Beyond Method

Strategies for Social Research

Author: Gareth Morgan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 839

Research is often seen as a neutral, technical process through which researchers simply reveal or discover knowledge. A broader and more self-reflective stance is advocated in Beyond Method, one in which a knowledge of technique needs to be complemented by an appreciation of the nature of research as a distinctively human process, through which researchers make knowledge. Such an appreciation requires a reframing of understanding and debate about research, in a way that goes beyond considerations of method alone.

Beyond Method

Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship

Author: Pamela M. Ironside

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 308

View: 837

Beyond Method provides a forum for scholars across health and human sciences disciplines to explore issues surrounding philosophy, methodology, and epistemology in the context of interpretive scholarship. The essays comprising this volume move beyond the practical descriptions or the "how to" of interpretive methods commonly found in textbooks to explore the contributions, underlying assumptions, limitations, and possibilities embedded within and across particular philosophical, methodological, and epistemological perspectives. They reveal the complexity and richness of understanding that emerges when philosophical issues are explicated within contemporary contexts, illuminating new possibilities for healthcare and human science scholarship.

Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Author: Scott Balcerzak

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 918

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Beyond Method

Strategies for Social Research

Author: Gareth Morgan

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 932

Research is often seen as a neutral, technical process through which researchers simply reveal or discover knowledge. A broader and more self-reflective stance is advocated in Beyond Method, one in which a knowledge of technique needs to be complemented by an appreciation of the nature of research as a distinctively human process, through which researchers make knowledge. Such an appreciation requires a reframing of understanding and debate about research, in a way that goes beyond considerations of method alone.

Beyond Methods

Macrostrategies for Language Teaching

Author: B. Kumaravadivelu

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

View: 312

Publisher's description: In this original book, B. Kumaravadivelu presents a macrostrategic framework designed to help both beginning and experienced teachers develop a systematic, coherent, and personal theory of practice. His book provides the tools a teacher needs in order to self-observe, self-analyze, and self-evaluate his or her own teaching acts. The framework consists of ten macrostrategies based on current theoretical, empirical, and experiential knowledge of second language and foreign language teaching. These strategies enable teachers to evaluate classroom practices and to generate techniques and activities for realizing teaching goals. With checklists, surveys, projects, and reflective tasks to encourage critical thinking, the book is both practical and accessible. Teachers and future teachers, researchers, and teacher educators will find the volume indispensable.

The Method and Principles of Complementary Reflection in and Beyond African Philosophy

Author: Innocent Asouzu

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 533

View: 471

Questions relating to types of philosophical trends within African philosophy can be very decisive for any idea of African philosophy. In this strikingly novel approach to African Philosophy, the author explores a complementary philosophical trend that goes back to those he calls anonymous traditional African philosophers. Based on their thoughts, he articulates a distinctive variant of the principles, method and imperative of complementarity (Ibu anyi danda) around which he builds his system. He anchors his reflection on such ambient concepts as the joy of being (jide k' iji), fragmentation, wholeness, and future reference.

Spin Glass Theory and Beyond

An Introduction to the Replica Method and Its Applications

Author: M Mezard

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 476

View: 689

This book contains a detailed and self-contained presentation of the replica theory of infinite range spin glasses. The authors also explain recent theoretical developments, paying particular attention to new applications in the study of optimization theory and neural networks. About two-thirds of the book are a collection of the most interesting and pedagogical articles on the subject.

High School and Beyond Fourth Follow-up Methodology Report

Author: Daniel Zahs

Publisher: Department of Education Office of Educational

ISBN:

Category: Educational surveys

Page: 128

View: 410

This report describes and evaluates the methods, procedures, techniques, and activities that produced the fourth (1992) follow-up of the High School and Beyond (HS&B) study. HS&B began in 1980 as the successor to the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. The original collection techniques of HS&B were replaced by computer assisted telephone interviews, and other electronic techniques replaced the original methods. HS&B data are more user-friendly and less resource-dependent as a results of these changes. There were 2 components to the fourth follow-up: (1) the respondent survey which was a computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) based on 14,825 members of the 1980 sophomore cohort, and (2) a transcript study based on the 9,064 sophomore cohort members who reported postsecondary attendance. The response to the respondent survey was 85.3%. Response rate for the transcript study varied from 50.4% at private, for-profit institutions to 95.1% at public, four-year institutions. Technical innovations in this survey round included verification and correction of previously collected data through the CATI instrument, online coding applications, and statistical quality control. Survey data and information about the methodology are presented in 49 tables. An appendix contains the transcript request packages. (SLD)

Beyond Method

Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship

Author: Pamela M. Ironside

Publisher: Interpretive Studies in Health

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 308

View: 979

Beyond Method provides a forum for scholars across health and human sciences disciplines to explore issues surrounding philosophy, methodology, and epistemology in the context of interpretive scholarship. The essays comprising this volume move beyond the practical descriptions or the "how to" of interpretive methods commonly found in textbooks to explore the contributions, underlying assumptions, limitations, and possibilities embedded within and across particular philosophical, methodological, and epistemological perspectives. They reveal the complexity and richness of understanding that emerges when philosophical issues are explicated within contemporary contexts, illuminating new possibilities for healthcare and human science scholarship.

The Comparative Method

Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies

Author: Charles C. Ragin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 898

[The book] proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. [Publisher]

Beyond Methodology

Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research

Author: Mary Margaret Fonow

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 925

A stellar cast of authors discuss and describe feminist research, reflecting the state of feminist discourse in sociology. . . . its high quality makes it a must in sociology and women's studies collections. --Choice . . . empowering . . . thought-provoking . . . --Gender & Society . . . a valuable addition to the literature on feminism and method that reveals important discrepancies and shared themes in its chapters. --Contemporary Sociology In this interdisciplinary collection of articles by internationally recognized feminist scholars, the authors examine efforts to apply feminist principles to the research act. Each stage of the research process is examined, from sampling techniques to mass media packaging and marketing of feminist research. The essays address both abstract philosophical questions and the more practical ways theories are translated into feminist inquiry.

Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Author: Scott Balcerzak

Publisher: Contemporary Approaches to Fil

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 608

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Methods Beyond Interviewing in Qualitative Market Research

Author: Philly Desai

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 962

'Anyone using, practising or teaching qualitative research will find in this series a treasure-house of ideas, techniques and issues. This is a -must-have-' - Admap 'this is one of the best texts on the subject I've come across and I did find some of the content truly inspirational' - Mick Williamson, Creative Director, TRBI for in Brief magazine 'It will be essential reading for anyone involved with qualitative market research' - David Barr, Director General of the Market Research Society 'An ideal resource for people aiming for a qualitative market research career, for academics interested to know more about an important field of application for qualitative research methods, or for those who are already engaged in the field and who wish to update their skills and reflect on their practice and profession' - Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey Qualitative Market Research is a landmark publishing event. The seven volumes provide, for the first time, complete coverage of qualitative market research practice, written by experienced practitioners, for both a commercial and academic audience. The set fills two important market gaps: it offers commercial practitioners authoritative source texts for training and professional development; and provides students and researchers with an account of qualitative research theory and practice in use today. Each book cross-references others in the series, but can also be used as a stand-alone resource on a key topic. The seven books have been carefully structured so as to be completely accessible in terms of language, use of jargon and assumed knowledge. Experienced market researchers will find the tools to help them critically evaluate their own work. Those new to market research will be provided with a complete map of qualitative market research theory and practice (including brands and advertising theory) and the stimulation to discuss and learn more with tutors and practitioners. Qualitative Market Research will be an invaluable resource for academic and professional libraries, commercial market researchers, as well as essential reading for students in market research, marketing and business studies.

Beyond Technique

Psychotherapy for the 21st Century

Author: Lawrence L. LeShan

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 334

Another assumption that lowers our success rate stems from psychotherapy's mixed heritage. Because our history comes half from medicine (with its emphasis on curing) and half from the wise men and women of the tribes as well as the spiritual directors of organized religion (with their emphasis on healing), we often confuse the two. Curing, which involves the easing of psychological or physical pain, needs one approach.

Meshfree Methods

Moving Beyond the Finite Element Method, Second Edition

Author: G.R. Liu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 792

View: 316

Understand How to Use and Develop Meshfree Techniques An Update of a Groundbreaking Work Reflecting the significant advances made in the field since the publication of its predecessor, Meshfree Methods: Moving Beyond the Finite Element Method, Second Edition systematically covers the most widely used meshfree methods. With 70% new material, this edition addresses important new developments, especially on essential theoretical issues. New to the Second Edition Much more details on fundamental concepts and important theories for numerical methods Discussions on special properties of meshfree methods, including stability, convergence, accurate, efficiency, and bound property More detailed discussion on error estimation and adaptive analysis using meshfree methods Developments on combined meshfree/finite element method (FEM) models Comparison studies using meshfree and FEM Drawing on the author’s own research, this book provides a single-source guide to meshfree techniques and theories that can effectively handle a variety of complex engineering problems. It analyzes how the methods work, explains how to use and develop the methods, and explores the problems associated with meshfree methods. To access MFree2D (copyright, G. R. Liu), which accompanies MESHFREE METHODS: MOVING BEYOND THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, Second Edition (978-1-4200-8209-8) by Dr. G. R. Liu, please go to the website: www.ase.uc.edu/~liugr An access code is needed to use program – to receive it please email Dr. Liu directly at: [email protected] Dr. Liu will reply to you directly with the code, and you can then proceed to use the software.

Beyond the Bloom

Bloom Refining and Iron Artifact Production in the Roman World

Author: David Sim

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 155

View: 665

Details and results of the author's experimental Roman iron-artefact production, including a database for comparative study. Contents: The place of iron in the Roman world; technical aspects of iron making; bloom forging experiments; Roman iron artefacts; evaluation of microscopic debris from bloomsmithing and blacksmithing experiments.

Kids Beyond Limits

The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs

Author: Anat Baniel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 650

Discover the revolutionary way to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself Supported by the latest brain research, The Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child, who has been diagnosed with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy or other developmental disorders. In this supportive and hands-on book, Anat Baniel guides parents through the nine essentials of the method, each one designed to harness the brain's capacity to heal itself -- with remarkable and sometimes immediate results. By shifting the focus to connecting rather than "fixing," this powerful yet simple method helps both children and parents to de- stress, focus, and grow. Most of all, the it helps all children maximize their potential, no matter what their diagnosis.

Research Methods for International Human Rights Law

Beyond the traditional paradigm

Author: Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 935

The study and teaching of international human rights law is dominated by the doctrinal method. A wealth of alternative approaches exists, but they tend to be discussed in isolation from one another. This collection focuses on cross-theoretical discussion that brings together an array of different analytical methods and theoretical lenses that can be used for conducting research within the field. As such, it provides a coherent, accessible and diverse account of key theories and methods. A distinctive feature of this collection is that it adopts a grounded approach to international human rights law, through demonstrating the application of specific research methods to individual case studies. By applying the approach under discussion to a concrete case it is possible to better appreciate the multiple understandings of international human rights law that are missed when the field is only comprehended though the doctrinal method. Furthermore, since every contribution follows the same uniform structure, this allows for fruitful comparison between different approaches to the study of our discipline.