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New Books in Research Methods

New books for research methods in social science. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals in this area. Also check out our new additions from the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods collection.

researchmatters

Research Matters: A Guide to Research Writing
by Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy Rupiper Taggart
McGraw-Hill
2013

beginnersguide

Beginner’s Guide to Doing Qualitative Research: How to Get Into the Field, Collect Data, and Write Up Your Project
by Erin Horvat
Teacher’s College Press
2013

usablesocialscience

Usable Social Science
by Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed
University of California Press
Online
2013

quantumsocsci

Quantum Social Science
by Emmanuel Haven and Andrei Yu. Khrennikov
by Cambridge University Press
2013


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New Books in Communication!

New books of particular interest to students and faculty in the Communication Department are arriving in the library. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals.

fastfuture

Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World
by David D. Burstein
Beacon Press
2013

twitter

Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age
by Dhiraj Murthy
Polity Press
2013

culturalchangeldrshporg

Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations: A Practical Guide to Successful Organizational Change
by Jaap J. Boonstra
John Wiley & Sons
Online
2013

discourse2.0Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
edited by Deborah Tannen and Anna Marie Trester
Georgetown University Press
Online
2013


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Criminology Blogs to Follow

Blogs are a popular outlet for timely and dynamic academic thought, as well as an avenue for activism and focused discussion. Below are some notable blogs in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, with descriptions from the sites themselves. Don’t see your favorite blog? Tell us about it in the comments!

Public Criminology from The Society Pages
Sociological Criminology from Chris Uggen, Michelle Inderbitzin, and Sara Wakefield.

Prison Culture
Prison Culture is an attempt to document how the current prison industrial complex operates and to underscore the ways that it structures American society.

Grits for Breakfast
The private weblog and nom de plume of Scott Henson, a former journalist turned opposition researcher/political consultant, public policy researcher and blogger. Grits for Breakfast looks at the Texas criminal justice system, with a little politics and whatever else suits the author’s fancy thrown in.

Crime & Consequences
Topics include: Criminal and crime-related civil cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; Significant decisions in the field by other courts; Studies with public policy implications related to crime and criminal justice; Links to and discussion of news items and blogs related to criminal law. We approach criminal law issues from the perspective of victims of crime and the law-abiding public.

Action Committee for Women in Prison
Our mission is to advocate for the humane and compassionate treatment of all incarcerated women everywhere. We work for the release of all women who are unjustly imprisoned, and strive to reduce the over reliance on incarceration. We work to bring fairness and equity into the criminal justice system and to shift the focus to treatment and restorative justice.

Juvenile Justice Blog
Tamar Rebecca Birckhead is an associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… Her research interests focus on issues related to juvenile justice policy and reform, criminal law and procedure, indigent criminal defense, and the criminalization of poverty.

Innocence Blog from the Innocence Project
The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and created by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld in 1992. The project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Prison Photography
The Image / Incarceration / Representation / Media / Social Justice / Responsible Photography

Just Policy Blog
Justice Policy Institute is a national nonprofit organization that changes the conversation around justice reform and advances policies that promote well-being and justice for all people and communities. Our research and analyses identify effective programs and policies and we disseminate our findings to the media, policymakers and advocates, and provide training and technical assistance supports to people working for justice reform.


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Teaching and Learning Strategies Continued

This post is for all of you who would like to capitalize on the momentum of yesterday’s exciting Teaching and Learning Strategies presentations. Did you know that Falvey offers many discipline-specific teaching and learning journals? Check out highlights from some of these journals below.

College Teaching
Publishes peer-reviewed articles on how instructors across all academic disciplines can improve student learning. Each issue includes practical ideas and new strategies for successful teaching. Topics may range from research on teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, and assessment and grading, to faculty development, course design, and interdisciplinary teaching.

 

Communication Education
Our mission at Communication Education is to publish rigorous, social science research related to these two focus areas: instructional communication and communication education.

 

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
A peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that addresses the professional needs of the journalism and mass communication educator and administrator on both secondary and collegiate levels.

 

Teaching of Psychology
This indispensable journal offers creative and hands-on articles that help you use a variety of resources (for example, technology as a teaching tool) to enhance student learning.

 

Teaching Sociology
From the American Sociological Association, Teaching Sociology publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline’s teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues.

 

Journal of Teacher Education
Provides a vital forum for considering practice, policy, and research in teacher education. It examines some of the most timely and important topics in the field.

 

Counselor Education and Supervision
Publishes articles on research, theory development, and program applications with essential information for the preparation and supervision of counselors in various settings.

 

Journal of Criminal Justice Education (available 1990-2011)
An official publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). JCJE provides a forum for the examination, discussion and debate of a broad range of issues concerning post-secondary education in criminal justice, criminology and related areas.

 

 

 

 


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New Books in Communication!

Check out all the latest arrivals in Communication.

