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Why Social Science Matters, Issue 3 By Darren Marsh & Malcolm Todd
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What is the purpose of external examining”? This is the opening question posed by the QAA (2010) in a document aimed at contributing to the current debate around the role. It is the right... More > question to begin with, as the subsequent questions, such as the tasks they should perform, and the qualifications that they require, presuppose that we are broadly in agreement as to what their purpose is. The articles in this issue of Why Social Science Matters address this issue, and contribute to the Higher Education Academy sector wide debate about external examining.< Less
Why Social Science Matters, Issue 3 By Darren Marsh & Malcolm Todd
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What is the purpose of external examining”? This is the opening question posed by the QAA (2010) in a document aimed at contributing to the current debate around the role. It is the right... More > question to begin with, as the subsequent questions, such as the tasks they should perform, and the qualifications that they require, presuppose that we are broadly in agreement as to what their purpose is. The articles in this issue of Why Social Science Matters address this issue, and contribute to the Higher Education Academy sector wide debate about external examining.< Less
Open Water: An Undergraduate Journal In The Social Sciences By Open Water St. Mary's
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An undergraduate journal in the Social Sciences published by the Political Science Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Why Social Science Matters, Issue 1 By Darren Marsh & Malcolm Todd
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Why Social Science Matters is a new series of essays published by the Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, which is part of the Higher Education Academy. In this first issue of Why Social... More > Science Matters, six academic authors address this issue in response to a lead article by Professor Ranald Mcdonald. Change has become ubiquitous within Higher Education. Whether it be changes to organisational structures - from departments, to schools, to faculties and back again over a regular cycle; to the curriculum; to the latest approaches to learning, teaching and assessment; to initiatives from Funding Councils or the Government; we do not seem to be able to avoid the experience of change or initiative overload. However, change need not be a bad thing, though we may not necessarily agree on what ‘for the better’ means.< Less
Why Social Science Matters, Issue 1 By Darren Marsh & Malcolm Todd
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Why Social Science Matters is a new series of essays published by the Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, which is part of the Higher Education Academy. In this first issue of Why Social... More > Science Matters, six academic authors address this issue in response to a lead article by Professor Ranald Mcdonald. Change has become ubiquitous within Higher Education. Whether it be changes to organisational structures - from departments, to schools, to faculties and back again over a regular cycle; to the curriculum; to the latest approaches to learning, teaching and assessment; to initiatives from Funding Councils or the Government; we do not seem to be able to avoid the experience of change or initiative overload. However, change need not be a bad thing, though we may not necessarily agree on what ‘for the better’ means.< Less
Why Social Science Matters, Issue 4 By James Moir
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When C-SAP invited me to produce the next in the series of ‘Why Social Science Matters’ about Scottish higher education, there was no doubt that the First Year would be the topic. As an... More > educational matter it is of concern to colleagues within the higher education sector at large, but it is also very much a sociological concern that touches upon issues of social inclusion, identity formation, (de)personalisation and pedagogy, and globalisation and internationalisation. What follows therefore, is very much a ‘thought-piece’ and personal view that stems from my immersion in Scottish higher education. I should also wish at this point to acknowledge the support of C-SAP in producing this work as well as the Quality Assurance Agency (Scotland) with whom I have been conducting work on the First Year. What follows is an amalgam of ideas and themes that I have addressed over the past year in various other guises and writings.< Less
Research Methodology in the social sciences: Perspectives on Sierra Leone By Emerson Abraham Jackson
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This book addresses core concepts of research methodology and its distinguishing features from research methods. It is aimed at students undertaking research methods courses in universities and... More > practicing professional.< Less
Baby Stats! An Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences By Rachel A. Vannatta
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Specifically designed for an online or hybrid learning environment, Baby Stats! provides three distinct resources to support student learning. •The Concepts is text-based and comparable to a... More > traditional textbook but focuses on key concepts to keep the length down to 6-7 pages. •The Learning Guide is a workbook that corresponds to the notes and activities presented in the module videos. The Learning Guide presents: notes for the video lecture; examples; activities; step-by-step instruction for using SPSS and StatCrunch; and exercises that facilitate conceptual understanding, interpretation of output and literature results, and application of analysis. •The Videos simulate face-to-face classes in which content is presented by the author but also facilitates interaction with the content through reinforcing activities, practice problems. Videos typically run 30-45 minutes in length and are available for free at www.babystatsbook.com< Less
Alternate Reality Games for Behavioral and Social Science Research By Ruthanna Gordon
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By weaving fictional narratives and problem solving into everyday life, alternate reality games (ARGs) may be able to fill gaps left by traditional studies in the behavioral and social sciences.... More > Researchers are exploring new ways to address concerns such as ecological validity, inconsistent replication, and recruitment of large and diverse sample populations. ARG-based research design, using familiar tools and multimedia venues to engage players in meaningful interaction within complex near‐real‐world environments, offers methods that can make a difference. This book examines the potential strengths of ARG‐based social science research, the challenges that remain to be overcome, and potential starting points for testing these possibilities.< Less
Alternate Reality Games For Behavioral and Social Science Research By Ruthanna Gordon
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By weaving fictional narratives and problem solving into everyday life, alternate reality games (ARGs) may be able to fill gaps left by traditional studies in the behavioral and social sciences.... More > Researchers are exploring new ways to address concerns such as ecological validity, inconsistent replication, and recruitment of large and diverse sample populations. ARG-based research design, using familiar tools and multimedia venues to engage players in meaningful interaction within complex near‐real‐world environments, offers methods that can make a difference. This book examines the potential strengths of ARG‐based social science research, the challenges that remain to be overcome, and potential starting points for testing these possibilities.< Less

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