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  1. Conducting Terrorism Field Research

    A Guide

    Edited by Adam Dolnik

    Series: Contemporary Terrorism Studies

    This book offers a detailed and practically oriented guide to the challenges of conducting terrorist fieldwork. The past decade has seen an explosion of research into terrorism. However, field research on terrorism has traditionally been surrounded by many myths, and has been called anything from "...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Water in a Dry Land

    Place-Learning Through Art and Story

    By Margaret Somerville

    Series: Innovative Ethnographies

    Water in a Dry Land is a story of research about water as a source of personal and cultural meaning. The site of this exploration is the iconic river system which forms the networks of natural and human landscapes of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. In the current geological era of human...

    Published February 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Focus Groups

    From structured interviews to collective conversations

    By George Kamberelis, Greg Dimitriadis

    Focus Groups: From Structured Interviews to Collective Conversations is a conceptual and practical introduction to focus group. As the title indicates, focus groups traditionally encompass a wide range of discursive practices. These span from formal structured interviews with particular people...

    Published February 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Life Course Perspectives on Military Service

    Edited by Janet M. Wilmoth, Andrew S. London

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited volume provides a comprehensive and critical review of what we know about military service and the life course, what we don’t know, and what we need to do to better understand the role of military service in shaping people's lives. It demonstrates that the military, like colleges and...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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