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  Sociology - The New School for Social Research
Social thought: contemporary European and American social theory; the history of social thought; sociological context of the formation of theories.
On a case-by-case basis, students who have earned an MA in historical studies or liberal studies at The New School for Social Research or who have earned an MA in media studies at The New School may be admitted directly to the PhD program.
The dissertation proposal should include a clear indication of the problem to be studied, a discussion relating the research to previous work in the field, detailed descriptions of materials to be collected and of analytical methods to be used, and a clear statement of possible conclusions to be drawn from the research.
www.socialresearch.newschool.edu /soc/degree-programs.htm   (1346 words)

  Qualitative studies in psychological and social research
For example, recently we received a telephone call from a social researcher in Texas who is working on her doctoral dissertation and is trying to find survey respondents for a study that is to become the "scientific" foundation of her dissertation.
In the social sciences, qualitative research is a broad term that describes research that focuses on how individuals and groups view and understand the world and construct meaning out of their experiences.
Qualitative research methods are sometimes used together with quantitative research methods to gain deeper understanding of the causes of social phenomena, or to help generate questions for further research.
www.fathersforlife.org /social_research/qualitative_studies.htm   (1593 words)

 Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Marketing Research
Social marketing relies upon consumer-focused research to learn as much about the target audience as possible by looking at their lives from many different angles--both quantitatively as part of a larger group and qualitatively to investigate individual attitudes, reactions, behaviors and preferences.
Professionals who come to social marketing from a traditional health promotion background may have a difficult time in reconciling their notion of "what research is" with some of the methods that social marketers have appropriated from the commercial marketing tool kit.
During the formative research stage, in which the goal is to learn as much as possible about how the target audience thinks and behaves in relation to the issue being addressed, a host of research methods provides many different data "viewpoints" for seeing the big picture.
www.social-marketing.com /research.html   (2260 words)

 Research As Social Criticism
To be credible, muckraking research must respect the traditional canons of science and be judged by them, although it may not be inspired by the aesthetic contemplation of ideas for their own sake or the desire to advance an abstract body of knowledge.
Research which exposes a condition directly touching the receiver of the message (particularly if he or she is of high status) rather than that which calls for sympathy and compassion for the revealed plight of others is even more likely to create such an end.
Researchers may sometimes come to feel that the main consequence of their work is to clarity for themselves and professional colleagues what is happening in a world beyond their reach and control.
web.mit.edu /gtmarx/www/ascmuck.html   (6643 words)

 People and Practices Research Group
Researchers are especially interested in these areas as they relate to the ways in which cultural practices shape relationships to new information and communication technologies.
Researchers foresee at least three types of street participants: pedestrians and others who are passing through; more permanent residents, such as workers and shop owners; and those who frequently interact in the street but don’t dwell there, such as postal workers and delivery people.
Researchers explored the role that technologies play in creating, maintaining and preventing privacy in the lives of older teenage girls in the US and UK who are living at home with their parents.
www.intel.com /research/exploratory/papr   (2016 words)

 Ministry of Social Development - Work Areas - Social Research
Social research is an essential component of both social policy and social service provision.
Social research generates the knowledge that underpins policy and practice and provides an evidence base for decisions.
Research News is a quarterly publication that showcases the work of the Centre for Social Research and Evaluation.
www.msd.govt.nz /work-areas/social-research   (211 words)

 Social Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Social Research Center was established in 1953 to conduct and encourage social science research in Egypt and the Middle East.
Current research includes studies of population and fertility, a broad spectrum of development issues, the role of women, urbanization, poverty, social epidemiology, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, and the environment.
In addition to its research activities, the SRC organizes training programs in various aspects of research methods and analytical techniques for the benefit of social scientists from the Middle East and North Africa.
www.aucegypt.edu /catalog04/Research/censrc/censrc.html   (326 words)

 Economic and Social Research Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Economic and Social Research Council (most commonly ESRC) is one of the eight Research Councils in the United Kingdom.
The ESRC was founded in 1965 as the Social Science Research Council (SSRC - not to be confused with the Social Science Research Council in the United States).
The establishment of a state funding body for the social sciences in the United Kingdom, had been under discussion since the Second World War; however, it was not until the 1964 election of the Labour government of Harold Wilson that the political climate for the creation of the SSRC became sufficiently favourable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_and_Social_Research_Council   (657 words)

