Quantitative Forschung: Ein Praxiskurs by Jürgen Raithel

By Jürgen Raithel

Alle angehenden Sozialwissenschaftlerinnen und Sozialwissenschaftler benötigen grundlegende Kenntnisse und praxisorientierte Übung in den Methoden quantitativer Sozialforschung. Dieses anwendungsorientierte Lehrbuch führt in den erforderlichen Schritten in die Grundfragen empirischer
Sozialforschung ein und erläutert den Forschungsprozess in allen Phasen seiner Entwicklung. Im Zentrum steht die sozialwissenschaftliche Praxis, die examine und Übersetzung von Daten mit SPSS.

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Social Networks and Migration in Wartime Afghanistan by K. Harpviken

By K. Harpviken

Drawing on fieldwork within the Herat quarter, Afghanistan, this e-book addresses migration styles all through 3 many years of battle. It launches a framework for figuring out the position of social networks for peoples responses to battle and catastrophe to boot as mobilizing or holding fabric assets for safety and accumulating details.

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Text Analysis for the Social Sciences: Methods for Drawing by Carl W. Roberts

By Carl W. Roberts

This e-book offers descriptions and illustrations of state-of-the-art textual content research tools for verbal exchange and advertising and marketing learn; cultural, historical-comparative, and occasion research; curriculum overview; mental analysis; language improvement examine; and for any study within which statistical inferences are drawn from samples of texts. even supposing the booklet is obtainable to readers having no event with content material research, the textual content research professional will locate great new fabric in its pages. specifically, this assortment describes advancements in semantic and community textual content research methodologies that heretofore were available basically between a smattering of method journals.

The book's overseas and cross-disciplinary content material illustrates the breadth of quantitative textual content research functions. those functions exhibit the tools' software for overseas examine, in addition to for practitioners from the fields of sociology, political technology, journalism/communication, machine technological know-how, advertising, schooling, and English. this can be an "ecumenical" assortment that comprises functions not just of the newest semantic and community textual content research tools, but in addition of the extra conventional thematic approach to textual content research. in truth, it truly is initially with this quantity that those "relational" ways to textual content research are outlined and contrasted with extra conventional "thematic" textual content research tools. The emphasis this is on application. The book's chapters offer counsel concerning the forms of inferences that every technique gives, and updated descriptions of the human and technological assets required to use the tools. Its goal is as a source for making quantitative textual content research equipment extra obtainable to social technological know-how researchers.

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Thinking About Law: In Silence With Heidegger by Oren Ben-Dor

By Oren Ben-Dor

What demands brooding about legislations? What does it suggest to contemplate? what's aboutness? may well or not it's that legislations, in its essence, has no longer but been considered? In exploring those questions, this ebook heavily reads Heidegger's suggestion, specifically his later poetical writings. Heidegger's transformation of the very thought and means of pondering has destabilizing implications for the formation of any conception of legislations, even if severe this idea could be. The transformation of considering additionally impacts the notions of ethics and morality, and the style during which legislations pertains to them. Interpretations of Heidegger's detailed realizing of notions resembling 'essence,' 'thinking,' 'language,' 'truth,' and 'nearness' come jointly to point the otherness of the essence of legislations from what's often called the 'legal.' If the essence of legislations has now not but been thought of, what generates deafness to the decision for such considering, thereby entrenching a safe haven for legalism? The ambit of the criminal is traced to Levinasian ethics, particularly to his suggestion of otherness, regardless of one of these inspiration being it seems that hugely serious of the totality of the criminal. In entrenching the felony, it's argued that Levinas's inspiration of otherness doesn't mirror pondering that's another way than ontology, yet quite radicalizes a spinoff ontology. a decision for considering legislation is then hooked up to Heideggerian ontologically dependent otherness upon which an ethics that the essence of legislation enforces is grounded.

