Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies (Sport, Commerce and by David L. Andrews, Daniel S. Mason, Michael L. Silk

By David L. Andrews, Daniel S. Mason, Michael L. Silk

This ebook makes a well timed contribution to a broader methodological venture because the first systematic exam and explication of qualitative learn tools inside of activities reviews. Qualitative equipment in activities reports assesses various techniques, starting from social old, media textual content, and private narrative to ethnographic and interview-based qualitative learn methodologies. Drawing at the variety of recreation stories literature, participants define the main matters and techniques linked to every one technique. This useful learn advisor is a vital reference device for college kids and students of activity and rest experiences.

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Einführung in die Soziologie by Bernhard Schäfers (auth.)

By Bernhard Schäfers (auth.)

Der Band führt leicht verständlich in die Kerngebiete der Soziologie ein. Ausgehend von der Geschichte des Faches geht der Autor auf die Grundthemen der Soziologie (u.a. "Natur des Menschen", Soziale Rolle, Abweichendes Verhalten) ebenso ein wie auf die einzelnen Felder des Sozialen und der Sozialstruktur, z.B. Familie, soziale Gruppen und Netzwerke, establishment und employer, Raum und Stadt. Abgerundet wird der Band durch eine Einführung in die wichtigsten Theorien der Soziologie. Mit seiner klaren und anschaulichen Sprache gelingt es dem Autor, an das Fach heranzuführen und das Interesse an einem vertieften Studium der einzelnen Bereiche zu wecken.

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Surveying the Social World: Principles and Practice in by Aldridge

By Aldridge

* What are the strengths and boundaries of social surveys?* How can the rules of surveying be placed into practice?* How are findings analysed and effects presented?The survey has develop into a time-honored procedure for amassing details and evaluations from members, corporations, and different teams. In Surveying the Social global, Aldridge and Levine commence by way of interpreting the modern kingdom of surveys inside society and social technology technique, explaining the possibility of the survey process and the methods it may be used successfully while assets are constrained. They then take the reader systematically in the course of the means of engaging in survey learn overlaying in flip, the position of idea, the making plans and layout of initiatives, pilot paintings, entry to informants, moral matters, sampling equipment, the practise of questionnaires, interviewing, using laptop applications, processing responses, statistical equipment of knowledge research, and the presentation of findings. not like a few rival texts that pressure problems and problems of engaging in social surveys, this e-book adopts a consciously 'can-do' procedure, emphasizing concepts and functional assistance. Written in an instantaneous sort with a transparent constitution, each one bankruptcy starts with a listing of key parts and concludes with precis issues, issues for mirrored image and recommendations for additional examining. in addition to examples of recommendations and stable perform from numerous surveys, the authors use their very own go back and forth Survey during the ebook to demonstrate the choices that must be taken at each one degree of the survey method. For the technical themes, there's a word list containing over one hundred thirty technical phrases which are highlighted within the textual content. the result's an important consultant to accomplishing social surveys for college students within the social sciences, and for others who have to perform a neighborhood or organizational survey yet who could have no prior education in social study tools or event of survey paintings.

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Taking Wittgenstein at His Word: A Textual Study: A Textual by Wittgenstein, Ludwig; Fogelin, Robert J.; Wittgenstein,

By Wittgenstein, Ludwig; Fogelin, Robert J.; Wittgenstein, Ludwig

Taking Wittgenstein at His Word is an scan in studying prepared round a valuable query: what sort of interpretation of Wittgenstein's later philosophy emerges if we adhere strictly to his claims that he's no longer within the company of providing and protecting philosophical theses and that his simply objective is to reveal continual conceptual misunderstandings that bring about deep philosophical perplexities? Robert Fogelin attracts out the healing points of Wittgenstein's later paintings by way of heavily reading his account of rule-following and the way he applies the belief within the philosophy of mathematics.

The first of the book's elements makes a speciality of rule-following, Wittgenstein's "paradox of interpretation," and his naturalistic reaction to this paradox, all of that are chronic and an important good points of his later philosophy. Fogelin bargains a corrective to the widespread false impression that the ambiguity of interpretation is a paradox approximately that means, and he emphasizes the significance of Wittgenstein's usually undervalued appeals to typical responses. the second one half the publication examines how Wittgenstein applies his reflections on rule-following to the prestige of mathematical propositions, proofs, and gadgets, resulting in outstanding, demystifying results.

