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  1. Applied Statistics for the Social and Health Sciences

    By Rachel A. Gordon

    Applied Statistics for the Social and Health Sciences provides graduate students in the social and health sciences with the basic skills that they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish statistical models using contemporary standards. The book targets the social and health science...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society

    Edited by Ann Rudinow Saetnan, Heidi Mork Lomell, Svein Hammer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    Statistics are often seen as simple, straightforward, and objective descriptions of society. However, what we choose to count, what we choose not to count, who does the counting, and the categories and values we choose to apply when counting, matter. This volume addresses the ways in which...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009

    Charting the Globe

    Edited by Max Haller, Roger Jowell, Tom W Smith

    Series: Social Research Today

    The social sciences rely more on the comparative method than on experimental data mainly because the latter is difficult to acquire amongst human populations. The International Social Survey Programme has played a pioneering role in creating and sustaining methodologically-sophisticated mass...

    Published January 31st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Interpretive Research Design

    Concepts and Processes

    By Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, Dvora Yanow

    Series: Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

    Research design is fundamental to all scientific endeavors, at all levels and in all institutional settings. In many social science disciplines, however, scholars working in an interpretive-qualitative tradition get little guidance on this aspect of research from the positivist-centered training...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Data Mining Methods for the Content Analyst

    An Introduction to the Computational Analysis of Content

    By Kalev Leetaru

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    With continuous advancements and an increase in user popularity, data mining technologies serve as an invaluable resource for researchers across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In this comprehensive guide, author and research scientist Kalev Leetaru introduces the...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Thinking About Congress

    Essays on Congressional Change

    By Lawrence C. Dodd

    Observing the polarized, debilitating politics of today’s Congress, one wonders whether change is possible on Capitol Hill. In Thinking about Congress, Lawrence Dodd reminds us that Congress seemed equally intransigent at times the past, yet change and rejuvenation came. Reading his classic essays,...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Culture and Politics

    By Jan-Erik Lane, Uwe Wagschal

    This concise, accessible text presents an overview of the relevance of culture for politics. Culture figures prominently in the theories of the great classics such as Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Recently, the cultural approach to politics has developed quickly, and the concept of political culture...

    Published October 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Comparative Approach to National Movements

    Miroslav Hroch and Nationalism Studies

    Edited by Alexander Maxwell

    Series: Association for the Study of Nationalities

    Miroslav Hroch’s Social Preconditions of National Revival has profoundly influenced the study of nationalism since it first appeared in English translation, particularly because of its famous three-phase model for describing and analyzing national movements in Eastern Europe. Contributors to this...

    Published October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship

    A South European View

    Edited by Nicolò Conti, Maurizio Cotta, Pedro Tavares de Almeida

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient. What are the views about Europe which emerge when we interrogate the national elites...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Pathways to Polling

    Crisis, Cooperation and the Making of Public Opinion Professions

    By Amy Fried

    In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election—and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and...

    Published August 26th 2011 by Routledge