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  • The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods

    Edited by Luke Sloan, Anabel Quan-Haase ...
    The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with ‘big and broad data’, from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings. The handbook includes chapters on specific social media platforms such as Twitter, Sina Weibo and Instagram, as well as a series of ... Read more

    $99.99 USD

  • An R Companion to Applied Regression

    An R Companion to Applied Regression is a broad introduction to the R statistical computing environment in the context of applied regression analysis. John Fox and Sanford Weisberg provide a step-by-step guide to using the free statistical software R, an emphasis on integrating statistical computing in R with the practice of data analysis, coverage of generalized linear models, and substantial web ... Read more

    $67.99 USD

  • Mathematics for Social Scientists

    Written for social science students who will be working with or conducting research, Mathematics for Social Scientists offers a non-intimidating approach to learning or reviewing math skills essential in quantitative research methods. The text is designed to build students’ confidence by presenting material in a conversational tone and using a wealth of clear and applied examples. Author Jonathan ... Read more

    $54.99 USD

  • Sumerian Mythology

    Sumerian Mythologyby Samuel Noah KramerThe Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C. This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them.Professor Kramer communicates his ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Forest and the Trees

    Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise

    by Allan Johnson ...
    New Third Edition!If sociology could teach everyone just one thing, what would it be? The Forest and the Trees is one sociologist's response to the hypothetical-the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in relation to it.This Third Edition features:• Updated key references, data, resources, and examples, from global warming, Obama's election, ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Is That True?

    Critical Thinking for Sociologists

    by Joel Best ...
    Across disciplines, critical thinking is praised, taught, and put into practice. But what does it actually mean to think critically? In this brief volume, sociologist Joel Best examines how to evaluate arguments and the evidence used to support them as he hones in on how to think in the field of sociology and beyond.With inimitable style that melds ethnographic verve with dry humor, Best examines ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Social Work Values and Ethics

    For decades, teachers and practitioners have turned to Frederic G. Reamer’s Social Work Values and Ethics as the leading introduction to ethical decision making, dilemmas, and professional conduct in practice. A case-driven, concise, and comprehensive textbook for undergraduate and graduate social work programs, this book surveys the most critical issues for social work practitioners.The fifth ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • The Myth of Individualism

    How Social Forces Shape Our Lives

    The Myth of Individualism is a wonderful, concise introduction to sociology and sociological thinking, showing readers how social forces shape our lives and the world. Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of this powerful book continues to challenge the common belief that human behavior is the result of free choices made by autonomous actors, but rather shows the many ways that people ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • Shane, the Lone Ethnographer

    A Beginner's Guide to Ethnography

    Shane is at it again in this new, improved second edition of the classic introduction to ethnographic research. The new text still features our intrepid heroine as she learns what makes ethnography tick against a backdrop of Wild West metaphors, cowboy hats, cattle stampedes, and cacti—and the new edition expands on important content to provide more in-depth material and deeper opportunities for ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • Geographies of the Holocaust

    “[A] pioneering work . . . Shed[s] light on the historic events surrounding the Holocaust from place, space, and environment-oriented perspectives.” —Rudi Hartmann, PhD, Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of ColoradoThis book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Media Literacy in Action

    Questioning the Media

    by Renee Hobbs ...
    The blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. As a result, our relationship to media has never been so important nor so complex. By asking critical questions about what they watch, listen to, read, and use, students can be better prepared to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and ... Read more

    $68.99 USD

  • Impact: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation

    by Al Etmanski ...
    "Impact beautifully distills the insights and deep wisdom of one of the world's great social innovators. Etmanski's book is far more than a practical guide: it's an invitation to re-imagine possibilities for our lives and for the world we create."- David Bornstein, author "How To Change The World"From the Introduction:Do you want to change the world but feel frustrated by the limited impact you ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Outsmart Your Brain

    Mental DIscipline, #4

    Book 4 - Mental DIscipline
    What motivates us into doing or avoiding things? Why do our predictions not reflect reality?Traditional economics claims humans are rational actors. But is this true? Think about the last time you bought something expensive; was that item really the best choice based on value and utility? We all fall prey to irrationality and biases and make decisions based on them. This contradicts the wisdom of ... Read more


  • Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics

    North American Edition

    by Andy Field ...
    With an exciting new look, math diagnostic tool, and a research roadmap to navigate projects, this new edition of Andy Field's award-winning text offers a unique combination of humor and step-by-step instruction to make learning statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students. The Fifth Edition takes students from initial theory to regression, factor analysis, and ... Read more

    $78.99 USD

  • Come realizzare un Piano di Comunicazione - Dalla teoria alla pratica

    by Salvo Longo ...
    Un ente, un’associazione, un’azienda, hanno bisogno di comunicare.Nella comunicazione è fondamentale prestare attenzione oltre a quello che si dice a come lo si dice. Per questo è importante, se si vogliono raggiungere determinati obiettivi, comunicare efficacemente.Il piano di comunicazione diventa quindi lo strumento che viene utilizzato per pianificare le scelte di comunicazione al fine di ... Read more


  • The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom

    What gives statistics its unity as a science? Stephen Stigler sets forth the seven foundational ideas of statistics—a scientific discipline related to but distinct from mathematics and computer science.Even the most basic idea—aggregation, exemplified by averaging—is counterintuitive. It allows one to gain information by discarding information, namely, the individuality of the observations. ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences

    A Research Project-Oriented Approach

    by Quan Li ...
    Statistical analysis is common in the social sciences, and among the more popular programs is R. This book provides a foundation for undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences on how to use R to manage, visualize, and analyze data. The focus is on how to address substantive questions with data analysis and replicate published findings. Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • A Student’s Guide to Bayesian Statistics

    by Ben Lambert ...
    Supported by a wealth of learning features, exercises, and visual elements as well as online video tutorials and interactive simulations, this book is the first student-focused introduction to Bayesian statistics.Without sacrificing technical integrity for the sake of simplicity, the author draws upon accessible, student-friendly language to provide approachable instruction perfectly aimed at ... Read more

    $50.99 USD

  • Making Equality Work

    MAKING EQUALITY WORK combines background facts and theory about the history and nature of equality and diversity in Britain with the detailed description of how the authors set out successfully to raise the measurable levels of equality outcomes for the National Health Service in North West England.The first half of the book is a theoretical primer. It explains how Britain changed over the last 50 ... Read more


  • Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

    Bridging Differences

    by Joey Sprague ...
    series Gender Lens
    This accessible text on social research methodology teaches students of sociology and related disciplines how standard methods can be adapted toward critical ends. The second edition has been updated throughout to incorporate the latest critical scholarship, enhanced discussion of qualitative methods, new material on global issues, sex/sexuality/gender, new discussion of intersectionality, how ... Read more

    $41.99 USD

  • Doing Real Research

    A Practical Guide to Social Research

    Challenging the formality and idealized settings of conventional methods teaching and opting instead for a real world approach to social research, this book offers frank, practical advice designed to empower students and researchers alike.Theoretically robust and with an exhaustive coverage of key methodologies and methods the title establishes the cornerstones of social research. Examples reflect ... Read more

    $47.99 USD

  • Research Design

    Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches

    This best-selling text pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design. For all three approaches, John W. Creswell and new co-author J. David Creswell include a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, key elements of the research process, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research applications, and reflections ... Read more

    $54.99 USD

  • An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping

    series Spatial Analytics and GIS
    This is a new edition of the accessible and student-friendly ′how to′ for anyone using R for the first time, for use in spatial statistical analysis, geocomputation and digital mapping. The authors, once again, take readers from ‘zero to hero’, updating the now standard text to further enable practical R applications in GIS, spatial analyses, spatial statistics, web-scraping and more.Revised and ... Read more

    $50.99 USD

  • Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting succinct answers to the most important questions [minibook]

    Readers have commented elsewhere:"Actionable and Accessible! An avid reader of anything Dr Jane Davidson writes - she lives up to her Genuine Evaluation reputation by providing a succinct guide that is also accessible in its format and price for those working in evaluation in international development contexts. kind of like being able to download your favorite song and not have to buy the whole ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus