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A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research

A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research

  • Author: Will H. Moore,David A. Siegel
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 140084861X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 456
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Political science and sociology increasingly rely on mathematical modeling and sophisticated data analysis, and many graduate programs in these fields now require students to take a "math camp" or a semester-long or yearlong course to acquire the necessary skills. Available textbooks are written for mathematics or economics majors, and fail to convey to students of political science and sociology the reasons for learning often-abstract mathematical concepts. A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research fills this gap, providing both a primer for math novices in the social sciences and a handy reference for seasoned researchers. The book begins with the fundamental building blocks of mathematics and basic algebra, then goes on to cover essential subjects such as calculus in one and more than one variable, including optimization, constrained optimization, and implicit functions; linear algebra, including Markov chains and eigenvectors; and probability. It describes the intermediate steps most other textbooks leave out, features numerous exercises throughout, and grounds all concepts by illustrating their use and importance in political science and sociology. Uniquely designed and ideal for students and researchers in political science and sociology Uses practical examples from political science and sociology Features "Why Do I Care?" sections that explain why concepts are useful Includes numerous exercises Complete online solutions manual (available only to professors, email david.siegel at duke.edu, subject line "Solution Set") Selected solutions available online to students

Essential Mathematics for Political and Social Research

Essential Mathematics for Political and Social Research

  • Author: Jeff Gill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521834260
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 448
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This 2006 book addresses the comprehensive introduction to the mathematical principles needed by modern social scientists.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

  • Author: Jennifer Nicoll Victor,Alexander H. Montgomery,Mark Lubell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190228210
  • Category: Policy networks
  • Page: 1008
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Networks are omnipresent in our natural and social world, and they are at the heart of politics. Relationships of many types drive political institutions, processes, and decision-making. Therefore, it is imperative for the study of politics to include network approaches. Already, these approaches have advanced our understanding of critical questions, such as: Why do people vote? How can people build problem-solving coalitions? How can governments and organizations foster innovations? How can countries build ties that promote peace? What are the most fruitful strategies for disrupting arms or terrorist networks? This volume is designed as a foundational statement and resource. The contributions offer instruction on network theory and methods at both beginner and advanced levels, as well as an assessment of the state-of-the-discipline on a variety of applied network topics in politics. Through this dynamic collection of essays, The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks elucidates how the field is transforming and what that means for the future of political science.

The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism

The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism

  • Author: Erica Chenoweth,Richard English,Andreas Gofas,Stathis N. Kalyvas
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191047139
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 704
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The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism systematically integrates the substantial body of scholarship on terrorism and counterterrorism before and after 9/11. In doing so, it introduces scholars and practitioners to state of the art approaches, methods, and issues in studying and teaching these vital phenomena. This Handbook goes further than most existing collections by giving structure and direction to the fast-growing but somewhat disjointed field of terrorism studies. The volume locates terrorism within the wider spectrum of political violence instead of engaging in the widespread tendency towards treating terrorism as an exceptional act. Moreover, the volume makes a case for studying terrorism within its socio-historical context. Finally, the volume addresses the critique that the study of terrorism suffers from lack of theory by reviewing and extending the theoretical insights contributed by several fields - including political science, political economy, history, sociology, anthropology, criminology, law, geography, and psychology. In doing so, the volume showcases the analytical advancements and reflects on the challenges that remain since the emergence of the field in the early 1970s.

Mathematics for Social Scientists

Mathematics for Social Scientists

  • Author: Jonathan Kropko
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506304206
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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Written for social science students who will be working with or conducting research, Mathematics for Social Scientists offers a non-intimidating approach to learning or reviewing math skills essential in quantitative research methods. The text is designed to build students’ confidence by presenting material in a conversational tone and using a wealth of clear and applied examples. Author Jonathan Kropko argues that mastering these concepts will break students’ reliance on using basic models in statistical software, allowing them to engage with research data beyond simple software calculations.

University of Michigan Official Publication

University of Michigan Official Publication

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: UM Libraries
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education, Higher
  • Page: N.A
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Handbook of research design and social measurement

Handbook of research design and social measurement

  • Author: Delbert Charles Miller
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 704
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

An International Perspective

  • Author: Bill Atweh,Helen Forgasz,Ben Nebres
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135653119
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 480
  • View: 706
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This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways: * It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area. * It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research. * It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling. As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.

Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

  • Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309077982
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 100
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In Search of a Pedagogy of Conflict and Dialogue for Mathematics Education

In Search of a Pedagogy of Conflict and Dialogue for Mathematics Education

  • Author: Renuka Vithal
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402015045
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 400
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In Search of a Pedagogy for Conflict and Dialogue for Mathematics Education is of interest to mathematics educators, researchers in mathematics education, gender, social justice, equity and democracy in education; and practitioners/teachers interested in the use of project work in mathematics teaching and learning. This book brings together diverse recent developments exploring social, cultural political dimensions in mathematics education. It builds theoretical ideas from a careful substantial description of practice, in the attempt to improve both theory and practice in mathematics education. In doing so it interrogates and develops theoretical research tools for mathematics education and simultaneously provides ideas for practice in mathematics classrooms.