The Importance of Common Metrics for Advancing Social Science Theory and Research: A Workshop Summary Overview Authors Rose Maria Li, Rapporteur; Committee on Advancing Social Science Theory: The Importance of Common Metrics; National Research Council Description In February 2010, the National Research Council convened a workshop to investigate the feasibility of developing well-grounded common metrics to advance behavioral and social science research, both in terms of advancing the development of theory and increasing the utility of research for policy and practice. The Workshop on Advancing Social Science Theory: The Importance of Common Metrics had three goals: To examine the benefits and costs involved in moving from metric diversity to greater standardization, both in terms of advancing the development of theory and increasing the utility of research for policy and practice. This book is a summary of the two days of presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. [read less] Suggested Citation National Research Council. Import this citation to:
The logic of functional analysis in sociology and social anthropology From the reconstruction and criticism of functional analysis that has been undertaken, I would suggest that certain conclusions emerge. I shall conclude by listing the more important ones. Thesis I: functional analysis is a particular method of explaining and describing social phenomena. Thesis II: functional analysis is a form of systemic analysis, requiring the acceptance of a systemic model of society, be it a model of a simple system, or a teleological system, or a functional system, or a teleological system composed of teleological elements. Thesis III: four types of functional analysis can be distinguished, depending on the systemic model that is accepted: simple functional analysis, developed functional analysis, double-level functional analysis and functional-motivational analysis. Thesis IV: the question of the applicability of functionalist language to explanations of social phenomena has not been finally and positively resolved.
Climatic Risk Atlas of European Butterflies There has been increasing recognition over the past decade that climate change represents a real threat to biodiversity. Butterflies are the insect group with the best historical information on distributions, and have already shown clear evidence of range shifts consistent with the effects of climate warming. Relatively comprehensive distribution data for European butterflies, collected by a multitude of professional and amateur entomologists and compiled as an atlas by Otakar Kudrna, has now permitted the production by Josef Settele and colleagues of this Climatic Risk Atlas, an ambitious venture modelling the effects of climate change on 294 European butterfly species. The aims of the Atlas are set out in the Foreword: to provide a visual aid to communicate climate change risks for biodiversity; to present information that could help prioritise conservation for a large taxonomic group; and to reach a broad audience for scientific predictions of climate change impacts on biodiversity.
Left Coast Press : Handbook of Anthropology in Business "Anthropologists of the 21st Century inescapably study the pervasive role of consumption in people's everyday lives. In an age of Big Data, scanner data, and online analytics, it is such ethnographic research that is providing the most compelling insights into consumption. As the chapters in this handbook demonstrate, some of the very best research on business — including consumption, technology, design, organizational and work practice studies — is being done by business anthropologists." - Russell Belk, Schulich School of Business, York University " The Handbook of Anthropology in Business is as deep as it is broad, approachable by readers new to the field, and informative and insightful for experts. - ken anderson, principal engineer, Intel - Catriona Macaulay, Programme Director MSc Design Ethnography, University of Dundee "This indispensable volume highlights the promise of anthropologists' contributions in business. - George E. "What a welcome book!
