Category: Methodology

  • Multi-Method Social Science: Combining Qualitative and by Jason Seawright

    By Jason Seawright

    Reflecting the emerging approval for examine that mixes qualitative and quantitative social technology, Multi-Method Social technology offers the 1st systematic advisor to designing multi-method learn. It argues that tools may be productively mixed utilizing the framework of integrative multi-method learn, with one process used to hold out a last causal inference, and strategies from different traditions used to check the major assumptions taken with that causal inference. In making this argument, Jason Seawright considers quite a lot of statistical instruments together with regression, matching, and normal experiments. The publication additionally discusses qualitative instruments together with technique tracing, using causal approach observations, and comparative case examine learn. alongside the best way, the textual content develops over a dozen multi-method designs to check key assumptions approximately social technological know-how causation.
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  • Political Thought and History: Essays on Theory and Method by J. G .A. Pocock

    By J. G .A. Pocock

    John Pocock is arguably the main unique and inventive historian of rules of recent instances. over the last part century he has created an viewers for his paintings that's really international, and he has marked the best way the historical past of political suggestion is studied as deeply and for my part as any historian of the interval. The essays during this significant new assortment are chosen from a life of wondering political idea, and the way we must always research it in heritage. What in truth does it suggest to write down the heritage of a political society, and how much political suggestion is that this? Professor Pocock emphasises either the speculation and perform of political suggestion regarded as motion in heritage, and the political thought of historiography regarded as a kind of political suggestion. jointly those essays represent a suite that any critical scholar of politics and highbrow heritage must own.
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  • Architecture, Materiality and Society: Connecting Sociology by Anna-Lisa Müller, W. Reichmann

    By Anna-Lisa Müller, W. Reichmann

    This e-book examines the level to which the insights of STS can be utilized to examine the position of structure in and for social existence. The contributions study the query of no matter if structure and therefore materiality as an entire has corporation. The booklet additionally proposes a theoretical and methodological strategy on how you can study architecture's organisation.
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  • On Transforming Philosophy: A Metaphilosophical Inquiry by Kai Nielsen

    By Kai Nielsen

    Given that Rorty, the predicament of procedure and pursuits in philosophy has been on the leading edge of metaphilosophy. during this e-book, Kai Nielsen, probably the most trendy critics of philosophy-as-usual, examines significantly crucial claims made on behalf of philosophy. After rejecting as chimerical the bold claims of conventional, specially foundational, epistemology and metaphysics, he offers the case for a extra modest view of what philosophy can accomplish.Nielsen insists that philosophy needs to be dedicated to real difficulties of actual humans in daily life. prompted substantively via Dewey and extra methodologically via Rawls, he carves out a defensible terrain for philosophy to inhabit—a terrain cleared of the extra extravagant yet unbelievable claims made via conventional philosophy.Nielsen has been a tremendous voice in debates concerning the scope of philosophy, and this most recent paintings of his can be a big contribution to the “end of philosophy debate.”
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  • Regression with Dummy Variables (Quantitative Applications by Melissa A Hardy

    By Melissa A Hardy

    Like lots of the books within the Sage Quantitative purposes within the Social Sciences, this can be essentially written and comprehensible. this is often a kind of infrequent information texts that's readable and important. if you want to appreciate or use dummy variables in regression, this ebook will prevent huge, immense quantities of time and frustration. Strongly urged.
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  • The Social Ontology of Capitalism by Daniel Krier

    By Daniel Krier

    This e-book addresses middle questions about the character and constitution of up to date capitalism and the social dynamics and countervailing forces that form sleek existence. From a strong and self-consciously sociological framework, it analyzes and interrogates such concerns because the nature of the social, the facility of the sacred, the character of authority, the matter of illustration, reification, alienation, utopia, and collective resistance. ancient materialism finds that the scope of efficient capabilities is broader than the crude realism of economism. Marx’s severe thought of the commodity and his research of the capitalist regime of accumulation stay as very important as ever and function a guiding gentle for the continuing exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of serious inquiry and praxis.

