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History in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Richard Bourke - 2022-12-31
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This interdisciplinary volume explores the relationship between history and a range of disciplines in the humanities and social economics, political science, political theory, international relations, sociology, philosophy, law, literature and anthropology. The relevance of historical approaches within these disciplines has shifted over the centuri...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
@GerardoMunck It’s a really good book.      source
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State of Empowerment
Low-Income Families and the New Welfare State
Carolyn Barnes - 2020-03-09
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Discover how after-school programs funded by the government can empower low-income families and enhance their civic and political lives. State of Empowerment, by Carolyn Barnes, shows how these programs offer more than just academic support, and have become powerful tools for parental engagement and involvement in the community. Through ethnographic accounts of three organizations, Barnes demonstrates how government funding can shift power away from bureaucrats and into the hands of those who need it most.
Raul Pacheco-Vega
@sopolicyscholar It’s such a great book!!!      source
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What About Mozart? What About Murder?
Reasoning From Cases
Howard S. Becker - 2014-08-22
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This book challenges the conventional definition of deviance and argues that it's better understood as a function of labeling. The author uses examples like murder to demonstrate different ways of studying society, urging researchers to use carefully investigated cases instead of speculation. With his conversational flair and personal perspective, the author provides a guide for producing general sociological knowledge through case studies. This book is a must-read for anyone in the fields of sociology or criminology looking to change their approach to research.
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Becker uses the examples of Mozart and an assassin to discuss not only the sociology of deviance (a topic he has written about, in Outsiders) but also how to generalize from case studies, how to theorize, and how to undertake comparisons. Fantastic book.      source
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Social Network Analysis
Interdisciplinary Approaches and Case Studies
Xiaoming Fu - 2017-03-21
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"Unlock the secrets of social network analysis by delving into the interdisciplinary collaboration studies presented in this must-read book. From sociology to computer science, gain insight into the principles, methodologies, and terminologies of multiple disciplines. The perfect guide for any researcher or practitioner interested in social network studies."
Raul Pacheco-Vega
#RPVBooks while I loved this book, i cannot say it is as pedagogical and didactic as the Segev volume. HOWEVER … the very positive side of this volume is the numerous applications and examples provided. To note, nor many “how to”’s but more like applications.      source
"Unleash the Power of Semantic Network Analysis in Social Sciences. This book teaches readers how to map the main themes, narratives, and biases in any given text by transforming it into a visual network of words. With step-by-step guidelines and free software tools, this cutting-edge method can organize, identify patterns, and understand the meanings of information in our society. State-of-the-art studies from around the world explore news, political speeches, social media content, transcripts, and literature reviews. A must-have for scholars and students seeking to conduct their own content analysis of large texts."
Raul Pacheco-Vega
This book is absolutely incredible and I am tempted to introduce a couple of weeks on semantic network analysis in my mixed methods course. #RPVBooks Segev manages to write extremely well and be super easy to understand, and all authors make a real effort to showcase SNA.      source
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A Rulebook for Arguments
Anthony Weston - 2000-01-01 (first published in 1986)
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"Master the Art of Argument Writing with This Popular Guide" - This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to improve their argument writing and assessment skills. Organized into specific rules, this concise and internationally translated primer offers straightforward guidance on how to construct and assess sound arguments. With a new chapter on oral arguments and updated examples, this fourth edition is a must-have for writers in all disciplines.
Raul Pacheco-Vega
I still prefer Toulmin but this book is great.      source
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Understanding Social Networks
Theories, Concepts, and Findings
Charles Kadushin - 2011-12-05
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Discover the big ideas behind social network phenomena in Understanding Social Networks. Charles Kadushin demystifies the concepts and finds of network experts, providing a thorough general introduction to the field without overwhelming readers with mathematical jargon. Perfect for social scientists, students, managers, and marketers alike who encounter social networks in their work.
Raul Pacheco-Vega
I asked because this book is pretty good. #RPVBooks While nobody cited it in their responses to my query I found it extremely useful to understand the foundations of SNA. It’s a less mathematical introduction to social network analysis and more focused on the concepts. 10/10      source
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Narrative Inquiry
Experience and Story in Qualitative Research
D. Jean Clandinin, F. Michael Connelly - 2004-01-01 (first published in 1999)
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Narrative Inquiry offers a definitive guide to using lived and told stories in qualitative research. Authors Jean Clandinin and Michael Connelly draw from their extensive field experience to provide practical ideas for conducting fieldwork, composing notes, and sharing results. This engaging and lucid book offers a wealth of narrative methods that capture personal and human dimensions outside of mere numerical data. A practical resource for anyone seeking to use narrative in qualitative research.
Raul Pacheco-Vega
#RPVBooks this book is absolutely incredible. With a clear methodological approach and crisp, clean prose, Clandinin and Connelly transcend the original subject matter (educational policy) and offer a methodologically robust approach to examine other policy problems. 10/10      source
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Time Management Ninja
21 Tips for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life
Craig Jarrow - 2019-09-15
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Discover how to take control of your time and achieve your goals with Time Management Ninja. Written by productivity expert Craig Jarrow, this book offers 21 simple rules to help you manage your busy schedule and reclaim your life. With Jarrow's no-stress, uncomplicated approach to time management, you can finally enjoy more time with family and achieve big things without sacrificing your sanity. It's time to own your calendar and live the life you've always wanted.
Raul Pacheco-Vega
There are many other good recommendations in “Time Management Ninja”, including another one I do recommend (if you can wing it): waking up early. Like Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer, this book should be read word-by-word. It’s a fun read and if you’ve followed me…      source
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Reading Like a Writer
A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
Francine Prose - 2007-04-10 (first published in 2006)
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"Reading Like a Writer" is an inspiring New York Times bestseller by acclaimed author Francine Prose. With passion, humor, and wisdom, Prose takes readers on a guided tour of the tools and tricks of literary masters. Through examples from Philip Roth, Isaac Babel, George Eliot, John Le Carré, and Flannery O'Connor, Prose shares invaluable lessons for writers and readers alike. This book will inspire you to approach literature with a fresh eye and a renewed appreciation for the raw material of all great writing: words.
Raul Pacheco-Vega
@adambwriter Fantastic book, so far what I've read.      source
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