Studying Elites Using Qualitative Methods

Studying Elites Using Qualitative Methods Author Rosanna Hertz
ISBN-10 9781452247465
Release 1995-08-03
Pages 210
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The very nature of elites makes them difficult for social researchers to study. This volume provides valuable insights into how researchers can successfully gain access to elite settings. Using their actual experiences, the contributors provide constructive advice as well as cautionary tales about how they learned to manoeuvre and become accepted in worlds otherwise closed to them. Three broad research areas are covered: business elites; professional elites; and community and political elites. Useful information is given on how researchers in these areas can gather data, construct interview strategies, write about their subjects and come to experience the research process.



Researching Amongst Elites

Researching Amongst Elites Author Dr Christopher J Schneider
ISBN-10 9781409484233
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 276
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Academics often direct their research 'across' in order to examine issues that grip members of the middle classes, or 'down' in order to understand the difficulties workers and other marginalized groups endure. Research that is directed 'up' at individuals and groups with positions of greater wealth and power is less common, yet 'studying up' can contribute to our understanding of growing inequality, economic polarization and social change by studying the rich, powerful and elite in our society. Presenting the latest empirical case studies from Canada, The USA and Australia, this volume explores the challenges and difficulties involved in conducting research amongst the rich and elite, whilst shedding light on the manner in which power is harnessed, protected and controlled to manage and manipulate resources. A demonstration of the importance of studying up to our understanding of decision-making, governance and the nature of contemporary democracy in the global economy, Researching Amongst Elites will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists and geographers working in areas such as social research methods, social stratification, the sociology of elites and relations of class, wealth and power.



Community Practice

Community Practice Author David A. Hardcastle
ISBN-10 0199842655
Release 2011-02-18
Pages 456
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For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.



Journal of social policy

Journal of social policy Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4928009
Release 2002
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Research methods for elite studies

Research methods for elite studies Author George Moyser
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105038227075
Release 1987
Pages 272
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Handbook of Interview Research

Handbook of Interview Research Author Jaber F. Gubrium
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053170463
Release 2002
Pages 981
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The Handbook of Interview Research is the most ambitious attempt yet at examining the place of the interview in contemporary society. Interviewing is the predominant mode of research in the social sciences. It's also the stock-in-trade of information seekers in organizations and institutions of all kinds, as well as in the mass media. Across the board, interviews provide today's leading window on the world of experience. The Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the interview at the cutting edge of information technology. Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of professional disciplines, this book addresses conceptual and technical challenges that confront both academic researchers and interviewers with more applied goals. From interview theory to the nuts-and-bolts of the interview process, the coverage is impressively broad and authoritative. The Handbook of Interview Research is both encyclopedic and thematic. As an encyclopedia, it provides extensive discussions of the methodological issues now surrounding interview practice, offering a multi-faceted assessment of what has become the method of choice for obtaining personal information in today's society. But the Handbook also is a story, which spins a particular tale of interviewing, one that moves from the commonly recognized individual interview to what is called `the interview society'. The gist of the presentation is that we can no longer regard the interview as simply an instrument for gathering data, but must now also view it an integral part of society.



International business review

International business review Author Elsevier Science (Firm)
ISBN-10 09695931
Release 2001
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Selecting Research Methods Methods to sample recruit and assign cases

Selecting Research Methods  Methods to sample  recruit  and assign cases Author W. Paul Vogt
ISBN-10 NWU:35556038480398
Release 2008
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Race Ethnicity and Power in Ecuador

Race  Ethnicity  and Power in Ecuador Author Karem Roitman
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124154043
Release 2009
Pages 319
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"How do today's Latin American elites understand and relate to ideas of power, race, ethnicity, and mestizaje? And what impact does that understanding have on the dynamics of socioeconomic development in ethnically mixed societies? Focusing on the case of Ecuador - a country struggling to recast its mestizo identity in the aftermath of dramatic indigenous uprisings - Karem Roitman reveals how the urban upper classes represent their ethnicity in ways that both hide discriminatory practices and impede social and economic mobility for the 'other'. This book also reveals how Ecuador's urban upper classes represent their mestizo identity in ways that both hide discriminatory practices and impede social and economic mobility for the 'other'."--Publisher description.



The Function of Ancient Historiography in Biblical and Cognate Studies

The Function of Ancient Historiography in Biblical and Cognate Studies Author Patricia G. Kirkpatrick
ISBN-10 UOM:39015075621683
Release 2008-05-15
Pages 192
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This book provides a series of essays from members of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies' Special Seminar on Ancient Historiography.



Environment Planning A

Environment   Planning A Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014913690
Release 1998
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Emergent methods in social research

Emergent methods in social research Author Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114518447
Release 2006-02-13
Pages 412
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Emergent Methods in Social Research introduces state-of-the-art social research methods that address the growing methods-theory gap within and across the disciplines. In this text, editors Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy combine original, in-depth introductions, previously published articles, and original works to provide readers with a comprehensive view of new and cutting-edge research methods and methodologies.



Environment Planning

Environment   Planning Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556030862395
Release 1998-07
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Examination of merger rationales of positional and reputational leaders in state pharamcy associations

Examination of merger rationales of positional and reputational leaders in state pharamcy associations Author Mary Kathleen Gurney
ISBN-10 WISC:89070908603
Release 1999
Pages 188
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Religion motivation and philanthropy to higher education

Religion  motivation  and philanthropy to higher education Author Gregory L. Cascione
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050178527
Release 2000
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How to Research

How to Research Author Loraine Blaxter
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053510858
Release 2001
Pages 286
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Praise for the first edition: "an immensely useful resource." - Nursing Times Research .."As a graduate research student, I have come across a number of books claiming to inform the reader 'how to research', and have become sceptical...This book challenges that sceptism and is to be warmly welcomed." - Research Policy and Planning .."an excellent choice for any student about to start a research project for the first time." - British Journal of Educational Technology How to Research 2nd Edition is about the practice and experience of doing research in the social sciences as well as in related subjects such as education, business studies and health and social care. It is aimed at those, particularly the less experienced, who are involved in small-scale research projects at college or at work. The book is written in an original, accessible and jargon free style using a variety of different forms of presentation to support the researcher. How to Research 2nd Edition offers: * a series of useful exercises to help progress research thinking * a wide range of examples taken from a variety of subject areas * extensive annotated bibliographies for further reading * practical hints for all stages of the research process This new edition has been completely revised with up-to-date bibliographies and has new sections on choosing the appropriate method; internet research; and searching the internet. An essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate research methods courses in the social sciences and invaluable for anyone carrying out research as part of a workplace assignment.



Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts Author Leo P. Chall
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078348987
Release 1996
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