Download E-books Decision Cases for Advanced Social Work Practice: Confronting Complexity PDF

By Terry A. Wolfer, Lori D Franklin, Karen A Gray

These fifteen instances happen in baby welfare, psychological health and wellbeing, health center, hospice, family violence, refugee resettlement, veterans' management, and college settings and mirror person, kinfolk, workforce, and supervised social paintings perform. They confront universal moral and remedy matters and lift concerns concerning perform interventions, courses, regulations, and legislation. instances characterize open-ended events, encouraging scholars to use wisdom from around the social paintings curriculum to increase problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

An instructor's guide with instructing notes is accessible by means of emailing: coursematerials@columbiauniversitypress.com.

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Download E-books Comparing Voting Systems (Theory and Decision Library A:) PDF

By Hannu Nurmi

In lots of contexts of daily life we discover ourselves confronted with the matter of reconciling the perspectives of a number of people. those difficulties tend to be solved by means of resorting to a few opinion aggre­ gating approach, like balloting. quite often the matter is regarded as being solved after the choice to take a vote has been made and the ballots were counted. such a lot reliable determination making our bodies have officially instituted tactics of vote casting yet in casual teams such techniques tend to be selected in casu. apparently sufficient humans don't appear to pay a lot cognizance to which specific strategy is being resorted to so long as a few form of balloting happens. As we will see almost immediately the strategy getting used usually makes an outstanding distinction to the vote casting results. therefore, the query arises as to which balloting process is better. This e-book is dedicated to a dialogue of this challenge within the gentle of assorted standards of optimality. we will care for a couple of techniques which have been proposed to be used or are literally in use in balloting contexts. the purpose of this publication is to provide an review of the virtues and shortcomings of those systems. at the foundation of this assessment the reader will optimistically be capable of verify which approach is perfect for the choice environment that she or he has in brain.
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Download E-books Die Qualität qualitativer Daten: Manual für die Durchführung qualitativer Interviews (German Edition) PDF

By Cornelia Helfferich

Wie führt guy ein "gutes" qualitatives Interview? Fragt guy überhaupt - wenn ja: Wie? Welche Formen qualitativer Interviews gibt es? Wie erstellt guy einen Leitfaden? Das handbook beantwortet diese und andere Fragen und will den praktischen Nöten derjenigen abhelfen, die qualitative (narrative, problemzentrierte oder Leitfaden gestützte) Einzelinterviews für Forschungsprojekte oder im Rahmen von Qualifikationsarbeiten durchführen wollen. Es vermittelt alle Kompetenzen, die notwendig sind, um das qualitative Interview als Kommunikations- und Interaktionsprozess zu reflektieren und bewusst zu gestalten. Das Buch enthält Übungen, theoretisches Hintergrundwissen, Forschungsbeispiele, praktische Informationen, z.B. zum Datenschutz, sowie hilfreiche Materialien zur corporation des qualitativen Forschungsprozesses.
Das handbook kann für die Vorbereitung auf die Interviewdurchführung in Interviewschulungen oder im Selbststudium genutzt werden und bietet Anregungen für die Lehre qualitativer Forschungsmethoden.
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Download E-books Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists PDF

By Anselm L. Strauss

The educating of qualitative research within the social sciences isn't undertaken in a based approach. This guide is designed to treatment that and to provide scholars and researchers with a scientific strategy for examining qualitative data', no matter if derived from interviews, box notes, or documentary fabrics. The specified emphasis of the booklet is on the right way to improve conception via qualitative research. The reader is supplied with the instruments for doing qualitative research, reminiscent of codes, memos, memo sequences, theoretical sampling and comparative research, and diagrams, all of that are abundantly illustrated via real examples drawn from the author's personal various qualitative study and examine consultations, in addition to from his learn seminars. the various procedural discussions are concluded with principles of thumb which could usefully advisor the researchers' analytic operations. The problems that newcomers stumble upon while doing qualitative research and the categories of chronic questions they bring up also are mentioned, as is the matter of ways to combine analyses. furthermore, there's a bankruptcy at the instructing of qualitative research and the giving of worthwhile suggestion in the course of learn consultations, and there's a dialogue of the education of fabric for book. The booklet has been written not just for sociologists yet for all researchers within the social sciences and in such fields as schooling, public well-being, nursing, and management who hire qualitative tools of their paintings.
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Download E-books Analysis of Dis/agreement - with particular reference to Law and Legal Theory (Law and Philosophy Library) PDF

In order to figure out even if individuals in a dialogue are in actual dis/agreement, one needs to evaluate their propositions. comparability presupposes yardsticks in universal. This paintings thematises such yardsticks, in that it demonstrates the lifestyles, content material and genuine value of a comparatively well-delimited set of proposition kinds and proposition styles, with their accompanying tenability standards and motivating pursuits. it's for philosophers, felony theorists, attorneys, and linguists.

