Download Finding and Evaluating Evidence: Systematic Reviews and by Denise E. Bronson,Tamara S. Davis PDF

By Denise E. Bronson,Tamara S. Davis

Evidence-based perform (EBP) delivers to have a profound impression on social paintings perform, schooling, and scholarship, yet adopting EBP is determined by the supply and accessibility of facts and on techniques to synthesize this data. Systematic experiences supply a complete, independent approach for retrieving and synthesizing correct learn. This pocket consultant is a concise creation that describes the stairs required to accomplish a scientific overview and the standards that may be used to evaluate the standard of current reviews.

The authors offer simple info on how to find a seek query that captures the problem's parameters, improve a seek approach that's obvious and complete, examine the standard and credibility of latest learn, and summarize the on hand study to aid EBP in social paintings. supplying assurance for either quantitative and qualitative synthesis tools, examples illustrate the stairs and judgements linked to every one method of examine synthesis. Key issues and recommended readings and internet sites supply avenues for extra examine. This pocket advisor is a wonderful advent to EBP and systematic experiences that may be valued through social paintings scholars, practitioners, and scholars.

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Download Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice by Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt PDF

By Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Fundamentals of study in Criminology and legal Justice, Fourth variation introduces scholars to the multifaceted topic of study equipment and exhibits them why study is critical within the box of criminology and legal justice. This short model of Ronet Bachman and Russell ok. Schutt’s profitable textbook (The perform of study in Criminology and felony Justice) simplifies complicated techniques with real-world study examples present in daily reports within the criminology and felony justice professions.

 

The completely up to date Fourth version of this bestseller displays the newest advancements in study equipment, together with using monstrous information, elevated assurance of crime mapping, evidence-based and web-based study, besides the most up-tp-date learn examples impacting the sphere. this can be a good introductory textual content for undergraduate study classes, and is perfect for college students who are looking to know how and why legal justice learn is finished to turn into serious shoppers of research.

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Download Evaluation von Programmen und Projekten für eine by Rainer Strobl,Olaf Lobermeier,Wilhelm Heitmeyer PDF

By Rainer Strobl,Olaf Lobermeier,Wilhelm Heitmeyer

Eine attraktive demokratische Kultur ist keine Selbstverständlichkeit. Vielmehr müssen die Bedeutung und die Qualität demokratischer Werte und Normen immer wieder begreiflich und erlebbar gemacht werden. Aber welche Maßnahmen sind hierfür geeignet und welche nicht? Wie kann die Wirksamkeit von Programmen und Projekten optimiert werden? Wie kann sichergestellt werden, dass vorhandenes Wissen bei der Konzeption von Programmen und Projekten genutzt wird? Die BeitragsautorInnen geben Antworten auf diese Fragen. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf methodischen und praktischen Aspekten der assessment. Daneben wird aber auch den bisher kaum diskutierten grundsätzlichen Folgen von Evaluationsaktivitäten für die demokratische Kultur und die moderne Gesellschaft nachgegangen.

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Download Learning Religion: Anthropological Approaches (Methodology & by David Berliner,Ramon Sarró PDF

By David Berliner,Ramon Sarró

As we input the twenty first century, it turns into more and more tough to envisage a global indifferent from faith or an anthropology unaware of its learn. but, how humans develop into spiritual continues to be poorly studied. This quantity gathers the most wonderful students within the box to supply a brand new viewpoint for the learn of faith, one who examines the works of transmission and innovation throughout the prism of studying. They argue that non secular tradition is socially and dynamically developed by way of brokers who're now not mere passive recipients yet engaged in energetic studying procedures. discovering a center approach among the social and the cognitive, they see studying religions now not as a mechanism of "downloading" but in addition as a social approach with its relational dimension.

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Download Qualitative Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft: Eine by Joachim Blatter,Phil C. Langer,Claudius Wagemann PDF

By Joachim Blatter,Phil C. Langer,Claudius Wagemann

​Dieses Buch bietet eine paradigmenübergreifende Darstellung des qualitativen Methodenrepertoires der Politikwissenschaft. Behandelt werden interpretative Methoden (qualitative Interviews, Gruppendiskussionen, Beobachtungsverfahren, Inhaltsanalyse, Diskursanalyse, hermeneutische Verfahren, ethnografische Methoden und Grounded Theory); Fallstudienmethodik (deskriptiv-vergleichende Fallstudien, fallvergleichende Kausalanalyse, Prozessanalyse und Kongruenzanalyse) und Qualitative Comparative research (QCA), vor allem in ihrer Fuzzy-Set-Variante. Viele Beispiele runden das Lehrbuch ab.

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Download Connected Sociologies (Theory for a Global Age Series) by Gurminder K. Bhambra PDF

By Gurminder K. Bhambra

This e-book outlines what idea for an international age may appear like, positing an time table for attention, contestation and dialogue, and a framework for the research-led volumes that keep on with within the sequence.

Gurminder ok. Bhambra takes up the classical matters of sociology and social thought and exhibits how they are often rethought via an engagement with postcolonial stories and decoloniality, of the main targeted severe techniques of the earlier decades.

