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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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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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Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Info-glut

ISBN-10: 0674048210
ISBN-13: 9780674048218
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author(s): Kristin Luker
Publication Date: 2010-04-10

“You might think that dancing doesn’t have a lot to do with social research, and doing social research is probably why you picked this book up in the first place. But trust me. Salsa dancing is a practice as well as a metaphor for a kind of research that will make your life easier and...Read More

“You might think that dancing doesn’t have a lot to do with social research, and doing social research is probably why you picked this book up in the first place. But trust me. Salsa dancing is a practice as well as a metaphor for a kind of research that will make your life easier and better.”

Savvy, witty, and sensible, this unique book is both a handbook for defining and completing a research project, and an astute introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science. In this volume, Kristin Luker guides novice researchers in: knowing the difference between an area of interest and a research topic; defining the relevant parts of a potentially infinite research literature; mastering sampling, operationalization, and generalization; understanding which research methods best answer your questions; beating writer’s block.

Most important, she shows how friendships, non-academic interests, and even salsa dancing can make for a better researcher.

“You know about setting the kitchen timer and writing for only an hour, or only 15 minutes if you are feeling particularly anxious. I wrote a fairly large part of this book feeling exactly like that. If I can write an entire book 15 minutes at a time, so can you.”


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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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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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Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

ISBN-10: 1849352097
ISBN-13: 9781849352093
Publisher: AK Press
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 2015-04-07

Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short...Read More

Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. These visionary tales span genres—sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism—but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. Also features essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renée Thomas.

"Those concerned with justice and liberation must always persuade the mass of people that a better world is possible. Our job begins with speculative fictions that fire society's imagination and its desire for change. In adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha's visionary conception, and by its activist-artists' often stunning acts of creative inception, Octavia's Brood makes for great thinking and damn good reading. The rest will be up to us." —Jeff Chang, Who We Be: The Colorization of America

“Conventional exclamatory phrases don’t come close to capturing the essence of what we have here in Octavia’s Brood. One part sacred text, one part social movement manual, one part diary of our future selves telling us, ‘It’s going to be okay, keep working, keep loving.’ Our radical imaginations are under siege and this text is the rescue mission. It is the new cornerstone of every class I teach on inequality, justice, and social change....This is the text we’ve been waiting for.” —Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier

"Octavia once told me that two things worried her about the future of humanity: The tendency to think hierarchically, and the tendency to place ourselves higher on the hierarchy than others. I think she would be humbled beyond words that the fine, thoughtful writers in this volume have honored her with their hearts and minds. And that in calling for us to consider that hierarchical structure, they are not walking in her shadow, nor standing on her shoulders, but marching at her side." —Steven Barnes, Lion’s Blood

“Never has one book so thoroughly realized the dream of its namesake. Octavia's Brood is the progeny of two lovers of Octavia Butler and their belief in her dream that science fiction is for everybody.... Butler could not wish for better evidence of her touch changing our literary and living landscapes. Play with these children, read these works, and find the children in you waiting to take root under the stars!” —Moya Bailey and Ayana Jamieson, Octavia E. Butler Legacy

“Like [Octavia] Butler's fiction, this collection is cartography, a map to freedom.” —dream hampton, filmmaker and Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts

Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator, and spoken word artist. She is the author of the poetry collectionScars/Stars and facilitates writing workshops at schools, community centers, youth detention facilities, and women's prisons.

adrienne maree brown is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing science fiction in Detroit, Michigan. She received a 2013 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Award to run a series of Octavia Butler–based writing workshops.



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How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences

ISBN-10: 9781452241340
ISBN-13: 9781452241340
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Author(s): Scott R. Harris
Publication Date: 2013-09-27

How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences, by Scott R. Harris, is a brief, introductory book that provides readers with a step-by-step guide to reading and understanding a social science research article. The author demonstr


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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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Measurement Theory and Applications for the Social Sciences (Methodology in the Social Sciences)

ISBN-10: 1462532136
ISBN-13: 9781462532131
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Author(s): Deborah L. Bandalos
Publication Date: 2018-01-31

Which types of validity evidence should be considered when determining whether a scale is appropriate for a given measurement situation? What about reliability evidence? Using clear explanations illustrated by examples from across the social and behavioral sciences, this engaging text prepares...Read More

Which types of validity evidence should be considered when determining whether a scale is appropriate for a given measurement situation? What about reliability evidence? Using clear explanations illustrated by examples from across the social and behavioral sciences, this engaging text prepares students to make effective decisions about the selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and development of measurement instruments. Coverage includes the essential measurement topics of scale development, item writing and analysis, and reliability and validity, as well as more advanced topics such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, diagnostic classification models, test bias and fairness, standard setting, and equating. End-of-chapter exercises (with answers) emphasize both computations and conceptual understanding to encourage readers to think critically about the material.
 

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Mathematics with Applications In the Management, Natural and Social Sciences (11th Edition)

ISBN-10: 9780321931078
ISBN-13: 9780321931078
Publisher: Pearson
Author(s): Margaret L. Lial, Thomas W. Hungerford, John P. Holcomb, Bernadette Mullins
Publication Date: 2014-01-19

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMathLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMathLab, search for ISBN-10:

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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMathLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMathLab, search for ISBN-10:

0321935446 /ISBN-13: 9780321935441. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321431308/ISBN-13: 9780321431301,  ISBN-10: 0321654064/ISBN-13: 9780321654069 and ISBN-10: 0321931076/ ISBN-13: 9780321931078.

 

MyMathLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Mathematics with Applications in the Management, Natural, and Social Sciences presents sound mathematics in an understandable manner, proceeding from the familiar to new material and from concrete examples to general rules and formulas. The Eleventh Edition retains its focus on real-world problem solving, but has been refreshed with revised and added content, updated and new applications, fine-tuned and newly-integrated pedagogical devices, and enhanced exercise sets.

 



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