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Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society

ISBN-10: 1138654264
ISBN-13: 9781138654266
Publisher: Routledge
Author(s): David C. Colander
Publication Date: 2016-09-21

Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society 16e approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how seemingly diverse disciplines intermingle – anthropology and economics, for example. The goal of...Read More

Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society 16e approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how seemingly diverse disciplines intermingle – anthropology and economics, for example. The goal of the book is to teach students critical thought and problem solving skills that will allow them to approach social issues in an unbiased manner.

New to this edition are significant updates on:

Race and the police

More comparison/contrasts of deviance and criminality

Alternative pathways in criminal justice

new technology such as self-driving cars

Gay marriage

American political dynasties

Refugee and immigration issues in Europe & globally

American political dynasties

China’s growing power

New trade initiatives

"States" in the Middle East

Nuclear arms control​

Expanded web-based ancillaries for students and teachers


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Research Methods in the Social Sciences

ISBN-10: 1429233001
ISBN-13: 9781429233002
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Author(s): Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, David Nachmias, Jack DeWaard
Publication Date: 2014-10-17

With its clear presentation and integration of detailed real-world examples, the acclaimed Research Methods in the Social Sciences accessibly illustrates the relevance of social sciences research without sacrificing key content. The eighth edition includes engaging new studies and examples that...Read More

With its clear presentation and integration of detailed real-world examples, the acclaimed Research Methods in the Social Sciences accessibly illustrates the relevance of social sciences research without sacrificing key content. The eighth edition includes engaging new studies and examples that explore the use of Twitter feeds in social sciences research, the effect of climate change on human conflict, the use of rational intuition in explaining the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion, and much more. The eighth edition also includes new and expanded coverage of conducting qualitative research, as well as conducting research in our digital age, including the use of the Internet and various computer software packages for retrieving, cleaning, coding, and analyzing "big data."

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Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society (15th Edition)

ISBN-10: 0205971458
ISBN-13: 9780205971459
Publisher: Pearson
Author(s): Elgin F. Hunt, David C. Colander
Publication Date: 2013-11-03

Provides a strong multidisciplinary approach

 

Social Science, 15/e, approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how...Read More

Provides a strong multidisciplinary approach

 

Social Science, 15/e, approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how seemingly diverse disciplines intermingle – anthropology and economics, for example. In the end, students will be able to approach social issues with unbiased problem-solving skills.

 

MySearchLab is a part of the Hunt program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore Social Science in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.

 

This title is available in a variety of formats and prices – digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization.

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Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0691175462
ISBN-13: 9780691175461
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author(s): Kosuke Imai
Publication Date: 2018-02-09

An introductory textbook on data analysis and statistics written especially for students in the social sciences and allied fields

Quantitative analysis is an increasingly essential skill for social science research, yet students in the social sciences and related areas typically receive...Read More

An introductory textbook on data analysis and statistics written especially for students in the social sciences and allied fields

Quantitative analysis is an increasingly essential skill for social science research, yet students in the social sciences and related areas typically receive little training in it―or if they do, they usually end up in statistics classes that offer few insights into their field. This textbook is a practical introduction to data analysis and statistics written especially for undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the social sciences and allied fields, such as economics, sociology, public policy, and data science.

Quantitative Social Science engages directly with empirical analysis, showing students how to analyze data using the R programming language and to interpret the results―it encourages hands-on learning, not paper-and-pencil statistics. More than forty data sets taken directly from leading quantitative social science research illustrate how data analysis can be used to answer important questions about society and human behavior.

Proven in the classroom, this one-of-a-kind textbook features numerous additional data analysis exercises and interactive R programming exercises, and also comes with supplementary teaching materials for instructors.Written especially for students in the social sciences and allied fields, including economics, sociology, public policy, and data science
Provides hands-on instruction using R programming, not paper-and-pencil statistics
Includes more than forty data sets from actual research for students to test their skills on
Covers data analysis concepts such as causality, measurement, and prediction, as well as probability and statistical tools
Features a wealth of supplementary exercises, including additional data analysis exercises and interactive programming exercises
Offers a solid foundation for further study
Comes with additional course materials online, including notes, sample code, exercises and problem sets with solutions, and lecture slides


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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Publisher: Harper
Author(s): Yuval Noah Harari
Publication Date: 2015-02-10

New York Times Bestseller

A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which...Read More

New York Times Bestseller

A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?

Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.


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FTCE Social Science 6-12 Study Guide: Test Prep and Practice Questions for the FTCE Social Science Exam

ISBN-10: 9781941759769
ISBN-13: 9781941759769
Publisher: Cirrus Test Prep
Author(s): FTCE Social Science Exam Prep Team
Publication Date: 2016-03-16

Imagine a study guide actually designed for teachers! Because we know you’ve got a busy life, we’ve developed a study guide that isn’t like other certification materials out there. With Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial FTCE Social Science 6-12 Study Guide: Test Prep and...Read More

Imagine a study guide actually designed for teachers! Because we know you’ve got a busy life, we’ve developed a study guide that isn’t like other certification materials out there. With Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial FTCE Social Science 6-12 Study Guide: Test Prep and Practice Questions for the FTCE Social Science Exam you get a swift but full review of everything tested on your certification exam. FREE online resources are also included with your study guide! Imagine having FREE practice questions, digital flash cards, study “cheat” sheets, and 35 test tips available anytime, anywhere on your cell phone or tablet. Cirrus Test Prep’s resources will give you the push you need to pass your test the first time.

NESINC was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Cirrus Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product.

Cirrus Test Prep’s FTCE Social Science 6-12 Study Guide includes a comprehensive REVIEW of:

Geography Economics Political Science World History United States History Social Science

…as well as a FULL practice test.

About Cirrus Test Prep

Developed by experienced current and former educators, Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials help future educators gain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass their state-level teacher certification exams and enter the classroom. Each Cirrus Test Prep study guide includes: a detailed summary of the test’s format, content, and scoring; an overview of the content knowledge required to pass the exam; worked-through sample questions with answers and explanations; full-length practice tests including answer explanations; and unique test-taking strategies with highlighted key concepts. Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials ensure that new educators feel prepared on test day and beyond.


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Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking

ISBN-10: 111943338X
ISBN-13: 9781119433385
Publisher: Wiley
Author(s): Christopher Hadnagy
Publication Date: 2018-07-31

Harden the human firewall against the most current threats

Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire—why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social...Read More

Harden the human firewall against the most current threats

Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire—why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the most robust security personnel, and shows you how these techniques have been used in the past. The way that we make decisions as humans affects everything from our emotions to our security. Hackers, since the beginning of time, have figured out ways to exploit that decision making process and get you to take an action not in your best interest. This new Second Edition has been updated with the most current methods used by sharing stories, examples, and scientific study behind how those decisions are exploited.

Networks and systems can be hacked, but they can also be protected; when the “system” in question is a human being, there is no software to fall back on, no hardware upgrade, no code that can lock information down indefinitely. Human nature and emotion is the secret weapon of the malicious social engineering, and this book shows you how to recognize, predict, and prevent this type of manipulation by taking you inside the social engineer’s bag of tricks.

Examine the most common social engineering tricks used to gain accessDiscover which popular techniques generally don’t work in the real worldExamine how our understanding of the science behind emotions and decisions can be used by social engineersLearn how social engineering factors into some of the biggest recent headlinesLearn how to use these skills as a professional social engineer and secure your companyAdopt effective counter-measures to keep hackers at bay

By working from the social engineer’s playbook, you gain the advantage of foresight that can help you protect yourself and others from even their best efforts. Social Engineering gives you the inside information you need to mount an unshakeable defense.


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Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis, Second Edition: A Regression-Based Approach (Methodology in the Social Sciences)

ISBN-10: 9781462534654
ISBN-13: 9781462534654
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Author(s): Andrew F. Hayes
Publication Date: 2017-12-13

Lauded for its easy-to-understand, conversational discussion of the fundamentals of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis, this book has been fully revised with 50% new content, including sections on working with multicategorical antecedent variables, the use of PROCESS version 3...Read More

Lauded for its easy-to-understand, conversational discussion of the fundamentals of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis, this book has been fully revised with 50% new content, including sections on working with multicategorical antecedent variables, the use of PROCESS version 3 for SPSS and SAS for model estimation, and annotated PROCESS v3 outputs. Using the principles of ordinary least squares regression, Andrew F. Hayes carefully explains procedures for testing hypotheses about the conditions under and the mechanisms by which causal effects operate, as well as the moderation of such mechanisms. Hayes shows how to estimate and interpret direct, indirect, and conditional effects; probe and visualize interactions; test questions about moderated mediation; and report different types of analyses. Data for all the examples are available on the companion website (www.afhayes.com), along with links to download PROCESS.
 
New to This Edition
*Chapters on using each type of analysis with multicategorical antecedent variables.
*Example analyses using PROCESS v3, with annotated outputs throughout the book.
*More tips and advice, including new or revised discussions of formally testing moderation of a mechanism using the index of moderated mediation; effect size in mediation analysis; comparing conditional effects in models with more than one moderator; using R code for visualizing interactions; distinguishing between testing interaction and probing it; and more.
*Rewritten Appendix A, which provides the only documentation of PROCESS v3, including 13 new preprogrammed models that combine moderation with serial mediation or parallel and serial mediation.
*Appendix B, describing how to create customized models in PROCESS v3 or edit preprogrammed models. 

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Using Ibm® Spss® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics

ISBN-10: 9781506331720
ISBN-13: 9781506331720
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Author(s): William E. Wagner
Publication Date: 2016-03-09

Reliable and student-friendly, Using Ibm® Spss® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics by William E. Wagner, Iii is known for its effectiveness in helping readers learn to use Spss software for simple data m


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Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide (Techniques in Ecology & Conservation)

ISBN-10: 0198793197
ISBN-13: 9780198793199
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author(s): Marc J. Stern
Publication Date: 2018-09-19

Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of...Read More

Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of expertise in biology, ecology, or other traditional conservation sciences. This novel book provides an accessible survey of a broad range of theories widely applicable to environmental problems that students and practitioners can apply to their work. It serves as a simple reference guide to illuminate the value and utility of social science theories for the practice of environmental conservation. As part of the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series, it will be a vital resource for conservation scientists, students, and practitioners to better navigate the social complexities of applying their work to real-world problem-solving.

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