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Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader
by Laura Hollengreen, et al. - ETC Press , 2014
The authors investigate world's fairs in their multiple aspects: political, sociological, commercial, popular... The volume presents its own phantasmagoria of disciplinary perspectives, historical periods, geographical locales, media, and messages.
Forced Migration and Mortality
- National Academies Press , 2001
The book examines mortality patterns in complex humanitarian emergencies, reviewing the state of knowledge, as well as how patterns may change in the new century. It contains four case studies of mortality in recent emergencies ...
Alternate Reality Games For Behavioral and Social Science Research
by Ruthanna Gordon - ETC Press , 2015
Alternate reality games may be able to fill gaps left by traditional studies in the behavioral and social sciences. This book examines the potential strengths of ARG-based social science research and the challenges that remain to be overcome ...
Globalization and the City: Two Connected Phenomena in Past and Present
by Andreas Exenberger, et al. - Innsbruck University Press , 2013
This book is dedicated to contribute to the growing literature connecting the history of cities worldwide and their relation to global processes. The authors do so from various disciplinary backgrounds and by referring to different times and places.
Contagion of Violence
- National Academies Press , 2013
In exploring the occurrence of violence, researchers have recognized the tendency for violent acts to cluster, to spread from place to place, and to mutate from one type to another. Violent acts are often preceded or followed by other violent acts.
Aging and the Macroeconomy
- National Academies Press , 2012
This book presents the fundamental factors driving the ageing of the U.S. population, as well as its societal implications and likely long-term macroeconomic effects. It offers four practical approaches for adapting to the new economic landscape.
Of Corpse: Death and Humor in Folkore and Popular Culture
by Peter Narvaez - Utah State University Press , 2003
The studies in this book examine specific interactions of text and social context (wakes, festivals, disasters) that shape and generate laughter. Uniquely, however, the essays here peruse a remarkable paradox -- the convergence of death and humor.
Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices
by Anol Bhattacherjee - University of South Florida , 2012
This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, education, public health, and related disciplines. It is a comprehensive and compact source for foundational concepts.
A Plague of People
by John Robinson - Smashwords , 2013
People fill every part of the planet, using all resources and driving other species to extinction, until further expansion is impossible. The consequences are fully explored here with a science-based forecast of a complete collapse by 2030.
Conducting Research Surveys via E-mail and the Web
by M. Schonlau, R.D. Fricker, M.N. Elliott - Rand Publishing , 2002
Internet-based surveys, although still in their infancy, are becoming increasingly popular because they are believed to be faster, better, cheaper, and easier to conduct than surveys using more-traditional telephone or mail methods.
Maximizing the Impacts of Your Research: A Handbook for Social Scientists
- LSE Public Policy Group , 2011
This Handbook opens the door to researchers achieving a more focused approach to their research. It provides sound advice and guidance on how to ensure that your work achieves its maximum visibility with both academic and external audiences.
- Wikibooks , 2011
Advancements in biology, electronics, engineering, and society result in many different futuristic scenarios. In this book, you will find a vast database of ideas pertaining to the discipline of futurology, as well as of current trends.
Discourses on Social Software
by Jan van Eijck, Rineke Verbrugge - Amsterdam University Press , 2010
Compiling discussions involving a number of researchers from various academic fields, this volume details the many ways in which the seemingly abstract disciplines of logic and computer science can be used to analyze contemporary social problems.
An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach
by Severine Deneulin, Lila Shahani - Earthscan Publications Ltd. , 2009
This book is essential reading for all those who wish to understand the Human Development and Capability approach to development. It both explains and advances thought on this important and increasingly influential perspective.
Human Genetics for the Social Sciences
by Gregory Carey - Sage Publications , 2002
This book is for students in the behavioral sciences who need to understand genetics, but who have little training in biology. The text provides the basic biology which is essential for genetics and an overview of the principles of genetics.
Studies in the Theory of Ideology
by John B. Thompson - University of California Press , 1984
The essays which comprise this volume are the outcome of an attempt to assess some of the outstanding contemporary contributions to the theory of ideology. The author tried to bring out the value of these contributions as well as their limitations.
Super Fuzzy Matrices and Super Fuzzy Models for Social Scientists
by W. B. V. Kandasamy, F. Smarandache, K. Amal - InfoLearnQuest , 2008
This book introduces the concept of fuzzy super matrices. The author has provided only those operations that are essential for developing super fuzzy multi expert models. Useful to social scientists who wish to work with multi expert models.
Special Fuzzy Matrices for Social Scientists
by W. B. V. Kandasamy, F. Smarandache, K. Ilanthenral - InfoLearnQuest , 2007
This book introduces special classes of Fuzzy and Neutrosophic Matrices. These special classes of matrices are used in the construction of multi-expert special fuzzy models using FCM, FRM and FRE and their Neutrosophic analogues.
Elementary Fuzzy Matrix Theory and Fuzzy Models for Social Scientists
by W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy, at al. - arXiv , 2007
This book aims to assist social scientists to analyze their problems using fuzzy models. The basic and essential fuzzy matrix theory is given. The authors have only tried to give those essential basically needed to develop the fuzzy model.
Basic Concepts: The Methodology of the Social Sciences
by Johann Mouton, H.C. Marais - HSRC Press , 1990
This is one of the leading methodology textbooks in South African tertiary education. It provides an introduction to the fundamental concept of social science research, and complements books on specific research methods and techniques.
The Research Methods Knowledge Base
by William Trochim, James P. Donnelly - Atomic Dog , 2006
A comprehensive textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling; measurement; research design; etc.
Computer-Assisted Theory Building: Modeling Dynamic Social Systems
by Robert Hanneman - Sage Publications, Inc , 1988
The book re-orients the way many social scientists build and work with theories, and it will prove of value to all practicing social science theorists. The author advocates computer simulation models to allow the formulation of more dynamic theories.
Introduction to Social Network Methods
by Robert A. Hanneman, Mark Riddle - University of California, Riverside , 2005
The authors' goal in preparing this book is to provide a very basic introduction to the core ideas of social network analysis, and how these ideas are implemented in the methodologies that many social network analysts use.
Correlation and Causality
by David A. Kenny - John Wiley & Sons Inc , 1979
This text is a general introduction to the topic of structural analysis. It presumes no previous acquaintance with causal analysis. It is general because it covers all the standard, as well as a few nonstandard, statistical procedures.
Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
by David A. Kenny - Little, Brown , 1987
This textbook provides a first course in data analysis for students majoring in the social and behavioral sciences. The book is intended to be comprehensible to students who are not planning to go on to postgraduate study.
Voting, Arbitration & Fair Division: Mathematics of Social Choice
by Marcus Pivato - Trent University , 2007
An introduction to social choice theory, which uses mathematics to study the strengths/weaknesses of voting systems, arbitration schemes, and other methods of group decision making. Lots of pictures, requires only basic linear algebra.
Complex Science for a Complex World
by Pascal Perez, David Batten - Anu E Press , 2006
A new kind of science should help us deepen our understanding of how human ecosystems might grow and change over time. The aim of this book is to convince the reader that this new kind of science is worthy of our attention.
The Counter-Revolution of Science
by Friedrich A. Hayek - Free Press , 1955
A group of thinkers concluded that an elite of social scientists should assume direct control of social life. The Counter-Revolution of Science is Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek's forceful attack on this abuse of reason.
Health, United States, 2007 With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans
- National Center for Health Statistics , 2008
The 31st report on the health status of the Nation, submitted by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. It presents national trends in health statistics and includes summaries, highlights, tables, chartbooks, and appendixes.