21ccommhdbk21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook
(online)
edited by William F. Eadie
Sage Publications
2009

overturephilcommAn Overture to Philosophy of Communication: The Carrier of Meaning
Ronald C. Arnett & Annette M. Holba
Peeter Lang
2012

movingdataMoving Data: The iPhone and the Future of Media
edited by Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau
Columbia University Press
2012

FTessesntialguideThe Financial Times Essential Guide to Leading Your Team: how to set goals, measure performance and reward talent
by Graham Yemm
Pearson
2012

givememoneyGive Me the Money and I’ll Shoot: Finance Your Factual TV/Film Project
by Nicola Lees
Methuen Drama
2011

 

 


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New Books in Criminology

Check out these new books in criminology. Or, see the full list.

disruptingschoolprisonpipelineDisrupting the school-to-prison pipeline
edited by Sophia Bahena
Harvard Educational Review
2012

Alalcoholviolencecohol and violence: The nature of the relationship and the promise of prevention
by Robert Nash Parker and Kevin J. McCaffree
Lexington Books
2013

oxhndbkcrimthryOxford Handbook of Criminological Theory
edited by Francis T. Cullen and Pamela Wilcox
Oxford University Press
2013

understandingparricideUnderstanding parricide: When sons and daughters kill parents
by Kathleen M. Heide
Oxford University Press
2013


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New Research Methods Books

Check out these new research methods books.

whentousewhatWhen to use what research design
by W. Paul Vogt, Dianne C. Gardner, Lynne M. Haeffele
Guilford Press
2012

successfulresearchprojectsSuccessful research projects: A step-by-step guide
by Bernard C. Beins,
Sage Publications
2013

reviewingqualresearchReviewing qualitative research
edited by Audrey A. Trainor and Elizabeth Graue
Routledge
2013

howconductsurveysHow to conduct surveys: A step-by-step guide
by Arlene Fink
Sage Publications
2013

emergingmethodspsyEmerging methods in psychology
edited by Emily Abbey and Seth SurganTransaction Publishers
2011

 


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New Books in Communication!

New books in communication are arriving all the time! See some highlights below or review a list of the latest arrivals.

qualmediaanalysisQualitative Media Analysis
by David L. Altheide and Christopher J. Schneider
Sage Publications
2013

millenialsnewssocialmediaMillenials, news, and social media: Is news engagement a thing of the past?
by Paula M. Poindexter
Peter Lang
2012

methodsofrandomMethods of randomization in experimental design
by Valentim R. Alferes
Sage
2012

cyberbullyingCyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age
by Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, Patricia W. Agatston
Wiley-Blackwell
2012

exploringprofcommExploring professional communication: language in action
by Stephanie Schnurr
Routledge
2012

 

 


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Social Explorer Trial

Falvey Memorial Library currently has a trial of Social Explorer (on campus access only). Social Explorer is a web application for interacting with the U.S. Census and other data.

Social Explorer contains over 18,000 maps, hundreds of profile reports, 40 billion data elements, 335,000 variables and 220 years of data. Interactive mapping and reporting tools let you explore a vast array of demographic data quickly and easily.

Available Maps and Reports:
  • Census data from 1790 to 2010
  • American Community Survey (all)
  • Religion data – InfoGroup 2009
  • Religion data – RCMS 1980 to 2000
  • Carbon emissions – Vulcan Project

Please let us know what you think, and if you would like to retain access to Social Explorer. Contact Kristyna Carroll.


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New DVDs!

A bunch of new DVDs on a diverse set of topics have recently arrived in the library. See the whole list, or check out some highlights below.

Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide

Documentary Film (2012)
Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s groundbreaking book, HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide.

Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope. You will be shocked, outraged, brought to tears. Most important, you will be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the capabilities of women and girls to realize their staggering potential.

Money, Power & Wall Street
Documentary Film –  A Frontline Production (2012)
In a special 4-hour investigation FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy exploring key decisions missed opportunities and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.

 

 

First Position
Documentary Film (2012)
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. The box office hit documentary, Bess Kargman’s award-winning FIRST POSITION follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

Slavoj Zizek, the Reality of the Virtual
Interview (2007)
Slavoj Zizek is a realist thinker. Zizek is always trying to think from the standpoint of the real and, at the same time, to think through the standpoint of the real. Going beyond the Lacanian Real what resists symbolization or marks the limit that is both obstacle and access to the real this is an examination of those real elements (which may or may not resist symbolization) that constitute the nodal points of our worldly existence, the points that undermine all systematic attempts to determine this existence in advance and by means of externally derived iron laws. It is unlikely that Zizek himself would put the matter in this fashion. This is because his strategy is precisely to flirt with iron principles (what he has most recently named lost causes) in order to expose how the political contingencies of our world are nowadays veiled by a palliative language that uses the alibi of contingency to defeat principles…

Albert Nobbs
Feature Film (2012)
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) gives a “powerhouse performance” (New York Post) as a woman who passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Also starring a prestigious international cast including Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ALBERT NOBBS is a “terrific” (IndieWIRE) film adapted from the short story by Irish author George Moore.

*DVD cover photos and summaries from amazon.com.


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