Taking Wittgenstein at His Word indicates that what Wittgenstein claims to be doing and what he truly does are a lot nearer than is usually famous. In doing so, the ebook underscores fundamental--but often underappreciated--insights approximately Wittgenstein's later philosophy.

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The Bounds of Cognition by Frederick Adams

By Frederick Adams

An alarming variety of philosophers and cognitive scientists have argued that brain extends past the mind and physique. This booklet evaluates those arguments and means that, as a rule, it does not.A well timed and suitable learn that exposes the necessity to strengthen a extra subtle concept of cognition, whereas pointing to a daring new course in exploring the character of cognitionArticulates and defends the “mark of the cognitive”, a standard feel concept used to differentiate among cognitive and non-cognitive processesChallenges the present approval for prolonged cognition thought via severe research and by means of mentioning fallacies and shortcoming within the literatureStimulates discussions that might enhance debate in regards to the nature of cognition within the cognitive sciences

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Appeal to Pity: Argumentum Ad Misericordiam by Douglas N. Walton

By Douglas N. Walton

Entice pity has often been exploited with extraordinary good fortune as a misleading tactic of argumentation, a lot in order that it has routinely been handled as a fallacy. utilizing a case learn process, the writer examines examples of appeals to pity and compassion in genuine arguments for you to classify, study, and overview the categories of arguments utilized in those appeals. one of the instances studied are the arguable use of "poster children" within the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy and the "baby incubators tale" deployed by means of a public kinfolk company to steer the choice to ship U.S. forces into Kuwait through the Gulf warfare. as well as the analyses of those and different case experiences, this e-book offers, for the 1st time, specified instructions and valuable standards with which to spot, learn, and overview circumstances of the advert misericordiam argument.

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Process-Tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines by Derek Beach

By Derek Beach

Process-tracing in social technological know-how is a technique for learning causal mechanisms linking motives with results. this permits the researcher to make robust inferences approximately how a reason (or set of reasons) contributes to generating an end result. Derek seashore and Rasmus Brun Pedersen introduce a polished definition of process-tracing, differentiating it into 3 distinctive versions and explaining the purposes and barriers of every. The authors boost the underlying common sense of process-tracing, together with how one should still comprehend causal mechanisms and the way Bayesian common sense allows robust within-case inferences. they supply directions for picking the variation of process-tracing best suited for the learn query handy and a collection of instructions for every level of the study process.

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Verstehen: The Uses of Understanding in the Social Sciences by Michael Martin

By Michael Martin

In past due nineteenth-century German educational circles, the time period verstehen (literally, knowing, or comprehension) got here to be linked to the view that social phenomena has to be understood from the perspective of the social actor. Advocates of this process have been adversarial via positivists who under pressure the solidarity of technique among the social and normal sciences and an exterior, experimental, and quantitative wisdom. even though transformed over the years, the dispute among positivists and antipositivists--nowadays referred to as naturalists and antinaturalists--has continued and nonetheless defines many debates within the box of philosophy of social sciences. during this quantity, Michael Martin bargains a severe appraisal of verstehen as a style of verification and discovery in addition to an important situation for understanding.

In its most powerful kinds, verstehen involves subjectively reliving the event of the social actor or not less than rethinking his or her innovations, whereas in its weaker varieties it basically consists of reconstructing the reason for appearing. Martin's commencing bankruptcy deals a reconsideration of the controversy among the classical verstehen theorists--Wilhelm Dilthey, Max Weber, R.G. Collingwood--and the positivists. Chapters 2 and three care for positivist opinions of verstehen as a style of social medical verification and realizing. within the next chapters Martin considers modern sorts of the verstehen place and argues that they prefer the classical positions, they clash with the pluralistic nature of social technology. bankruptcy four discusses Peter Winch's and William Dray's variations of verstehen, whereas chapters five via nine ponder contemporary theorists--Karl Popper, Charles Taylor, Clifford Geertz--whose paintings should be characterised in verstehenist phrases: In his end Martin defines the restrictions of the classical and up to date verstehen positions and proposes a methodological pluralism during which verstehen is justified pragmatically when it comes to the needs and contexts of inquiry. This quantity is the single entire and sustained critique of verstehen conception at present to be had. will probably be of curiosity to sociologists, philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists.

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