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A story in the making: data analysis and interpretation

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses data analysis and interpretation, which is to tell a new story. However, there exists a natural tension between telling a new story and the desire to remain loyal to the ... More


The Art of Social Theory

Richard Swedberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, ... More


Direct and Indirect Treatments

Diana C. Mutz

in Population-Based Survey Experiments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144511
eISBN:
9781400840489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144511.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter describes direct and indirect treatments, that is, treatments that either directly and overtly try to move the respondent in a particular direction, or that indirectly do so in a more ... More


Conclusion

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This final chapter of the book recommends some steps that researchers, institutional officials, government agencies, and scientific organizations can take to promote ethical conduct in scientific ... More


Evidence-Based Public Health

Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, and Kathleen N. Gillespie (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195143768
eISBN:
9780199865581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143768.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Public health decisions are often based on short-term demands rather than long-term study, and policies and programs are sometimes developed from anecdotal evidence. To enhance evidence-based ... More


Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The turn to biographical methods in social science is yielding a rich harvest of research outcomes and invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book uses a range of ... More


Systemic Change

James C. Raines

in Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366266
eISBN:
9780199864027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366266.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the systemic issues of implementing evidence-based practice in schools. The organizational change process provides insights into the cornerstones of change, the different types ... More


Creating and Living Empowered Lives

Donald M. Linhorst

in Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195171877
eISBN:
9780199865338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171877.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter summarizes the opportunities and limitations to empowering people with severe mental illness. It then explores the roles that the following parties play in promoting ... More


Methodological Considerations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter addresses the methodological implications of the theory, offering something of a practical blueprint for anyone who would adopt the perspective as a basis for studying a given strategic ... More


Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits to Organizational Knowledge

Chris Argyris

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268078
eISBN:
9780191699252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268078.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

What is the purpose of social science and management research? Do scholars/researchers have a responsibility to generate insights and knowledge that are of practical (implementable) value and ... More


Storytelling in Organizations: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies

Yiannis Gabriel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290957
eISBN:
9780191684845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290957.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Myths, stories, and folklore are part of the fabric and life of all organizations, enabling us to understand, identify, and communicate the character of the organization — its ambitions, conflicts, ... More


Scientists Are Human: Implicit Cognition and Researcher Conflict of Interest

Anthony G. Greenwald

in Psychology of Science: Implicit and Explicit Processes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199753628
eISBN:
9780199950027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Scientists have conflicts of interest that, operating outside of awareness, cause them to inappropriately favor their preferred theories and disfavor competitors' theories. These conflicts of ... More


Researcher Incentives and Empirical Methods

EDWARD L. GLAESER

in The Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics: A Hand Book

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328318
eISBN:
9780199851768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328318.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The notion of incentives is a concept rarely undermined in the context of economics because this plays no small part in explaining behavior: the occurrences of a certain act or behavior would rise if ... More


Challenges for Psychological Contract Researchers

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter looks at a number of key challenges facing psychological contract researchers that need to be addressed to strengthen psychological contract theory and make it more useful to ... More


Settings and Empowerment

Edison J. Trickett

in Empowering Settings and Voices for Social Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195380576
eISBN:
9780199864508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380576.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides commentary on Chapters 2–4. It raises probing questions about the varied conceptualizations of empowerment applied across chapters and across types of settings, the importance ... More


Mastering the Semi-Structured Interview and Beyond: From Research Design to Analysis and Publication

Anne Galletta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732939
eISBN:
9780814732953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732939.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book offers an in-depth step-by-step guide to the use of semi-structured interviews in qualitative research. By tracing the life of an actual research project—an exploration of a school ... More


Re-Imagining Contested Communities: Connecting Rotherham through Research

Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Pahl, Elizabeth Pente, and Zanib Rasool (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447333302
eISBN:
9781447333357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333302.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This is a book that challenges contemporary images of place. Too often we are told about deprived neighbourhoods but rarely do the people who live in those communities get to shape the agenda and ... More


Introduction

Ellen Seiter

in Television and New Media Audiences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711421
eISBN:
9780191694905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711421.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The author of this book, as a qualitative audience researcher, observes that a typical situation in a nursery school might usually exhibit how popular television shows plays a major part in ... More


Commonalities: Writing Across the Interviews

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the commonalities in the research and thoughts on feminism and soap opera of those who were interviewed for this study. All the interviewees have written significantly on soap ... More


Introduction

Emma Williamson and Marie Smyth

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In February 2002, the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences organised a seminar in London to examine the theme of ‘Ethics and Research Guidelines’ from a diversity of perspectives. The ... More


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