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Schutzian Social Science by Lester Embree

By Lester Embree

This quantity has been constructed via a study symposium held in October 1997 below the sponsorship of the heart for complex learn in Phenomenology, Inc. and Florida Atlantic college. in addition to its leader reasons of advancing study on in addition to within the spirit of the paintings of Alfred Schutz (1899-1959) and of laying foundations for the approaching Schutz centennial 12 months, it's also a "medical checkup," one may possibly say, about the country of study at the paintings of Schutz in addition to learn inspired by way of him a decade after a few related checks, i. e., Alfred Schutz: Neue Beitriige zur Rezeption seines Werkes, ed. Elisabeth record and Ilja Srubar (Amsterdam: Rodolphi, 1988) and Worldly Phenomenology: the ongoing impression of Alfred Schutz on North American Human technological know-how, ed. Lester Embree (Washington, D. C.: middle for complex learn in Phenomenology and college Press of the USA, 1988). a lot has replaced up to now decade. to start with, a substantial volume of recent basic resource fabric has turn into to be had, starting with Alfred Schutz, Col/ectedPapers, Vol. IV, edd. Helmut Wagner, George Psathas, and Fred Kersten (DordrechtIBostoniLondon: Kluwer educational Publishers, 1996), but additionally together with "Positivistic Philosophy and the particular procedure of Interpretative Social technological know-how: An Ineditum of Alfred Schutz from Spring 1953," Husserl experiences, vol. 14, pp. 123-149, 1977, "The Sociology of Language" (1958), edited from his direction notes via Fred Kersten, and "T. S.

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The Flight from Reality in the Human Sciences by Ian Shapiro

By Ian Shapiro

During this fascinating but troubling ebook, Ian Shapiro deals a searing indictment of many influential practices within the social sciences and arts this present day. probably most sensible recognized for his critique of rational selection concept, Shapiro expands his purview the following. In self-discipline after self-discipline, he argues, students have fallen prey to inward-looking myopia that effects from--and perpetuates--a flight from fact. within the method-driven educational tradition we inhabit, argues Shapiro, researchers too frequently make exhibit and refinement in their concepts the imperative scholarly job. the result's that they lose sight of the items in their learn. puppy theories and methodological blinders lead unwelcome evidence to be neglected, occasionally now not even perceived. The pursuits of Shapiro's critique contain the legislation and economics circulation, overzealous formal and statistical modeling, numerous reductive theories of human habit, faulty conceptual research in political thought, and the Cambridge tuition of highbrow historical past. in its place to all of those, Shapiro makes a compelling case for problem-driven social examine, rooted in a realist philosophy of technological know-how and an antireductionist view of social clarification. within the lucid--if biting--prose for which Shapiro is popular, he explains why this calls for better severe recognition to how difficulties are certain than is generally undertaken. He illustrates what's at stake for the examine of strength, democracy, legislation, and beliefs, in addition to in normative debates over rights, justice, freedom, advantage, and neighborhood. Shapiro solutions many critics of his perspectives alongside the best way, securing his place as one of many particular social and political theorists of our time.

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Noninvasive Methods for the Quantification of Skin by J. L. Leveque, P. Corcuff (auth.), Prof. Dr. med. Peter J.

By J. L. Leveque, P. Corcuff (auth.), Prof. Dr. med. Peter J. Frosch, Albert M. Kligman M.D. (eds.)

More than 10 years in the past, I had the opportunity to go to the collage health facility in Munster, Germany. on the outpatient health center there, I accidently met a tender dermatologist who used to be dedicated to the examine of the quantification of aggravated dermis in the course of his busy day-by-day scientific paintings. I sensed instantly that this Dr. P. Frosch used to be engaging in his examine with the beliefs and exuberance which have been so well-known to me. quickly we chanced on that we shared an analogous earlier event; we either had all started our careers in dermatological research with an identical mentor. For me it was once greater than 25 years in the past that I first met Dr. Kligman, Professor on the college of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, united states. I reminisced that I have been tremendously stunned through his preliminary query ''As a dermatologist, do you need to check dwelling or lifeless skin?" simply because, at the moment or even at the present time, at any time when we can't acquire adequate information regarding the surface with the bare eye, it truly is invasively got rid of is usual perform to histologically study a pores and skin pattern that from dwelling tissue. Many dermatologists nonetheless might by no means examine learning the residing intact epidermis itself noninvasively via current complex applied sciences to evaluate its structural and practical homes. at the moment Dr. Kligman meant to accumulate a procedure of comparing the outside from a variety of points, utilizing equipment that were unduly ignored some time past and introducing a variety of technological instruments.

