Released on 2012-03-09Categories Social Science

An Ethnography of Global Landscapes and Corridors

An Ethnography of Global Landscapes and Corridors

Author: Loshini Naidoo

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535102540

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 415

The chapters presented in this book draw on ethnography as a methodology in a variety of disciplines, including education, management, design, marketing, ecology and scientific contexts, illustrating the value of a qualitative approach to research design. The chapters discuss the use of traditional ethnographic methods, such as immersion, observation and interview, as well as innovative ethnographical methods which have been influenced by the new digital culture. The latter challenges notions of identity, field and traditional culture such that people are able to represent themselves in the research process rather than be represented. New approaches to ethnography also examine the use and implication of images in representation as well as critically examining the role and impact of the researcher in the process.
Released on 2012-03-09Categories Social Science

An Ethnography of Global Landscapes and Corridors

An Ethnography of Global Landscapes and Corridors

Author: Loshini Naidoo

Publisher: IntechOpen

ISBN: 9535102540

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 937

The chapters presented in this book draw on ethnography as a methodology in a variety of disciplines, including education, management, design, marketing, ecology and scientific contexts, illustrating the value of a qualitative approach to research design. The chapters discuss the use of traditional ethnographic methods, such as immersion, observation and interview, as well as innovative ethnographical methods which have been influenced by the new digital culture. The latter challenges notions of identity, field and traditional culture such that people are able to represent themselves in the research process rather than be represented. New approaches to ethnography also examine the use and implication of images in representation as well as critically examining the role and impact of the researcher in the process.
Released on 2013-09-03Categories Technology & Engineering

Engineering Practice in a Global Context

Engineering Practice in a Global Context

Author: Bill Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415636964

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 679

This volume aims to provide the reader with a broad cross-section of empirical research being carried out into engineers at work. The chapters provide pointers to other relevant studies over recent decades – an important aspect, we believe, because this area has only recently begun to coalesce as a field of study and up to now relevant empirical research has tended to be published across a range of academic disciplines. This lack of readily available literature might explain why contemporary notions of engineering have drifted far from the realities of practice and are in urgent need of revision. The principal focus is on what empirical studies tell us about the social and technical aspects of engineering practice and the mutual interaction between the two. After a foreword by Gary Lee Downey, the research presented by the various chapter authors is based on empirical data from studies of engineers working in a variety of global settings that include Australia, Ireland, Portugal, South Asia, Switzerland, the UK and the US The following groups of readers are addressed: •researchers and students with an interest in engineering practice, •professional engineers, particularly those interested in research on engineering practice, •engineering educators, •people who employ, recruit or work with engineers. Providing a much clearer picture of engineering practice and its variations than has been available until now, the book is of interest to engineers and those who work with them. At the same time it provides invaluable resource material for educators who are aiming for more authentic learning experiences in their classrooms. Further information, visit the website Engineering Practice in a Global Context Online: http://epr.ist.utl.pt/EPGC/
Released on 2022-02-18Categories Business & Economics

Organizational Ethnography

Organizational Ethnography

Author: Jenna Pandeli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000543841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 536

This textbook explores practices, first-hand experiences and emerging ideas within organizational ethnography, providing a toolkit that prepares ethnographers for the uncertainties and realities of fieldworking. Students faced with the complexities of qualitative observational techniques and considerations, such as the scope of the research, the personal and professional intertwined life of the qualitative research or the decision of when to leave the field, will find the book an extremely useful, practical guide. A range of experiences from a variety of academics at different stages of their career, to highlight the differences in practices, approaches and encounters, are presented. The themes of the individual chapters cover three main areas: aspects to consider and reflect on before undertaking an ethnography, the process and experiences of conducting ethnographic work and considerations for after the fieldwork. Particular attention is given to appreciating the complexity and practicalities of ethnographic work, providing a more experience-driven text, and understanding perspectives from a range of different approaches to organizational ethnography. This book should be a recommended text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying research methods within Business and Management. It is particularly important for all students and academics undertaking qualitative research, especially ethnography.
Released on 2018-11-02Categories Medical

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment

Author: Guazzaroni, Giuliana

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522571698

Category: Medical

Page: 329

View: 669

Medical and technological organizations have recently developed therapy and assistance solutions that venture beyond what is considered conventional for individuals with various mental health conditions and behavioral disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety disorders, phobias, and learning difficulties. Through the use of virtual and augmented reality, researchers are working to provide alternative therapy methods to treat these conditions, while studying the long-term effects the treatment has on patients. Virtual and Augmented Reality in Mental Health Treatment provides innovative insights into the use and durability of virtual reality as a treatment for various behavioral and emotional disorders and health problems. The content within this publication represents the work of e-learning, digital psychology, and quality of care. It is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, professionals, medical staff, educators, and researchers, and covers topics centered on medical and therapeutic applications of artificial intelligence and simulated environment.
Released on 2017-05-26Categories

Critical Studies of Innovation

Critical Studies of Innovation

Author: Benoît Godin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785367229

Category:

Page: 352

View: 507

Different theories, models and narratives of innovation compete for both legitimacy and authority. However, despite the variations, they all offer a consistent pro-innovation bias, dismissing resistance as irrational, and overlooking the value of non-users and collateral impacts. This book looks at innovation from a different perspective and asks, what has been left out? It offers a reflexive view and invites researchers to consider new avenues of research, through a critique of current representations of innovation.
Released on 2022-05-13Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Autoethnographic Perspectives on Multilingual Life Stories

