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Sociological Methodology, 1982

Sociological Methodology, 1982

  • Author: Samuel Leinhardt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 456
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The Rules of Sociological Method

The Rules of Sociological Method

And Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 143911837X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim’s work into context for the twenty-first century reader. The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim’s manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scientific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research. The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim’s arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method’s six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim’s subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with scholars from other disciplines, and letters. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim’s arguments clearer and easier to read. This is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought.

The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and Its Method

The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and Its Method

  • Author: Steven Lukes,Cram101 Textbook Reviews,W. D. Halls
  • Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781428813847
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 60
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Social Dynamics Models and Methods

Social Dynamics Models and Methods

  • Author: Nancy Brandon Tuma
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0323156908
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 302
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Social Dynamics: Models and Methods focuses on sociological methodology and on the practice of sociological research. This book is organized into three parts encompassing 16 chapters that deal with the basic principles of social dynamics. The first part of this book considers the development of models and methods for causal analysis of the actual time paths of change in attributes of individual and social systems. This part also discusses the applications in which the use of dynamic models and methods seems to have enhanced the capacity to formulate and test sociological arguments. These models and methods are useful for answering questions about the detailed structure of social change processes. The second part explores the formulation of the continuous-time models of change in both quantitative and qualitative outcomes and the development of suitable methods for estimating these models from the kinds of data commonly available to sociologists. The third part describes a stochastic framework for analyzing both qualitative and quantitative outcome of social changes. This part also discusses the sociologists' perspective on the empirical study of social change processes. This text will be of great value to sociologists and sociological researchers.

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology: Vol. 2

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology: Vol. 2

Statistical Analysis

  • Author: Todd D. Little
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199934894
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 736
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The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology provides an accessible and comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-science and a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in a quantitative methods across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.

Time Matters

Time Matters

On Theory and Method

  • Author: Andrew Abbott
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226001036
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 318
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What do variables really tell us? When exactly do inventions occur? Why do we always miss turning points as they transpire? When does what doesn't happen mean as much, if not more, than what does? Andrew Abbott considers these fascinating questions in Time Matters, a diverse series of essays that constitutes the most extensive analysis of temporality in social science today. Ranging from abstract theoretical reflection to pointed methodological critique, Abbott demonstrates the inevitably theoretical character of any methodology. Time Matters focuses particularly on questions of time, events, and causality. Abbott grounds each essay in straightforward examinations of actual social scientific analyses. Throughout, he demonstrates the crucial assumptions we make about causes and events, about actors and interaction and about time and meaning every time we employ methods of social analysis, whether in academic disciplines, market research, public opinion polling, or even evaluation research. Turning current assumptions on their heads, Abbott not only outlines the theoretical orthodoxies of empirical social science, he sketches new alternatives, laying down foundations for a new body of social theory.

The Rules of Sociological Method

The Rules of Sociological Method

  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Vani Prakashan
  • ISBN: 9350009536
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 146
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The Analysis of Change

The Analysis of Change

  • Author: John Mordechai Gottman
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1134778058
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 544
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Continuity and change have been major concerns of the social and behavioral sciences -- in the study of human development and in the study of processes that unfold in various ways across time. There has been a veritable explosion of techniques for studying change over time which have fundamentally changed how we need to think of and study change. Unfortunately, many of the old precepts and beliefs are still among us. The field of methodology for the study of change is itself ready to change. Recently, there have been many analytic and conceptual developments questioning our cherished beliefs about the study of change. As such, how are individuals to think about issues and correctly analyze change? The chapters in this volume address these issues. Divided into two sections, this book deals with designs that analyze change in multiple subjects, and with change in single subjects and an interacting system. Papers presented in this volume are accessible to scientists who are not methodologists. The character of the papers are more like primers than basic treatises on methodology, written for other methodologists. It is time that people stop thinking in rigid ways about how to study change and be introduced to a range of many possibilities. Change, stability, order and chaos are elusive concepts. The pursuit of the laws of change must be approached in as flexible and creative a fashion as possible. This book should help to lead the way.

Methods of Social Research, 4th Edition

Methods of Social Research, 4th Edition

  • Author: Kenneth Bailey
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439118894
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections.

The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments

  • Author: W. Keith Campbell,Joshua D. Miller
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118029268
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 528
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The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the definitive resource for empirically sound information on narcissism for researchers, students, and clinicians at a time when this personality disorder has become a particularly relevant area of interest. This unique work deepens understanding of how narcissistic behavior influences behavior and impedes progress in the worlds of work, relationships, and politics.!--EndFragment--

Comparative Research Methodologies in Health and Medical Sociology

Comparative Research Methodologies in Health and Medical Sociology

  • Author: Guido Giarelli
  • Publisher: FrancoAngeli
  • ISBN: 8856828294
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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Toward a Structural Theory of Action

Toward a Structural Theory of Action

Network Models of Social Structure, Perception and Action

  • Author: Peter H. Rossi
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 1483288277
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 381
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Toward a Structural Theory of Action: Network Models of Social Structure, Perception, and Action centers on the concept of social structure, perceptions, and actions, as well as the strategies through which these concepts guide empirical research. This book also proposes a model of status/role-sets as patterns of relationships defining positions in the social topology. This text consists of nine chapters separated into three parts. Chapter 1 introduces the goals and organization of the book. Chapters 2-4 provide analytical synopsis of available network models of social differentiation, and then use these models in describing actual stratification. Chapter 5 presents a model in which actor interests are captured. Subsequent chapter assesses the empirical adequacy of the two predictions described in this book. Then, other chapters provide a network model of constraint and its empirical adequacy. This book will be valuable to anthropologists, economists, political scientists, and psychologists.

