to become an exceptional, timely, and critical research benchmark. It addresses interdisciplinary and complex questions that traverse a range of research communities both in and outside the academy, and its empirical focus demonstrates the synergistic of multi and mixed methods research inquiry for answering complex research questions"--Publisher's website.

Consumer Psychology A Study Guide to Qualitative Research Methods

Consumer Psychology  A Study Guide to Qualitative Research Methods
Author: Paul M.W. Hackett,Jessica Schwarzenbach,Uta Maria Jürgens
Publsiher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN: 3847408917
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Psychology A Study Guide to Qualitative Research Methods Book Excerpt:

This book provides students with a clear and concise guide to studying undergraduate courses in qualitative consumer research and ethnography. The authors present the major qualitative research approaches used in consumer and marketing research as well as practical procedures and theoretical aspects of research design, report presentation etc. In addition to that a weekly study guide, including comprehensive reading lists, completes the book.

WHO guidance on research methods for health emergency and disaster risk management

WHO guidance on research methods for health emergency and disaster risk management
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 9240032282
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO guidance on research methods for health emergency and disaster risk management Book Excerpt:

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) has recently emerged as a critical field for research, policy, and practice as a result of the growing recognition of health as a core dimension in disaster risk management. Global frameworks such as the WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the International Health Regulations (IHR) have goals, targets, and indicators that monitor the health impact of disasters and emergencies and resilience in health systems and communities. Policies and actions guided by the best possible evidence are therefore critical for managing the health risks of emergencies and disasters. However, the evidence base in Health EDRM is very limited, reflecting the overall lack of research in this area. To address this gap, the WHO set out to develop a reference book about methods to guide Health EDRM research in collaboration with global experts. This book provides concrete guidance across a wide range of research, taking a systematic approach to discuss the type of research that is needed to generate relevant evidence for managing risks and consequences of emergencies and disasters. This research includes observational and experimental studies, and those that use qualitative or quantitative data, or both. When using the book, readers are encouraged to take account of the specific setting of the health risks of any emergency or disaster, including national capacities and the impacts that are directly and indirectly health-related.

The Handbook on Socially Interactive Agents

The Handbook on Socially Interactive Agents
Author: Birgit Lugrin,Catherine Pelachaud,David Traum
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1450387233
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook on Socially Interactive Agents Book Excerpt:

The Handbook on Socially Interactive Agents provides a comprehensive overview of the research fields of Embodied Conversational Agents, Intelligent Virtual Agents, and Social Robotics. Socially Interactive Agents (SIAs), whether virtually or physically embodied, are autonomous agents that are able to perceive an environment including people or other agents, reason, decide how to interact, and express attitudes such as emotions, engagement, or empathy. They are capable of interacting with people and one another in a socially intelligent manner using multimodal communicative behaviors, with the goal to support humans in various domains. Written by international experts in their respective fields, the book summarizes research in the many important research communities pertinent for SIAs, while discussing current challenges and future directions. The handbook provides easy access to modeling and studying SIAs for researchers and students, and aims at further bridging the gap between the research communities involved. In two volumes, the book clearly structures the vast body of research. The first volume starts by introducing what is involved in SIAs research, in particular research methodologies and ethical implications of developing SIAs. It further examines research on appearance and behavior, focusing on multimodality. Finally, social cognition for SIAs is investigated using different theoretical models and phenomena such as theory of mind or pro-sociality. The second volume starts with perspectives on interaction, examined from different angles such as interaction in social space, group interaction, or long-term interaction. It also includes an extensive overview summarizing research and systems of human–agent platforms and of some of the major application areas of SIAs such as education, aging support, autism, and games.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 7242
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN: 0081022964
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography Book Excerpt:

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context

Rhetorical Audience Studies and Reception of Rhetoric

Rhetorical Audience Studies and Reception of Rhetoric
Author: Jens E. Kjeldsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN: 3319616188
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhetorical Audience Studies and Reception of Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

This book examines the reception of rhetoric and the rhetoric of reception. By considering salient rhetorical traits of rhetorical utterances and texts seen in context, and relating this to different kinds of reception and/or audience use and negotiation, the authors explore the connections between rhetoric and reception. In our time, new media and new forms of communication make it harder to distinguish between speaker and audience. The active involvement of users and audiences is more important than ever before. This project is based on the premise that rhetorical research should reconsider the understanding, conceptualization and examination of the rhetorical audience. From mostly understanding audiences as theoretical constructions that are examined textually and speculatively, the contributors give more attention to empirical explorations of actual audiences and users. The book will provide readers with new knowledge on the workings of rhetoric as well as illustrative and guiding examples of new methods of rhetorical studies.

