Inside the Middle East

Inside the Middle East


  • Author: Avi Melamed & Lucy Aharish
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: World Affairs
  • File Size: 3723522 Bytes


Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than thirty years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely-accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region—to answer how the Arab world got to this point, what is currently happening, what the ramifications will be, how they will affect Israel, and what actions must immediately be undertaken, including how Western leaders need to respond.Melamed considers all the major power players in the Middle East, explains the underlying issues, and creates a three-dimensional picture, an illustration that connects the dots and provides a fascinating roadmap. He elu...

Scrolling Forward, Second Edition

Scrolling Forward, Second Edition


  • Author: David M. Levy & Ruth Ozeki
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 9614106 Bytes


A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.Like Henry Petroski’s The Pencil, David Levy’s Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and in the digital age.We are surrounded daily by documents of all kinds—letters and credit card receipts, business memos and books, television images and web pages—yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as our reading and writing habits are being disturbed and transformed by new technologies and practices.An expert on information and written forms, and a former researcher for the document pioneer Xerox, Levy master...

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World


  • Author : Daniel F. Chambliss
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-12-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483380636


Making Sense of the Social World Book Description :

At the heart of this book is the authors’ firm belief that understanding research methods is critical to being an informed citizen in our complex, fast-paced social world. Now in its Fifth Edition, Making Sense of the Social World by Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt continues to help students achieve that understanding by providing a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-...

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World


  • Author : Daniel F. Chambliss
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452217710


Making Sense of the Social World Book Description :

"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material....

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World


  • Author : Daniel F. Chambliss
  • Publisher : Pine Forge Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 141292717X


Making Sense of the Social World Book Description :

In this Second Edition of the bestselling Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt once again provide students with an engaging, innovative, and accurate introduction to social research. More than a brief derivative of Schutt's widely successful Investigating the Social World, this version is written in a less formal, occasionally humorous style, with more concise examples drawn from everyday experience, and less coverage of complex or more rigorous methods....

Making Sense of the Social World

Making Sense of the Social World


  • Author : Daniel F. Chambliss
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506364100


Making Sense of the Social World Book Description :

Congratulations to Daniel F. Chambliss, winner of the ASA Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Prize for 2018. The new Sixth Edition of Making Sense of the Social World continues to be an unusually accessible and student-friendly introduction to the variety of social research methods, guiding undergraduate readers to understand research in their roles as consumers and novice producers of social science. Known for its concise, casual, and clear writing, its balanced treatment of quantitative and qualitative approaches, and its integrated approach to the fundamentals, the text has much to offer both novice researchers and more advanced students alike. The authors use a wide variety of examples from formal studies and everyday experiences to illustrat...

Making Sense of the Social World Interactive eBook

Making Sense of the Social World Interactive eBook


  • Author : Daniel F. Chambliss
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012-03-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1452225370


Making Sense of the Social World Interactive eBook Book Description :

This dynamic new Interactive eBook version of the Fourth Edition of Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt’s Making Sense of the Social World is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and more! Students: Still need to purchase an Access Code? Just select the "Buy Item Now" button on this page to purchase your individual access code. Bundle Option Bundle the Print Ve...

Making Sense of Social Theory

Making Sense of Social Theory


  • Author : Charles H. Powers
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1442201193


Making Sense of Social Theory Book Description :

Making Sense of Social Theory is unusual in treating sociology as a real science with a body of understandable, robust, and powerful theoretical insights. These theoretical insights are formalized in twelve simple axioms and twenty-three more detailed principles readers can use to predict (1) differences among people in how they think, feel, and respond, (b) changes in the structure, culture, and effectiveness of organizations, and (c) trends in societal values, conflict, and priorities....

Ways of Social Change

Ways of Social Change


  • Author : Garth Massey
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-07-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506306636


Ways of Social Change Book Description :

The world is at our fingertips, but understanding what is going on has never been more daunting. Garth Massey’s Ways of Social Change is a primer for making sense of both rapidly moving events and the cultural and structural forces on which social life is built, while teaching critical thinking skills needed to understand social change. With an approach that is fresh, timely, challenging, and engaging, Ways of Social Change shows students how social change is both a lived experience and the result of our actions in the world. It invites the reader into the realm of social science, where clarification, understanding, and inquiry provide for both informed opinions and a path to effective involvement. The core of the book focuses on five forces that p...

Understanding the Social World

Understanding the Social World


  • Author : Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-01-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506306032


Understanding the Social World Book Description :

Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century is a textbook for the fast-paced, globally interconnected social world of the new century. Author Russell K. Schutt rises to the research requirements of a social world shaped by big data and social media, Instagram and avatars, blogs, and tweets; and he confronts the research challenges created by cell phones, privacy concerns, linguistic diversity and multicultural neighborhoods. Understanding the Social World is fast-paced and visually sleek, taking students across disciplinary and national boundaries and transcending past research debates by emphasizing mixed methods, concern for human subjects, and application of results. Accessible, with timely examples and engaging exercises...

Understanding the Social World

Understanding the Social World


  • Author : Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544358499


Understanding the Social World Book Description :

Russell K. Schutt’s bestseller, Understanding the Social World: Research Methods for the 21st Century, is a concise and accessible introduction to the process and practice of social science research. Fast-paced and visually engaging, the text crosses disciplinary and national boundaries, pays special attention to concern for human subjects, and focuses on the application of results. As it rises to the requirements of a world shaped by big data and social media, Instagram and avatars, blogs and tweets, the text also confronts the research challenges posed by cell phones, privacy concerns, linguistic diversity, and multicultural populations. The Second Edition discusses newly-popular research methods, highlights the fascinating work being conducted b...