Call Number: Online in Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2003-02-01
This 4-volume set provides in-depth statistics on social issues paired with expert analyses. Statistical data is gathered from respected sources including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Social Security Administration; data is also gathered from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the stock exchanges. Individual volumes cover Work and Leisure; Community and Education; Health and Illness; and Crime and Justice. Each chapter features a topic introduction, followed by topic subsections that present multiple graphics and thorough analysis compiled by experts. Appendices and Cumulative Subject Index appear in each volume.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to methods and models for categorical data analysis and their applications in social science research. Companion website also available, at https://webspace.utexas.edu/dpowers/www/
Demonstrates the power of the theoretical framework of analytical sociology in explaining a large array of social phenomena. Presents the most advanced theoretical discussion of analytical sociology, along with a unique set of examples on mechanism-based sociology. Leading scholars apply the theoretical principles of analytical sociology to understand how puzzling social and historical phenomena including crime, lynching, witch-hunts, tax behaviours, Web-based social movement and communication, restaurant reputation, job search and careers, social network homophily and instability, cooperation and trust are brought about by complex, multi-layered social mechanisms. The analyses presented in this book rely on a wide range of methods which include qualitative observations, advanced statistical techniques, complex network tools, refined simulation methods and creative experimental protocols. This book ultimately demonstrates that sociology, like any other science, is at its best when it dissects the mechanisms at work by means of rigorous model building and testing. Analytical Sociology: Provides the most complete and up-to-date theoretical treatment of analytical sociology. Looks at a wide range of complex social phenomena within a single and unitary theoretical framework. Explores a variety of advanced methods to build and test theoretical models. Examines how both computational modeling and experiments can be used to study the complex relation between norms, networks and social actions.