A Telescope on Society

Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond
Author: James S. House
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068487
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 490
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Maps the development of social science in the twentieth century through the instrument of survey research

Sozialpsychologie


Author: Elliot Aronson,Timothy D. Wilson,Robin M. Akert
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
ISBN: 9783827373595
Category: Social psychology
Page: 655
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The Interview

From Formal to Postmodern
Author: Andrea Fontana,Anastasia H Prokos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315418118
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
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Used by everyone from survey researchers to oral historians, the interview may be the most basic and essential field method in the qualitative researcher’s toolkit. In this concise, student-friendly guide, Fontana and Prokos give a cogent introduction to the history, types, and methods of interviewing in the social sciences. They outline the range of ways in which interviews are conducted, both structured and unstructured, then provide instruction on conducting and interpreting interviews, and address ethical considerations in eliciting information from people. The authors also point to recent and future trends that will affect the use of this method. For researchers who need a primer and for students in methods courses or assigned fieldwork projects in other courses across the social sciences, this short, inexpensive volume is ideal.

Behavioral Economics

A History
Author: Floris Heukelom
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139867857
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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This book presents a history of behavioral economics. The recurring theme is that behavioral economics reflects and contributes to a fundamental reorientation of the epistemological foundations upon which economics had been based since the days of Smith, Ricardo, and Mill. With behavioral economics, the discipline has shifted from grounding its theories in generalized characterizations to building theories from behavioral assumptions directly amenable to empirical validation and refutation. The book proceeds chronologically and takes the reader from von Neumann and Morgenstern's axioms of rational behavior, through the incorporation of rational decision theory in psychology in the 1950s–70s, to the creation and rise of behavioral economics in the 1980s and 1990s at the Sloan and Russell Sage Foundations.

Engineering Society

The Role of the Human and Social Sciences in Modern Societies, 1880-1980
Author: Kerstin Brückweh,Richard F. Wetzell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284501
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
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Explaining crime by reference to abnormalities of the brain is just one example of how the human and social sciences have influenced the approach to social problems in Western societies since 1880. Focusing on applications such as penal policy, therapy, and marketing, this volume examines how these sciences have become embedded in society.

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Beyond Sputnik

U.S. Science Policy in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Homer Alfred Neal,Tobin Smith,Jen McCormick
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472033069
Category: Political Science
Page: 386
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DIVA timely introduction to all facets of U.S. national science policy/div

The National Cyclopædia of American Biography

Being the History of the United States as Illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders, and Defenders of the Republic, and of the Men and Women who are Doing the Work and Moulding the Thought of the Present Time
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
Author: Mark Bauerlein
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9781585427123
Category: Social Science
Page: 253
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A provocative analysis of what the author believes to be the intellectual shortcomings of today's young adults contends that electronic media originally developed to enhance the learning capacities of the current generation has directly contributed to growing gaps in basic knowledge.

Mutter und Kind

die erste Beziehung
Author: Daniel N. Stern
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608916850
Category:
Page: 172
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Die Zukunft der Religion


Author: Richard Rorty,Gianni Vattimo,Michael Adrian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783458720126
Category:
Page: 114
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Flora und Ulysses - Die fabelhaften Abenteuer


Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423425369
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Kate DiCamillos neues Meisterwerk Ein Staubsauger mit enormer Saugkraft, ein ewig hungriges, als Superheld wiedergeborenes Eichhörnchen, ein comicliebendes eigensinniges Mädchen und eine Liebesromane schreibende Mutter – alles in einer Geschichte? Das geht? Das geht sogar ganz wunderbar, wenn die Erfinderin die Bestsellerautorin Kate DiCamillo ist, die hier eine bezaubernde neue Geschichte vorlegt. Diesmal ist die höchst ungewöhnliche treibende Kraft das Eichhörnchen Ulysses, das in Floras Familie auftaucht, die Menschen verändert und alles zu einem wunderbaren Happy End führt.

Die Information

Geschichte, Theorie, Flut
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864142245
Category: Science
Page: 500
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Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.