Category: Methodology

  • Macht, Kontrolle und Entscheidungen in Organisationen: Eine by Thomas Matys

    By Thomas Matys

    Diese Einführung stellt die grundlegenden organisationstheoretischen Ansätze und Theoriestränge dar, die Macht, Kontrolle und Entscheidungen in und durch Organisationen zum Inhalt haben. Die Wechselwirkungen des handelnden Subjekts innerhalb der Macht-, Kontroll- und Entscheidungsmodi sowie die Entstehung und Definition des Machtbegriffes werden eingehend beschrieben. Durch eine examine mikro-, meso- und makropolitischer Ordnungsraster werden aktuelle arbeits- und organisationssoziologische Diskurse, die innerhalb organisationaler Macht-, Kontroll- und Entscheidungskontexte suitable sind, aufgezeigt.

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  • Applied Meta-Analysis for Social Science Research by Noel A. Card PhD

    By Noel A. Card PhD

     Offering pragmatic counsel for making plans and carrying out a meta-analytic assessment, this booklet is written in an interesting, nontechnical sort that makes it excellent for graduate direction use or self-study. the writer exhibits the way to establish questions that may be replied utilizing meta-analysis, retrieve either released and unpublished stories, create a coding guide, use conventional and distinctive impact measurement indices, and write a meta-analytic evaluate. An ongoing instance illustrates meta-analytic innovations. as well as the basics, the publication discusses extra complex subject matters, comparable to artifact correction, random- and mixed-effects types, structural equation representations, and multivariate tactics. common beneficial properties comprise annotated equations; discussions of different methods; and "Practical issues" sections that provide suggestion on issues hardly ever mentioned in different books, equivalent to linking meta-analytic effects with thought and the application of meta-analysis software program programs. 
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  • Sociology Projects: A Students' Guide by David Barrat

    By David Barrat

    Sociology tasks: A scholars' advisor is a no-nonsense, useful consultant to undertaking paintings for Sociology scholars. It contains every thing from recommendation on tips on how to decide upon a viable subject to checklists reminding you what you want to have performed via while. Taking you all over from the preliminary guidance to the ultimate effects, this is often an exciting and hugely informative workbook. it's going to express you: * the place to appear for precious records * how to not get beaten via information * whilst to organize - and the way to guage - a questionnaire * methods of proposing your fabric to most sensible impact * tips on how to expect either the chances and the pitfalls ... and many extra. Written through skilled academics with huge wisdom of venture paintings, Sociology initiatives should be a kind of books a pupil cannot have the funds for to be with out!
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  • Recognition and Social Ontology by Heikki Ikaheimo, Arto Laitinen

    By Heikki Ikaheimo, Arto Laitinen

    This precise assortment makes a speciality of the unexamined connections among modern, intensively debated strains of inquiry: Hegel-inspired theories of popularity (Anerkennung) and analytical social ontology. those traces deal with the roots of human sociality from varied conceptual views and feature complementary strengths, variously stressing the social structure of individuals in interpersonal relatives and the emergence of social and institutional truth via collective intentionality. during this e-book best theorists and more youthful students supply unique analyses of the connections and recommend new ways that theories of popularity and present ways in analytical social ontology can increase each other.
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  • Why Society is a Complex Matter: Meeting Twenty-first by Philip Ball

    By Philip Ball

    Society is complex. yet this ebook argues that this doesn't position it past the achieve of a technological know-how which can support to provide an explanation for and maybe even to foretell social behaviour. As a procedure made from many interacting brokers – humans, teams, associations and governments, in addition to actual and technological buildings akin to roads and machine networks – society should be considered as a posh process. lately, scientists have made nice development in knowing how such advanced structures function, starting from animal populations to earthquakes and climate. those platforms exhibit behaviours that can't be envisioned or intuited by way of targeting the person parts, yet which emerge spontaneously on account of their interactions: they're stated to be ‘self-organized’. makes an attempt to direct or deal with such emergent houses mostly demonstrate that ‘top-down’ ways, which attempt to dictate a specific consequence, are ineffectual, and that what's wanted in its place is a ‘bottom-up’ method that goals to lead self-organization in the direction of fascinating states.