Autoethnographic Perspectives on Multilingual Life Stories

Author: Hanc?-Azizoglu, Eda Ba?ak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668437407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

View: 404

Storytelling is an ideal avenue for language learners to share their experiences and journeys and find a sense of identity. Everyone who has learned an additional language has a story to tell, but there is a unique type of autoethnographic and linguistic story that can be read in scholarly platforms. Autoethnographic Perspectives on Multilingual Life Stories presents the life stories of multilingual people and their experiences by using autoethnography as a research method. It proposes narrative as an autobiographical research method that provides the technique and opportunity to express how transnationals construct their identities in foreign and new contexts through partial or full life stories. Covering topics such as identity, life stories, and self-discovery, this reference work is ideal for academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.
Released on 2015-11-02Categories Business & Economics

Qualitative Methods in Business Research

Qualitative Methods in Business Research

Author: Päivi Eriksson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473952515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 882

This pragmatic, applied textbook showcases the potential and impact of qualitative research in business and management. Using case studies and a global approach it provides you with an overview of the philosophies, methodologies and methods you will need to research in this field. Demystifying the whole process, it walks you through every aspect of conducting and using research in business, including generating questions, collecting useful data, evaluating the research and disseminating your findings. It also: Explores the challenges of working with qualitative data Introduces qualitative methods including interviews, focus groups & ethnography New to the 2nd edition: The role of digital tools and social media, and how you can use them for data collection 3 new chapters on qualitative content analysis, visual research and publishing research. Praise for the 1st edition: `Comprehensive, current and compelling, a winning combination for any research student or practitioner interested in increasing his/her knowledge about qualitative methods as they apply to business research' - The Qualitative Report
Released on 2022-05-16Categories Education

Qualitative Methods

Qualitative Methods

Author: Dr. Salma Seth

Publisher: Friends Publications (India)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 318

View: 763

This book aims to provide researchers who are new (or relatively new) to qualitative research with the methodological tools and conceptual maps they need to navigate their way through the process. It describes the uncertainties surrounding qualitative research and the many dilemmas faced by researchers. It illustrates these by drawing on the experiences of researchers with varying degrees of expertise in qualitative research. It also provides readers with the necessary background knowledge and raises their awareness of the questions they will need to address to help them make informed decisions about how to deal with these uncertainties and dilemmas. The contents of the book are organized in a way that reflects the three main objectives that the authors had in mind. The first objective was to provide readers with the necessary background knowledge and an awareness of the questions they will need to address in order to make informed decisions about whether to conduct qualitative research and if they decide to follow a qualitative path, which particular qualitative approach(es) would be suited to their research goals. The second objective was to equip readers with the basic tools to carry out their analysis by providing detailed, contextualized coverage of the practicalities of the qualitative methods/approaches. In addition, the book includes accounts of an actual analysis of a specific data set in a step-by-step manner using the approaches. The third objective was to provide the reader with guidance as to how to write up qualitative research in general and the ethical considerations of qualitative inquiry in the concluding chapter.
Released on 2015-07-15Categories Social Science

Down Country Lanes, Behind Abandoned Houses

Down Country Lanes, Behind Abandoned Houses

Author: Keith V. Bletzer

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781681081045

Category: Social Science

Page: 613

View: 731

Based on six years of extended ethnography in multiple agricultural areas of the Eastern United States, Down Country Lanes, Behind Abandoned Houses is a monograph which explores the lives of migrant and seasonal farm workers. The six-year study secured multi-setting field data in primary, secondary and casual sites, and audio-taped narrative life stories from men and women who harvest and perform the related tasks that help to make the many foods which we enjoy in abundance. The study presented in this book elaborates vignettes from field observations with a focus on workers who use drugs and alcohol, and is complemented by formal (narrative life stories) and informal interviews. The author explores diverse field data that reveal the hardships, exclusion and social adversities that migrant farm workers experience many times more often than any other social group with considerable susceptibility to drug / alcohol use. Down Country Lanes, Behind Abandoned Houses gives readers a perspective about farm workers’ social vulnerability across multiple agricultural areas, while comparing willful neglect and social non-existence experienced by farm workers to a gray zone of contemporary horrors in the way that these men and women have been viewed and treated over many decades. The monograph is an invaluable reference for the study of social problems, substance abuse, trans-national migratory experiences and field methods in sociology. The book also serves as a contemporary handbook on the anthropology of American agricultural labor.
Released on 2013-10-31Categories Business & Economics

Progressive Trends in Knowledge and System-Based Science for Service Innovation

Progressive Trends in Knowledge and System-Based Science for Service Innovation

Author: Kosaka, Michitaka

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466646643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 511

View: 589

Scientific investigation in the service industry has produced a major effect on productivity and quality in order to lead to new services. With ever-evolving internet technologies and information environments, system science and knowledge science seem to be an effective tool for service innovation in the 21st century. Progressive Trends in Knowledge and System-Based Science for Service Innovation illustrates new approaches to service innovation and new methodologies from the knowledge science and system science perspectives. Practitioners and researchers interested in knowing more about practical theories and successful examples in service science will find this book to be a vital asset to their studies.
Released on 2021-05-06Categories Social Science

MICOSS 2020

MICOSS 2020

Author: Suraya

Publisher: European Alliance for Innovation

ISBN: 9781631903045

Category: Social Science

Page: 675

View: 869

Mercu Buana International Conference on Social Sciences aims to bring academic scientists, research scholars and practitioners to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Social Sciences. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, educators and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Social Science Society 5.0. This international conference event was held on September 28-29, 2020 virtually.