Handbook of Digital Higher Education

Handbook of Digital Higher Education
Author: Sharpe, Rhona,Bennett, Sue,Varga-Atkins, Tünde
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-06-10
ISBN: 180088849X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Digital Higher Education Book Excerpt:

With the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly escalating higher education’s move online, this timely Handbook offers holistic conceptualisations of digital higher education which consider personal, pedagogic, and organisational level change. Key findings from digital education research are aligned with case studies of institutional practices, to consider the current and future role of digital technologies in higher education.

Internet Research Methods

Internet Research Methods
Author: Claire Hewson,Carl Vogel,Dianna Laurent
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN: 1473944058
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Research Methods Book Excerpt:

The internet is a compelling tool for research, enabling efficient, cost-effective data collection and facilitating access to large samples and new populations. This book presents a state-of-the-art guide to the internet as a tool for conducting research in the social and behavioural sciences using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. New to this edition: Fully re-written to reflect the emergence of Web 2.0 technologies Expanded coverage of web surveys for data collection Unobtrusive methods to harvest data from online archives and documents New practical tools and resources, where to find them, and how to keep up-to-date with new developments as they emerge New chapter on research ethics and discussion of ethical practicalities throughout Guiding the reader through the theoretical, ethical and practical issues of using the internet in research, this is an essential resource for researchers wishing to assess how the latest techniques, tools and methods in internet-mediated research may support and expand research in their own field.

Qualitative Methodologies in Tourism Studies

Qualitative Methodologies in Tourism Studies
Author: Milka Ivanova,Dorina-Maria Buda,Elisa Burrai
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2022-09-05
ISBN: 1000684091
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Methodologies in Tourism Studies Book Excerpt:

Disruptive and creative research methodologies proposed in this book are designed to dismantle neoliberal narratives deployed in tourism studies and wider social sciences. Progressing criticality in tourism studies, this volume showcases cutting-edge contributions ranging from reflexivity, subjectivities, and dreams; to messy emotions in auto-ethnographic accounts of fieldwork; ‘motherhood capital’ accessing Inuit communities; collective memory work; ethnodrama and creative non-fiction, amongst others. Disruption and creativity are the two ideas around which tourism geographers challenge and begin dismantling hegemonic ideologies in tourism studies. The chapters in this book provide a vantage point from where to disrupt first, before tourism geographers can engender progress and transformation within and outside of the field. In tourism studies in general, and tourism geography in particular, the years of the 2000s have witnessed an emphasis on qualitative methodological research, both in terms of the topics addressed and the types of methodological tools. In many ways, this legitimisation of qualitative work mirrors developments in other areas such as human geography, sociology and anthropology, in which this book is anchored. The authors debate in more depth how tourism studies offer multidimensional, multilogical and multi-emotional approaches to research design. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Tourism Geographies.

Understanding Mental Health and Counselling

Understanding Mental Health and Counselling
Author: Naomi Moller,Andreas Vossler,David W Jones,David Kaposi
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN: 1529738067
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Mental Health and Counselling Book Excerpt:

Understanding Mental Health and Counselling provides a critical introduction to key debates about how problems of mental health are understood, and to the core approaches taken to working with counselling and psychotherapy clients. In drawing out the differences and intersections between professional and social understandings of mental health and counselling theory and practice, the book fosters critical thinking about effective and ethical work with mental health service users and therapy clients. With chapters by noted academic writers and service-user researchers, and content enlivened by activities, first-person accounts and case material, the book provides a key resource for both counselling and psychotherapy trainees and those interested in the broader field of mental health.

The Preacher as First Listener

The Preacher as  First Listener
Author: Filip De Cavel
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3643912838
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Preacher as First Listener Book Excerpt:

The preacher's weekly assignment is brutally repetitive: Fill the blank page by Sunday, at least twice a month, if not, even more. This book offers a biblical, theological and empirical grounding to support the preacher's self-reflective, listening, and sermonizing practices in order for the preacher to be aware of his/her spirituality of listening and discernment.

A Practical Guide to Using Qualitative Research with Randomized Controlled Trials

A Practical Guide to Using Qualitative Research with Randomized Controlled Trials
Author: Alicia O'Cathain
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 0198802080
Category: Clinical trials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Using Qualitative Research with Randomized Controlled Trials Book Excerpt:

