Academic research is a different world to that which is normally encountered in everyday life and as such it has a unique set of concepts and issues with which it operates. Learning the vocabulary required understanding these concepts and issues is a non-trivial challenge. This book A Dictionary of Research Concepts and Issues has been prepared to assist students, lecturers and others who wish to improve their command of the language of research. The 600+ concepts and issues is not a definitive list of the ideas which a researcher could encounter but it is a solid basis on which to build a sound understanding of this interesting subject.
'A dictionary of research methodology and statistics in applied linguistics' is a reference guide which offers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of key terms and concepts in the areas of research and statistics as concerns the field of applied linguistics. The volume is intended as a resource to delineate the meaning and use of various concepts, approaches, methods, designs, techniques, tools, types, and processes of applied linguistics research in an efficient and accessible style. Some entries relating to statistical aspects of research are also used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis, and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This book makes use of approximately 2000 entries on the key concepts and issues of research with cross references where necessary. This volume is designed to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information across the field of applied linguistics and other related disciplines.
A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts
Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer
Category: Social Science
The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.
This dictionary is an up-to-date volume that contains numerous references to relevant concepts and terms in the field of multicultural psychology. Professor Lena Hall has collected, studied, and analyzed a multitude of terms in her eleven years of teaching multicultural psychology, and she has gathered them together in this handy, accessible reference book.
Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context. Each entry includes: - A concise definition of the concept - A description of distinctive features: historical and disciplinary backgrounds; key writers; applications - A critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration - Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary - A list of key readings Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.
Business & Economics by B. N. Ghosh,Parvesh K. Chopra
This dictionary delineates the meaning and use of various concepts, techniques, tools, approaches, types and processes of social research. It also incorporates various issues and problems related to research. A large number of entries relating to mathematical and statistical aspects of research are used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This books makes use of approximately 650 entries on the important concepts and precepts of research with cross references where necessary. It covers the whole range of terms used in social science research. The entries are given precise but full treatment. This dictionary defines as well as explains the matters pertaining to social research. B.N. Ghosh, PhD (India), M.CIM (UK), GFCR (Harvard), is currently a Professor of Economics, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. A specialist in Human resource Development and Political Economy, he has published extensively in refereed journals. His books are published, among others, by Arnold Heinemann, Longman, Macmillan, Routledge, Nova Science Publications of New York, Ashgate Publishing and Wisdom House of England. He has undertaken short-term consultancies for various organizations including the University Grants Commission and the United Nations Development Programme. Professor Ghosh is the Director (Hon.) of the Centre for the Study of Human Development in Leeds (England), and the Editor of International Journal of Human Development, Leeds (England). Professor Ghosh's research has ranged over a number of areas including political economy, human resource development, economics, sociology, and anthropology. Some of his recent publications include: Global Financial Crises and Reforms (ed.), (Routledge, London and New York, 2001); Privatisation: The ASEAN Connection (Nova Science Publications, New York, 2000); Gandhian Political Economy (Ashgate Publishing, London, 2006); Contemporary Issues in Development Economics (Routledge, London and New York); Economic Theories: Past and Present (Wisdom House, England, 2001); Contemporary Issues in Modern Macroeconomic Management ((Wisdom House, England, 2005) and Globalization and the Third World (co-ed.), (Macmillan, London and New York. 2006). Professor Ghosh is the recipient of the Emerald Award (UK) for 2005.Chopra, Parvesh K.PhD (England), PhD (India), M. Phil. (Economics), PG D. Statistics, M.A (Economics), B.A. (Honours), is currently a Senior Research Economist for the Centre for the Study of Human Development, Leeds, England (UK). He has taught Economics at different levels for many years before joining the Department of Economics, School of Business Studies, The University of Leeds, England as a Doctoral Researcher. He was awarded his second PhD from the University of Leeds, England. He has published research papers extensively in refereed international journals of repute and has authored singly or jointly more than 12 research books. His recent research book Poverty As Human Contestability Failure was published in the year 2007. Dr. Chopra research has ranged over a number of areas including poverty and inequality, gender issues human resource development, economics of pharmaceutical products, rural development, globalization and health economics. Dr. Chopra is actively associated with the International Journal of Human Development as its Managing Editor and is a member of the Royal Economic Society (UK).