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Download Who Counts? by Jeremy Holland,Jeremy Holland PDF

By Jeremy Holland,Jeremy Holland

area people can generate their very own numbers - and the records that end result are robust for themselves and will impact coverage. because the early Nineties there was a quiet tide of innovation in producing information utilizing participatory equipment. improvement practitioners are assisting and facilitating participatory facts from community-level making plans correct as much as quarter and national-level coverage techniques. records are being generated within the layout, tracking and assessment, and influence evaluate of improvement interventions.

Through chapters describing coverage, programme and undertaking learn, Who Counts? presents impetus for a step swap within the adoption and mainstreaming of participatory statistics inside overseas improvement perform. The problem laid down is to foster institutional switch at the again of the methodological breakthroughs and philosophical dedication defined during this publication. The prize is a win-win final result during which facts are part of an empowering method for area people and a part of a real-time details move for these reduction corporations and executive departments prepared to generate statistics in new methods.

Who Counts? is key analyzing for researchers and scholars of overseas improvement in addition to policy-makers, managers and practitioners in improvement agencies.

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Download Systematische Metaphernanalyse als Methode der qualitativen by Schmitt PDF

By Schmitt

Das Buch beabsichtigt die Forschungsmethodik einer systematischen Metaphernanalyse als Methode der qualitativen Forschung in ihrer Logik zu rekonstruieren.
Die linguistische Metapherntheorie nach Lakoff und Johnson zielt auf alltägliche Denkmuster ab und hat darum im angelsächsischen Sprachraum eine große Resonanz in den Sozialwissenschaften erzeugt. Der vorliegende Band entwickelt sie als qualitatives Forschungsverfahren und als spezifische Hermeneutik weiter. Ihr Kernbegriff, das „metaphorische Konzept“, wird in seiner Reichweite mit Begriffen wie Deutungsmuster, Habitus, tacit wisdom, sozialen Repräsentationen und Diskurs verglichen. Es folgen eine Übersicht bisheriger Studien in den Sozialwissenschaften und ein ausgearbeiteter methodischer Vorschlag.

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Download Evaluation von Studium und Lehre: Grundlagen, methodische by Daniel Großmann,Tobias Wolbring PDF

By Daniel Großmann,Tobias Wolbring

In diesem Sammelband werden Probleme in der assessment von Studium und Lehre aufgezeigt und ein möglicher Umgang mit ihnen erörtert. Obgleich Evaluationen in shape von Befragungen Studierender zur Lehr- und Studiensituation flächendeckend verbreitet sind, weisen die genutzten Instrumente und Verfahren methodische Probleme auf und besteht daher Kritik an deren Genauigkeit und Verlässlichkeit sowie dem Umgang mit den gewonnenen Ergebnissen. In den Beiträgen werden historische und methodische Grundlagen besprochen, Potentiale und Grenzen spezifischer Evaluationsverfahren aufgezeigt und mögliche externe Einflüsse auf Evaluationsergebnisse betrachtet.

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Download Social Support Measurement and Intervention: A Guide for by Sheldon Cohen,Lynn G. Underwood,Benjamin H. Gottlieb PDF

By Sheldon Cohen,Lynn G. Underwood,Benjamin H. Gottlieb

surgical procedure and prescribed drugs aren't the single powerful methods we need to enhance our overall healthiness. The usual human tendency to take care of fellow people, to aid them with social networks, has confirmed to be a robust therapy to boot. hence, the components of software for social help intervention have accelerated dramatically in the past two decades. As those components have accelerated, so too has the literature at the conception and size of social help. but, the literature has focussed on very specific parts. Investigators within the social sciences have regularly fascinated about the security that social aid confers within the context of demanding existence occasions and transitions, while stories within the future health sciences have focused on the results of social networks and helps on inhabitants mortality and morbidity. even if no unmarried theoretical framework has been commonly approved, there's consensus that either the mental feel of help and genuine expressions of help play serious roles in keeping wellbeing and fitness and health. This ebook is a cutting-edge source for the choice and improvement of techniques for social help evaluation and intervention. Designed to be used by means of behavioral and scientific scientists accomplishing experiences of actual sickness, mental adjustment, and psychiatric affliction in human populations, this quantity offers a extensive conceptual framework addressing the function of social aid in psychological and actual well-being. The booklet is split into 4 sections. the 1st offers a few historic context in addition to a conceptual evaluate of ways social aid could impression psychological and actual future health. the second one discusses strategies for measuring social networks and help, and the 3rd addresses the layout of alternative forms of help interventions. the ultimate part offers a few common reviews at the quantity and its implications for social help examine and intervention. This source is intended to assist researchers in realizing the conceptual standards on which size and intervention judgements will be made while learning the kin among social aid and wellbeing and fitness. in addition, the knowledge supplied on either dimension and intervention may be worthy to practitioners attracted to designing and comparing prevention and therapy tasks. subsidized by means of the Fetzer Institute as a persist with as much as their profitable 1995 ebook, Measuring rigidity, this ebook will give you the hottest examine at the results of social help interventions on actual and psychological health.

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