Sociological Methodology

Author: Yu Xie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444332937

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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The 2009 volume of Sociological Methodology continues a 41-year tradition of providing cutting-edge methodology for sociological research. Under the editorship of Yu Xie, three features are prominent in this volume: · Appropriate and practical methodological tools for substantive research. · Interdisciplinary dialogues on methodological issues between sociologists and non-sociologists. · Dedication to publishing purely methodological work in sociology.
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Sociological Methodology

Author: Michael E. Sobel,Mark P. Becker

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631232193

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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This annual volume, sponsored by the American Sociological Association, focuses on methods of research in the social sciences. Published to advance empirical research in sociology and related disciplines, Sociolgical Methodology is a valuable aid to the understanding and use of methodologies, providing readers with the techniques and perspectives on research needed to strengthen sociological reasoning. Each volume is a crucial addition to social research libraries worldwide and an important record of the current state of methodology. Presents a longitudinal investigation of child development and family well-being during the first decade of life for children with Down syndrome Findings of the volume suggets methods of improving quality of life through changes in policy and practice in caregiving
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Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences

Author: David Kaplan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923596

Category: Social Science

Page: 511

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The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences is the definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of quantitative methods in the social sciences, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the major techniques used in the field. The contributors, top methodologists and researchers, have written about their areas of expertise in ways that convey the utility of their respective techniques, but, where appropriate, they also offer a fair critique of these techniques. Relevance to real-world problems in the social sciences is an essential ingredient of each chapter and makes this an invaluable resource.
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Sociological Methodology

Author: Ross M. Stolzenberg

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9781405107693

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Sociological Methodology 32 is a compendium of new and sometimes controversial advances in social science methodology. Contributions are diverse and have something useful and often surprising to say about a wide range of topics: A symposium by four legal scholars considers some practical but remarkably complex legal and ethical issues that are raised whenever researchers collect information about individuals that is not in the public domain. Common practice may be the worst thing a researcher can do to protect data confidentiality, or it might be the right thing to do after all, say these authors. Three authors propose changes in the way geographic segregation should be measured. These new measures prepare sociology for the increasing complexity of American ethnic and racial residential patterns, and for expected improvements in the quantity and quality of geographic information about survey respondents. Theory and method are often seen as polar opposites in sociology, but there are methods for theory-building and theories of methodology. Four authors present new methods for using formal logic to construct sociological theories and for using research findings to modify formal theories. Field studies and statistical analysis of survey data are often characterized as alternatives to each other. One author presents a systematic method for combining the two techniques, to the mutual benefit of them both. Three other authors make significant contributions to the statistical methodology. Four authors contribute to the growing set of tools and techniques for understanding network data. In short, Sociological Methodology 2002 holds something of value – and an interesting mix of lively controversy too – for an exceedingly wide range of research methods practiced by contemporary sociologists and researchers in related fields.
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