Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Paperback | May 1, 1998

EditorElinor Scarbrough, Eric Tanenbaum

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In this single, accessible volume, a team of international experts sets out a range of analytic tools available to social scientists from the cutting edge of social science methodolgy. In contrast to much of the existing literature, which is often of daunting complexity, this volume presentssocial scientists with some experience with a guide through the maze of advanced techniques applicable across the range of the social sciences. The first chapters outline ways in which the revolution in computing power is transforming the working environment for social scientists, extending their analytic reach, and opening up new research horizons. The empirical chapters each present a particular approach to data analysis, discussing theunderlying logic and demonstrating its application by working through a substantive example - with mathematical reasoning kept to a minimum. The theoretical chapters provide an introduction to recently developing approaches to social science research. Each chapter includes ample references toother works in the field, and to appropriate software programs, for those who are keen to pursue a particular approach in greater detail.

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In this single, accessible volume, a team of international experts sets out a range of analytic tools available to social scientists from the cutting edge of social science methodolgy. In contrast to much of the existing literature, which is often of daunting complexity, this volume presentssocial scientists with some experience with ...

Scarbrough is Co-Director and Tanenbaum is Director of the Essex Summer School in Data Analysis and Collection.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198292376

ISBN - 13:9780198292371

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1. Elinor Scarbrough and Eric Tanenbaum: Introduction2. Eric Tanenbaum and Elinor Scarbrough: Research Strategies in the New EnvironmentPART 1: ANALYSES ACROSS OBSERVATIONS3. David Sanders and Malcolm Brynin: Ordinary Least Squares and Logistic Regression Analysis4. Steffen Kuhnel: Linear Structural Equation Models5. Allan McCutcheon and Colin Mills: Categorical Data Analysis: Log-Linear and Latent Class Models6. Kelvyn Jones and Craig Duncan: Modelling Context and Heterogeneity: Applying Multilevel ModelsPART 2: ANALYSES ACROSS TIME7. Harold D. Clarke, Helmut Norpoth, and Paul Whiteley: It's About Time: Modelling Political and Social Dynamics8. Simon Price: Cointegration and Modelling the Long Run9. Nathaniel Beck: Modelling Space and Time: The Event History ApproachPART 3: NEW PERSPECTIVES10. Hugh Ward: The Glass Bead Game: Testing Game-Theoretical Models11. Bobby Sayyid and Lilian Zac: Political Analysis in a World Without Foundations12. David Howarth: Discourse Theory and Political Analysis