    This ebook exhibits how a few of these rules from the technological know-how of complexity may be utilized to the research and administration of social phenomena, together with site visitors stream, monetary markets, opinion formation and the expansion and constitution of towns. development on those successes, the e-book argues that the complex-systems view of the social sciences has now matured sufficiently for it to be attainable, fascinating and maybe necessary to try out a grander aim: to combine those efforts right into a unified scheme for learning, knowing and finally predicting what occurs on the planet we now have made. the sort of scheme will require the mobilization and collaboration of many alternative study groups, and may let society and its interactions with the actual setting to be explored via practical types and large-scale facts assortment and research. it may let us to discover new and potent options to significant worldwide difficulties akin to clash, illness, monetary instability, environmental despoliation and poverty, whereas averting unintentional coverage results. it can supply us the foresight to count on and ameliorate crises, and to start tackling essentially the most intractable difficulties of the twenty-first century.

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  • SPSS For Social Scientists by Robert L. Miller, Ciaran Acton, Deirdre A. Fullerton, John

    By Robert L. Miller, Ciaran Acton, Deirdre A. Fullerton, John Maltby

    This student-friendly textual content deals a step by step creation to using SPSS--easily the main commonplace facts research machine package deal within the social sciences. Supported through 4 datasets taken from the well known British Social Attitudes Survey at the issues crime, healthiness, politics and poverty, it deals an eminently sensible method of its topic, whereas nonetheless environment its clarification of statistical systems in the wider social study context.
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  • Hierarchical Bottom-Up Methodology for Integrating Dynamic by Nozomi Saito

    By Nozomi Saito

    In organic platforms, molecules hierarchically shape ordered assemblies and macroscopic components, as exemplified by means of the meeting of proteins. the advance of such structures utilizing oligomeric macromolecules got by means of natural synthesis grants insights into organic phenomena and may bring about the construction of latest fabrics. during this regard, artificial double helix molecules are beautiful matters of research simply because they've got a major structural motif that looks generally in nature and will convey dynamic structural switch. This thesis describes an extraordinary bottom-up process utilizing man made ethynylhelicene oligomers, which shape dynamic double helices in natural media. Oligomer synthesis, homo- and hetero-double helix formation, and better meeting formation as a result of intercomplex interactions are documented. The hierarchical meeting formation is a cogent reminder of the meeting of organic proteins that create residing creatures. additionally remarkable this is the demonstration of a technique of supplying different hetero-double helices and their larger assemblies through altering the combo of oligomers, which are one other good thing about this artificial system.

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  • The Transcendent Science: Kant’s Conception of Biological by C. Zumbach

    By C. Zumbach

    The such a lot overlooked quarter of Kant's serious Philosophy is his collec­ tion of comments approximately organic phenomena within the moment a part of the Critique of Judgment, the Critique of Teleological Judgment. the explanations for this are various, yet on account that in Kant, every thing is available in threes, a three-fold assortment will suffice. The Critique of Teleological Judgment itself is one cause. greater than so much of his writings, this section of the serious corpus suffers from what can so much charitably be termed "mistakes of exposition. " during this a part of the 3rd Critique, it's regular to discover sub-arguments in Kant's basic place someplace except their logical area of interest. the result's that the final subject at the back of his comments approximately dwelling phenomena is obscured. This trouble has performed a lot to deter even the main enthusiastic of Kant admirers from making an investment their time in this paintings. Secondly, during this century, until eventually very lately, there was no real interest in philosophical questions on biology. Twenty-one out of thirty-one sections of the Critique of Teleological Judgment (sections #61 and 63-83) deal both without delay or not directly with problems with curiosity within the philosophy of biology. ultimately, the Critique of Teleological Judgment has been put one of the final on that checklist "of writings inspiration to formulate Kant's serious method. this isn't in basic terms due to its temporal position.

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