The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods

Editor/Author Tashakkori, Abbas and Teddlie, Charles
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Sage UK

Single-User Purchase Price: $176.00
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ISBN: 978-1-41-294648-3
Category: Social Sciences - Research Methods & Study Skills
Image Count: 92
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This text is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a 'must have' for serious social researchers.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction: Innovation in Social Research Methods - Malcolm Williams and W. Paul Vogt
  • Part One: The Social Context of Research
  • Introduction to the Social Context of Research - Malcolm Williams and W. Paul Vogt
  • 1 Objectivity: A Reconceptualisation - Martyn Hammersley
  • 2 Setting Up Sociological Research - Geoff Payne
  • 3 Feminist Methodology - Gayle Letherby
  • 4 What is an Effect? Coming at Causality Backwards - David Byrne
  • Part Two: Design and Data Collection
  • Introduction to Design and Data Collection - Malcolm Williams and W. Paul Vogt
  • 5 Narratives of the Future: Complexity, Time and Temporality - Emma Uprichard
  • 6 Mapping Pathways - Wendy Dyer
  • 7 Correspondence Analysis: A Case for Methodological Pluralism? - Ian Rees Jones
  • 8 Case-Oriented Theory Building and Theory Testing - Charles C. Ragin and Garrett Andrew Schneider
  • 9 Investigating Human Communication and Language from Traces Left on the Web - Mike Thelwall
  • 10 Innovative Qualitative Data Collection Techniques for Conducting Literature Reviews/Research Syntheses - Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Nancy L. Leech and Kathleen M. T. Collins
  • 11 Grounded Theory - Antony Bryant and Kathy Charmaz
  • 12 Back to Likert: Towards the Conversational Survey - Giampietro Gobo
  • 13 Mixed Methods for Construct Validation - John H. Hitchcock and Bonnie K. Nastasi
  • 14 Researching with Peer/Community Researchers – Ambivalences and Tensions - Rosalind Edwards and Claire Alexander
  • 15 Innovations in Program Evaluation: Comparative Case Studies as an Alternative to RCTs - W. Paul Vogt, Dianne Gardner, Lynne Haeffele and Paul J. Baker
  • Part Three: Integrating the Analysis of New Data Types
  • Introduction to Integrating the Analysis of New Data Types - Malcolm Williams and W. Paul Vogt
  • 16 Advances in Combining Regression Results in Meta-Analysis - Ariel M. Aloe and Betsy Jane Becker
  • 17 Toward a New Era for Conducting Mixed Analyses: The Role of Quantitative Dominant and Qualitative Dominant Crossover Mixed Analyses - Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Nancy L. Leech and Kathleen M. T. Collins
  • 18 Optimal Matching Analysis - Peter Martin and Richard D. Wiggins
  • 19 Quantitative Narrative Analysis - Roberto Franzosi
  • 20 Lexicographic Index: A New Measurement of Resemblance Among Sequences - Ivano Bison
  • 21 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis - Elizabeth Griffiths
  • Part Four: Sampling, Inference and Measurement
  • Introduction to Sampling, Inference and Measurement - W. Paul Vogt and Malcolm Williams
  • 22 Respondent-Driven Sampling: Operational Procedures, Evolution of Estimators, and Topics for Future Research - Cyprian Wejnert and Douglas Heckathorn
  • 23 Analysing Longitudinal Studies with Non-response: Issues and Statistical Methods - James Carpenter and Ian Plewis
  • 24 Statistical Inference for Causal Effects, with Emphasis on Applications in Psychometrics and Education - Donald B. Rubin
  • 25 Automatic Item Generation: An Innovation for Developing Complex Cognitive Tests - Susan E. Embretson and Heather H. McIntyre
  • 26 Convergence of Structural Equation Modeling and Multilevel Modeling - Rex B. Kline
  • 27 Hierarchical Linear and Structural Equation Modeling Approaches to Mediation Analysis in Randomized Field Experiments - Keenan Pituch and Laura Stapleton