 NIH Research Training Opportunities for Minorities
Furthermore, the OBSSR and NIH seek to ensure a concentration of researchers who will address behavioral and social factors that are important in improving the public's health, especially among minority populations.
The research supplements are available throughout the year, and do not require a formal application.
These research projects range from studies of children to research on older adults, from laboratory research to field research, from social research to a combination of biological and behavioral research.
www4.od.nih.gov /research/applicant.htm   (1069 words)

 Social Computing Group Home
Our mission in the Social Computing Group is to research and develop software that contributes to compelling and effective social interactions, with a focus on user-centered design processes and rapid prototyping.
We looked specifically at how the UI could be used to increase "social presence" or the feeling that users were participating together with their partners.
Integrating Diverse Research and Development Approaches to the Construction of Social Cyberspaces Workshop to be hosted at the CHI 2001 Conference, March 31-April 5, Seattle.
research.microsoft.com /scg   (3082 words)

The Research Methods Knowledge Base is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods.
It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper.
His research interests include the theory and practice of research, conceptualization methods (including concept mapping and pattern matching), strategic and operational planning methods, performance management and measurement, and change management.
www.socialresearchmethods.net /kb   (762 words)

 Social Work Research
This research Web page presents an overview of social work research related to the profession’s ethical standards and values.
This Research Page is intended to help inform policy, practice, and education by providing information on social work research to our members, as well as to the general public.
NASW is partnering with the Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research (IASWR) to highlight findings from research being carried out by social workers, providing new information to practitioners, and to address multiple ways that practitioners can and should influence the research enterprise.
www.socialworkers.org /research/default.asp   (167 words)

 Social research - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles C. Ragin writes in his Constructing Social Research book that "Social research involved the interaction between ideas and evidence.
The inductive inquiry (also known as grounded research) is a model in which general principles (theories) are developed from specific observations.
Charles C. Ragin, 'Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method', Pine Forge Press, 1994, ISBN 0-8039-9021-9
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_research   (1769 words)

The purpose of the Center for Social Research is to contribute effectively to the enhancement of the community by addressing contemporary social, economic and policy issues affecting the community.
It utilizes modern methods and techniques to provide both basic and applied research that contribute to knowledge through structured and formalized investigation by faculty, staff and students.
In this effort, the Center for Social Research provides research opportunities for faculty and students in addressing social problems affecting communities.
www.subr.edu /socialresearch/index.htm   (164 words)

 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Research
One of the key research areas was ethical, legal, and social issues research (ELSI).
Challenges of Genome Research for Minority Communities Conference Proceedings --proceedings from the second in a series of conferences led by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of the Human Genome Project --a suite of webpages dedicated to the different issues associated with ELSI research
www.ornl.gov /sci/techresources/Human_Genome/research/elsi.shtml   (857 words)

 Center on Wealth and Philanthropy - Boston College
Social Welfare Research Institute becomes Center on Wealth and Philanthropy
Download research reports and articles and order papers and books.
Learn more about our research projects on wealth and philanthropy, our diary study, wealth transfer, high-tech philanthropy.
www.bc.edu /research/swri   (293 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
International human rights law requires governments to respect individuals’ civil and political rights – such as their rights to free speech, fair trial, and political participation – and to promote their economic, social and cultural rights – such as their rights to health care and education.
Human Rights Watch considers that economic, social, and cultural rights are an integral part of the body of international human rights law, with the same character and standing as civil and political rights.
We conduct research and advocacy on economic, social, and cultural rights using the same methodology that we use with respect to civil and political rights and subject to the same criteria, namely, the ability to identify a rights violation, a violator, and a remedy to address the violation.
hrw.org /doc/?t=esc   (1545 words)

 The Social Security NOdometer
The Social Security NOdometer measures how much saying no to Social Security reform is costing future generations of Americans.
Congress will have to raise taxes, reduce Social Security benefits, reduce other spending, or borrow more when it comes time to repay the Trust Fund--starting in 2017, according to the Social Security Administration.
When the trust fund is finally paid off in full, Social Security will face annual deficits just under $400 billion (in 2004 dollars), relative to the benefits that it has promised.
www.heritage.org /Research/SocialSecurity/NOdometer.cfm   (253 words)

