Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

Author: Charlie Karlsson,Martin Andersson,Therese Norman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857932675
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

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

Author: The Late Frederic S. Lee,Bruce Cronin
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782548467
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.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy

Author: Chris Nash
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857937936
Page: 464
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Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades, covering issues such as estimating cost functions, modelling of demand, dealing with externalities, examining industry ownership and structure, pricing and investment decisions and measuring economic impacts. This Handbook contains reviews of all these methods, with an emphasis on practical applications, commissioned from an international cast of experts in the field.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Author: Hans Keman,Jaap J. Woldendorp
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784710822
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.

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

Author: Luigino Bruni,Pier Luigi Porta
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783471174
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.

Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics: Regional economics

Author: Peter Nijkamp,Edwin S. Mills
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444879691
Category: Regional economics
Page: 702
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This first volume of the Handbook serves as a definitive reference source and teaching supplement for the field of regional economics, and for related fields such as geography, transportation economics, regional science and physical planning. It provides an advanced state-of-the-art survey for professional teachers, researchers and advanced (post-) graduate students in these disciplines. In addition to a representative survey of past developments, it also points to new directions and trends within the field. For more information on the Handbooks in Economics series, please see our home page on http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/hes

Philosophy of Economics

Author: Uskali Mäki
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 044451676X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 903
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Part of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series edited by: Dov M. Gabbay King's College, London, UK; Paul Thagard University of Waterloo, Canada; and John Woods University of British Columbia, Canada. Philosophy of Economics investigates the foundational concepts and methods of economics, the social science that analyzes the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. This groundbreaking collection, the most thorough treatment of the philosophy of economics ever published, brings together philosophers, scientists and historians to map out the central topics in the field. The articles are divided into two groups. Chapters in the first group deal with various philosophical issues characteristic of economics in general, including realism and Lakatos, explanation and testing, modeling and mathematics, political ideology and feminist epistemology. Chapters in the second group discuss particular methods, theories and branches of economics, including forecasting and measurement, econometrics and experimentation, rational choice and agency issues, game theory and social choice, behavioral economics and public choice, geographical economics and evolutionary economics, and finally the economics of scientific knowledge. This volume serves as a detailed introduction for those new to the field as well as a rich source of new insights and potential research agendas for those already engaged with the philosophy of economics. Provides a bridge between philosophy and current scientific findings Encourages multi-disciplinary dialogue Covers theory and applications

Springer Handbook of Geographic Information

Author: Wolfgang Kresse,David M. Danko
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540726802
Category: Science
Page: 1120
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Computer science provides a powerful tool that was virtually unknown three generations ago. Some of the classical fields of knowledge are geodesy (surveying), cartography, and geography. Electronics have revolutionized geodetic methods. Cartography has faced the dominance of the computer that results in simplified cartographic products. All three fields make use of basic components such as the Internet and databases. The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is organized in three parts, Basics, Geographic Information and Applications. Some parts of the basics belong to the larger field of computer science. However, the reader gets a comprehensive view on geographic information because the topics selected from computer science have a close relation to geographic information. The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is written for scientists at universities and industry as well as advanced and PhD students.

Mixed Methods

Methodologie, Forschungsdesigns und Analyseverfahren
Author: Udo Kuckartz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531932675
Category: Social Science
Page: 162
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Mixed Methods-Ansätze gelten mittlerweile im angelsächsischen Raum als „drittes methodologisches Paradigma“ jenseits der Dualität von qualitativ versus quantitativ. Dieses Buch macht Forscher aus den Sozial- und Erziehungswissenschaften mit diesem neuen Methodenverständnis vertraut und gibt eine praktische Einführung in Designformen und Analysemethoden.

Handbook of Logistics and Supply-Chain Management

Author: Ann M. Brewer,Kenneth J. Button,David A. Hensher
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080435930
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 545
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This volume contains commissioned refereed papers that cover the main elements of transport logistics. The authors were selected from around the world and asked to provide critiques of their subject areas as well as a review of the state of the art and case study examples.


Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593405016
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.


