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Applying social scienceThe role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

David Byrne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to ... More

Biographical methods and professional practiceAn international perspective

Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The turn to biographical methods in social science is yielding a rich harvest of research outcomes and invigorating the relationship between policy and practice. This book uses a range of ... More

Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Biography and turning points in Europe and America

Karla B. Hackstaff and Feiwel Kupferberg (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428608
eISBN:
9781447307655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428608.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This sociological collection advances the argument that the concepts of “biography” and "turning point" expand our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper, more abstract ... More

British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

A H Halsey and W G Runciman (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

These eleven chapters look at sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. How important is it for British sociologists to be aware of the historical development of their subject in ... More

California in the New MillenniumThe Changing Social and Political Landscape

California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225121
eISBN:
9780520928817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225121.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What will California look like by the middle of the twenty-first century? Change is occurring in the state at a breathtaking pace. It will face many extraordinary challenges. Yet today most ... More

The ethics of welfareHuman rights, dependency and responsibility

The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Hartley Dean (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book explores the extent to which rights to welfare are related to human inter-dependency on the one hand and the ethics of responsibility on the other. Its intention is to kick-start a fresh ... More

Everyone's a WinnerLife in Our Congratulatory Culture

Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More

Evidence versus politicsExploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Evidence versus politics: Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Mark Monaghan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426970
eISBN:
9781447302247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426970.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The initial enthusiasm for the evidence-based policy agenda has recently been replaced with increasing scepticism. Critics point out that ‘policy-based evidence’ characterises the relationship more ... More

The Extended Case MethodFour Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

Michael Burawoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259003
eISBN:
9780520943384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book develops the extended case method by connecting personal experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the Soviet Union ... More

Flavor of the MonthWhy Smart People Fall for Fads

Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Joel Best

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken ... More

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