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Academic Blogs  

Jimmie Manning

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
Academic blogs are an increasingly popular form of social media that allow scholars to enact public engagement. This chapter examines academic blogs as scholarship, blogs about ... More

Academics Writing for a Broader Public Audience  

Phillip Vannini and Sarah Abbott

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
Despite continued appeals by funding bodies, universities, and academy-based professional organizations to engage in knowledge mobilization, few academic researchers have made convincing ... More

An Assessment of Methods for Measuring Automatic Cognition  

Andrew Miles

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
Sociologists increasingly incorporate cognitive processes into their theoretical models. To date, scholars have paid particular attention to “Type 1” processes that are characterized by ... More

Audience and Voice (and Sometimes Reflexivity)  

Yvonna S. Lincoln, Vassa Grichko, and Glenn Allen Phillips

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
As qualitative researchers reach out to expand the reception of their research, they must consider both the kinds of audiences they wish to reach and the discourse—or “voice”—that will ... More

Bourdieu and Geometric Data Analysis  

Frédéric Lebaron and Brigitte Le Roux

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract The extent to which the concepts of field and social space are linked to a concrete mode of empirical research—and in particular to a set of original statistical tools—has ... More

A Brief Statement on the Future of Public Scholarship and the Research Methods Landscape  

Patricia Leavy

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
The book editor offers some final comments about the state of the field and promise for the future. Leavy suggests researchers consider using the language of “shapes” to talk about the ... More

Cellphilms in Public Scholarship  

Katie MacEntee, Casey Burkholder, and Joshua Schwab-Cartas

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
Digital media offer new platforms for engagement and dissemination for public scholarship. Cellphilm method (cellphone + film production) is a participatory visual methodology that builds ... More

Charting the Emergence of the Cultural from the Cognitive with Agent-Based Modeling  

Lynette Shaw

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter provides an overview of agent-based modeling (ABM), a computational method that allows researchers to simulate how macro-level phenomena spontaneously arise from micro-level ... More

Composing an Undivided Life as an Activist/Scholar: methods for practicing engaged social movement scholarship  

Adria D. Goodson

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter illustrates the core methodological challenges and ultimate benefits of constructing engaged social movement theory through examining the design and implementation of the ... More

Contrasting Scientific Discourses of Skin Lightening in Domestic and Global Contexts  

Celeste Vaughan Curington and Miliann Kang

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May 2019
This chapter examines how racial and gender ideologies shape and are shaped by scientific understandings of beauty practices via a critical examination of the scholarly discourses on skin ... More

Correspondence Analysis and Bourdieu’s Approach to Statistics: Using Correspondence Analysis within Field Theory  

Julien Duval

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
Chapter abstract Since the mid-1970s, Bourdieu used multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) on a regular basis in order to construct fields and social spaces. After having been long ... More

Creative Nonfiction in Qualitative Inquiry  

Jessica Smartt Gullion and Jessica Spears Williams

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
In this chapter, Gullion and Williams address many of the nuances of writing qualitative inquiry. They urge researchers to incorporate elements from creative nonfiction and storytelling ... More

Disaster Research: past, present, and future  

Mark R. Landahl, DeeDee M. Bennett, and Brenda D. Phillips

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter provides an overview of the history and development of research examining disaster events. The historical review includes discussion of the three core research traditions ... More

Dual-Process Models in Sociology  

Vanina Leschziner

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
In the ongoing quest to find new analytical or methodological tools to explicate social action, cultural sociologists have recently turned to the dual-process models developed by cognitive ... More

Ethical Challenges Community-Based Researchers and Community-Based Organizations Face: can we still work together?  

Margaret R. Boyd

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
Community-based research (CBR) has grown rapidly since its origins and has helped to make substantial and positive changes within communities. The goals of CBR are to collaborate with ... More

Ethical Issues Working with Vulnerable Populations  

Isabel Araiza

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
To engage ethically with vulnerable populations requires an investment of time and energy. Public scholars must examine critically what they think they know about the population with which ... More

For the Sake of Humanity: research on cross-cultural collaborative arts for public health  

Wendy L. Sternberg

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter explores the conjoined artistic and scientific space with research on cross-cultural collaborative arts used for public health messaging. The author explores the complexities ... More

Foregrounding and Backgrounding: the logic and mechanics of semiotic subversion  

Eviatar Zerubavel

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Sep 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines the sociocognitive act of subverting the conventional semiotic asymmetry between what we culturally mark and what is habitually left unmarked and thereby assumed by ... More

Generating Publicity and Engaging with the Media to Promote Academic Research  

Mark David Ryan

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter provides insight into ways for academics and researchers to generate media coverage for their research and communicate knowledge to the public through mainstream print, ... More

Grant Writing as a Creative Process: methods from brainstorming to project building, management, and completion  

Ellen Gorsevski, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, and Lisa Hanasono

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
This chapter emphasizes creativity as an important, but often forgotten, methodological aspect of grant writing as a rhetorical genre. Sharing knowledge of three experienced grant writers ... More

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