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This 2-volume work includes approximately 1,200 entries in A-Z order, critically reviewing the literature on specific topics from abortion to world systems theory. In addition, nine major entries cover each of the major disciplines (political economy; management and business; human geography; politics; sociology; law; psychology; organizational behavior) and the history and development of the social sciences in a broader sense.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Jonathan Michie
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-02-03
File: 2165 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135932268

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Now in its third edition, this essential guide to basic reference sources in the social sciences provides evaluative entries for approximately 1,600 works in anthropology, business, economics, education, geography, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. The first part of the book includes chapters on general sources, while the second contains chapters on reference works in particular disciplines. Most titles published before 1980, which appear in the second edition, have been dropped, while a large number of electronic sources, including more than 200 web sites, have been added. In recognition of the proliferation of electronic information resources, the volume provides brief descriptions of the features and search methods of several online vendors.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Tze-chung Li
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2000
File: 495 Pages
ISBN-13: 0313304831

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Such diverse thinkers as Lao-Tze, Confucius, and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have all pointed out that we need to be able to tell the difference between real and assumed knowledge. The systematic review is a scientific tool that can help with this difficult task. It can help, for example, with appraising, summarising, and communicating the results and implications of otherwise unmanageable quantities of data. This book, written by two highly-respected social scientists, provides an overview of systematic literature review methods: Outlining the rationale and methods of systematic reviews; Giving worked examples from social science and other fields; Applying the practice to all social science disciplines; It requires no previous knowledge, but takes the reader through the process stage by stage; Drawing on examples from such diverse fields as psychology, criminology, education, transport, social welfare, public health, and housing and urban policy, among others. Including detailed sections on assessing the quality of both quantitative, and qualitative research; searching for evidence in the social sciences; meta-analytic and other methods of evidence synthesis; publication bias; heterogeneity; and approaches to dissemination.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Mark Petticrew
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2008-04-15
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781405150149

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Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch
Publisher: American Library Association
Release: 2014-08-06
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780838919958

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The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with 400 additional definitions and illustrations compiled from readers' requests and suggestions!

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Genre: Social Science
Author: W. Paul Vogt
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2005
File: 355 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761988556

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An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

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Genre: Periodicals
Author: Anna Lorraine Guthrie
Publisher:
Release: 1976
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112100652939

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Teaching Information Literacy to Social Sciences Students & Practitioners is a second discipline-based casebook from ACRL. This volume is based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and presents cases on learning situations and how they can be analyzed and addressed. Also included are descriptions of instruction sessions for each case, notes, and teaching resources. Each case explicitly reflects one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.This practical collection of cases and applications brings a new set of resources to librarians doing instruction in the social sciences. Contributors cover such topics as data literacy, visual literacy, and developmental research skills training. Information on teaching undergraduate, graduate, and international students, and how to incorporate information literacy into various social science curricula are also presented.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Douglas Cook
Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Release: 2006-01-01
File: 289 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780838983898

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Readers will learn to research and write papers in the social sciences with this thorough and complete guide to research in the social sciences. Part of a series on research writing across the curriculum, RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES provides discipline-specific guidance and sample papers that assist readers in preparing their own social science papers.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Christine A. Hult
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release: 1996
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106013377152

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Michael J. Marcuse
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 1990-01-01
File: 790 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520051610

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Undertaking a research project is a crucial, but often overwhelming aspect of any social sciences degree, and selecting a research question can be one of the toughest parts of the process. What makes an appropriate topic for research? How do you transform an idea into a 'researchable' question? And, once you've got a question, where do you go from there? Developing Research Questions steers readers through the complex process of starting a research project. The book explains how to break down initial ideas from broad topics into appropriate research questions, and gives detailed guidance on how to refine questions as the research project develops. Each chapter is packed with handy hints, tips and examples that show how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in the research process. Linking hypotheses and questions with research design and methods at every step, this text takes readers from the start through to the final stage of answering their questions and drawing conclusions. This is a no-fuss, practical guide to forming your own research question. It is an indispensable resource for social scientists carrying out research projects at all levels.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Patrick White
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release: 2008-11-24
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137243621

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