Medical by Dr. Bethel Ann Powers, RN, PhD,Dr. Thomas R. Knapp, EdD
Author: Dr. Bethel Ann Powers, RN, PhD,Dr. Thomas R. Knapp, EdD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Designated a Doody's Core Title! Praise for the previous edition: "This reference is valuable to scholars at all levels of nursing and is especially useful to researchers. . . . With this volume at hand consumers of research and theory will learn more easily and quickly." Molly (Mickey) Dougherty, PhD, RN Professor of Nursing, University of North Carolina Editor, Nursing Research "What distinguishes this Dictionary from others are its attention to the diversity in inquiry and distinctively nursing 'takes' on key concepts in theory and research. This Dictionary will be a welcome addition to the libraries of both new and experienced researchers." Margarete Sandelowski Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The fourth edition of this classic dictionary for understanding traditional and new concepts in nursing theory and research encompasses the considerable changes that have occurred in the clinical health sciences since the previous edition was published. It includes updates and new references for entries from the previous edition, and information related to developing areas of research and practice. New content that reflects nursing priorities in research and theory development in the current interprofessional health care environment is featured. This book remains an invaluable reference for nursing students, researchers, theoreticians, and scholars. Key features: Includes new and updated entries on developing national and international research trends, such as translational research, implementation science, and comparative effectiveness research Contains content related to high-priority research areas, such as biological and biobehavioral research, outcomes research, health services research, and participatory models of research Presents cross-references and citations from relevant multinational nursing and interdisciplinary literature sources Incorporates information based on the scrutiny of students and faculty to ensure utmost clarity
In 80 entries this work provides an introduction to the key ideas of cultural anthropology. In each article--culture, race, materialism, semiotics, "primitive," etc.--Winthrop provides a balance between describing a concept's contemporary theoretical relevance and tracing its development, including the broader intellectual context transcending professional anthropology. Thus the article on "interpretation" discusses St. Augustine, Schliermacher, Dilthey, and Gadamer, as well as Geertz and Evans-Pritchard. That on "ethnology" treats Boemus, Acosta, and Prichard as well as the Boasians. The article on "nature" contrasts the Greek concept of physis with the Roman natura. Though this is a work of synthesis rather than of original historical scholarship, Winthrop quotes primary sources as much as possible, to let the key figures speak for themselves.
A Practical Resource for Students in the Social Sciences
Author: Duncan Cramer,Dennis Howitt
Category: Social Science
The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics provides students and researchers with an accessible and definitive resource to use when studying statistics in the social sciences, reading research reports and undertaking data analysis.
In this Fourth Edition of The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry Thomas A. Schwandt provides a guide to the terms and phrases that help shape the origins, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices known as qualitative inquiry. This edition features 20 additional terms as well as a restructured Reader’s Guide. Key references have been updated and select terms and phrases from previous editions have been reorganized and greatly expanded. Together, the dictionary entries provide a guide to the methodological and epistemological concepts and theoretical orientations of qualitative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind resource is ideal for readers who are navigating various perspectives on qualitative inquiry, working on a qualitative dissertation, or are launching their own investigations into the issues covered.
The language of qualitative inquiry can at times seem arcane and difficult to interpret. Thomas A. Schwandt provides an indispensable guide to the terms and phrases that help shape the nature, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of qualitative inquiry. Intended as a reference book for this vocabulary, Qualitative Inquiry considers the key concepts and issues that help shape the field. The definitions acknowledge the multiple and oft-contested points of view that characterize qualitative inquiry. Focusing primarily on philosophical and methodological concepts rather than technical aspects of methods and procedures, Qualitative Inquiry fills an important gap in the literature and will be a must-own volume for researchers at all levels.
This well-organized dictionary contains entries built with an assembly of quotations and re-arrangement of Bion's texts, in the manner of Laplanche and Pontalis' "The Language of Psychoanalysis". The history and meaning of all Bion's concepts are shown in the entries, as well as research into their historical origins. The author does not try to convey his own reading of Bion's work but rather he presents the work as it is. However Dr Sandler does include his own insightful comments in-between entries in order to clarify certain issues. This dictionary will prove to be indispensable in improving comprehension of W.R. Bion's often obscure and difficult concepts.
This advanced dictionary of marketing focuses on leading-edge terminology for use by people who are serious about the theory and practice of marketing. With over 1,000 entries ranging in length and depth, it is the ideal reference guide for researchers, directors, managers, and anyone studying marketing for a professional or academic qualification.
'This comprehensive work extends general ideas, concepts, and techniques of qualitative research into the realm of management research...This is a crucial reference tool for anyone conducting research in this field of study' - CHOICE With over 100 entries on key concepts and theorists, the Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research provides full coverage of the field, explaining fundamental concepts and introducing new and unfamiliar terms. This book provides: - Definitions - Examples in the field of management studies - Criticisms and possible future directions Engagingly written by specialists in each area, this dictionary will be the definitive and essential companion to established textbooks and teaching materials in qualitative management research.
Race, ethnicity and culture are concepts that are interpreted in various and often contradictory ways. This Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture provides the historical background and etymology of a wide number of words related to these concepts, looking at discourses of race, ethnicity and culture from a broadly multicultural perspective. This new and up-to-date dictionary contains numerous references to both European and American concepts, debates and terms. Contributors to the dictionary include well-known anthropologists, biologists, lawyers, philosophers, sociologists and psychologists, enabling the Dictionary to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter, and a rich variety of voice and content that would otherwise
Contains over 2,500 alphabetically arranged entries providing definitions of terms and ideas related to sociology, along with cross-references, and biographical sketches of key individuals in the field.
Now in its Third Edition, this bestselling reference text has established itself as the authoritative source covering the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice. Edited by Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie, two of the leading figures in the discipline, the book is: Comprehensive: with over 300 entries, the new edition contains multiple revisions, new entries and an expanded editorial introduction Definitive: concepts are precisely defined so students have a clear understanding of the history and development of each topic Student-focused: each entry maps connections across various fields and issues and includes further reading to extend students’ knowledge International: over 90 contributions from internationally renowned academics and practitioners ensure this book is global and comparative throughout