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Methodology

  • Author: Edgar F. Borgatta
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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The Search for a Methodology of Social Science

The Search for a Methodology of Social Science

Durkheim, Weber, and the Nineteenth-Century Problem of Cause, Probability, and Action

  • Author: S. Turner
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401734615
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 255
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Stephen Turner has explored the ongms of social science in this pioneering study of two nineteenth century themes: the search for laws of human social behavior, and the accumulation and analysis of the facts of such behavior through statistical inquiry. The disputes were vigorously argued; they were over questions of method, criteria of explanation, interpretations of probability, understandings of causation as such and of historical causation in particular, and time and again over the ways of using a natural science model. From his careful elucidation of John Stuart Mill's proposals for the methodology of the social sciences on to his original analysis of the methodological claims and practices of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, Turner has beautifully traced the conflict between statistical sociology and a science offactual description on the one side, and causal laws and a science of nomological explanation on the other. We see the works of Comte and Quetelet, the critical observations of Herschel, Buckle, Venn and Whewell, and the tough scepticism of Pearson, all of these as essential to the works of the classical founders of sociology. With Durkheim's essay on Suicide and Weber's monograph on The Protestant Ethic, Turner provides both philosophical analysis to demonstrate the continuing puzzles over cause and probability and also a perceptive and wry account of just how the puzzles of our late twentieth century are of a piece with theirs. The terms are still familiar: reasons vs.

Sociological methodology

Sociological methodology

  • Author: American Sociological Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 218
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Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

Elements of the Sociology of Corporate Life

  • Author: Gibson Burrell,Gareth Morgan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351899147
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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The authors argue in this book that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of four broad paradigms, based upon different sets of meta-theoretical assumptions with regard to the nature of social science and the nature of society. The four paradigms - Functionalist, Interpretive, Radical Humanist and Radical Structuralist - derive from quite distinct intellectual traditions, and present four mutually exclusive views of the social work. Each stands in its own right, and generates its own distinctive approach to the analysis of social life. The authors provide extensive reviews of the four paradigms, tracing the evolution and inter-relationships between the various sociological schools of thought within each. They then proceed to relate theories of organisation to this wider background. This book covers a great range of intellectual territory. It makes a number of important contributions to our understanding of sociology and organisational analysis, and will prove an invaluable guide to theorists, researchers and students in a variety of social science disciplines. It stands as a discourse in social theory, drawing upon the general area of organisation studies - industrial sociology, organisation theory, organisational psychology, and industrial relations - as a means of illustrating more general sociological themes. In addition to reviewing and evaluating existing work, it provides a framework for appraising future developments in the area of organisational analysis, and suggests the form which some of these developments are likely to take.

Sources and Methods of Historical Demography

Sources and Methods of Historical Demography

Studies in Social Discontinuity

  • Author: J. Dennis Willigan,Katherine A. Lynch
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483220656
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 526
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Sources and Methods of Historical Demography covers the fundamental sources, methods, and approaches to explanatory modeling for describing, analyzing, and understanding demographic features of past societies. The book discusses the intellectual ancestry of historical demographic research, beginning in the 17th century; as well as the logic of basic techniques for reconstructing and analyzing information from fundamental source materials. The text also describes the full range of disciplines that have made major contributions to historical demography, and examples of empirical research. The book concludes by arguing the case for conducting historical demographic research with a broad, interdisciplinary ideal in mind. Historians and sociologists will find the book invaluable.

World-systems analysis

World-systems analysis

theory and methodology

  • Author: Terence K. Hopkins,Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 200
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The first volume in a new series from SAGE presenting work in the world-systems perspective, a school of social science thought that views the world economy as a single system across time and space. This first volume is a sourcebook reader of the most fundamental work in the field, drawn from Review, the journal most concerned with the work of this perspective, and from volumes in SAGE's Political Economy of the World-System Annuals.

Asylums

Asylums

Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates

  • Author: Erving Goffman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351327747
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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A total institution is defined by Goffman as a place of residence and work where a large number of like-situated, individuals, cut off from the wider society for an appreciable period of time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life. Prisons serve as a clear example, providing we appreciate that what is prison-like about prisons is found in institutions whose members have broken no laws. This volume deals with total institutions in general and, mental hospitals, in particular. The main focus is, on the world of the inmate, not the world of the staff. A chief concern is to develop a sociological version of the structure of the self. Each of the essays in this book were intended to focus on the same issue--the inmate's situation in an institutional context. Each chapter approaches the central issue from a different vantage point, each introduction drawing upon a different source in sociology and having little direct relation to the other chapters. This method of presenting material may be irksome, but it allows the reader to pursue the main theme of each paper analytically and comparatively past the point that would be allowable in chapters of an integrated book. If sociological concepts are to be treated with affection, each must be traced back to where it best applies, followed from there wherever it seems to lead, and pressed to disclose the rest of its family.

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Alexander L. George,Andrew Bennett
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262572224
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 331
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A text that emphasizes the importance of case studies in social science scholarship and shows how to make case study practices more rigorous.