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Applying social scienceThe role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

David Byrne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to ... More

The Art of Social Theory

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

Biographical methods and professional practiceAn international perspective

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

Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Karla B. Hackstaff and Feiwel Kupferberg (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concepts of “biography” and "turning point" expand our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper, more abstract ... More

British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

A H Halsey and W G Runciman (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

These eleven chapters look at sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. How important is it for British sociologists to be aware of the historical development of their subject in ... More

California in the New MillenniumThe Changing Social and Political Landscape

California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225121
eISBN:
9780520928817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225121.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What will California look like by the middle of the twenty-first century? Change is occurring in the state at a breathtaking pace. It will face many extraordinary challenges. Yet today most ... More

The ethics of welfareHuman rights, dependency and responsibility

The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Hartley Dean (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book explores the extent to which rights to welfare are related to human inter-dependency on the one hand and the ethics of responsibility on the other. Its intention is to kick-start a fresh ... More

Everyone's a WinnerLife in Our Congratulatory Culture

Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More

Evidence versus politicsExploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Evidence versus politics: Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Mark Monaghan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426970
eISBN:
9781447302247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426970.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The initial enthusiasm for the evidence-based policy agenda has recently been replaced with increasing scepticism. Critics point out that ‘policy-based evidence’ characterises the relationship more ... More

Experiences in Researching Conflict and ViolenceFieldwork Interrupted

Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence: Fieldwork Interrupted

Althea-Maria Rivas and Brendan Ciarán Browne (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337683
eISBN:
9781447337737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337683.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Unlike previous volumes on the subject of ‘doing’ conflict fieldwork, this book does not delineate a clear ‘how to’ toolset for undertaking conflict related research but rather requires the ... More

The Extended Case MethodFour Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

Michael Burawoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259003
eISBN:
9780520943384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book develops the extended case method by connecting personal experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the Soviet Union ... More

Flavor of the MonthWhy Smart People Fall for Fads

Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Joel Best

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken ... More

The glass consumerLife in a surveillance society

The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Dr Susanne Lace (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

We are all ‘glass consumers’. Organisations know so much about us they can almost see through us. Governments and businesses collect and process our personal information on a massive scale. ... More

Mental health service users in researchCritical sociological perspectives

Mental health service users in research: Critical sociological perspectives

Patsy Staddon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447307334
eISBN:
9781447307938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307334.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book moves forward the narrative of service user experience and research involvement, using a sociological perspective on experiential knowledge and academic research. It examines the difficulty ... More

Participatory researchWorking with vulnerable groups in research and practice

Participatory research: Working with vulnerable groups in research and practice

Jo Aldridge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305644
eISBN:
9781447311003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305644.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. What is meant and understood by ... More

The politics of evaluationParticipation and policy implementation

The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

David Taylor and Susan Balloch (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and ... More

Population-Based Survey Experiments

Population-Based Survey Experiments

Diana C. Mutz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144511
eISBN:
9781400840489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144511.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Population-based survey experiments have become an invaluable tool for social scientists struggling to generalize laboratory-based results, and for survey researchers besieged by uncertainties about ... More

Research and the Social Work Picture

Research and the Social Work Picture

Ian Shaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447338895
eISBN:
9781447338949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

There's a growing pressure for social workers to engage with research and draw on this in practice. But why is this research important? This book provides an accessible way to think about this ... More

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

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

Marie Smyth and Catherine Bond (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book examines the role of participants in research, and how research ethics can be put into practice. Specifically, the book discusses the ethical regulations and guidance governing researchers ... More

Social Policy Review 15UK and international perspectives

Social Policy Review 15: UK and international perspectives

Catherine Bochel, Nick Ellison, and Martin Powell (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424709
eISBN:
9781447303428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social Policy Review 15 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. This volume combines issues such as ... More

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