Investigating Social Problems

Author : A. Javier Trevino
ISBN : 9781506348520
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81.66 MB
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In this groundbreaking text, General Editor A. Javier Treviño, working with a panel of experts, thoroughly examines all aspects of social problems, providing a contemporary and authoritative introduction to the field. Each chapter is written by a specialist on that particular topic. This unique, contributed format ensures that the research and examples provided are the most current and relevant available. The text is framed around three major themes: intersectionality (the interplay of race, ethnicity, class, and gender), the global scope of many problems, and how researchers take an evidence-based approach to studying problems.
Category: Social Science

Investigating Social Problems

Author : David J. Ayers
ISBN : 0534609848
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 56.18 MB
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INVESTIGATING SOCIAL PROBLEMS USING MICROCASE EXPLORIT will help you develop an understanding of sociological methods, concepts, and creativity in asking and answering specific questions about social reality within the context of a social problems course.
Category: Political Science

Investigating Social Problems Interactive Ebook

Author : A. (Alberto) J. Trevino
ISBN : 1483382036
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 22.63 MB
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View a demo chapter by visiting: Ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning, this Interactive eBook version of Trevino's, Investigating Social Problems provides students with the identical content and page layout of the traditional printed book in a flexible electronic format. Users of the eBook can link directly from the “page” to video, audio, additional enrichment readings, glossary terms, and other relevant resources that bring sociology to life in a way that a traditional print text can’t. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, helpful links to video, podcasts, SAGE journal articles, reference links, and much more! Students can use the interactive eBook on its own, or package it with the printed textbook for no additional cost.
Category: Social Science

Investigating Social Issues

Author : Jenny Wales
ISBN : 0333518314
Genre : Economics
File Size : 84.7 MB
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Using economic theory to analyze real events and problems and to evaluate different solutions, this book stresses the importance of value judgements and demonstrates how one person's success can be another's disaster. Newspaper cuttings have been used an an integral part of the text to highlight the causes, effects and solutions to these issues and problems. The topics covered include health, education, transport, income distribution, innner cities, regional policy, housing and the environment.
Category: Economics

The Organizational Response To Social Problems

Author : Stephanie W. Hartwell
ISBN : 0762307161
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 46.32 MB
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From the de-institutionalization of psychiatric hospitals to the privatization of prisons, the dramatic public policy changes of the last three decades have been, to a large extent, changes in organization. The chapters in this volume examine these organizational changes. We learn how organizations shift strategies, create alliances, cross boundaries and react to incentives as they respond to changing environmental pressures. We learn about the complex relationships between organizations and their clients and how these relations can be altered in response to environmental change. Chapters in the first section focus primarily on inter-organizational relations among health care and community development organizations. Chapters in the second section focus primarily on relations between organizations and their clients, both in medical organizations and in the criminal justice system.
Category: Political Science

Investigating The Social World

Author : Russell K. Schutt
ISBN : 9781483350684
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 85.88 MB
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In this exciting new Eighth Edition of his leading social research text, author Russell K. Schutt, an award-winning researcher and teacher, continues to make the field come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter. Through numerous examples and hands-on exercises that help students learn by doing, Investigating the Social World helps readers understand research methods as an integrated whole. Readers will learn to appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and understand the need to make ethical research decisions while also learning about research on contemporary social issues like the Internet and social relations, the police response to domestic violence, the sources of democracy, the determinants of voting, the impact of disasters, and the causes of violence. Contributor to the SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award
Category: Social Science

Experimental Methods For Social Policy Research

Author : George W. Fairweather
ISBN : 9781483146522
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.58 MB
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Experimental Methods for Social Policy Research explains how experimental methods can be used in social policy research to help solve contemporary human problems and to preserve and improve the world's physical and social climates. This book argues that scientists can make a major contribution to the solution of social problems by aiding the society in incorporating scientific methods into the social decision-making process. Two principal methods required for solving social problems are highlighted: methods for evaluating social models aimed at solving particular problems, and methods for disseminating those models that are beneficial to the state, the region, and the nation. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins with the argument that contemporary social policy decision making is inadequate for the late 20th and 21st centuries. It then defines the basic ingredients for an adequate social policy decision-making apparatus and explains how it can be accomplished. The next chapter outlines the basic parameters of social models and dissemination processes from a conceptual point of view. The remaining chapters describe general experimental procedures from the inception of the ideas to the implementation of social models found to be beneficial. The final chapter is reserved for a discussion of a proposed center for experimental social innovation that would provide research and training. This monograph will be a valuable resource for social scientists and researchers as well as social policymakers, public officials, and citizens who are committed to the improvement of living conditions for all members of society.
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Social Problems

Author : Vincent N. Parrillo
ISBN : 9781412941655
Genre : Reference
File Size : 62.50 MB
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From terrorism to social inequality and from health care to environmental issues, social problems affect us all. The Encyclopedia will offer an interdisciplinary perspective into these and many other social problems that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level.
Category: Reference

Social Problems In The Uk

Author : Stuart Isaacs
ISBN : 9781317963066
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.18 MB
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Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas, this much-needed textbook brings together a comprehensive range of expertise. Social Problems in the UK discusses the strengthening and changing character of social construction, providing a new and invigorated way of studying the issues for all social science students. This clear, accessible textbook guides students in approaching the methodology, theory and research of social problems, and introduces the key topics in the area: migration and ‘race’ work and unemployment poverty drugs, violence and policing youth, sub-culture and gangs childhood and education Social Problems in the UK provides a number of helpful pedagogical features for ease of teaching and learning, including: case studies; links to data sources; textboxes highlighting examples, key figures etc.; study questions, and tips on how to undertake literature reviews and use journals and databases.
Category: Social Science