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Popularizing Research

Author : Phillip Vannini
ISBN : 1433111810
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book offers students, academics and professional researchers a broad survey of ways to popularize research. Although each chapter discusses unique experiences, each follows a standard format, touching upon common elements: outlining what the research popularized was about, why the decision to popularize it was made, why certain media and genres were employed, what lessons researchers learned in the process, and how audiences responded. Throughout the book, readers are directed to the book's accompanying website, an excellent resource for highlighting how examples in the book come to life, what they sound like, and what they look like. Written in a clear and accessible style, this volume avoids specialized (OK TO ADD?) terminology and instead employs basic language that any student, academic, and professional across the social sciences and humanities will understand.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Tools For Qualitative Research

Author : Trena Paulus
ISBN : 9781446296813
Genre : Reference
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Digital Tools for Qualitative Research shows how the research process in its entirety can be supported by technology tools in ways that can save time and add robustness and depth to qualitative work. It addresses the use of a variety of tools (many of which may already be familiar to you) to support every phase of the research process, providing practical case studies taken from real world research. The text shows you how to select and use technology tools to: engage in reflexivity collaborate with other researchers and stakeholders manage your project do your literature review generate and manage your data transcribe and analyse textual, audio and visual data and represent and share your findings. The book also considers important ethical issues surrounding the use of various technologies in each chapter. On the companion website, you'll find lots of additional resources including video tutorials and activities. Whether you're a novice or expert social researcher, this book will inspire you to think creatively about how to approach your research project and get the most out of the huge range of tools available to you.
Category: Reference

Advanced Qualitative Research

Author : Michelle O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781473926875
Genre : Reference
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This distinctive, nuanced book addresses the more complex theoretical issues embedded in the qualitative research paradigm. Adopting a reflective stance that emphasises the role of the researcher it carefully avoids a standardised ‘tick box’ approach to methods. Throughout each chapter, theory is powerfully and persuasively interwoven as its impact on practical topics such as data management and safety in the field is discussed. O'Reilly and Kiyimba bring an authority and clarity to the debate, taking us beyond the mechanical notions of qualitative methods and standardised approaches to research. Instead, they focus on subjects like methodological integrity, perspective driven data collection and theoretically-led analysis. This will be an important resource for anyone looking to practically engage with advanced qualitative research methods.
Category: Reference

The Oxford Handbook Of Qualitative Research

Author : Patricia Leavy
ISBN : 9780199811755
Genre : Psychology
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"The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the field of qualitative research and is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. It provides strong focus on methods instruction with coverage of theoretical approaches, analysis, writing, evaluation, and the politics of research"--
Category: Psychology

Popularizing Anti Semitism In Early Modern Spain And Its Empire

Author : Francois Soyer
ISBN : 9789004268876
Genre : History
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This book charts the history of the most vitriolic and successful anti-Semitic polemic printed in the early modern Hispanic world, offering the first analysis, edition and translation of the text: the Centinela contra judíos of the Franciscan Francisco de Torrejoncillo.
Category: History

Popularizing Science And Technology In The European Periphery 1800 2000

Author : Dr Agustí Nieto-Galan
ISBN : 9781409480334
Genre : History
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The vast majority of European countries have never had a Newton, Pasteur or Einstein. Therefore a historical analysis of their scientific culture must be more than the search for great luminaries. Studies of the ways science and technology were communicated to the public in countries of the European periphery can provide a valuable insight into the mechanisms of the appropriation of scientific ideas and technological practices across the continent. The contributors to this volume each take as their focus the popularization of science in countries on the margins of Europe, who in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries may be perceived to have had a weak scientific culture. A variety of scientific genres and forums for presenting science in the public sphere are analysed, including botany and women, teaching and popularizing physics and thermodynamics, scientific theatres, national and international exhibitions, botanical and zoological gardens, popular encyclopaedias, popular medicine and astronomy, and genetics in the press. Each topic is situated firmly in its historical and geographical context, with local studies of developments in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Belgium and Sweden. Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery provides us with a fascinating insight into the history of science in the public sphere and will contribute to a better understanding of the circulation of scientific knowledge.
Category: History

Popularizing Anthropology

Author : Jeremy McClancy
ISBN : 9781134777952
Genre : Social Science
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Anthropology written for a popular audience is the most neglected branch of the discipline. In the 1980s postmodernist anthropologists began to explore the literary and reflective aspects of their work. Popularizing Anthropology advances that trend by looking at a key but previously marginalized genre of anthropology. The contributors, who are well known anthropologists, explore such themes as: why so many anthropologists are women; how the Japanese have reacted to Ruth Benedict; why Margaret Mead became so successful; how the French media promote Levi-Strauss and Louis Dumont; Why Bruce Chatwin tells us more about Aboriginals than many anthropologists in Australia; how personal accounts of fieldwork have evolved since the 1950s; how to write a personal account of fieldwork. Popularizing Anthropology unearths a submerged tradition within anthropology and reveals that, from the beginning, anthropologists have looked beyond the boundaries of the academy for their listeners. It aims to establish the popularization of the discipline as an illuminating topic of investigation in its own right, arguing that it is not an irrelevant appendage to the main body of the subject but has always been an integral part of it.
Category: Social Science

