Download How to Read Ethnography by Paloma Gay y Blasco PDF

By Paloma Gay y Blasco

The right way to learn Ethnography is a useful consultant to imminent anthropological texts. Laying naked the valuable conventions of ethnographic writing, it is helping scholars to increase a severe realizing of texts and explains tips to determine and examine the middle principles so one can follow those rules to different parts of analysis. particularly it permits scholars to learn ethnographies anthropologically and to enhance an anthropological mind's eye in their personal. Combining lucid reasons with choices from key texts, this glorious consultant is perfect examining for these new to the topic or short of a refresher direction. contains excerpts from key ethnographies bargains balanced and revolutionary reader actions and routines offers examining routines, a thesaurus and entire bankruptcy summaries Teaches an self sustaining method of the research of anthropology

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Download Methodology of the Evaluation of Psychotropic Drugs by K. Rickels (auth.), Professor Dr. med. Otto Benkert, PDF

By K. Rickels (auth.), Professor Dr. med. Otto Benkert, Priv.-Doz. Dr.med. Wolfgang Maier, Karl Rickels M.D. (eds.)

The suggestion of placebo-controlled drug trials and the appearance of try data through the first a part of this century have been the foremost milestones within the institution of a resounding technique for demonstrating the efficacy of remedies. the 1st tricyclic and neuroleptic medications have been demonstrated for his or her efficacy in psychiatric problems alongside the traces of those methodological advancements, yet next trials with psychotropic medicines didn't adhere to those ideas to an identical quantity since it turned tricky to justify placebo-controlled trials as soon as potent remedies have been tested. as a result, the second one iteration of an­ tidepressants and neuroleptics (since the early Nineteen Sixties) have been in most cases confirmed, in Europe not less than, in samples of sufferers utilizing trials managed by means of general remedy in simple terms, and the methodological foundation of those moment iteration trials grew to become fragile, as should be verified through numerous papers during this e-book. This improvement didn't galvanize a lot dialogue until eventually lately, while medical and administrative curiosity within the technique of the overview of psychotropic medications elevated considerably. a sequence of things give a contribution to the growing to be curiosity within the criteria of psychotropic drug trials: 1. the share of psychiatric sufferers proof against therapy is turning out to be; the efficacy of well-established types of therapy for that reason appears restricted. 2. a sequence of psychotropic medicines have been withdrawn from the industry, regularly simply because they triggered severe unintended effects. The efficacy and protection ofthese medicinal drugs had formerly been tested in drug trials, which raised the query no matter if the drug trials conducted have been well-designed.

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Download Total Survey Error in Practice by Paul P. Biemer, Edith de Leeuw, Stephanie Eckman, Brad PDF

By Paul P. Biemer, Edith de Leeuw, Stephanie Eckman, Brad Edwards, Frauke Kreuter, Lars E. Lyberg, N. Clyde Tucker, Brady T. West

This e-book presents an outline of the TSE framework and present TSE examine as relating to survey layout, info assortment, estimation, and research. It acknowledges that survey facts impacts many public coverage and enterprise judgements and hence specializes in the framework for realizing and enhancing survey facts caliber. The e-book additionally addresses matters with facts caliber in reputable information and in social, opinion, and marketplace examine as those fields proceed to conform, resulting in greater and messier facts units. this attitude demanding situations survey organisations to discover how one can gather and method information extra successfully with no sacrificing caliber. the quantity involves the main updated learn and reporting from over 70 individuals representing the simplest lecturers and researchers from more than a few fields. The chapters are damaged out into 5 major sections: the concept that of TSE and the TSE Paradigm, Implications for Survey layout, information assortment and knowledge Processing functions, review and development, and Estimation and research. each one bankruptcy introduces and examines a number of mistakes resources, resembling sampling mistakes, dimension blunders, and nonresponse errors, which regularly provide the best hazards to info caliber, whereas additionally encouraging readers to not lose sight of the fewer often studied errors assets, reminiscent of insurance blunders, processing errors, and specification blunders. The e-book additionally notes the relationships among blunders and the ways that efforts to lessen one variety can raise one other, leading to an estimate with greater overall mistakes.