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Download E-books Qualitative Experteninterviews: Konzeptionelle Grundlagen und praktische Durchführung (Elemente der Politik) (German Edition) PDF

By Robert Kaiser

Das Lehrbuch richtet sich primär an Studierende in Bachelor- und Masterstudiengängen und bietet in knapper aber systematischer shape eine fundierte Handreichung für die Planung und Durchführung qualitativer Experteninterviews in der Politikwissenschaft.​ Es vermittelt einen methodisch fundierten und anwendungs- bzw. problemorientierten Zugang zu dieser shape der eigenständigen qualitativen Datenerhebung. Wesentliche Schritte der Konzeption solcher Befragungen werden anhand praktischer Beispiele aus interviewgestützten Forschungsvorhaben veranschaulicht.

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Download E-books Experteninterviews und qualitative Inhaltsanalyse: als Instrumente rekonstruierender Untersuchungen (German Edition) PDF

Viele sozialwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen beruhen auf Rekonstruktionen von Situationen oder Prozessen. Das Lehrbuch vermittelt anhand zweier Beispieluntersuchungen anwendungsbereites Wissen über alle Phasen solcher rekonstruierender Untersuchungen und stellt je eine Erhebungs- und eine Auswertungsmethode ausführlich vor. Die Interviewpartner werden als Experten aufgefasst, die über spezifisches Wissen über die zu rekonstruierenden Sachverhalte verfügen. Die qualitative Inhaltsanalyse ermöglicht eine systematische Extraktion relevanter Informationen aus den Interviews und ist zugleich offen für nicht erwartete Befunde. Mit Lernfragen nach jedem Kapitel und einer übersichtlichen Gliederung eignet sich das Buch als praxisorientierte Einführung.
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Download E-books Gordon R. Willey and American Archaeology: Contemporary Perspectives PDF

Gauging the influence of 1 scholar’s contributions to trendy archaeology

For an appreciation of the expansion of yankee archaeology over the second one half the 20 th century, one desire glance no additional than the occupation of Gordon R. Willey. A preeminent archaeologist and New global theorist, Willey made innumerable contributions to the prehistory of the Americas and helped identify the best methodological and theoretical paradigm utilized in American archaeology.

This quantity of unique essays gauges the wide-ranging effect of Willey’s lifework. The editors have chosen ten of his key guides and solicited exams in their lasting impact from recognized archaeologists. those works minimize throughout geographic areas and parts of inquiry and characterize the most demanding highbrow questions in archaeology, explaining Willey’s tools whereas revealing how vastly his paintings formed the field.

The articles mirror the significance of Willey’s study in coastal Peru in constructing the sector of Andean archaeology, and convey how his program of the cost trend method of the Belize Valley without end remodeled the archaeology of Mesoamerica.

This quantity not just analyzes Willey’s effect on tradition historical past and archaeological suggestion but in addition exhibits his human aspect, areas his writing in old context, and gives a special evaluation of the expansion of yank archaeology during the last six many years. to appreciate the paintings of Gordon R. Willey is to appreciate the background and destiny path of yankee archaeology.

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Download E-books Laws And Explanation In The Social Sciences PDF

The first full-length safety of social medical legislation to seem within the final 20 years, this publication upholds the possibility of the nomological rationalization of human habit opposed to those that retain that this technique is very unlikely, impractical, or beside the point. by means of pursuing an analogy with the typical sciences, McIntyre exhibits that the limitations to nomological inquiry in the social sciences will not be generated via elements detailed to social inquiry, yet come up from a principally universal set of difficulties that face any clinical endeavor.All of the main greatly supported arguments opposed to social medical legislation have failed mostly because of adherence to a hugely idealized notion of nomologicality (allegedly drawn from the common sciences themselves) and the restricted doctrine of “descriptivism.” Basing his arguments upon a extra lifelike view of clinical theorizing that emphasizes the pivotal position of “redescription” in assisting the quest for clinical legislation, McIntyre is confident approximately reaching worthy law-like reasons of human behavior.
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