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Big Data

By Rob Kitchin “Business, government and research funders have largely remained firm in their conviction that big data is set to rise back…

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Social Science Research: From Field to Desk

By Barbara Czarniawska This book embraces the practical reality of actually doing fieldwork. It tackles the common problems faced by new re…

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Spatial health effects analysis with uncertain residential locations

By Brian J Reich, Howard H Chang and Matthew J Strickland This article proposes a new hierarchical Bayesian spatial model to handle missin…

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A Latent Ability Model for Count Data and Application to Processing Speed

By Anna Doebler, Philipp Doebler and Heinz Holling A new family of item response theory models for count data, based on item characteristic…

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Developing Interview Protocols

By Jo D’Ardenne  The aim of this chapter is to provide practical guidance on how to design a cognitive interview protocol. Interview protoc…

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Basics of Qualitative Research: Inspiration and Background

By Juliet Corbin & Anselm Strauss Persons choose to do research because they have a dream that somehow they will make a difference thro…

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The Archaeology of Research Practices: A Social Work Case

By Ian F. Shaw “From Foucault’s understanding of discursive forms, I suggest a hitherto little-recognized archival framework for understand…

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What Do You Need to Know About Action Research in Order to Write it?

By Jean McNiff This chapter outlines what you need to know about action research in order to write it. However, these days this is not quit…

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Assessing Quality in Mixed Methods Studies

By Leslie Curry & Marcella Nunez-Smith This chapter discusses issues of quality (or scientific rigor) in mixed methods research. In the…

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Help! How do I find a research topic?

By Inger Furseth & Euris Larry Everett “Every student has a different point of departure when it comes to finding a research topic. It…

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Life Course, Time and Process: Exploring ''Trans-'' Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

By Claire Bidart & Arnaud Dupray “The increasing development of research mobilizing ‘‘mixed’’ quantitative and qualitative methods is a…

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Research ethics and journalism in the academy: Identifying and resolving a conflict of culture

By Carolyn Beasley & Lyndon Walker “This article interrogates the difficulties caused by a conflict of cultures between ethics committe…

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Applying Mixed Methods in Action Research

By Nataliya V. Ivankova “The advantages of using quantitative and qualitative methods in action research studies have long been the focus o…

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