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Download Methods That Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More by M. Cameron Hay PDF

By M. Cameron Hay

To do examine that truly makes a difference—the authors of this e-book argue—social scientists want questions and strategies that mirror the complexity of the area. Bringing jointly a consortium of voices throughout a number of fields, Methods that Matter deals compelling and profitable examples of combined equipment learn that just do that. In case after case, the researchers right here escape of the conventional methodological silos that experience lengthy separated social technological know-how disciplines which will greater describe the intricacies of our own and social worlds.

traditionally, the biggest department among social technology tools has been that among quantitative and qualitative measures. for individuals knowledgeable in psychology or sociology, the unfairness has been towards the previous, utilizing surveys and experiments that yield without difficulty related numerical effects. for individuals educated in anthropology, it's been towards the latter, utilizing ethnographic observations and interviews that provide richer nuances of which means yet are tricky to check throughout societies. Discussing their very own endeavors to mix the quantitative with the qualitative, the authors invite readers right into a dialog in regards to the top designs and practices of combined methodologies to stimulate artistic principles and locate new pathways of perception. the result's an interesting exploration of a promising new method of the social sciences.

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Download Das Gruppendelphi: Konzept und Fragebogenkonstruktion by Marlen Schulz, Ortwin Renn PDF

By Marlen Schulz, Ortwin Renn

Der Band widmet sich dem Gruppendelphi, einer diskursiven Methode, die häufig zur Entwicklung von politischen Leitbildern und Planungszielen eingesetzt wird. Anhand verschiedener Beispiele aus der Praxis wird die Methode des Gruppendelphis vorgestellt und kritisch reflektiert. Der inhaltliche Fokus liegt dabei auf dem Fragebogen, dem methodischen Herzstück eines Gruppendelphis.
Zunächst wird das klassische Delphi-Verfahren vorgestellt und anschließend das Gruppendelphi als eine modifizierte Variante des Verfahrens eingeführt. Anhand dieser Methode wird die Fragebogenkonstruktion kritisch diskutiert. Untermauert werden die methodischen Vorschläge durch die Darstellung von fünf Praxisbeispielen, bei denen das Verfahren des Gruppendelphis angewendet wurde.
Eine software program zur Auswertung eines Gruppendelphis findet sich auf der Homepage des Verlages.

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Download Essays on Wittgenstein's Tractatus by Irving M. Copi, Robert W. Beard PDF

By Irving M. Copi, Robert W. Beard

This choice of vintage works is now reissued through Routledge, Wittgenstein's first English-language publisher.Available as an eight-volume set or as person volumes, the books right here characterize probably the most very important contributions to the secondary literature on Wittgenstein. subject matters contain the philosophy of language and the philosophy of arithmetic.

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Download Experteninterviews und qualitative Inhaltsanalyse: als by Jochen Gläser PDF

By Jochen Gläser

Viele sozialwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen beruhen auf Rekonstruktionen von Situationen oder Prozessen. Das Lehrbuch vermittelt anhand zweier Beispieluntersuchungen anwendungsbereites Wissen über alle Phasen solcher rekonstruierender Untersuchungen und stellt je eine Erhebungs- und eine Auswertungsmethode ausführlich vor. Die Interviewpartner werden als Experten aufgefasst, die über spezifisches Wissen über die zu rekonstruierenden Sachverhalte verfügen. Die qualitative Inhaltsanalyse ermöglicht eine systematische Extraktion relevanter Informationen aus den Interviews und ist zugleich offen für nicht erwartete Befunde. Mit Lernfragen nach jedem Kapitel und einer übersichtlichen Gliederung eignet sich das Buch als praxisorientierte Einführung.

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