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

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1428813845
Release Date: 2006-10
Genre: Education

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780029079409 .

Modeling Multigroup Populations

Author: Robert Schoen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306426498
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Business & Economics

This book deals with models that can capture the behavior of individuals and groups over time. Organizationally, it is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the basic, decrement-only, life table and its associated stable population. Part II examines multistate (or increment-decrement) models and provides the first comprehensive treatment of those extremely flexible and useful life table models. Part III looks at "two-sex" models, which simultaneously incorporate the marriage or fertility behavior of males and females. Those models are explored more fully and completely here than has been the case to date, and the importance of including the experience of both sexes is demonstrated analytically as weil as empirically. In sum, this book considers a broad range of population models with a view to showing that such models can be eminently calculable, clearly interpretable, and analytically valuable for the study of many kinds of social behavior. Four appendixes have been added to make the book more usable. Appendix A provides abrief introduction to calculus and matrix algebra so that readers can understand, though not necessarily derive, the equations presented. Appendix B provides an index of the principal symbols used. Appendix C gives the answers to the exercises found at the end of each chapter. Those exercises should be seen as an extension of the text, and are intended to inform as weil as to challenge.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078348656
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences

Author: David Kaplan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483365879
Release Date: 2004-06-21
Genre: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences is the definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of quantitative methods in the social sciences, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the major techniques used in the field. The contributors, top methodologists and researchers, have written about their areas of expertise in ways that convey the utility of their respective techniques, but, where appropriate, they also offer a fair critique of these techniques. Relevance to real-world problems in the social sciences is an essential ingredient of each chapter and makes this an invaluable resource.

Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error

Author: Paul P. Biemer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118099575
Release Date: 2011-03-16
Genre: Mathematics

Combining theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects, Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error successfully guides readers through the accurate interpretation of survey results for quality evaluation and improvement. This book is a comprehensive resource on the key statistical tools and techniques employed during the modeling and estimation of classification errors, featuring a special focus on both latent class analysis (LCA) techniques and models for categorical data from complex sample surveys. Drawing from his extensive experience in the field of survey methodology, the author examines early models for survey measurement error and identifies their similarities and differences as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Subsequent chapters treat topics related to modeling, estimating, and reducing errors in surveys, including: Measurement error modeling forcategorical data The Hui-Walter model and othermethods for two indicators The EM algorithm and its role in latentclass model parameter estimation Latent class models for three ormore indicators Techniques for interpretation of modelparameter estimates Advanced topics in LCA, including sparse data, boundary values, unidentifiability, and local maxima Special considerations for analyzing datafrom clustered and unequal probability samples with nonresponse The current state of LCA and MLCA (multilevel latent class analysis), and an insightful discussion on areas for further research Throughout the book, more than 100 real-world examples describe the presented methods in detail, and readers are guided through the use of lEM software to replicate the presented analyses. Appendices supply a primer on categorical data analysis, and a related Web site houses the lEM software. Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, Latent Class Analysis of Survey Error is an excellent book for courses on measurement error and survey methodology at the graduate level. The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners working in business, government, and the social sciences who develop, implement, or evaluate surveys.

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Author: Elmer H. Antonsen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027235763
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The first Symposium on Germanic Linguistics was organized at the University of Chicago by Jan Terje Faarlund. The notable success of this undertaking led Elmer H. Antonsen, Hans Henrich Hock, and James W. Marchand to arrange the Second Symposium on Germanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois. This volume contains revised versions of selected papers from the two symposia. The thirteen papers cover a broad cross-section of Germanic linguistics, including problems in synchronic syntax, mainly of Dutch and German; the synchronic morphology of German; synchronic morphophonology of various Germanic languages; historical and comparative Germanic phonology; language contact and early Germanic morphosyntax; and early Germanic historical and comparative syntax, with extensive reference to Beowulf. Bibliographic references are consolidated in a single Master List of References; there also is an Index of Names.

Social Research Methods

Author: William Lawrence Neuman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205297714
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

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.

Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists

Author: Anselm L. Strauss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521338069
Release Date: 1987-06-26
Genre: Social Science

The teaching of qualitative analysis in the social sciences is rarely undertaken in a structured way. This handbook is designed to remedy that and to present students and researchers with a systematic method for interpreting qualitative data', whether derived from interviews, field notes, or documentary materials. The special emphasis of the book is on how to develop theory through qualitative analysis. The reader is provided with the tools for doing qualitative analysis, such as codes, memos, memo sequences, theoretical sampling and comparative analysis, and diagrams, all of which are abundantly illustrated by actual examples drawn from the author's own varied qualitative research and research consultations, as well as from his research seminars. Many of the procedural discussions are concluded with rules of thumb that can usefully guide the researchers' analytic operations. The difficulties that beginners encounter when doing qualitative analysis and the kinds of persistent questions they raise are also discussed, as is the problem of how to integrate analyses. In addition, there is a chapter on the teaching of qualitative analysis and the giving of useful advice during research consultations, and there is a discussion of the preparation of material for publication. The book has been written not only for sociologists but for all researchers in the social sciences and in such fields as education, public health, nursing, and administration who employ qualitative methods in their work.

Health Measurement Scales

Author: David L. Streiner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191508332
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Medical

Clinicians and those in health sciences are frequently called upon to measure subjective states such as attitudes, feelings, quality of life, educational achievement and aptitude, and learning style in their patients. This fifth edition of Health Measurement Scales enables these groups to both develop scales to measure non-tangible health outcomes, and better evaluate and differentiate between existing tools. Health Measurement Scales is the ultimate guide to developing and validating measurement scales that are to be used in the health sciences. The book covers how the individual items are developed; various biases that can affect responses (e.g. social desirability, yea-saying, framing); various response options; how to select the best items in the set; how to combine them into a scale; and finally how to determine the reliability and validity of the scale. It concludes with a discussion of ethical issues that may be encountered, and guidelines for reporting the results of the scale development process. Appendices include a comprehensive guide to finding existing scales, and a brief introduction to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, making this book a must-read for any practitioner dealing with this kind of data.

International Handbook of Survey Methodology

Author: Edith D. de Leeuw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136910623
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Psychology

Taking into account both traditional and emerging modes, this comprehensive new Handbook covers all major methodological and statistical issues in designing and analyzing surveys. With contributions from the world's leading survey methodologists and statisticians, this invaluable new resource provides guidance on collecting survey data and creating meaningful results. Featuring examples from a variety of countries, the book reviews such things as how to deal with sample designs, write survey questions, and collect data on the Internet. A thorough review of the procedures associated with multiple modes of collecting sample survey information and applying that combination of methods that fit the situation best is included. The International Handbook of Survey Methodology opens with the foundations of survey design, ranging from sources of error, to ethical issues. This is followed by a section on design that reviews sampling challenges and tips on writing and testing questions for multiple methods. Part three focuses on data collection, from face-to-face interviews, to Internet and interactive voice response, to special challenges involved in mixing these modes within one survey. Analyzing data from both simple and complex surveys is then explored, as well as procedures for adjusting data. The book concludes with a discussion of maintaining quality. Intended for advanced students and researchers in the behavioral, social, and health sciences, this "must have" resource will appeal to those interested in conducting or using survey data from anywhere in the world, especially those interested in comparing results across countries. The book also serves as a state-of-the-art text for graduate level courses and seminars on survey methodology. A companion website contains additional readings and examples.