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Researching Power, Elites and Leadership

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ISBN-13:
9781446292488
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
336
Autor:
Christopher Williams
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

A comprehensive new text from a leading authority, this book consolidates the hows and whys of elite and leadership studies.
This exciting new text consolidates the hows and whys of researching powerful people.
Written by a leading authority in the field, this book introduces the reader to a significant area of methodology, and provides a research-based contribution to elite and leadership studies. It offers a truly international perspective that will appeal to those studying and engaging with powerful people in a variety of contexts.

Useful features include:

- A variety of case studies and examples linked to over 1000 sources and resources
- Extensive use of figures throughout the text to illustrate key points
- Templates and models for planning and presentations

The book promotes a practical future-oriented approach to support and inspire academic, professional and civil society researchers at all levels. It introduces new research frameworks and facilitates critical techniques through Critical Process Analysis.

This is a must-have resource and an excellent new addition to the field of elite and leadership studies.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Why Research Powerful People?Who the Book Is forKey ConceptsHow the Book Was ResearchedA Quick Guide to the BookThe ChaptersPART TWO: UNDERSTANDINGOrigins Anthropology History Philosophy Up-System ResearchTheory Power Elites Leadership Populace CritiquePART THREE: DOINGLiterature Searching Reviewing Topics Planning Design Focus Problematization Definitions Access IntegrityFrameworks Direct Indirect Networks and Systems Data Sources Selection TestingPART FOUR: USING Analysis Comparison Causation Consistency Contra-Arguments Common Sense Critical Process Analysis Conceptualization Outcomes Reporting Presentation Influencing ChangeAppendices - Tools and Templates for Research Planning Mapping a case study within a conceptual framework Linking the elements of a research study A basic research design A basic Gantt chart Achieving focus at, or across, specific levels Systematic links from topic to data collection Making distinctions between elite and leadership roles Explaining the focus of a study Standard research frameworks Relating basic questions to frameworks and information sources Comparing journalistic and academic approaches to access Instruments to implement power The structure of a press release Glossary Internet Sources References
This exciting new text consolidates the hows and whys of researching powerful people. Written by a leading authority in the field, this book introduces the reader to a significant area of methodology, and provides a research-based contribution to elite and leadership studies. It offers a truly international perspective that will appeal to those studying and engaging with powerful people in a variety of contexts. Useful features include:- A variety of case studies and examples linked to over 1000 sources and resources- Extensive use of figures throughout the text to illustrate key points- Templates and models for planning and presentationsThe book promotes a practical future-oriented approach to support and inspire academic, professional and civil society researchers at all levels. It introduces new research frameworks and facilitates critical techniques through Critical Process Analysis.This is a must-have resource and an excellent new addition to the field of elite and leadership studies.

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