The Resource A quantitative tour of the social sciences, edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina

A quantitative tour of the social sciences, edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina

Label
A quantitative tour of the social sciences
Title
A quantitative tour of the social sciences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This overview gives an accessible, non-technical sense of how quantitative research is done in the social sciences. Upon finishing this book, the reader should have a sense of the different models and different ways of thinking in economics, history, sociology, political science and psychology
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H62
LC item number
.Q365 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gelman, Andrew
  • Cortina, Jeronimo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Methodologie
  • Qualitative Sozialforschung
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Empirische Sozialforschung
  • Quantitative Methode
  • Methodologie
Label
A quantitative tour of the social sciences, edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and overview -- What's in a number? Definitions of fairness and political representation -- The allure and limitations of mathematical modeling : game theory and trench warfare -- Historical background of quantitative social science -- Sources of historical data -- Historical perspectives on international exchange rates -- Historical data and demography in Europe and the Americas -- Learning from economic data -- Econometric forecasting and the flow of information -- Two studies of interest rates and monetary policy -- Models and theories in sociology -- Explanations of the racial disturbances of the 1960s -- The time series of lynchings in the American South -- Attainment processes in a large organization -- What is political science? -- The politics of Supreme Court nominations : the critical role of the media environment -- Modeling strategy in congressional hearings -- Formulating and testing theories in psychology -- Some theories in cognitive and social psychology -- Signal detection theory and models for trade-offs in decision making -- The potential-outcomes model of causation -- Some statistical tools for causal inference with observational data -- Migration and solidarity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9780521680035
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008054986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298668995
  • (OCoLC)ocn298668995
Label
A quantitative tour of the social sciences, edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and overview -- What's in a number? Definitions of fairness and political representation -- The allure and limitations of mathematical modeling : game theory and trench warfare -- Historical background of quantitative social science -- Sources of historical data -- Historical perspectives on international exchange rates -- Historical data and demography in Europe and the Americas -- Learning from economic data -- Econometric forecasting and the flow of information -- Two studies of interest rates and monetary policy -- Models and theories in sociology -- Explanations of the racial disturbances of the 1960s -- The time series of lynchings in the American South -- Attainment processes in a large organization -- What is political science? -- The politics of Supreme Court nominations : the critical role of the media environment -- Modeling strategy in congressional hearings -- Formulating and testing theories in psychology -- Some theories in cognitive and social psychology -- Signal detection theory and models for trade-offs in decision making -- The potential-outcomes model of causation -- Some statistical tools for causal inference with observational data -- Migration and solidarity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9780521680035
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008054986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)298668995
  • (OCoLC)ocn298668995

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