When global policy makers and service providers introduce new interventions, we expect the products to be evaluated by academic researchers. The gold standard for measuring the effectiveness of an intervention is the randomised controlled trial (RCT). The participants in a RCT are randomlyallocated to receive either the new intervention or a placebo. Historically, RCTs have been conducted to estimate the effectiveness of drugs. Today the trials have become an invaluable research method used across multiple disciplines. Currently, academics are introducing qualitative research with RCTs. The methodology of qualitative research is in many ways the opposite of a RCT, as it emphasises subjectivity rather than objectivity, and flexibility over standardisation. A Practical Guide to using Qualitative Research withRandomized Controlled Trials is a "how-to" manual on combining these contrasting methodologies to get the best result. Guiding the reader through the use of qualitative research in RCTs, this text illustrates how to prepare for, undertake, and implement the results of a RCT in new ways. Divided into three parts, this book covers the process of using qualitative research with RCTs from start to finish. Section one outlines how to introduce qualitative research in the context of RCTs, section two provides practical guidance for using qualitative research with RCTs, and the finalsection guides the reader on how to engage with relevant stakeholders. Each chapter focuses on the key steps of undertaking qualitative research in RCTs, giving examples of how to write a proposal, select research questions, integrate qualitative and quantitative components, and much more. A Practical Guide to using Qualitative Research with Randomized Controlled Trials is ideal for researchers who are leading, undertaking, or planning to undertake qualitative research with RCTs. With its detailed explanations and inspiring examples, this book is also a one of a kind tool forpostgraduate students wishing to conduct their own RCT using qualitative research.

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology
Author: Karen E. Dill
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0195398807
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology explores facets of human behaviour, thoughts, and feelings experienced in the context of media use and creation.

Understanding and Investigating Response Processes in Validation Research

Understanding and Investigating Response Processes in Validation Research
Author: Bruno D. Zumbo,Anita M. Hubley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 3319561294
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Investigating Response Processes in Validation Research Book Excerpt:

This volume addresses an urgent need across multiple disciplines to broaden our understanding and use of response processes evidence of test validity. It builds on the themes and findings of the volume Validity and Validation in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (Zumbo & Chan, 2014), with a focus on measurement validity evidence based on response processes. Approximately 1000 studies are published each year examining the validity of inferences made from tests and measures in the social, behavioural, and health sciences. The widely accepted Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999, 2014) present five sources of evidence for validity: content-related, response processes, internal structure, relationships with other variables, and consequences of testing. Many studies focus on internal structure and relationships with other variables sources of evidence, which have a long history in validation research, known methodologies, and numerous exemplars in the literature. Far less is understood by test users and researchers conducting validation work about how to think about and apply new and emerging sources of validity evidence. This groundbreaking volume is the first to present conceptual models of response processes, methodological issues that arise in gathering response processes evidence, as well as applications and exemplars for providing response processes evidence in validation work.

The Oxford Handbook of Evidence Based Management

The Oxford Handbook of Evidence Based Management
Author: Denise M. Rousseau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2013-12-15
ISBN: 0199366284
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Evidence Based Management Book Excerpt:

From medicine to education, evidence-based approaches aim to evaluate and apply scientific evidence to a problem in order to arrive at the best possible solution. Thus, using scientific knowledge to inform the judgment of managers and the process of decision-making in organizations, Evidence-based Management (EBMgt) is the science-informed practice of management. Written by leading experts in the study and practice of EBMgt, The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-based Management provides an overview of key EBMgt ideas and puts them in context of promoting evidence-based practice. Furthermore, it addresses the roles and contributions of practitioners, educators, and scholars -- the primary constituents of EBMgt -- while providing perspectives and resources for each. Divided into three sections (research, practice, and education), this handbook examines the realities of everyday management practice and the role EBMgt can play in improving managerial decision making and employee well being and instructs educators in their roles as designers of curricula and resources. As the first major volume to capture the spirit of this emerging movement, The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-based Management shows how practitioners can use high-quality knowledge gleaned from scientific research in order to make better use of available data and ultimately make more mindful decisions.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology
Author: Jaan Valsiner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2013-12-15
ISBN: 0199366225
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology Book Excerpt:

The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition

Sourcebook for Research in Music  Third Edition
Author: Allen Scott
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0253014565
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship

The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship
Author: Patricia Leavy PhD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2019-08-26
ISBN: 0190274492
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship presents the first comprehensive overview of research methods and practices for engaging in public scholarship. Public scholarship, which has been on the rise over the past 25 years, produces knowledge that is available outside of the academy, is useful to relevant stakeholders, and addresses publicly identified needs. By involving stakeholders in the entire process, and making the findings accessible, public scholars contribute to a crucial democratization of research. The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship features a wealth of highly respected interdisciplinary contributors, as well as emerging scholars, and chapters include robust examples from real world research in varied fields and cultures. The volume features ample discussion of working with non-academic stakeholders, coverage of traditional and emergent methods including those that draw from the arts, the internet, social media, and digital technologies, and coverage of key issues such as writing, publicity, and funding.

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Author: Todd D. Little
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2014
ISBN: 019937015X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology Book Excerpt:

This two-volume handbook on current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences covers philosophical and ethical issues, theory construction, model building and types of models, survey and experiment design, measurement issues, observational methods, statistical methods, types of analysis, types of data, and common research fallacies.