Scale Development

Author : Robert F. DeVellis
ISBN : 9781506341583
Genre : Social Science
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In the Fourth Edition of Scale Development, Robert F. DeVellis demystifies measurement by emphasizing a logical rather than strictly mathematical understanding of concepts. The text supports readers in comprehending newer approaches to measurement, comparing them to classical approaches, and grasping more clearly the relative merits of each. This edition addresses new topics pertinent to modern measurement approaches and includes additional exercises and topics for class discussion.
Category: Social Science

Ethnozentrismus Und Konsumentenverhalten

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ISBN : 9783663084815
Genre : Business & Economics
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Der Autor entwickelt ein psychometrisches Meßinstrument zur Erfassung des Ethnozentrismus von Konsumenten. Es ermöglicht eine genauere Analyse von Kaufentscheidungen in bezug auf Güterangebote aus unterschiedlichen Herkunftsländern.
Category: Business & Economics

Soziale Netzwerke Und Interethnische Distanz

Author : Stephan Ganter
ISBN : 9783322805140
Genre : Social Science
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Worauf ist es zurückzuführen, dass bei manchen Deutschen eher positive und bei anderen eher negative Reaktionen gegenüber Immigranten zu beobachten sind? Wie lassen sich Grenzziehungen und soziale Distanzen gegenüber ethnischen Minderheiten erklären? Diese wichtigen, theoretisch und empirisch aber immer noch weitgehend ungeklärten Fragen stehen im Mittelpunkt dieses Buchs. Der darin entwickelte Ansatz zur Erklärung interethnischer Distanzen zeichnet sich vor allem dadurch aus, dass den bislang meist vernachlässigten Einflüssen von Bezugsgruppen und sozialen Milieus großes Gewicht zugemessen wird. Distanzierende Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen gegenüber ethnischen Minderheiten können demnach nicht allein auf individuelle Eigenschaften - etwa auf Bildungsniveau oder autoritäre Persönlichkeitsmerkmale - zurückgeführt werden; entscheidend ist immer auch die Verankerung der Einstellungs- und Verhaltensmuster in persönlichen Netzwerken und sozialen Milieus. Diese Überlegungen werden zu einem Erklärungsmodell ausgearbeitet, das in der Lage ist, verschiedene theoretische Ansätze zu integrieren. Die empirische Überprüfung dieses Modells stützt sich auf eine quantitative Studie, in der auch die persönliche Bezugsumgebung der Akteure sorgfältig erfasst wurde. Das außergewöhnliche Datenmaterial eröffnet wichtige neue Erkenntnisse, die für die wissenschaftliche Forschung ebenso aufschlussreich sind wie für den praktisch-politischen Umgang mit interethnischen Distanzen.
Category: Social Science

Transformation Durch Kooperation

Author : Stephanie Staar
ISBN : 9783322952226
Genre : Business & Economics
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Stephanie Staar untersucht, inwieweit grenzüberschreitende Unternehmenskooperationen den Transformationsprozess in Osteuropa unterstützen können. Im Mittelpunkt der Analyse stehen Ausmaß, Umfang und Inhalt des Know-how-Transfers in internationalen Unternehmenskooperationen in der Russischen Föderation.
Category: Business & Economics

Mixed Methods Applications In Action Research

Author : Nataliya V. Ivankova
ISBN : 9781452220031
Genre : Social Science
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Focusing throughout on the integrated use of quantitative and qualitative methods, the book includes illustrative examples, featured SAGE journal articles, scripts, templates, and outlines to help readers master each step of the process. A wide range of reports are illustrated, including a community-oriented report, a professional research-based manuscript, and a dissertation research study. The final chapter discusses how the knowledge generated through a Mixed Methods Action Research (MMAR) study can lead to community action.
Category: Social Science

Grounded Theory

Author : Barney G. Glaser
ISBN : 3456849060
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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.
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International Encyclopedia Of Political Science

