Methoden der Netzwerkanalyse


Author: Franz Urban Pappi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486819380
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Das sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsverfahren der Netzwerkanalyse wird in Theorie und Praxis dargestellt. Die beschriebenen Einsatzbereiche umfassen unter anderem die Untersuchung von Teilgruppenbildungen, von interaktiven Mikrostrukturen in Gesamtnetzwerken sowie von Interaktionsprozessen in Kleingruppen.

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.

Handbook of Survey Research


Author: Peter V. Marsden,James D. Wright
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848552246
Category: Social Science
Page: 886
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"The Handbook of Survey Research, Second Edition" builds on its widely-recognized 1983 predecessor by updating its previous historical account of the development of survey research and the evolution of social science before going on to examine new and expanded usages of survey research during the past half century. Editors Peter Marsden (Harvard University) and James D. Wright (University of Central Florida), long-time editor of Elsevier's Social Science Research, have created an authoritative reference book and an excellent starting point for anyone requiring a broad examination of the field. Detailed chapters include: sampling; measurement; questionnaire construction and question writing; survey implementation and management; survey data analysis; special types of surveys; and integrating surveys with other data collection methods. This handbook is distinguished from other texts by its greater comprehensiveness and depth of coverage including topics such as measurement models, the role of cognitive psychology, surveying networks, and cross-national/cross-cultural surveys. Timely and relevant it includes materials that are only now becoming highly influential topics.

The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology


Author: Christof Wolf,Dominique Joye,Tom E. C. Smith,Tom W Smith,Yang-chih Fu
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473959055
Category: Reference
Page: 740
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Survey Methodology is becoming a more structured field of research, deserving of more and more academic attention. The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology explores both the increasingly scientific endeavour of surveys and their growing complexity, as different data collection modes and information sources are combined. The handbook takes a global approach, with a team of international experts looking at local and national specificities, as well as problems of cross-national, comparative survey research. The chapters are organized into seven major sections, each of which represents a stage in the survey life-cycle: Surveys and Societies Planning a Survey Measurement Sampling Data Collection Preparing Data for Use Assessing and Improving Data Quality The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology is a landmark and essential tool for any scholar within the social sciences.

Die Servicefunktionen des Großhandels als Erfolgsfaktoren

Eine empirische Analyse basierend auf einer Weiterentwicklung der Theorie der Handlungsfunktionen und dem ressourcenbasierten Ansatz
Author: Sara Samadi
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834999970
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 383
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Sara Samadi entwickelt auf Basis des ressourcenbasierten Ansatzes sowie einer Weiterentwicklung der Theorie der Handelsfunktionen ein umfassendes Modell, welches die Wettbewerbsvorteile auf der „supply and demand side“ als zwischen den Großhandelsfunktionen und dem Unternehmenserfolg stehende Konstrukte begreift.

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Author: William Lawrence Neuman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205297719
Category: Social Science
Page: 558
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This work offers balanced coverage of both the qualitative and quantative approaches to social research. New features for the second edition include a new glossary based on reviewer and student suggestions, and an expanded chapter on library research and writing reports.

On Durkheim's Rules of Sociological Method (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Mike Gane
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136875573
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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This radical appraisal of Durkheim's method, first published in 1988, argues that fundamental errors have been made in interpreting Durkheim. Mike Gane argues that to understand The Rules it is necessary also to understand the context of the French society in which the book was written. He explores the cultural and philosophical debates which raged in France during the period when Durkheim prepared the book and establishes the real and unsuspected complexity of Durkheim's position: its formal complexity, its epistemological complexity, and its historical complexity.

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.

Content Analysis

An Introduction to Its Methodology
Author: Klaus Krippendorff
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506395643
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 472
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What matters in people’s social lives? What motivates and inspires our society? How do we enact what we know? Since the first edition published in 1980, Content Analysis has helped shape and define the field. In the highly anticipated Fourth Edition, award-winning scholar and author Klaus Krippendorff introduces you to the most current method of analyzing the textual fabric of contemporary society. Students and scholars will learn to treat data not as physical events but as communications that are created and disseminated to be seen, read, interpreted, enacted, and reflected upon according to the meanings they have for their recipients. Interpreting communications as texts in the contexts of their social uses distinguishes content analysis from other empirical methods of inquiry. Organized into three parts, Content Analysis first examines the conceptual aspects of content analysis, then discusses components such as unitizing and sampling, and concludes by showing readers how to trace the analytical paths and apply evaluative techniques. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised to offer you the most current techniques and research on content analysis, including new information on reliability and social media. You will also gain practical advice and experience for teaching academic and commercial researchers how to conduct content analysis.

Social Surveys 2


Author: David de Vaus
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 1680
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Building on the success of the first four volume set, this new collection continues to provide an unparalleled guide to the state of knowledge in the field and a key asset in practical survey know-how. VOLUME FIVE: Social surveys in context VOLUME SIX: Survey instruments and data sources VOLUME SEVEN: Survey applications VOLUME EIGHT: Survey quality