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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
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The New York Times bestselling "manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world's most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom" (The Wall Street Journal). Since the... (read more)

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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches (3RD 13 Edition)
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches (3RD 13 Edition)
by John W. Creswell
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In this Third Edition of his bestselling text John W. Creswell explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case... (read more)

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Indigenous Research Methodologies
Indigenous Research Methodologies
by Bagele Chilisa
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Responding to increased emphasis in the classroom and the field on exposing students to diverse epistemologies, methods, and methodologies, Bagele Chilisa has written the first textbook that situates research in a larger, historical, cultural, and global... (read more)

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Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood
Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood
by Peter Medoff
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Using the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston's most impoverished neighborhood as a case stuudy, the authors show how effective organizing reinforces neighborhood leadership, encourages grassroots power and leads to successful public-private... (read more)

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Salsa Dancing Into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-Glut
Salsa Dancing Into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-Glut
by Kristin Luker
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"You might think that dancing doesn't have a lot to do with social research, and doing social research is probably why you picked this book up in the first place. But trust me. Salsa dancing is a practice as well as a metaphor for a kind of research that... (read more)

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Evaluation a Systematic Approach 7TH Edition
Evaluation a Systematic Approach 7TH Edition
by Peter Henry Rossi
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In this seventh edition of a text for students in social work research, Rossi (sociology, emeritus, University of Massachusetts- Amherst) includes the latest approaches to evaluation as well as guidelines for tailoring evaluations to fit programs and... (read more)

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Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences #160: Fixed Effects Regression Models
Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences #160: Fixed Effects Regression Models
by Paul D. Allison
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Written at a level appropriate for anyone who has ever taken an introductory statistics course, this compact (5.5x8.5") text looks at the advantages and disadvantages of types of regression methods called fixed effects models, such as those for... (read more)

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Social Science Methodology: A Unified Framework (Strategies for Social Inquiry)
Social Science Methodology: A Unified Framework (Strategies for Social Inquiry)
by John Gerring
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John Gerring's exceptional textbook has been thoroughly revised in this second edition. It offers a one-volume introduction to social science methodology relevant to the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology and... (read more)

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Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory
Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory
by Adele E. Clarke
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Situational Analysis creates analytic maps of social processes and relationships identified using grounded theory. Creator of the method, award-winning sociologist Adele E. Clarke and two co-editors show how the method can be, and has been, used in a... (read more)

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Methods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences (Contemporary Societies)
Methods of Discovery: Heuristics for the Social Sciences (Contemporary Societies)
by Andrew Abbott
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Abbott helps social science students discover what questions to ask. This exciting book is not about habits and the mechanics of doing social science research, but about habits of thinking that enable students to use those mechanics in new ways, by... (read more)

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Applied Social Research Methods #26: Scale Development: Theory and Applications
Applied Social Research Methods #26: Scale Development: Theory and Applications
by Robert F. Devellis
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This book presents complex concepts in a way that helps students to understand the logic underlying the creation, use, and evaluation of measurement instruments and to develop a more intuitive feel for how scales work. Robert DeVellis demystifies... (read more)

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Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results (2ND 14 Edition)
Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results (2ND 14 Edition)
by Thomas J. Linneman
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Many fundamentally important decisions about our social life are a function of how well we understand and analyze DATA. This sounds so obvious but it is so misunderstood. Social statisticians struggle with this problem in their teaching constantly. This... (read more)

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Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Women Remembers Public School (Deaf Lives)
Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Women Remembers Public School (Deaf Lives)
by Gina Oliva
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Gina A. Oliva is Professor in the Physical Education and Recreation Department at Gallaudet University.... (read more)

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Isms and Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies and Doctrines That Have Shaped Our World
Isms and Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies and Doctrines That Have Shaped Our World
by Arthur Goldwag
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Complex Systems and Society: Modeling and Simulation (Springerbriefs in Mathematics)
Complex Systems and Society: Modeling and Simulation (Springerbriefs in Mathematics)
by Nicola Bellomo
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This work aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialogue between mathematicians and socio-economic scientists. Interaction among scholars and practitioners traditionally coming from different research areas is necessary more than ever in order to better... (read more)

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Action Research (4TH 14 Edition)
Action Research (4TH 14 Edition)
by Stringer
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In the Fourth Edition of Action Research, author Ernest T. Stringer provides clear guidelines to enable novice practitioner researchers to move comfortably through a process of inquiry that provides effective solutions to problems in the work and lives... (read more)

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GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives
GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives
by Sheila L. Steinberg
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GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives shows researchers how to incorporate spatial thinking and geographic information system (GIS) technology into research design and analysis. Topics include research design, digital data sources... (read more)

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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics Interactive eBook
Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics Interactive eBook
by Neil J. Salkind
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The bestseller continues to teach an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlation and graphical... (read more)

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Interviews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing
Interviews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing
by Steinar Kvale and Svend Brinkmann
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Retaining the same four-part structure as the second edition, this book provides an introduction to interviewing as research, a conceptualization of the research interview, a discussion of the seven stages of an interview investigation, and a conclusion.... (read more)

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Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article: Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing)
Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article: Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing)
by Howard Becker
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Howard S. Becker has made major contributions to the sociology of deviance, sociology of art, and sociology of music. He has also written extensively on the practice of sociology. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was also... (read more)

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