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The Production of Knowledge: The Challenge of Social Science Research

William H. Starbuck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199288533
eISBN:
9780191700521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288533.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This book reflects on a number of challenges associated with management and social science research — the search for a ‘behavioral science’, the limits of rationality, the unreliability of many ... More


Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research

Ann Nichols-Casebolt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195378108
eISBN:
9780199932634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378108.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research is designed to assist social work researchers and other social scientists as they consider what it means to uphold the highest ... More


Creating Better Social Science

William H. Starbuck

in The Production of Knowledge: The Challenge of Social Science Research

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199288533
eISBN:
9780191700521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288533.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

As some questions cannot be answered by traditional theories alone, this book asserts that there are research tactics do not help humans in understanding themselves and their environments. As a ... More


Introduction

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

in A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book investigates the relationship between the quantitative and qualitative research traditions in the social sciences, with a particular focus on political science and sociology. It argues that ... More


Social Work Research: History, Organizational Roles, and the Influence of the National Institutes of Health

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer, and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195399646
eISBN:
9780199932757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399646.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter Two provides an historical overview of national social work research capacity – building efforts, especially in the context of the roles of national social work organizations and the National ... More


Causes-of-Effects versus Effects-of-Causes

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

in A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines two approaches used in social science research: the “causes-of-effects” approach and the “effects-of-causes” approach. The quantitative and qualitative cultures differ in the ... More


A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Some in the social sciences argue that the same logic applies to both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This book demonstrates that these two paradigms constitute different cultures, ... More


Scope

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

in A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on scope conditions in qualitative and quantitative research. It begins with a simple example, Hooke's law from physics, to illustrate the concept of “scope.” It then considers ... More


Introduction

Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma

in Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

For social sciences to play their emancipatory as well as instrumental role in public policymaking, it is imperative that the social science research ecosystem is dynamic and vibrant, institutions ... More


Sociology and Global Climate Change: Introduction

Robert J. Brulle and Riley E. Dunlap

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

A wide range of social science research on climate change has emerged over the past two decades, giving impetus to efforts to incorporate social science into the study of this topic and environmental ... More


Funding for Social Science Research: Government Sources

K. Gayithri and Indrajit Bairagya

in Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter aims at ascertaining the flows and priorities in accessing funds by various institutions involved in SSR in India from government sources. The analysis is mainly based on the data ... More


Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Basia Spalek and Alia Imtoual (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

A growing number of people are claiming or reclaiming a religious or spiritual identity for themselves. Yet, in contemporary Western societies, the frameworks of understanding that have developed ... More


Research Risk and Regulationist Stereotypes

Carl E. Schneider

in The Censor's Hand: The Misregulation of Human-Subject Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028912
eISBN:
9780262328784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028912.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

How much good IRB regulation can do depends on how much risk research subjects run. Biomedical research can harm subjects, but much of it needs no physical contact with patients, and most contact ... More


A Critical Review of the Research on Women’s Participation in Postsecondary Computing Education

J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray

in Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033459
eISBN:
9780262255929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter reviews the literature on women in postsecondary computing education. It highlights two conditions that contribute to the persistence of women's underrepresentation. The first condition ... More


A Student's Reflections on Engaging in Social Science

Stella Maile and David Griffiths

in Public engagement and social science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447306863
eISBN:
9781447311546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306863.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter outlines a student’s experience of participating in study around the recording of older people’s thoughts. The chapter represents one student’s reflections on the methodology and feelings.


Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social science research (SSR) has a vital role in enriching societies, by generating scientific knowledge that brings insights—even enlightenment—in understanding the dynamics of human behaviour and ... More


Voices from the Ground Up: The Use of Narrative in Understanding Recovery from Serious Mental Illness

Deborah Salem

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/9780195380576.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Julian Rappaport argues that our role as social scientists is to use our tools to assist others in their efforts to “turn tales of terror to tales of joy.” He suggests that the application of a ... More


Holistic Approach to Knowledge: Contribution of the Bhagavadgita and its Relevance to Social Science Research and Ethics *

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198073864
eISBN:
9780199082162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the relevance and contribution of the Bhagavadgita to ethics and social science research in India. It explains that most of the training in social science research methodology ... More


Introduction

Alia Imtoual and Basia Spalek

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the three dominant themes of the book: secularism and society; marginalisation of religious and spiritual issues; and reflections on social science research methodologies. In ... More


Introduction to the Institutional Logics Perspective

Patricia H. Thornton, William Ocasio, and Michael Lounsbury

in The Institutional Logics Perspective: A New Approach to Culture, Structure and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199601936
eISBN:
9780191767036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601936.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces the institutional logics perspective as an analytical framework for institutional analysis. It lays out the goal of the book as a primer and programmatic statement that ... More


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