Sociology Faces Pessimism: A Study of European Sociological by Robert Benjamin Bailey

By Robert Benjamin Bailey

My preliminary curiosity in sociology stemmed from the need to work out particular social swap in convinced components of my local country. My quite naive assumption at the moment used to be that if in fact recognized approximately social phenomena and provided to rational and informed people, public opinion will result in the fascinating social switch. that's, i thought a few computerized linkage among fact, rationality and social development. definitely a number of the so-called "pioneers" of sociology additionally assumed this automated linkage. hence, the chance to review in Europe, at the soil of a few of those "pioneers" heightened my curiosity and wish to research extra concerning the courting among sociology and social growth. After residing and learning numerous years in a variety of elements of Western Europe - England, Germany, France, Holland - one unearths that ecu sociology has remained very heavily associ­ ated with social philosophy and heritage, has usually been resisted via the colleges, and isn't as empirical as American sociology. the ecu sociologist, nonetheless particularly aware of the error of the early fathers - Comte, Spencer, Marx, between others - is intensely wary pertaining to difficulties of social growth and social motion. he's conscious that his technology continues to be younger and sus­ pect. he's additionally much less yes than his predecessors concerning the certain position of sociology.

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Wertschätzend selbst organisieren: Arbeitsvermögens- und by Stefan Sauer

By Stefan Sauer

Stefan Sauer entwickelt ein allgemeines arbeitssoziologisches Analysekonzept für selbst organisierte Arbeit und wendet es exemplarisch in zwei empirischen Fällen an, die aus der Automobilindustrie und dem IT-Sektor stammen. Das Analysekonzept zeigt Möglichkeiten, Voraussetzungen und Grenzen einer Selbstorganisation, die auf Arbeitsvermögen und Anerkennung basiert, im Zusammenspiel von struktureller, interaktionistischer und subjektivierender Ebene auf. Entscheidende Größen sind dabei das individuelle Arbeitsvermögen von Beschäftigten und dessen strukturelle wie interaktive Anerkennung als Voraussetzungen gelungener Selbstorganisation.

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Was ist eine gute Frage?: Die systematische Evaluation der by Frank Faulbaum,Peter Prüfer,Margrit Rexroth,Petra

By Frank Faulbaum,Peter Prüfer,Margrit Rexroth,Petra Strodtholz,Andreas Taffertshofer

Die Qualität von Fragen stellt eine wichtige Determinante der Qualität von Umfragedaten dar. Das Buch präsentiert erstmals in deutscher Sprache ein Fragebewertungssystem mit einem detaillierten Katalog möglicher Probleme in Entwürfen von Fragen, die an Hand von über a hundred Beispielen - überwiegend aus bekannten Bevölkerungsumfragen - beschrieben und erläutert werden. Ziel des Fragebewertungssystems (FBS) ist, mögliche Qualitätsgefährdungen in Fra-gen schon frühzeitig vor dem Einsatz empirischer Testverfahren zu erkennen, um damit die Voraussetzung für ihre Minimierung zu schaffen. In das procedure sind langjährige Erfahrungen der Autoren in der Fragebogenberatung und in der assessment von Fragen eingeflossen. Dem Bewertungssystem ist ein theoretischer Teil mit einer umfassenden Einführung in die unter-schiedlichen Aspekte der Fragenqualität und ihrer Gefährdungsursachen vorangestellt, wobei der Qualitätsbegriff nicht nur auf den Aspekt des Fragetextes bezogen wird, sondern darüber hinaus auf alle übrigen Aspekte der Frage einschließlich ihrer Ausführungsmodalitäten (mo-des) sowie ihrer Bedeutung für die Umfragequalität. Das Buch wendet sich an alle, die in ir-gendeiner Weise selber Fragebögen entwickeln oder diese beurteilen müssen. Es eignet sich außerdem für den Einsatz in der Lehre.

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Ungleiche Netzwerke - Vernetzte Ungleichheit: Persönliche by Jan Mewes

By Jan Mewes

Bei dem vorliegenden textual content handelt es sich um eine leicht überarbeitete model meiner Dissertation, die im Mai 2009 an der Universität Bremen angenommen wurde. Die Arbeit entstand im Rahmen meiner Beschäftigung im Forschun- projekt „Transnationalisierung sozialer Beziehungen“, welches von 2005 bis 2008 von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) gefördert wurde. Ohne die Hilfe vieler Menschen wäre die Fertigstellung dieser Arbeit nicht möglich gewesen. Ich bin zu großem Dank verpflichtet: Steffen Mau für die langjährige Unterstützung und die konstruktive Kritik; Johannes Huinink für die hilfreichen Kommentare und das stets offene Ohr; der DGS-Arbeitsgruppe ‚Netzwerkforschung’ für die theoretischen und praktischen Impulse; Roger Häußling und Christian Stegbauer für ihr Interesse, meine Arbeit in die VS- Reihe ‚Netzwerkforschung’ aufzunehmen; den EDV-Verantwortlichen Hartmut Asendorf, Markus Miezal und Jakob Lenfers, die dafür gesorgt haben dass mein desktop innerhalb von vier Jahren immer tadellos lief; den studentischen Kräften Lena Laube, Niels Winkler, Franziska Klöfkorn, Melanie Heußner, Katharina Poschmann und Maike Schulz für ihre Unterstützung bei unzähligen Recherchen und Analysen (besonders Maike gilt ein besonderes Dankeschön für das umsichtige Lektorat meiner Dissertation und die Auseinandersetzung mit den Formatvorlagen); Patrick, Christoph, Sebastian, Sina, Lena, Nadya, Herwig, Oliver, Charlotte und vielen weiteren Fellows für eine Vielzahl geselliger und lustiger Stunden; noch einmal Patrick für die kritische und aufmerksame Dur- sicht meiner Manuskripte; dem gesamten BIGSSS-Team für eine angenehme Arbeitsatmosphäre, dem ‚Runken-Eck’ für die Aufhellung meiner Laune in regnerischen Stunden; der Kirchweg-Crew um Jens, Kirsten, Anja und Melanie für die schöne Zeit in unserer WG sowie Thomas und Manuel, deren langjährige

