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Methods of Research into the Unconscious: Applying Psychoanalytic Ideas to Social Science

Methods of Research into the Unconscious: Applying Psychoanalytic Ideas to Social Science

Edited by Kalina Stamenova, R.D. Hinshelwood

  • Paperback £32.19 (RRP : £34.99 save £2.80)

The Psychoanalytic Unconscious is a slippery set of phenomena to pin down. There is not an accepted standard form of research, outside of the clinical practice of psychoanalysis. In this book a... (more)

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice

Edited by Susan Long, Julian Manley

  • Paperback £32.19 (RRP : £34.99 save £2.80)

The idea of social dreaming argues that dreams are relevant to the wider social sphere and have a collective resonance that goes beyond the personal narrative.

In this fascinating collection,... (more)

Coaching with Research in Mind

Coaching with Research in Mind

by Rebecca J. Jones

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

How can coaches maximise the effectiveness of their practice?

What can research tell us about how and why coaching 'works'?

How can we use the evidence base to enable others to reach their... (more)

Becoming a Reflexive Researcher: Travellers' Tales

Becoming a Reflexive Researcher: Travellers' Tales

by Kim Etherington

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In contrast to traditional impersonal approaches to research, reflexive researchers acknowledge the impact of their own experience, beliefs and culture on the processes and outcomes of inquiry. The... (more)

Further Researching Beneath the Surface: Psycho-Social Research Methods in Practice - Volume 2

Further Researching Beneath the Surface: Psycho-Social Research Methods in Practice - Volume 2

Edited by Anne-Marie Cummins, Nigel Williams

  • Paperback £28.99

Contributions in this volume cover ways of knowing, the dynamics of research encounters, new methods of psycho-social inquiry, and the first-hand experience of being a researcher. Since the first... (more)

Research on the Couch: Single Case Studies, Subjectivity, and Psychoanalytic Knowledge

Research on the Couch: Single Case Studies, Subjectivity, and Psychoanalytic Knowledge

by R.D. Hinshelwood

  • Paperback £36.99

Is psychoanalysis knowledge? Is psychoanalysis a science, or is it hermeneutics? Can clinical material be considered research data? Psychoanalysis is ambiguous about whether it is about meaning or... (more)

Researching Beneath the Surface: Psycho-Social Research Methods in Practice

Researching Beneath the Surface: Psycho-Social Research Methods in Practice

Edited by Simon Clarke, Paul Hoggett

  • Paperback £32.99

This book offers an overview of the rapidly expanding field of Psycho-Social research. Drawing on aspects of discourse psychology, continental philosophy and anthropological and neuro-scientific... (more)

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

Edited by Norman K. Denzin, Dr. Yvonna S. Lincoln

  • Hardback £140.00

The substantially updated and revised Fifth Edition of this landmark handbook presents the state-of-the-art theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Representing top scholars from around the... (more)

Researching the Unconscious: Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

Researching the Unconscious: Principles of Psychoanalytic Method

by Michael Rustin

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.10)

Researching the Unconscious provides an exposition of key issues in the philosophy and methods of the social sciences which are relevant to psychoanalysis as both a clinical practice and a human... (more)

Social Constructionism: Third Edition

Social Constructionism: Third Edition

by Vivien Burr

  • Paperback £34.99

Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday... (more)

Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-time Researchers

Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-time Researchers

by Judith Bell

  • Paperback £22.99

This is the market-leading book for anyone conducting a research project, whether for the first time or as an experienced researcher honing their skills. Clear, concise and readable, this bestselling... (more)

Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Resear

Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Resear

by Jonathan A. Smith

  • Paperback £35.99

Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is an increasingly popular approach to qualitative inquiry. This handy text covers its theoretical foundations and provides a detailed guide to... (more)

A Practical Psychoanalytic Guide to Reflexive Research: The Reverie Research Method

A Practical Psychoanalytic Guide to Reflexive Research: The Reverie Research Method

by Joshua Holmes

  • Paperback £32.99

A Practical Psychoanalytic Guide to Reflexive Research offers an accessible guide to enriched qualitative research. In this novel approach, the researcher's feelings and empathy in relation to... (more)

Handbook of Arts-Based Research

Handbook of Arts-Based Research

Edited by Patricia Leavy

  • Hardback £99.99

Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses... (more)

Reworking Qualitative Data

Reworking Qualitative Data

by Janet Heaton

  • Print £28.99

Written by an experienced researcher and teacher with a background in sociology, the book is a comprehensive and invaluable introduction to this growing field of social research. (more)

Case Studies in Relational Research: Qualitative Research Methods in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Case Studies in Relational Research: Qualitative Research Methods in Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Del Loewenthal

  • Paperback £35.99

The growing professionalization of counselling and psychotherapy means that students and practitioners are increasingly being asked to carry out research. This distinctive new text uses a... (more)

Doing Research with Children and Young People

Doing Research with Children and Young People

Edited by Sandy Fraser

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Doing Research with Children and Young People introduces researchers to the key considerations involved in working with children and young people. The book highlights issues which arise at... (more)

Using Focus Groups in Research

Using Focus Groups in Research

by Lia Litoselliti

  • Paperback £27.99

Focus Groups are often under-used as a valuable tool for research. This practical and extremely well-written guide offers advice on: * planning and organising focus groups * what types... (more)

Research Questions

Research Questions

by Richard Andrews

  • Paperback £23.99

Crucial starting points for research are often poorly conceived by students and researchers. As they often spend six months to a year getting their research question right, this book should help set... (more)

Ethics in Research

Ethics in Research

by Ian Gregory

  • Paperback £27.99

This book encourages reflection upon the inescapable ethical dimensions of the conduct of research. Gregory explores how ethical concerns inform not only the conduct of research but how they enter... (more)

A handbook for action research in health and social care:

A handbook for action research in health and social care:

by Richard Winter, Carol Munn-Giddings

  • Print £38.99

This book provides a new synthesis of the theories and principles guiding action research, drawn from various disciplines and from the variety of historical traditions of action research work. (more)

Realist Evaluation in Practice: Health and Social Work

Realist Evaluation in Practice: Health and Social Work

by Mansoor A.F. Kazi

  • Print £39.99

To show how realist evaluation has the potential to change practice, the author provides in-depth examples of evaluation in adult rehabilitation, drug using communities, users of family centres and... (more)

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