Natur, Struktur und Eigenschaften
Author: Horst Scholze
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662074958
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 410
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Das Buch erörtert zuerst die besondere Natur des Glases, indem - dem Herstellungsprozeß folgend - zunächst das Verhalten von Glasschmelzen betrachtet wird, um daraus die Struktur der festen Gläser abzuleiten. Je nach chemischer Zusammensetzung ergeben sich dafür charakteristische Eigenschaften, besonders bei den nichtsilicatischen, nichtoxidischen und metallischen Gläsern. Die zweite Hälfte des Buches befaßt sich mit den Eigenschaften der Gläser, die nach Möglichkeit aus den Strukturen abgeleitet werden. Dabei wird auch auf die Meßmethoden und die Einflüsse von Zusammensetzung, Temperatur und Vorgeschichte eingegangen, wobei die neuesten Fortschritte in der Entwicklung von Gläsern mit höherer Festigkeit und besseren optischen, elektrischen und chemischen Eigenschaften behandelt werden. Neue Abschnitte sind auch der Glasoberfläche und dem Sol-Gel-Prozeß gewidmet. Das Buch ist in seiner Anlage ohne Konkurrenz im deutschen Sprachbereich. Es stellt nicht nur eine Einführung in den Werkstoff Glas für Lernende dar, sondern ist auch durch viele praktische Hinweise ein wertvolles Hilfsmittel bei der Anwendung von Glas. Sehr viele Literaturzitate ermöglichen einen schnellen Zugriff zu ausführlicheren Quellen. Die vielseitigen und oft einzigartigen Eigenschaften von Gläsern werden aus der Glasstruktur abgeleitet, die eingehend behandelt wird. Daraus ergibt sich das Verständnis für die Einflüsse von Zusammensetzung, Temperatur und Vorgeschichte. Das Buch ist nicht nur ein Lehrbuch, sondern auch ein Hilfsmittel für den praktischen Gebrauch von Glas.

Practical Applications of Fuzzy Technologies

Author: Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792386285
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 667
View: 416

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Covers applications of fuzzy technology, in sections on engineering and natural sciences, medicine, management, and behavioral, cognitive, and social sciences, with a final section on tools. Specific subjects include fuzzy control in the process industry, ecological modeling and data analysis, fuzzy logic and possibility theory in biomedical engineering, fuzzy sets methodologies in actuarial science, fuzzy set theory and applications in psychology, fuzzy sets in human factors and ergonomics, and software methodology and design tools. Further topics include strategic planning, image processing in medicine, and fuzzy and crisp approaches to production planning and scheduling.

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

Author: Nigel G Fielding,Raymond M Lee,Grant Blank
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
View: 9929

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This handbook provides comprehensive 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 commentary on current debates. 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 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, the survey, 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 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 dicsplines across the social sciences will find this an inavlauble source of reference.

Moderne Vereinsorganisation

Vereinsmanagement leicht gemacht
Author: Falk Golinsky
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662564599
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 203
View: 5576

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Dieses praxisorientierte Buch zeigt auf, dass das Verständnis für professionelle Organisation in einem Verein zu platzieren längst überfällig ist. Des Weiteren zeigt es, wie ein Verein die neuen Medien wirksam und ressourcenschonend einsetzen kann. Mit dem Wissen um die Grundlagen der Organisation wird ein wichtiger Schritt gegangen, der in der Wirtschaft und modernen Verwaltung längst zum Standard geworden ist. Es wird aufgeräumt mit dem Vorurteil, dass ein Verein nicht professionell geführt werden kann, insbesondere von ehrenamtlichen Akteuren. Das Buch richtet sich nicht nur an Vereinsvorstände, sondern an alle Personen, die in einem Verein tätig sind. Egal ob Vorsitzender, Schatzmeister oder Leiter einer Sportgruppe. Dabei spielt es keine Rolle, welche Erfahrungen und Kenntnisse bereits vorhanden sind. Die moderne Vereinsorganisation ist kein Hexenwerk, sondern ein klares, strukturiertes und betriebswirtschaftlich orientiertes Handeln.