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Mathematics for Social Scientists by Jonathan M. Kropko

By Jonathan M. Kropko

Written for social technological know-how scholars who may be operating with or undertaking study, Mathematics for Social Scientists bargains a non-intimidating method of studying or reviewing math talents crucial in quantitative examine tools. The textual content is designed to construct scholars’ self assurance via proposing fabric in a conversational tone and utilizing a wealth of transparent and utilized examples. writer Jonathan Kropko argues that gaining knowledge of those innovations will holiday scholars’ reliance on utilizing uncomplicated versions in statistical software program, letting them have interaction with study facts past basic software program calculations.

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Method and Meaning in Polls and Surveys by Howard Schuman

By Howard Schuman

Howard Schuman is likely one of the most effective students of social surveys. His services issues the way in which questions on attitudes and ideology are worded and the results questions have at the solutions humans supply. even though, Method and which means in Polls and Surveys is much less in regards to the substance of wording results and extra approximately methods to analyzing the respondent’s global, and the way surveys could make that global understandable—though usually in methods no longer expected through the researcher.

Schuman examines the question-answer approach that's easy to polls and surveys, because it is in a lot of existence. His trouble is with the character of wondering itself, with problems with validity and bias, and with the scope and obstacles of that means sought via polls and surveys.

Writing with either knowledge and humor, Schuman considers the problems either at a theoretical point, bringing in rules from different social sciences, and empirically with significant study of his personal and others. The ebook may be of curiosity to social scientists, to survey researchers in academia and enterprise, and to all these taken with the pervasive effect of polls in society.

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Computational Social Science: Discovery and Prediction by R. Michael Alvarez

By R. Michael Alvarez

Quantitative learn in social technological know-how learn is altering speedily. Researchers have colossal and intricate arrays of information with which to paintings: we've outstanding instruments to sift throughout the info and realize styles in that facts; there at the moment are many subtle types that we will use to make experience of these styles; and we've super robust computational structures that aid us accomplish those initiatives speedy. This booklet specializes in a few of the amazing paintings being performed in computational social technological know-how - in academia, govt, and the non-public area - whereas highlighting present tendencies, demanding situations, and new instructions. hence, Computational Social technology showcases the cutting edge methodological instruments being built and utilized by way of prime researchers during this new box. The booklet exhibits how teachers and the non-public region are utilizing a lot of those instruments to unravel difficulties in social technology and public policy.

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The Fantasy of Individuality: On The Sociohistorical by Almudena Hernando

By Almudena Hernando

This quantity is a step in fleshing out the historic purposes for gender inequality from the origins of humankind to offer instances within the Western international. It argues that regardless of a lot critique over the last 20 years, gender identities are nonetheless finally understood as closed and inflexible different types which unwittingly reproduce glossy Western values.

It is a theoretically-informed and updated assessment of the historical past of gender inequality that takes as its start line the mechanisms wherein humans build their self-identity. It discusses deeply ingrained assumptions at the dating among gender and materiality within the current that lead either the tutorial neighborhood and most of the people alike to breed particular styles of considered intercourse and gender and venture them into the past.

Starting from a peripheral and heterodox viewpoint, this e-book intends to appraise the complexity of gender id in all its richness and variety. It seeks to appreciate the endurance of relationality in supposedly totally individualized male selves, and the development of latest kinds of individuality between ladies that didn't stick with the masculine version. it's argued right here that through balancing neighborhood and self past the contradictions of hegemonic masculinity, glossy ladies are suffering to construct a brand new, extra empowering kind of personhood.

The writer is an archaeologist, who makes use of her self-discipline not just to supply info, thought and a long term point of view, but additionally in a metaphorical experience: to build a socio-historical family tree of present gender structures, via an exam of the way personhood and self-identity were built within the Western world. 

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Ethnography in Action: A Mixed Methods Approach by Jean J. Schensul,Margaret D. LeCompte

By Jean J. Schensul,Margaret D. LeCompte

This is ebook 7 of seven within the Ethnographer's Toolkit, moment Edition.

In Ethnography in Action, Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte discover how ethnographic learn intersects with and complements a variety of parts of practice.

Schensul and LeCompte flooring this publication within the realizing that every one utilized or practice-oriented social technological know-how needs to be collaborative to be powerful. exhibiting how casual and formal ethnographic equipment and data give a contribution to the arenas during which ethnographers paintings, the authors hide either the common perform settings raised in previous books within the sequence and introduce rising arenas of outrage: long term fieldwork and participatory motion learn. With its methodological concentration and skillful integration of instructions, checklists, examples, and assets, publication 7 deals a different advisor to the perform of combined tools ethnography over the years and with neighborhood involvement.

Other books within the set:

Book 1:
Designing and engaging in Ethnographic examine: An creation, moment Edition
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul
9780759118690

Book 2:
Initiating Ethnographic examine: A combined equipment Approach
by Stephen L. Schensul, Jean J. Schensul, and Margaret D. LeCompte
9780759122017

Book 3:
Essential Ethnographic equipment: A combined equipment strategy, moment Edition
by Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte
9780759122031

Book 4:
Specialized Ethnographic tools: A combined equipment Approach
edited by means of Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte
9780759122055

Book 5:
Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic info: A combined equipment method, moment Edition
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul
9780759122079

Book 6:
Ethics in Ethnography: A combined equipment Approach
by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul
9780759122093

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