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  1. Qualitative Research

    The essential guide to theory and practice

    By Maggi Savin-Baden, Claire Howell Major

    Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice provides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues. It presents a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field of inquiry,...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Concrete and Dust: Mapping the Sexual Terrains of Los Angeles

    By Jeanine Marie Minge, Amber Lynn Zimmerman

    Series: Innovative Ethnographies

    Concrete and Dust focuses on the performative nature of sexualized identity in Hollywood, the people that live in its underbelly and surrounding valleys, the sexual geographies of the place, and the ways in which sexual agency is mapped on the body and in consciousness. The cultural turn in...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Current Topics in the Theory and Application of Latent Variable Models

    Edited by Michael C. Edwards, Robert C. MacCallum

    This book presents recent developments in the theory and application of latent variable models (LVMs) by some of the most prominent researchers in the field. Topics covered involve a range of LVM frameworks including item response theory, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, and latent...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Introductory Regression Analysis

    with Computer Application for Business and Economics

    By Allen Webster

    Regression analysis is arguably the single most powerful and widely applicable tool in any effective examination of common business issues. Every day, decision-makers face problems that require constructive actions with significant consequences, and regression procedures can prove a meaningful and...

    Published December 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Writing Research Critically

    Developing the power to make a difference

    By John Schostak, Jill Schostak

    This is not a standard guide to writing a dissertation, thesis, project report, journal article or book. Rather, this book will help researchers who are dissatisfied with the typical recipe approaches to standardised forms of writing-up and want to explore how academic writing can be used to...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Principles of Research in Behavioral Science

    Third Edition

    By Bernard E. Whitley, Jr., Mary E. Kite

    Intended for beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate students, this book provides a comprehensive review of research methods used in psychology and related disciplines. It covers topics that are often omitted in other texts including correlational and qualitative research and integrative...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research

    A Reflexive Approach

    Edited by Louise Phillips, Marianne Kristiansen, Marja Vehviläinen, Ewa Gunnarsson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    Collaborative research embraces a multiplicity of practices in which social actors are invited to participate in the research process as co-producers of knowledge. But what is actually meant by “co-production” in collaborative research? Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research presents a...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Research

    Coping with the Quantitative - Qualitative Divide

    By M.I. Franklin

    Planning, undertaking and completing a research project – from dissertations to presentations - can be a daunting undertaking for any student, involving a number of easily taken mis-steps for those without adequate guidance. The objective of any research project is to gather data, analyse it based...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Psychoanalysis in Social Research

    Shifting theories and reframing concepts

    By Claudia Lapping

    The use of psychoanalytic ideas to explore social and political questions is not new. Freud began this work himself and social research has consistently drawn on his ideas. This makes perfect sense. Social and political theory must find ways to conceptualise the relation between human subjects and...

    Published September 7th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Research for Social Workers

    An Introduction to Methods, 3rd Edition

    By Margaret Alston, Wendy Bowles

    Social work is developing its own research orientation and knowledge base, springing from the research traditions of sociology and psychology and grounded in human rights and social justice. Effective social research relies on critical thinking and the ability to view situations from new...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge