Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

The chapters in this book provide coverage of the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies that typify research using a Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) approach.

Author: Robert Stimson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857932976

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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The chapters in this book provide coverage of the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies that typify research using a Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) approach. This insightful Handbook is intended chiefly as a primer for students and bu
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

HANDBOOKS OF RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLICATIONS Series Editor: Mark Casson, ... in Spatially Integrated Social Science Edited by Robert J. Stimson Handbook ...

Author: Hans Keman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784710828

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research methods and applications currently in use in political science. It combines theory and methodology (qualitative and quantitative), and offers insights into the major approaches and their roots in the philosophy of scientific knowledge. Including a comprehensive discussion of the relevance of a host of digital data sources, plus the dos and don’ts of data collection in general, the book also explains how to use diverse research tools and highlights when and how to apply these techniques.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics

The emphasis is on the practical application of research methods to both ... in Spatially Integrated Social Science Edited by Robert J. Stimson Handbook of ...

Author: Arthur Schram

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788110563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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This volume offers a comprehensive review of experimental methods in economics. Its 21 chapters cover theoretical and practical issues such as incentives, theory and policy development, data analysis, recruitment, software and laboratory organization. The Handbook includes separate parts on procedures, field experiments and neuroeconomics, and provides the first methodological overview of replication studies and a novel set-valued equilibrium concept. As a whole, the combination of basic methods and current developments will aid both beginners and advanced experimental economists.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

HANDBOOKS OF RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLICATIONS Series Editor: Mark Casson, ... in Spatially Integrated Social Science Edited by Robert J. Stimson Handbook ...

Author: The Late Frederic S. Lee

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782548461

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 640

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Despite the important methodological critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant research method taught in heterodox programmes remains econometrics. This compelling Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of alternative research methods, invaluable for analysing the data prominent in heterodox studies. Providing a solid basis for a mixed methods approach to economic investigations, the expertly crafted contributions are split into three distinct sections: philosophical foundation and research strategy, research methods and data collection, and applications. Introductions to a host of invaluable methods such as survey, historical, ethnographic, experimental and mixed approaches, together with factor, cluster, complex and social network analytics, are complemented by descriptions of applications in practice. Practical and expansive, this Handbook is highly pertinent for students and scholars of economics, particularly those dedicated to heterodox approaches, as it provides a solid reference for mixed methods not available in mainstream economics research methods courses.
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life

Handbooks of ReseaRcH metHods and applications Series Editor: mark casson, ... in spatially integrated social science Edited by Robert J. Stimson Handbook ...

Author: Luigino Bruni

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783471171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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Offering a thorough assessment of recent developments in the economic literature on happiness and quality of life, this major research Handbook astutely considers both methods of estimation and policy application. Luigino Bruni and Pier Luigi Porta’s refreshing, and constructively critical, approach emphasizes the subject’s integral impact on latter-day capitalism. Expert contributors critically present in-depth research on a wide range of topics including: • the history of the idea of quality of life and the impact of globalization • links between happiness and health • comparisons between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being • the relational and emotional side of human life, including subjective indicators of well-being • genetic and environmental contributions to life satisfaction • the impact of culture, fine arts and new media. Accessible and far-reaching, the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life will prove an invaluable resource for students and scholars of welfare and economics as well as practicing psychologists and researchers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

HANDBOOKS OF RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLICATIONS Series Editor: Mark Casson, ... in Spatially Integrated Social Science Edited by Robert J. Stimson Handbook ...

Author: Matthias Ruth,

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783474646

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 899

This Handbook presents methods to advance the understanding of interdependencies between the well-being of human societies and the performance of their biophysical environment. It showcases applications to material and energy use; urbanization and tech
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science, chapter 16, cheltenham, Uk and northampton, Ma, Usa: edward elgar, ...

Author: Charlie Karlsson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857932679

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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The main purpose of this Handbook is to provide overviews and assessments of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variet
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An Introduction to Data Analysis

An Introduction to Data Analysis

In R.J. Stimson (Ed.), Handbook of research methods and applications in spatially integrated social science (pp. 192–209). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Author: Tiffany Bergin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526452337

Category: Reference

Page: 296

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Covering the general process of data analysis to finding, collecting, organizing, and presenting data, this book offers a complete introduction to the fundamentals of data analysis. Using real-world case studies as illustrations, it helps readers understand theories behind and develop techniques for conducting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods data analysis. With an easy-to-follow organization and clear, jargon-free language, it helps readers not only become proficient data analysts, but also develop the critical thinking skills necessary to assess analyses presented by others in both academic research and the popular media. It includes advice on: - Data analysis frameworks - Validity and credibility of data - Sampling techniques - Data management - The big data phenomenon - Data visualisation - Effective data communication Whether you are new to data analysis or looking for a quick-reference guide to key principles of the process, this book will help you uncover nuances, complexities, patterns, and relationships among all types of data.
Categories: Reference

Rationalizing Rural Area Classifications for the Economic Research Service

Rationalizing Rural Area Classifications for the Economic Research Service

In R.J. Stimson (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science (pp. 265-286).

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309380560

Category: Science

Page: 190

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA/ERS) maintains four highly related but distinct geographic classification systems to designate areas by the degree to which they are rural. The original urban-rural code scheme was developed by the ERS in the 1970s. Rural America today is very different from the rural America of 1970 described in the first rural classification report. At that time migration to cities and poverty among the people left behind was a central concern. The more rural a residence, the more likely a person was to live in poverty, and this relationship held true regardless of age or race. Since the 1970s the interstate highway system was completed and broadband was developed. Services have become more consolidated into larger centers. Some of the traditional rural industries, farming and mining, have prospered, and there has been rural amenity-based in-migration. Many major structural and economic changes have occurred during this period. These factors have resulted in a quite different rural economy and society since 1970. In April 2015, the Committee on National Statistics convened a workshop to explore the data, estimation, and policy issues for rationalizing the multiple classifications of rural areas currently in use by the Economic Research Service (ERS). Participants aimed to help ERS make decisions regarding the generation of a county rural-urban scale for public use, taking into consideration the changed social and economic environment. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Categories: Science

Ruraling Education Research

Ruraling Education Research

In R. Stimson (Ed.), Handbook of research methods and applications in spatially integrated social science (pp. 103–123). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing ...

Author: Philip Roberts

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811601316

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Modelling Aging and Migration Effects on Spatial Labor Markets

Modelling Aging and Migration Effects on Spatial Labor Markets

In: Stimson RJ (ed) Handbook of research methods and application in spatially integrated social science. Edward Elgar, Northampton, MA, pp 535–559 Stimson ...

Author: Roger R. Stough

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319685632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

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The aging and migration megatrends and their impact on spatial – regional and local – labor market performance is the core theme of this book, and thus together define its scope and focus. The contributions provide an overview of key aging and migration issues in various countries together with analyses of their varied impacts on regional labor markets. Systematic database research and related empirical analyses are used to map out the complex and dynamic nature of these trends, while cutting-edge economic and modeling techniques are used to analyze them. In closing, the book critically reviews and assesses selected policy measures designed to cope with the effects of aging and migration on regional labor markets.
Categories: Business & Economics

Symmetry in Graph Theory

Symmetry in Graph Theory

Stimson, R. (Ed.) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science; Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK, 2014; ...

Author: Jose M. Rodriguez

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038976585

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

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This book contains the successful invited submissions to a Special Issue of Symmetry on the subject of “Graph Theory”. Although symmetry has always played an important role in Graph Theory, in recent years, this role has increased significantly in several branches of this field, including but not limited to Gromov hyperbolic graphs, the metric dimension of graphs, domination theory, and topological indices. This Special Issue includes contributions addressing new results on these topics, both from a theoretical and an applied point of view.
Categories: Mathematics

Space Time and the Limits of Human Understanding

Space  Time and the Limits of Human Understanding

In R. J. Stimson (Ed.), Handbook of research methods and applications in spatially integrated social science (pp. 43–60). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 16.

Author: Shyam Wuppuluri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319444185

Category: Science

Page: 530

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In this compendium of essays, some of the world’s leading thinkers discuss their conceptions of space and time, as viewed through the lens of their own discipline. With an epilogue on the limits of human understanding, this volume hosts contributions from six or more diverse fields. It presumes only rudimentary background knowledge on the part of the reader. Time and again, through the prism of intellect, humans have tried to diffract reality into various distinct, yet seamless, atomic, yet holistic, independent, yet interrelated disciplines and have attempted to study it contextually. Philosophers debate the paradoxes, or engage in meditations, dialogues and reflections on the content and nature of space and time. Physicists, too, have been trying to mold space and time to fit their notions concerning micro- and macro-worlds. Mathematicians focus on the abstract aspects of space, time and measurement. While cognitive scientists ponder over the perceptual and experiential facets of our consciousness of space and time, computer scientists theoretically and practically try to optimize the space-time complexities in storing and retrieving data/information. The list is never-ending. Linguists, logicians, artists, evolutionary biologists, geographers etc., all are trying to weave a web of understanding around the same duo. However, our endeavour into a world of such endless imagination is restrained by intellectual dilemmas such as: Can humans comprehend everything? Are there any limits? Can finite thought fathom infinity? We have sought far and wide among the best minds to furnish articles that provide an overview of the above topics. We hope that, through this journey, a symphony of patterns and tapestry of intuitions will emerge, providing the reader with insights into the questions: What is Space? What is Time? Chapter [15] of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
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The Politics of Land

The Politics of Land

In R. J. Stimson (Ed.), Handbook of research methods and applications in spatially integrated social science (pp. 236–264). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Author: Tim Bartley

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787564299

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This volume renews the political sociology of land. Chapters examine dynamics of political control and contention in a range of settings, including land grabs in Asia and Africa, expulsions and territorial control in South America, environmental regulation in Europe, and controversies over fracking, gentrification, and property taxes in the USA.
Categories: Political Science

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Finally, we provide two examples of sites designed specifically to help the social scientist. The Centre for Spatially Integrated Social Science at the ...

Author: Nigel G Fielding

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206607

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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This handbook is the first to provide comprehensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary and developing Internet and online social research methods, spanning both quantitative and qualitative research applications. The editors have brought together leading names in the field of online research to give a thoroughly up to date, practical coverage, richly illustrated with examples. The chapters cover both methodological and procedural themes, offering readers a sophisticated treatment of the practice and uses of Internet and online research that is grounded in the principles of research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the significance of the Internet as a research medium, the book goes on to cover research design, data capture, online surveys, virtual ethnography, and the internet as an archival resource, and concludes by looking at potential directions for the future of Internet and online research. The SAGE Handbook of Internet and Online Research Methods will be welcomed by anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship. Postgraduates, researchers and methodologists from disciplines across the social sciences will find this an invaluable source of reference.
Categories: Social Science

Statistical Methods and Applications from a Historical Perspective

Statistical Methods and Applications from a Historical Perspective

Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City, Information Science ... Spatially Integrated Social Science.

Author: Fabio Crescenzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319055527

Category: Mathematics

Page: 414

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​The book showcases a selection of peer-reviewed papers, the preliminary versions of which were presented at a conference held 11-13 June 2011 in Bologna and organized jointly by the Italian Statistical Society (SIS), the Institute national Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) and the Bank of Italy. The theme of the conference was "Statistics in the 150 years of the Unification of Italy." The celebration of the anniversary of Italian unification provided the opportunity to examine and discuss the methodological aspects and applications from a historical perspective and both from a national and international point of view. The critical discussion on the issues of the past has made it possible to focus on recent advances, considering the studies of socio-economic and demographic changes in European countries.
Categories: Mathematics

Handbook of Research in Mobile Business Technical Methodological and Social Perspectives

Handbook of Research in Mobile Business  Technical  Methodological  and Social Perspectives

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. vehicular ...

Author: Unhelkar, Bhuvan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591408185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1029

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"This reference book brings together various perspectives on the usage and application of mobile technologies and networks in global business"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Exploring Spatial Scale in Geography

Exploring Spatial Scale in Geography

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science, Santa Barbara, ... E (1972) Generating models by the expansion method: applications to geographic research.

Author: Christopher D. Lloyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119971351

Category: Science

Page: 272

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This book offers alternative definitions of spatial scale, presents approaches for exploring spatial scale, and makes use of a wide variety of case studies in the physical and social sciences to demonstrate key concepts. It consists of three integrated strands. The first is conceptual, outlining some definitions of spatial scale and debating the meaning and value of concepts of scale. The second strand outlines methods for exploration of spatial scale including standard measures of spatial autocorrelation, fractals, wavelets, multilevel models and geostatistical measures. The third and final strand demonstrates the application of these concepts and methods to real world case studies. --
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The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

Marsden, P.V. and Friedkin, N.E. (1994) ‚Network studies of social ... data' in M. Goodchild and D. Janelle (eds), Spatially Integrated Social Science (pp.

Author: David Gadd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446254462

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Conducting research into crime and criminal justice carries unique challenges. This Handbook focuses on the application of 'methods' to address the core substantive questions that currently motivate contemporary criminological research. It maps a canon of methods that are more elaborated than in most other fields of social science, and the intellectual terrain of research problems with which criminologists are routinely confronted. Drawing on exemplary studies, chapters in each section illustrate the techniques (qualitative and quantitative) that are commonly applied in empirical studies, as well as the logic of criminological enquiry. Organized into five sections, each prefaced by an editorial introduction, the Handbook covers: • Crime and Criminals • Contextualizing Crimes in Space and Time: Networks, Communities and Culture • Perceptual Dimensions of Crime • Criminal Justice Systems: Organizations and Institutions • Preventing Crime and Improving Justice Edited by leaders in the field of criminological research, and with contributions from internationally renowned experts, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods is set to become the definitive resource for postgraduates, researchers and academics in criminology, criminal justice, policing, law, and sociology. David Gadd is Professor of Criminology at Manchester University School of Law where he is also Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Susanne Karstedt has a Chair in Criminology and Criminological Justice at the University of Leeds. Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Categories: Social Science

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners

Reid Ewing, Keunhyun Park. themselves with these methods, their application and interpretation. ... Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science.

Author: Reid Ewing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000036442

Category: Architecture

Page: 298

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Advanced Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners provides fundamental knowledge and hands-on techniques about research, such as research topics and key journals in the planning field, advice for technical writing, and advanced quantitative methodologies. This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive and detailed understanding of advanced quantitative methods and to provide guidance on technical writing. Complex material is presented in the simplest and clearest way possible using real-world planning examples and making the theoretical content of each chapter as tangible as possible. Hands-on techniques for a variety of quantitative research studies are covered to provide graduate students, university faculty, and professional researchers with useful guidance and references. A companion to Basic Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners, Advanced Quantitative Research Methods for Urban Planners is an ideal read for researchers who want to branch out methodologically and for practicing planners who need to conduct advanced analyses with planning data.
Categories: Architecture