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The Causes of Human Behavior: Implications for Theory and by Lawrence B. Mohr

By Lawrence B. Mohr

Acknowledging that even though the disciplines are meant to be cumulative, there's little within the manner of collected, normal idea, this paintings opens a discussion in regards to the acceptable ability and ends of social learn dependent in research of basic issues.
This publication examines root concerns within the technique of explanatory social research--the which means of the assumption of causation in social technology and the query of the physiological mechanism that generates intentional habit. Conclusions on those in addition to on numerous derived difficulties emerge during the research. one of the latter, the research exhibits that neither common nor probabilistic legislation governing human habit are attainable, even in the positivist or empiricist traditions during which legislation are a valuable characteristic. as a substitute, the research finds a extra modest view of what an explanatory social thought could be and do. during this view, the type of conception that may be produced is largely an analogous in shape and content material throughout quantitative and qualitative learn techniques, and equally throughout diversified disciplines. the 2 streams of research are mixed with ensuing implications for large-sample, small-sample, and case examine study layout in addition to for legislation and theory.
Written for the training empirical researcher in political technological know-how and association thought, even if quantitative or qualitative, the main issuesand findings are supposed to carry identically, besides the fact that, for heritage, sociology, and different social technology disciplines.
Lawrence B. Mohr is Professor of Political technological know-how and Public coverage, collage of Michigan.

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Max Weber's Methodology: The Unification of the Cultural and by Fritz Ringer

By Fritz Ringer

At a time while historic and cultural analyses are being subjected to all demeanour of ideological and disciplinary prodding and poking, the paintings of Max Weber, the intense social theorist and essentially the most inventive highbrow forces within the 20th century, is principally appropriate. during this major examine, Fritz Ringer deals a brand new method of the paintings of Weber, analyzing his methodological writings within the context of the full of life German highbrow debates of his day. in line with Ringer, Weber used to be capable of bridge the highbrow divide among humanistic interpretation and causal rationalization in historic and cultural reports in a manner that speaks on to our personal time, whilst methodological adjustments proceed to hamper fruitful cooperation among humanists and social scientists. within the position of the humanists' subjectivism and the social scientists' naturalism, Weber built the versatile and sensible recommendations of goal likelihood and enough causation. Grounding technical theories in particular examples, Ringer has written an important textual content for all scholars of Weber and of social idea within the humanities and social sciences. absolutely reconstructed, Max Weber's methodological place in reality expected the main fruitful instructions in our personal modern philosophies of the cultural and social sciences. Ringer's conceptualization of Weber's strategy and fulfillment elucidates Weber's reconciliation of interpretive knowing and causal rationalization and indicates its relevance to highbrow lifestyles and tradition in Weber's personal time and in ours in addition.

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ANOVA: repeated measures by Ellen R. Girden

By Ellen R. Girden

Concentrating on events within which research of variance (ANOVA) concerning the repeated dimension of separate teams of people is required, Girden finds the benefits, risks, and counterbalancing problems with repeated measures events. utilizing additive and nonadditive types to lead the research in each one bankruptcy, the e-book covers such themes because the intent for partitioning the sum of squares, specified analyses to facilitate the translation of laptop printouts, the reason for the F ratios when it comes to anticipated skill squares, validity assumptions for sphericity or circularity and approximate checks to accomplish while sphericity isn't met.

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