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Visualizing Social Science Research

Author : Johannes Wheeldon
ISBN : 9781412991049
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 86.18 MB
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This introductory text presents basic principles of social science research through maps, graphs, and diagrams. The authors show how concept maps and mind maps can be used in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, using student-friendly examples and classroom-based activities. Integrating theory and practice, chapters show how to use these tools to plan research projects, “see” analysis strategies, and assist in the development and writing of research reports.
Category: Social Science

Visualizing Social Science

Author : Rachel Tanur
ISBN : UCSC:32106019982450
Genre : Political Science
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Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958-2002) wasn't trained as a social scientist, but she cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and interactions. Her profound empathy for others and her commitment to helping those less fortunate than herself accompanied her on her travels and often guided her photography. She delighted in capturing the interaction between people and the artifacts they created and used, which, of course, are the raw materials of social science. In 1999 Tanur was diagnosed with cancer, and in response, she made several trips to Cuba, South and Central America, Africa, and Europe, as well as across the United States, before her death at the age of 43. The following year, Tanur's family and friends organized a memorial exhibit at Gilda's Club in New York called Cancer Journeys. The Social Science Research Council then opened its space for second show entitled Photographic Journeys. When Nikita Pokrovsky of Moscow's State University-Higher School of Economics experienced the SSRC exhibit, he was struck by the "human passion and compassion" of Tanur's work. He suggested combining the photographs with commentary, transforming the photos into useful tools for visual social science. These commentaries, written by an international group of social scientists, now accompany close to fifty of Rachel's photographs, and together the exhibit made its debut at the National Science Foundation in their Art of Science's 2006 show, Visualizing Social Science. This volume is an extension of that exhibition.
Category: Political Science

Data Visualization Part 1

Author : Tarek Azzam
ISBN : 9781118793404
Genre : Education
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Do you communicate data and information to stakeholders? This issue is Part 1 of a two-part series on data visualization and evaluation. In Part 1, we introduce recent developments in the quantitative and qualitative data visualization field and provide a historical perspective on data visualization, its potential role in evaluation practice, and future directions. It discusses: Quantitative visualization methods such as tree maps Sparklines Web-based interactive visualization Different types of qualitative data visualizations, along with examples in various evaluation contexts A toolography describing additional data visualization tools and software, along with their major strengths and limitations. Intended as a guidance for understanding and designing data visualizations, this issue introduces fundamental concepts and links them to daily practice. This is the 139th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Category: Education

Methods For Social Theory

Author : Jan Ch. Karlsson
ISBN : 9781317097006
Genre : Social Science
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This book constitutes a practical guide to the important skills of both theorizing and writing in social scientific scholarship, focusing on the importance of identifying relations between concepts that are useful for explaining social entities and of producing a text that convincingly advances the theory that has been constructed. Taking as its point of departure the distinction between the research process and the reporting process – between clarifying one’s ideas to oneself and writing to express these ideas clearly to others – this volume concentrates on writing when theorizing as a way of thinking, emphasizing the series of relations that exist between ontology, epistemology and rhetoric upon which successful theoretical writing depends. Richly illustrated with practical examples, the book is divided into two parts, the first of which presents techniques for theorizing based upon visualized and logical connections of ideas, concepts and empirical patterns in both free and systematic ways, and the second part providing techniques for structuring and presenting arguments in essays, papers, articles or books.As such, Methods for Social Theory offers a toolbox for the development and presentation of social thought, which will prove essential for students and teachers across the social sciences.
Category: Social Science

Innovations In Digital Research Methods

Author : Peter Halfpenny
ISBN : 9781473926950
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 42.35 MB
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Vast amounts of digital data are now generated daily by people as they go about their lives, yet social researchers are struggling to exploit it. At the same time, the challenges faced by society in the 21st century are growing ever more complex, and demands research that is bigger in scale, more collaborative and multi-disciplinary than ever before. This cutting-edge volume provides an accessible introduction to innovative digital social research tools and methods that harness this ‘data deluge’ and successfully tackle key research challenges. Contributions from leading international researchers cover topics such as: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research Data management Social media and social network analysis Modeling and simulation Survey methods Visualizing social data Ethics and e-research The future of social research in the digital age This vibrant introduction to innovative digital research methods is essential reading for anyone conducting social research today.
Category: Social Science

Information Visualization Techniques In The Social Sciences And Humanities

Author : Osinska, Veslava
ISBN : 9781522549918
Genre : Computers
File Size : 77.87 MB
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The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances in emerging technology have allowed for new methods of representing such conceptual data. Information Visualization Techniques in the Social Sciences and Humanities is a critical scholarly resource that examines the application of information visualization in the social sciences and humanities. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as social network analysis, complex systems, and visualization aesthetics, this book is geared towards professionals, students, and researchers seeking current research on information visualization.
Category: Computers

Mastering Gephi Network Visualization

Author : Ken Cherven
ISBN : 9781783987351
Genre : Computers
File Size : 37.98 MB
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This book is intended for anyone interested in advanced network analysis. If you wish to master the skills of analyzing and presenting network graphs effectively, then this is the book for you. No coding experience is required to use this book, although some familiarity with the Gephi user interface will be helpful.
Category: Computers

Multivariate Network Visualization

Author : Andreas Kerren
ISBN : 9783319067933
Genre : Computers
File Size : 74.40 MB
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This book is the outcome of the Dagstuhl Seminar 13201 on Information Visualization - Towards Multivariate Network Visualization, held in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany in May 2013. The goal of this Dagstuhl Seminar was to bring together theoreticians and practitioners from Information Visualization, HCI and Graph Drawing with a special focus on multivariate network visualization, i.e., on graphs where the nodes and/or edges have additional (multidimensional) attributes. The integration of multivariate data into complex networks and their visual analysis is one of the big challenges not only in visualization, but also in many application areas. Thus, in order to support discussions related to the visualization of real world data, also invited researchers from selected application areas, especially bioinformatics, social sciences and software engineering. The unique "Dagstuhl climate" ensured an open and undisturbed atmosphere to discuss the state-of-the-art, new directions and open challenges of multivariate network visualization.
Category: Computers

Contemporary Social And Sociological Theory

Author : Kenneth Allan
ISBN : 9781412992770
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68.14 MB
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In the Third Edition of Ken Allan's highly-praised Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory book, sociological theories and theorists are explored using a straightforward approach and conversational, jargon-free language. Filled with examples drawn from everyday life, this edition highlights diversity in contemporary society, exploring theories of race, gender, and sexuality that address some of today's most important social concerns. Through this textbook students will learn to think theoretically and apply to their own lives.
Category: Social Science

Visualizing Modern China

Author : James A. Cook
ISBN : 9780739190449
Genre : History
File Size : 86.42 MB
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Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present offers a sophisticated yet accessible interpretation of modern Chinese history through visual imagery. With rich illustrations and a companion website, it is an ideal textbook for college-level courses on modern Chinese history and on modern visual culture. The introduction provides a methodological framework and historical overview, while the chronologically arranged chapters use engaging case studies to explore important themes. Topics include: Qing court ritual, rebellion and war, urban/rural relations, art and architecture, sports, the Chinese diaspora, state politics, film propaganda and censorship, youth in the Cultural Revolution, environmentalism, and Internet culture.
Category: History