Sociological Methodology

Author: Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781118266557

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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The 2011 volume of Sociological Methodology continues a 43-year tradition of providing cutting-edge methodology for sociological research. Under the editorship of Tim F. Liao, three features are prominent in this volume: Appropriate and practical methods for substantive social science research. Contributions by both sociologists and non-sociologists that have important methodological implications for the social sciences. Dedication to publishing purely methodological work that may benefi t sociology and the broader social sciences.
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Gendered Life Courses Between Standardization and Individualization

A European Approach Applied to Switzerland

Author: René Levy,Eric D. Widmer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643801432

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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This volume presents an integrated approach to life-course analysis with innovations on the theoretical, empirical and methodological level. Life courses are considered as multidimensional individual trajectories that are influenced not only by available resources and by trajectories of closely related others (children, partners), but also by gender and by specific institutional configurations. This approach is applied to Switzerland, a society mixing modern and traditional elements. René Levy is Professor emeritus of Sociology, Institute of Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies and Pavie Centre (now Life Course and Social Inequalities Center LINES), University of Lausanne. Eric D. Widmer is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, and member of IDEMO, an interdisciplinary research institute on population and life course issues.
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Neue Trends in den Sozialwissenschaften

Innovative Techniken für qualitative und quantitative Forschung

Author: Sebastian Jäckle

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658171898

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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Dieses Buch stellt einige wichtige und zukunftsträchtige neuere Methoden in den Sozialwissenschaften vor. Ziel des Buches ist, einerseits deren Grundlogik zu klären und andererseits zu zeigen, inwiefern sie den klassischen Methodenkatalog sinnvoll ergänzen können. Dazu wird das Spektrum an mit diesen Techniken bearbeitbaren Fragestellungen aufgezeigt, Beispielarbeiten diskutiert, nötige Voraussetzungen z.B. in Bezug auf die Datenqualität angesprochen, und damit insgesamt das Potential dieser Verfahren veranschaulicht. Zudem gibt jeder Beitrag praktische Tipps für die Umsetzung eigener Forschungsarbeiten und anhand kommentierter Literaturempfehlungen Ansatzpunkte für die intensivere Beschäftigung mit den Methoden. Daneben wird (sofern angebracht) kurz diskutiert welche Softwarepakete sich für die Anwendung eignen.
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Advances in Sequence Analysis: Theory, Method, Applications

Author: Philippe Blanchard,Felix Bühlmann,Jacques-Antoine Gauthier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319049690

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This book gives a general view of sequence analysis, the statistical study of successions of states or events. It includes innovative contributions on life course studies, transitions into and out of employment, contemporaneous and historical careers, and political trajectories. The approach presented in this book is now central to the life-course perspective and the study of social processes more generally. This volume promotes the dialogue between approaches to sequence analysis that developed separately, within traditions contrasted in space and disciplines. It includes the latest developments in sequential concepts, coding, atypical datasets and time patterns, optimal matching and alternative algorithms, survey optimization, and visualization. Field studies include original sequential material related to parenting in 19th-century Belgium, higher education and work in Finland and Italy, family formation before and after German reunification, French Jews persecuted in occupied France, long-term trends in electoral participation, and regime democratization. Overall the book reassesses the classical uses of sequences and it promotes new ways of collecting, formatting, representing and processing them. The introduction provides basic sequential concepts and tools, as well as a history of the method. Chapters are presented in a way that is both accessible to the beginner and informative to the expert.
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Methods in Social Epidemiology

Author: J. Michael Oakes,Jay S. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118603737

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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A thorough, practical reference on the social patterns behind health outcomes Methods in Social Epidemiology provides students and professionals with a comprehensive reference for studying the social distribution and social determinants of health. Covering the theory, models, and methods used to measure and analyze these phenomena, this book serves as both an introduction to the field and a practical manual for data collection and analysis. This new second edition has been updated to reflect the field's tremendous growth in recent years, including advancements in statistical modeling and study designs. New chapters delve into genetic methods, structural cofounding, selection bias, network methods, and more, including new discussion on qualitative data collection with disadvantaged populations. Social epidemiology studies the way society's innumerable social interactions, both past and present, yields different exposures and health outcomes between individuals within populations. This book provides a thorough, detailed overview of the field, with expert guidance toward the real-world methods that fuel the latest advances. Identify, measure, and track health patterns in the population Discover how poverty, race, and socioeconomic factors become risk factors for disease Learn qualitative data collection techniques and methods of statistical analysis Examine up-to-date models, theory, and frameworks in the social epidemiology sphere As the field continues to evolve, researchers continue to identify new disease-specific risk factors and learn more about how the social system promotes and maintains well-known exposure disparities. New technology in data science and genomics allows for more rigorous investigation and analysis, while the general thinking in the field has become more targeted and attentive to causal inference and core assumptions behind effect identification. It's an exciting time to be a part of the field, and Methods in Social Epidemiology provides a solid reference for any student, researcher, or faculty in public health.
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Dimensionen von Destandardisierung

Eine differenzierte sequenzdatenanalytische Betrachtung der Familiengründung

Author: Okka Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658199490

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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Okka Zimmermann entwickelt ein mehrdimensionales Untersuchungsmodell für Längsschnittdaten, das verschiedene methodische Ansätze zu einer differenzierten Diagnose zusammenfasst. Hierzu werden zunächst Grundlagen und aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Sequenzdatenanalyse detailliert aufgearbeitet, womit auch eine Einführung in dieselbe gegeben wird. Das entwickelte Konzept wird anschließend auf den Bereich der Destandardisierung der Familiengründung angewendet. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die mehrdimensionale Betrachtung von Destandardisierung notwendig ist. Es wird außerdem deutlich, dass die Diskussion zu diesem Thema stärker im Kontext von sozialer Ungleichheit geführt werden sollte, da sie insbesondere unter oft als benachteiligt betrachteten Gruppen (speziell Niedriggebildete) auftritt.
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Associations Canada

An Encyclopedic Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

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Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition

ScholarlyBrief

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464968373

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

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Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in International Sociology and Social Work Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Handbuch Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung

Author: Nina Baur,Jörg Blasius

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531189395

Category: Social Science

Page: 1086

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Das Handbuch ist das erste im deutschen Sprachraum, in dem qualitative und quantitative Methoden gleichberechtigt dargestellt werden und in dem systematisch nach Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschieden hinsichtlich Problemen, Prinzipien, Vorgehensweisen, Standards und Gütekriterien für beide Forschungstraditionen gefragt wird. Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, diskutieren ausgewiesene Experten in 88 Beiträgen den aktuellen Stand der Forschung und bieten Forschenden, Lehrenden und Studierenden einen detaillierten Überblick über die verschiedenen Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf der Datenerhebung, also auf standardisierten und offenen Befragungen, aber es werden auch viele weitere aktuell verwendete Datentypen vorgestellt.
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Strukturgleichungsmodelle in den Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Jost Reinecke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486854003

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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Das Buch gibt eine Einführung in die methodologischen und statistischen Grundlagen von Strukturgleichungsmodellen und in deren Handhabung für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsfragestellungen. Neben historischen Betrachtungen wird auf Basis verschiedener Erhebungsdesigns eine Einführung in die Pfadanalyse, in Messmodelle, in die konformatorische Faktorenanalyse bis zum allgemeinen Strukturgleichungsmodell vorgenommen. Neben der formalen Darstellung der einzelnen Modellvarianten steht die Erörterung anhand empirischer Beispiele im Vordergrund. Damit kann auch der statistisch weniger versierte Leser die Modellierungen nachvollziehen und auf seine eigenen Fragestellungen übertragen. In den letzten Jahren hat sich in sozialwissenschaftlichen Anwendungsbereichen eine Reihe spezieller Modellierungen mit Strukturgleichungen etabliert. Hierzu gehören Wachstums- und Mischverteilungsmodelle, die in Form eines eigenen Kapitels in die zweiteAuflageaufgenommen wurden. Um eine zur EDV-Umgebung des jeweiligen Nutzers passende Auswahl treffen zu können, werden zur Verfügung stehende Programme zur Berechnung von Strukturgleichungsmodellen mit ihren jeweiligen Aktualisierungen erörtert. Weiterführende Hinweise aus dem Internet werden an den jeweiligen Stellen angegeben. Die Literaturliste wurde für die zweite Auflage umfassend ergänzt und aktualisiert.
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Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065

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Page: 278

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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.
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Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion

International Case Studies

Author: M. Shuayb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283904

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.
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Constructing Social Research

The Unity and Diversity of Method

Author: Charles C. Ragin,Lisa M. Amoroso

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412960185

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. The main goal of this Sociology for a New Century Series text is to show unity within the diversity of activities called social research. The first part of the book tackles questions like “What is social research?” “How does it differ from journalism, documentary film-making, or laboratory research in the natural sciences?” and “What is the researcher’s obligation to those he or she is studying?” The book also covers the how the various goals of social researchers shape the strategies they use and the representations of social life they construct. The latter part of the book is structured around the typical emphases of each tradition: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. These are not rigid divisions and research designs often blend aspects of each tradition in creative ways. Regardless of the approach, the process of representing social life through research involves a dialogue of ideas (“theory”) and evidence (“data”). The model of social research put forth by Ragin and Amoroso is not as restrictive as the scientific method and encompasses social research ranging from research examining the complexities of everyday life to research investigating the power of transnational processes.
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Publishers Directory

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

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SAGE Quantitative Research Methods

Author: W Paul Vogt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144627571X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1760

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For more than 40 years, SAGE has been one of the leading international publishers of works on quantitative research methods in the social sciences. This new collection provides readers with a representative sample of the best articles in quantitative methods that have appeared in SAGE journals as chosen by W. Paul Vogt, editor of other successful major reference collections such as Selecting Research Methods (2008) and Data Collection (2010). The volumes and articles are organized by theme rather than by discipline. Although there are some discipline-specific methods, most often quantitative research methods cut across disciplinary boundaries. Volume One: Fundamental Issues in Quantitative Research Volume Two: Measurement for Causal and Statistical Inference Volume Three: Alternatives to Hypothesis Testing Volume Four: Complex Designs for a Complex World
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Policing and Security in Practice

Challenges and Achievements

Author: T. Prenzler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137007788

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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This volume addresses critical questions about how to achieve the best outcomes from police and security providers by reviewing and critiquing the scientific literature and identifying best practice guidelines. Chapters cover a range of topical issues, including legitimacy, organised crime, public protests and intelligence and investigations.
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Encyclopedia of sociology

Author: Edgar F. Borgatta,Marie L. Borgatta

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: 2359

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Social Computing

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Author: Subhasish Dasgupta

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669849

Category: Computers

Page: 2365

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With an increasing accessibility to social networking tools, the development of Web 2.0, and the emergence of virtual worlds, social computing crosses cultural boundaries to join people in the digital landscape. Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications uncovers the growing and expanding phenomenon of human behavior, social constructs, and communication in online environments. This multiple volume publication presents the latest research on social change, evolving networks, media, and interaction with technology to offer audiences a comprehensive view of the impact of social computing on the way cultures think, act, and exchange information.
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