 Social Science Resources: Sociology and Anthhropology
Research and essays about social, political and economic change : a goldmine of resources on contemporary political economy.
Colantropos : Social and Cultural Anthropology in Colombia.
Books on the Social Aspects of Computing, 1996-1997 : from Philip E. Agre, Professor in the Library School at UCLA or whatever pomo alternative name they have adopted, and moderator of the Red Rock Eater (RRE) News Service.
www.socsciresearch.com /r7.html   (2808 words)

 Social Research Methods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This website is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation.
An online hypertext textbook on applied social research methods that covers everything you want to know about defining a research question, sampling, measurement, research design and data analysis.
It includes links to general introductory materials, research and case studies illustrating the use of the method, and information about software.
www.socialresearchmethods.net   (133 words)

 Social Work reSearch
The type of information displayed includes, but is NOT limited to: research papers, journals, articles, vignettes, or other written pieces.
Each author who has a website and who provides a written article, journal, research paper, or other written material will have a link from their written piece to their website (optional) or a link to their email (optional).
Social Work Search has the discretion to deny any piece from being displayed based on appropriateness and relation to the Social Work Profession.
www.socialworksearch.com /html/research.shtml   (410 words)

 A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace: Data Resources, Research Methods, and Research Statistics
Details about them can be obtained from the University of Michigan's General Social Survey Data and Information Retrieval System, where can be found a cumulative codebook and variable marginals in addition to programs allowing web-based analyses of the GSS and other data sets).
Methodology entails the procedures by which social research, whether quantitative and qualitative, are conducted and ultimately evaluated--in other words, how one's hypotheses are tested.
Often the major breakthroughs in our understanding of social processes occur because of the novelty of the data used, the techniques by which it is gathered, or by the model or question directing its acquisition and/or interpretation.
www.trinity.edu /~mkearl/methods.html   (1161 words)

 Social Work Research Intro
For information about an online subscription or a combination print and online subscription, please go to www.naswpressonline.org (the links in the box below are for a PRINT subscription only).
Social Work Research publishes exemplary research to advance the development of knowledge and inform social work practice.
Widely regarded as the outstanding journal in the field, it includes analytic reviews of research, theoretical articles pertaining to social work research, evaluation studies, and diverse research studies that contribute to knowledge about social work issues and problems.
www.naswpress.org /publications/journals/research/swrintro.html   (111 words)

 International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands
IISH staff is involved in two other major research projects funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.
The research project Plants, People and Work: the Social History of Cash Crops in Asia will be carried out at the IISH.
Contents and summaries of issue three of the International Review of Social History and of the supplement Coolies, Capital and Colonialism: Studies in Indian Labour History.
www.iisg.nl   (379 words)

 genome.gov | Social & Behavioral Research Branch
The Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) has the overarching and broad objective to investigate social and behavioral factors that facilitate the translation of genomic discoveries for health promotion, disease prevention, and health care improvements.
This research encompasses four conceptual domains: (1) testing the effectiveness of strategies for communicating information about genetic risks; (2) developing and evaluating behavioral interventions; (3) using genomic discoveries in clinical practice; and (4) understanding the social, ethical, and policy implications of genomic research.
The specific research challenges being investigated by SBRB scientists include improving methods of communication about genetic risk to lay populations, establishing best practices in genetic counseling, investigating approaches for successfully integrating genetics into primary care settings, and studying broad issues relating to the appropriate public dissemination of genomic discoveries.
www.genome.gov /11508935   (253 words)

 USI: Sociology Department-Social Research and Statistical Links
Research Resources on Tests and Surveys to help you to locate and use resources for testing, survey, questionnaire, and scale construction.
University of Southern Indiana Research Integrity Policy Procedures to be Followed in Cases of Allegations of Dishonesty or Misconduct in Research
THE RESEARCH PAPER This site posted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University covers the design and rationale of a social research paper.
www.usi.edu /libarts/socio/stats.htm   (1145 words)

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