This comprehensive Handbook illustrates the wide range of approaches to teaching and learning social research methods in the classroom, online, in the field and in informal contexts. Bringing together contributors from varied disciplines and nations, it represents a landmark in the development of pedagogical culture for social research methods.
This state-of-the-art Handbook provides an overview of the role of big data analytics in various areas of business and commerce, including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, fashion retailing, information systems, and social media. It provides innovative ways of overcoming the challenges of big data research and proposes new directions for further research using descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.
Bruno Jossa expertly illustrates that the creation of a system of cooperative firms
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This comprehensive Handbook addresses a wide variety of methodological approaches adopted and developed by behavioural economists, exploring the implications of such innovations for analysis and policy.
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Explaining both the theoretical and practical aspects of doing qualitative research, the book uses examples from real-world research projects to emphasise how to conduct qualitative research in the social sciences. Pranee Liamputtong draws together contributions covering qualitative research in cultural and medical anthropology, sociology, gender studies, political science, criminology, demography, economic sciences, social work, and education.
This insightful How to guide is expertly crafted to assist mid-career academic and non-academic researchers in preparing for new and innovative ways of working in international multidisciplinary environments.
Offering a new and comprehensive overview of important topics and orientations in the anthropological study of economic life, this invigorating third edition of A Handbook of Economic Anthropology addresses key changes in the decade since the previous edition in people’s economic lives and environments, as well as in intellectual interest among scholars.
This clear and coherent book introduces agent-based modelling (ABM) to those who are not familiar with nor have been previously exposed to computational simulation. Featuring examples, cases and models, the book illustrates how ABM can, and should, be considered as a useful approach and technique for the study of management and organisational systems.
Gathering unique and thoughtful contributions from leading international scholars, this timely Research Handbook offers diverse perspectives on university rankings twenty years after the first global rankings emerged. It presents an in-depth analysis that reflects the current state of research on rankings, their influence and impact.