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Weiss, Robert Stuart 1925-

Works: 56 works in 225 publications in 6 languages and 10,041 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Robert Stuart Weiss
Challenges of the third age : meaning and purpose in later life by Robert Stuart Weiss( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly retired are entering a time of life that is virtually uncharted, a time in which they are free from social expectations and, to a large extent, from obligations to others. Life's meanings are no longer provided by work and family. Instead, men and women have the freedom, and the need, to find new activities that they can imbue with meaning. The term, ""Third Age"" has been given to this time of life during which for most there is relatively good health, financial stability, and reduced family obligations. The problems and possibilities of this ""Third Age"" serve as the material for
Marital separation by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness: the experience of emotional and social isolation by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going it alone : the family life and social situation of the single parent by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studies by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

17 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learning from Strangers is the definitive work on qualitative research interviewing. It draws on Robert Weiss's thirty years of experience interviewing and teaching others how to do it. Through those years, Dr. Weiss has shown consummate skill at eliciting insightful, deeply felt responses when interviewing for his successful books on such diverse topics as doing well at work, coping with marital separation, and loneliness. The most effective interviews, says Weiss, rely on creating cooperation - an open and trusting alliance between interviewer and respondent, dedicated to specific and honest accounts of both internal and external events." "Against the eclectic background of his work in national sample surveys, studies based on semi-structured interviewing, and participant observation, Weiss walks the reader through the method of qualitative interview studies: sample selection, development of an interview guide, the conduct of the interview, analysis, and preparation of data. Weiss gives examples of successful and less successful interviews, enhanced by a sidebar of his own running commentary on how each interaction between interviewer and respondent inhibits or promotes this essential alliance. He offers specific techniques and guidelines - equally helpful to the seasoned professional or beginning graduate student - which he has found useful over many years of asking people to "tell me about it."" "Learning from Strangers is a reference guide, an essential text, and a memoir of the experience of doing research. It recounts the emotional experience of being interviewed, the likelihood of respondents telling the truth, and the ethical defensibility of interviewing. Qualitative interview materials have helped Weiss bring to readers the pain of bereavement, the desperate restlessness of loneliness, and the confusions attendant on divorce. Learning from Strangers will be useful to all those who use qualitative research interviews to gather data."--Jacket
Staying the course : the emotional and social lives of men who do well at work by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first year of bereavement by Ira O Glick( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For psychiatrists, physicians, clergymen, social workers and others
Recovery from bereavement by Colin Murray Parkes( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Danish and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of retirement by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Experience of Retirement, Robert S. Weiss provides a detailed description of how some people plan their retirement, what life in retirement is like, and what makes for a fulfilling retirement. His book can thus serve as a most useful guide. Weiss shows us both retirement's benefits and its possible costs, both the relief retirees can feel once free of work's stresses and constraints and the discomfort that can be caused by loss of the positive aspects of working life."--Jacket
Statistics in social research; an introduction by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Support systems and mutual help : multidisciplinary explorations( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Processes of organization by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 1977 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit Area Study, 1956: Orientation on Moral Issues in a Metropolis and The Meaning of Work by Robert Cooley Angell( )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of 797 adults in the Detroit metropolitan area provides information on their attitudes toward work and their motivations for working, as well as their orientation toward many social and political issues. The study was a combination of two separate studies: ORIENTATION ON MORAL ISSUES IN A METROPOLIS by Robert Angell, and THE MEANING OF WORK by Robert Kahn and Robert Weiss. Respondents were asked about the importance of work in their life, the things in their job that made them feel important, the things they wanted from their job that it did not provide, the other areas of their life that made them feel useful, and the people in their lives that influenced their choice of occupation. A number of questions that focused on women working outside the home probed respondents' feelings about how a husband was affected by a working wife, and if there were kinds of jobs that women should not have. Other questions probed respondents' views about what the United States should do in the event of an attack by the Soviet Union on a western European country, a parent not allowing a child to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school, the proposed racial integration of schools, appointment or election of government officials, effecting changes in the United States Constitution, trial by a jury or a judge, ways to effect world peace, the most important problem for the United States in the future, and a Communist revolution in a Latin American country. Additional items explored respondents' opinion of the Detroit newspaper and the Detroit newspaper strike, and their satisfaction with the neighborhood. Respondents were also asked about their political party preference, as well as their use and ownership of telephones. Demographic variables specify age, sex, race, education, place of birth, marital status, number of children, nationality, religious prefere ... Cf.:
Institutions and the person; papers presented to Everett C. Hughes by Howard Saul Becker( )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and Romanian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett C. Hughes had a great impact on the field of sociology as a whole and on an entire generation of sociologists. Some of Hughes' former students and colleagues honor him in this book. The essays address the main themes in his work over the years, and illustrate as well Hughes' impact on the contributors, many of whom are themselves senior figures in the field. The book as a whole provides a distinguished and representative sampling of a major stream of contemporary sociological thought. Each of the five main divisions in the book covers one aspect of Hughes' work. The first deals with the study of occupations and professions - a field in which Hughes was a leader. The second section deals with race relations and other situations in which peoples of differing cultures meet. Beginning with his own work in French Canada many years ago, Hughes interests spread, and the breadth of this interest is seen in chapters on India, Peru, and race relations in the United States. Problems of organizations - how they are put together and how they work - are contained in a third section. A fourth section reflects Hughes' interest in the impact of institutional experience on the people who participate in social institutions, and includes chapters on occupational socialization, status passage, and the use of drugs. A final section develops still another of Hughes' interests - social science method. Presenting some of the most important topics of contemporary theory and research, this book remains profitable reading for every member of the discipline
Social indicators by Raymond Augustine Bauer( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairs, pavilions, exhibits, and their audiences by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness : the experience of emotional and social isolation [by] Robert S. Weiss, with contributions by John Bowlby [and others] Foreword by David Riesman by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child protective services in Massachusetts : an analysis of the network of community agencies : a study conducted for the Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth by Martin Rein( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistics in social research by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A summary of fairs, pavilions, exhibits, and their audiences by Robert Stuart Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Marital separation
Alternative Names
Weiss, Robert S. 1925-

Weiss, Robert S. (Robert Stuart), 1925-

WEiss, Robert Stuart

ワイス, R. S

Marital separationLoneliness: the experience of emotional and social isolationLearning from strangers : the art and method of qualitative interview studiesThe experience of retirement