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  • Most social science students are required to take at least one course in research methods. Why is such a course required in nearly every programme? It’s because research methods are the tools we use to juxtapose theories with data. We hope theories offer insights into the world, but we have to check the theories against data to ensure that they really do describe the world.

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  • The umbrella term Social Sciences and Humanities refers to a plurality of fields outside the Natural or Physical Sciences. Disciplines as different as anthropology, archeology, architecture, art, cultural studies, economics, education, geography and environmental studies, history, law, languages and linguistics, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology or translation studies, all share the concern for human relations and socio-cultural practices.

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  • This is the first attempt to write the history of smoking in this country from the social point of view. There have been many books written about tobacco--F.W. Fairholt's "History of Tobacco," 1859, and the "Tobacco" (1857) of Andrew Steinmetz, are still valuable authorities--but hitherto no one has told the story of the fluctuations of fashion in respect of the practice of smoking.

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  • Findings in social psychology are based on the scientific method. Scientific research describes a phenomenon (are people more aggressive when it is very hot outside?), makes predictions about it (will the rate of homicide increase during the summer?), and explains why it happens (why do people act more aggressively when it is hot?).

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  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences. ...

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  • Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace. What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How do you define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? What is Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more. Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and terms in this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking, personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and much more.

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  • Studies have been done on this focus such as the ones on sustainable agriculture, which is a philosophy that guides the development of agriculture systems in a multidisciplinary way in the areas of economy, environment, and social impact. Sustainable agriculture requires a global focus, one that is oriented towards solving the problems of the food industry and fibers industry Williams & Dollisso (1998).

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  • On the other hand, the social sciences face challenges that go beyond their capabilities of processing information. By using modern techniques such as computer agents and other methodologies, it is possible to aid in the testing and the formulation of theories Davidsson (2002).

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  • This fully updated edition combines the latest research with real life examples of social marketing campaigns the world over to help you learn how to apply the principles and methods of marketing to a broad range of social issues. The international case studies and applications show how social marketing campaigns are being used across the world to infl uence changes in behaviour, and reveal how those campaigns may differ according to their cultural context and subject matter.

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  • Public relations will continue to transform, and the changes you see are monumental. For better or for worse, a career in PR means handling communications in the public spotlight because of the increasing use of social media. In the wake of democratized content and businesses satisfying the needs of the digitally connected consumer, PR had to evolve with a new approach. This approach required a shift in thinking, from strategy and planning all the way through to implementation and measurement.

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  • 5 `DATA! DATA! DATA!' Analysing data from the inquiry 'Data! data! data!' he cried impatiently. 'I can't make bricks out of clay' Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches `Data' never comes to the social scientist clean, like cement for bricks. As we found in Chapters 3 and 4, the society a person lives in ± and a person's beliefs ± can directly affect what counts as a `clue' and what counts as `evidence'.

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  • Organizations are complex social systems that sometimes perform remarkably well and sometimes fail miserably. Organizational psychology is a subfield within the larger domain of industrial/organizational psychology that seeks to facilitate a greater understanding of social processes in organizations. Organizational psychologists also seek to use these insights to enhance the effectiveness of organizations—a goal that is potentially beneficial to all. This book is designed to provide students with a thorough overview of both the science and the practice of organizational psychology.

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  • Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences distills the overwhelming amount of material covered in introductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resource for students and professionals. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style. Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences guides you to a better understanding of basic concepts of statistical methods. Numerous practical tips are presented for selecting appropriate statistical procedures.

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  • This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. Table of Contents About the Author

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  • This collection of papers assesses the state of the social and human sciences in South Africa. Contributors present a historical overview of different methodological approaches within South African social sciences. They record attitudes towards these developments and address the issue of interdisciplinary work.

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  • Statistical methods for survival data analysis have continued to flourish in the last two decades. Applications of the methods have been widened from their historical use in cancer and reliability research to business, criminology, epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. The third edition of Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction of the most commonly used methods for analyzing survival data. It begins with basic definitions and interpretations of survival functions....

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  • Documents and reflects on the steps that researchers are taking to implement social and gender analysis, including questions of class, caste, and ethnicity, into their everyday work. Combines both learning experiences and scientific results, representing academic and nonacademic sectors, a variety of research organizations, and a number of natural resource management questions, including biodiversity conservation, crop and livestock improvement, and sustainable grassland development.

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  • Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis examines the field and presents James Paul Gee’s unique integrated approach, which incorporates both a theory of language-in-use and a method of research.

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  • One of the most important advancements in recent social science research (including applied social sciences and public policy) has been the application of quantitative or computational methods in studying the complex human or social systems. Research centers in computational social sciences have flourished on major university campuses. Among others, the University of Chicago, University of Washington, UCLA, and George Mason University have all established such a center recently to promote the multidisciplinary research related to social issues....

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  • This collection of papers reflects the diversity of concepts, methods, and case studies that address the challenge of Managing for Healthy Ecosystems as holistic environmental management in the context of health, integrity, and sustainability. Ecosystem health embodies the capacity of ecosystems to function without impairment, while management concerns the assessment of ecosystem conditions relative to social goals and adoption of interventions to achieve designated goals.

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