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  • Essays on Ethics, Social Behavior, and Scientific by J.C. Harsanyi

    By J.C. Harsanyi

    When John Harsanyi got here to Stanford college as a candidate for the Ph.D., I requested him why he was once bothering, because it was once so much un­ most likely that he had whatever to profit from us. He was once already a recognized scho­ lar; as well as a few papers in economics, the 1st papers during this vol­ ume had already been released and had dazzled me via their originality and their mixture of philosophical perception and technical competence. notwithstanding, i'm very happy i didn't discourage him; even if he realized any­ factor beneficial i do not understand, yet all of us discovered a lot from him at the foundations of the speculation of video games and particularly at the consequence of bar­ gaining. The valuable concentration of Harsanyi's paintings has persisted to be within the conception of video games, yet specially at the foundations and conceptual difficulties. the speculation of video games, competently understood, is a truly huge method of social interplay in line with separately rational habit, and it connects heavily with basic methodological and great concerns in social technology and in ethics. a sign of the diversity of Harsanyi's curiosity in online game the­ ory are available within the first paper of half B -though actually his owncontri­ butions are a lot broader-and within the moment paper the purposes to the method of social technological know-how. the remainder papers in that part exhibit extra particularly the richness of online game conception in particular applications.

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  • Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary by Paul Rabinow, George E.Marcus, James D. Faubion, Tobias

    By Paul Rabinow, George E.Marcus, James D. Faubion, Tobias Rees

    During this compact quantity, of anthropology's so much influential theorists, Paul Rabinow and George E. Marcus, have interaction in a sequence of conversations in regards to the earlier, current, and way forward for anthropological wisdom and perform. James Faubion joins in different exchanges to facilitate and tricky the discussion, and Tobias Rees moderates the discussions and contributes an creation and an afterword to the quantity. many of the conversations are keen on modern demanding situations to how anthropology is aware its topic and the way ethnographic study initiatives are designed and performed. Rabinow and Marcus give some thought to what continues to be surprisingly anthropological concerning the learn of up to date occasions and tactics, they usually examine effective new instructions for the sector. the 2 converge in Marcus's emphasis at the have to remodel pedagogical practices for education anthropological researchers and in Rabinow's concept of collaborative tasks within which ethnographic examine designs should be analyzed, experimented with, and remodeled. either Rabinow and Marcus participated within the milestone assortment Writing tradition: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. released in 1986, Writing tradition catalyzed a reassessment of the way ethnographers encountered, studied, and wrote approximately their topics. within the commencing conversations of Designs for an Anthropology of the modern, Rabinow and Marcus take inventory of anthropology's fresh earlier by means of discussing the highbrow scene within which Writing tradition intervened, the book's contributions, and its conceptual barriers. contemplating how the sector has constructed because the e-book of that quantity, they tackle issues together with ethnography's self-reflexive flip, students' elevated specialise in questions of id, the general public tradition undertaking, technological know-how and expertise stories, and the altering pursuits and targets of scholars. Designs for an Anthropology of the modern permits readers to snoop on full of life conversations among anthropologists who've helped to formed their field's fresh prior and are deeply invested in its destiny.
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  • Ethics in Qualitative Research: Controversies and Contexts by Martyn Hammersley, Anna Traianou

    By Martyn Hammersley, Anna Traianou

    Ethics in Qualitative learn explores this box and provides a particular point of view; one who is at odds with the assumptions underpinning moral law, but in addition with the perspectives of many qualitative researchers this day. Martyn Hammersley and Anna Traianou emphasize the tough and arguable personality of moral concerns, and think about the philosophical assumptions concerned, the social contexts during which key moral rules come up, and their implications for study perform. The authors argue that the place to begin for any dialogue of study ethics has to be the values intrinsic to investigate, in particular the dedication to knowledge-production.
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