This forward-looking resource offers readers a modern contextual framework for conducting social science research with indigenous peoples. It details minimally-invasive data-gathering methods, survey current training and competency issues, and consider the scientist's role in research, particularly as a product of his/her own cultural background.
Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. It is structured in two parts - the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research and how to propose, plan, carry out and write up a research project.
This book addresses such approaches to Human Rights research as qualitative methods, quantitative analysis, critical ethnography and comparative approaches, supported by a wide range of geographic case studies and with reference to a wide range of subject areas. The book suggests further reading and directs the reader to excellent examples from research outputs of each method in practice
Social Network Analytics: Computational Research Methods and Techniques focuses on various technical concepts and aspects of social network analysis. Technical aspects of analysis are covered in detail, including visualizing and modeling, network theory, mathematical models, the big data analytics of social networks, multidimensional scaling, and more.
Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including basic ideas behind scientific theory, research language, and research design.
Featuring scholars from a range of disciplines, the chapters showcase how various researchers synthesize different methods--including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, and historical and archival research--with CRT to explore issues of equity and access in the field of education.
This study draws on papers from the 2009 Ethical Foundations of Public Policy conference held in Wellington, covering topics such as ethics in decision-making and giving advice, sustainability, equality and justice
In this e book readers will explore the extent and circumstances under which the media affects public policy; whether the political impact of the media is confined to the public representation of politics or whether their influence goes further to also affect the substance of political decisions