Author : Bertrand Badie
ISBN : 9781483305394
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 75.95 MB
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Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, this eight-volume encyclopedia offers the widest possible coverage of key areas both regionally and globally. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing the theoretical and cultural pluralism of our approaches and including findings from the far corners of the world. The eight volumes cover every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Filling the need for an exhaustive overview of the empirical findings and reflections on politics, this reference resource is suited for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to be informed effectively and quickly on their field of study, for scholars seeking information on relevant research findings in their area of specialization or in related fields, and for lay readers who may lack a formal background in political science but have an interest in the field nonetheless. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers. The encyclopedia was developed in partnership with the International Political Science Association. Key Themes: Case and Area Studies Comparative Politics, Theory, and Methods Democracy and Democratization Economics Epistemological Foundations Equality and Inequality Gender and Race/Ethnicity International Relations Local Government Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution People and Organizations Political Economy Political Parties Political Sociology Public Policy and Administration Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods Religion
Category: Political Science

Application Of Structural Equation Modeling In Educational Research And Practice

Author : Myint Swe Khine
ISBN : 9789462093324
Genre : Education
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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a statistical approach to testing hypothesis about the relationships among observed and latent variables. The use of SEM in research has increased in psychology, sociology, and economics in recent years. In particular educational researchers try to obtain the complete image of the process of education through the measurement of personality differences, learning environment, motivation levels and host of other variables that affect the teaching and learning process. With the use of survey instruments and interviews with students, teachers and other stakeholders as a lens, educators can assess and gain valuable information about the social ecology of the classrooms that could help in improving the instructional approach, classroom management and the learning organizations. A considerable number of research have been conducted to identify the factors and interactions between students’ characteristics, personal preferences, affective traits, study skills, and various other factors that could help in better educational performance. In recent years, educational researchers use Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) as a statistical technique to explore the complex and dynamic nature of interactions in educational research and practice. SEM is becoming a powerful analytical tool and making methodological advances in multivariate analysis. This book presents the collective works on concepts, methodologies and applications of SEM in educational research and practice. The anthology of current research described in this book will be a valuable resource for the next generation educational practitioners.
Category: Education

British Social Attitudes

Author : Alison Park
ISBN : 9781849202657
Genre : Social Science
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'...British Social Attitudes remains a beacon of excellence. It has adapted to the times...providing a rich and textured guide to who we think we are, what we think and how that has changed' - Financial Times '...an indispensable tool not just for governments, but also for modern citizens to understand their fellows, and themselves better' - The Times Higher Education Supplement '...shows what the British people really think, as opposed to what journalists and politicians like to pretend they think' - John Pilger The annual British Social Attitudes survey is carried out by Britain's largest independent social research organisation, the National Centre for Social Research. It provides an indispensable guide to political and social issues in contemporary Britain. This 24th Report summarises and interprets data from the most recent nationwide survey, as well as drawing invaluable comparisons with the findings of previous years to provide a richer picture and deeper understanding of changing British social values. The British Social Attitudes survey report is essential reading for anyone seeking a guide to the topical issues and debates of today or engaged in contemporary social and political research. CONTENTS: 1. New families? Tradition and change in modern relationships - Simon Duncan and Miranda Phillips 2. Cohabitation and the law: myths, money and the media - Anne Barlow, Carole Burgoyne, Elizabeth Clery and Janet Smithson 3. Who does the housework? The division of labour within the home - Rosemary Crompton and Clare Lyonette 4. Talking the talk: national identity in England and Scotland - Frank Bechhofer and David McCrone 5. Is there still a public service ethos? - Peter John and Mark Johnson 6. Prejudice and the workplace - Chris Creegan and Chloe Robinson 7. Car use and climate change: do we practise what we preach? - Stephen Stradling, Jillian Anable, Tracy Anderson and Alexandra Cronberg 8. Where have all the readers gone? Popular newspapers and Britain's political health - John Curtice and Ann Mair 9. What makes a good citizen? Citizenship across the democratic world - Paul F Whiteley 10. The role of government: public values and party politics - Robert Johns and Stephen Padgett 11. Trends in sympathy for the poor - Peter Taylor-Gooby and Rose Martin For more information on the National Centre for Social Research visit www.natcen.co.uk
Category: Social Science