Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018

  • Transformation and Quality of Social Services in Slovakia: Implications of Social Role Valorisation Concept

    Kvetoslava Repkova

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018
    Pages: 203-210
    Received: 10 August 2018
    Accepted: 23 August 2018
    Published: 28 September 2018
    Abstract: The topic of the quality of social services has been officially institutionalised in Slovakia since 2009 as part of the historically first separate act on social services, as well as a part of the general efforts focused on the transformation of social services. Although the quality system is primarily a policy concept, numerous parallels with the ... Show More
  • Structural Analysis of the Cooperation Network Among the Tourist Accommodation Actors in Santa Clara City, Cuba

    Kenia Alvarez Cepero, Hallén Boffil López, Roberto Muñoz González

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018
    Pages: 211-215
    Received: 15 June 2018
    Accepted: 16 August 2018
    Published: 11 October 2018
    Abstract: Today’s world is experiencing how the hospitality and travel industry takes off, tourism has become into the revitalizing activity of many emerging economies, and this is the reason for its constant evolution and complexity. The Accommodation Section as the operative base of the hospitality sector has started a development in a series of steps, at ... Show More
  • Review on the Development and Evolution of Foreign Sports Competitive Intelligence

    Wen Yue

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018
    Pages: 216-222
    Received: 21 August 2018
    Accepted: 4 September 2018
    Published: 13 October 2018
    Abstract: Using the research methods of historical analysis, expert interview, mathematical statistics and so on, the present research has, based on the review of sports competitive intelligence development in foreign countries, divided into in three evolution stages according to the features in development, namely, pioneer stage, traditional sport intellige... Show More
  • A Reflexive Method for Validating the Results of Qualitative Analysis

    Ranjan Vaidya

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018
    Pages: 223-232
    Received: 7 June 2018
    Accepted: 5 September 2018
    Published: 15 October 2018
    Abstract: One of the central arguments of Pierre Bourdieu is that social science researchers should reflect not only on the research object but also on the subject. How to achieve this? This question also relates to the calls for the operationalisation of reflexivity. This study addresses this research question. The aim of this study is to present a method f... Show More
  • The Point of Counting: Mapping the Internet Based Sex Industry

    Teela Sanders, Rosie Campbell, Stewart Cunningham, Jane Pitcher, Jane Scoular

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2018
    Pages: 233-241
    Received: 25 August 2018
    Accepted: 26 September 2018
    Published: 22 October 2018
    Abstract: Study Aim: This paper tries to grapple with some of the questions about counting numbers in the sex industry as an adjunct to a much larger sociological study of the ways in which digital technology has changed the commercial sex industry. The project sets out to reflect on the ethics of counting online and what this means to the sex work community... Show More