eBooks | Ubiquity Press ]u[ Ubiquity Press books are fully open access, because we believe that monograph authors should also receive the maximum dissemination of their work. This is especially important for increasing the impact of research in disciplines such as the humanities, where a high proportion of work is distributed in book form. We publish both individual and series books, all fully peer reviewed, and also support other university presses with the transition to e-publishing. Accessing published eBooks Our eBooks platform is under development, so in the meantime content will be shared via the Directory of Open Access Books. Fully open access (text and data) All of our titles are freely available online without restriction, widely indexed and fully accessible to a global audience. Multiple formats and devices Ubiquity Press ebook content will be available in all major formats including epub, PDF, HTML and Kindle. Researcher recognition Print on demand Rapid publishing Sustainability
Online Master's Program - UNT Anthropology Overview The online master’s program offered by UNT’s Department of Anthropology was created to serve students who are unable to attend an on-campus master's program due to geographic, work and/or family constraints. Among other groups, we hope to attract students with diverse backgrounds who have been historically underrepresented in anthropology. This program was created by the UNT anthropology faculty using innovative pedagogical designs that maintain the rigor of a fully face-to-face program while making it more accessible. We offer both an MA and an MS degree in Applied Anthropology. Accreditation UNT is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Program Trajectory The program can be completed in three years. All courses are fully online. Degree Options Degree Options Suggested Timeline Most students take two courses per semester due to workload and other committments. Summer, before starting program Fall, Year 1 Spring, Year 1 Fall, Year 2
World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization Between 2009 and 2012, Dr Dan Hicks (Curator of Archaeology and University Lecturer) led a collections-based project that developed the first overview of the range and research potential of the Museum's world archaeology collections. The project - Characterizing the World Archaeology Collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum - was funded by a grant of £116,325 from the John Fell OUP Research Fund and with additional support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (IfA Workplace Bursaries scheme) and the Boise Fund. The project resulted in a book, published in March 2013 as both hard copy and in open access form. This volume - World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization - introduces the range, history and significance of the archaeological collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, and sets out priorities for future research into the collection. You can order the book from Archaeopress
Papers you can download Jordan, Brigitte, Christina Wasson and Heather S. Roth-Lobo 2015 Ethnographic Study Lifts the Hood on what REALLY Goes On inside that Car.EPIC Blog, June 9, 2015, [EPIC members only]. Jordan, Brigitte 2014 Technology and Social Interaction: Notes on the Achievement of Authoritative Knowledge in Complex Settings.Online Journal of the International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE): 6:1:95-132. 2014 Notes on the State of Business Anthropology.Journal of Business Anthropology (Spring): 3:1:126-131. 2013 Dancing with Tools: How Technologies Have Shaped Society and Vice Versa.Anthropology News (March/April): 54:3-4:6-7. 2013 Introduction, Pp. 7-22 in: Advancing Ethnography in Corporate Environments: Challenges and Emerging Opportunities, Brigitte Jordan, ed. 2012 The Double Helix of Learning: Knowledge Transfer in Traditional and Techno-Centric Communities. 2009 The Decoupling of Work and Place.
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books Purpose of DOAB The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory will be open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards. Metadata harvesting and content dissemination OAI harvesting DOAB supports the OAI protocol for metadata harvesting (OAI-PMH). Technical informationBase URL: Metadata format: All books in DOAB are available in Dublin Core oai_dc and MARCXML formats. Awards
Left Coast Press : Advancing Ethnography in Corporate Environments "This is an incredibly useful book for grasping the power and nuances of what ethnographic techniques, practices and mindsets can provide the corporate world. This is no ordinary book. By cleverly pairing different points of view on ethnographic methods the authors provide a textured understanding of why ethnography is such an important tool for grappling with today’s rapidly evolving world. I highly recommend this book." - John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corp and Former Director of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) "One of the biggest challenges that hangs over the social sciences today is how to make sense of the corporate landscape. - Gillian Tett, U.S. "Ethnography has come to be accepted in industry as an important component of corporate research programs. - Brian Moeran, Professor of Business Anthropology, Copenhagen Business School; Editor, Journal of Business Anthropology
L'évolution du vivant expliquée à ma boulangère - Virginie Népoux - Livre et Ebook gratuit 2009. Année du bicentenaire de la naissance de Darwin, et 150ème anniversaire de la publication de "De l'origine des espèces".Pourtant combien de personnes affirment "Je ne crois pas en l'évolution" ? Combien se la représente encore comme une "marche du progrès", du singe à l'homme qui se redresse progressivement . si vous faites partie d'une de ces deux catégories, levez la main... Vous avez une main en l'air en lisant ces lignes ? Alors cet ouvrage est fait pour vous. Entre les ouvrages pour spécialistes, ou personnes ayant déjà de bonnes connaissances de biologie, et les textes trop simples, qui ne rendent pas compte de l'ensemble de la théorie, voire poussent la simplification jusqu'à l'erreur, il n'est pas toujours facile de trouver des explications complètes mais simples. Préface de Pierre-Henri Gouyon, professeur au Muséum national d'histoire naturelle de Paris Postface : Tadeusz Kawecki, professeur à l'Université de Lausanne