Liberalizing Feminizing And Popularizing Health Communications In Asia

Author : Liew Kai Khiun
ISBN : 9781317105398
Genre : Social Science
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Liberalizing, Feminizing and Popularizing Health Communications in Asia provides insights into the manner in which biomedical discourses are communicated and portrayed in Asia in light of the rapidly evolving socio-cultural, technological and epidemiological undercurrents. Highlighting the more pluralized and interactive dynamics in the appropriation and dissemination of medical and public health knowledge, its specific case studies challenge the notions of the one way transmission of medicine by modern Western trained doctors and public health officials to ignorant patients and masses, particularly in the non-Western world. With specific examples drawn from popular media, this volume examines the extent to which these developments have given the broader public both greater access to information and choices. Multidisciplinary in scope and truly international in focus, it relates the everyday of health communications to more macro social trends on the Asian continent and will be of interest to scholars within science and technology studies, media and cultural studies and sociology alike.
Category: Social Science

The Popularization Of Mathematics

Author : A. G. Howson
ISBN : 0521408679
Genre : Mathematics
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This book presents the papers arising from a commissioned study seminar on the popularization of mathematics. Inspired by the research prepared by A.G. Howson, J.-P. Kahane, and H. Pollak, the papers concentrate on the problems faced in the popularization of mathematics through particular media. A variety of specific themes are explored such as the image of mathematicians, mathematics in televison and films, and mathematics in different cultures.
Category: Mathematics

Event Studies For Financial Research

Author : D. Kliger
ISBN : 9781137368799
Genre : Business & Economics
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Event Studies are overwhelmingly widespread in financial research, providing tools for shedding light on market efficiency, as well as measuring the impact of various occurrences on public firms' security prices. Mastering the Event Study approach is essential for researchers and practitioners alike. Event Studies for Financial Research aims to help readers obtain valuable hands-on experience with Event Study tools and gain technical skills for conducting their own studies. Kliger and Gurevich provide a detailed application of their approach, which consists of: a description of the method; references; guided applications; and elaborated framework for implementing the applications.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Governmental Research Association (U.S.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117587605
Genre : Cities and towns
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Category: Cities and towns

Communication And Popularization Of Science And Technology In China

Author : Fujun Ren
ISBN : 9783642395611
Genre : Social Science
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This book aims to be a reference for researchers studying the promotion of scientific literacy in China, as well as a guide for those interested in promoting scientific awareness. It covers advances in science and technology, communication and popularization practice, and research (STCP) both in China and abroad. Theoretical issues are discussed, and important problems in promoting scientific and technological awareness are identified (e.g.: basic principles, structures, channels of communication and current needs) This bookprovides a summary of the advances in STCP in China in recent years (especially after the issuing of the “National Scientific Literacy Outline”) including STCP resource and capacity building, science popularization policies, practitioner development, infrastructure construction, and the development of the science popularization industry as a whole. At the same time, this book also reviews thedesign, organization, monitoring and evaluation of science and technology communication and popularization programs. It also highlights current STCP trends and developments in China and calls for a greater emphasis to be placed on research into promoting scientific literacy. It is hoped that this book will be useful to readers both in China and abroad by familiarizing them with the history and theory of STCP as well as its development over time. The 1st chapter briefly reviews the history of STCP. The 2nd through 5th chapters discuss the conceptual framework, basic structure, methods of communication, and current STCP needs. The 6th chapter introduces the principle content of programs aimed at improving Chinese citizens’ scientific literacy, while the 7th and 8th chapters analyze the resources, capacities and conditions that have been developed for STCP in China. The 9th chapter investigates the organization, monitoring and evaluation of science popularization practices, and the final chapter summarizes important STCP topics and trends in contemporary China.
Category: Social Science

China Report

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ISBN : UOM:39015043624447
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

The Ethics Of Anthropology And Amerindian Research

Author : Richard J. Chacon
ISBN : 9781461410645
Genre : Social Science
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The decision to publish scholarly findings bearing on the question of Amerindian environmental degradation, warfare, and/or violence is one that weighs heavily on anthropologists. This burden stems from the fact that documentation of this may render descendant communities vulnerable to a host of predatory agendas and hostile modern forces. Consequently, some anthropologists and community advocates alike argue that such culturally and socially sensitive, and thereby, politically volatile information regarding Amerindian-induced environmental degradation and warfare should not be reported. This admonition presents a conundrum for anthropologists and other social scientists employed in the academy or who work at the behest of tribal entities. This work documents the various ethical dilemmas that confront anthropologists, and researchers in general, when investigating Amerindian communities. The contributions to this volume explore the ramifications of reporting--and, specifically,--of non-reporting instances of environmental degradation and warfare among Amerindians. Collectively, the contributions in this volume, which extend across the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, ethnic studies, philosophy, and medicine, argue that the non-reporting of environmental mismanagement and violence in Amerindian communities generally harms not only the field of anthropology but the Amerindian populations themselves.
Category: Social Science