Basic Content Analysis

Author: Robert Philip Weber
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803938632
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 96
View: 2039
This second edition of Basic Content Analysis is completely updated and offers a concise introduction to content analysis methods from a social science perspective. It includes new computer applications, new studies and an additional chapter on problems and issues that can arise when carrying out content analysis in four major areas: measurement, indication, representation and interpretation.

Value Creation, Reporting, and Signaling for Human Capital and Human Assets

Building the Foundation for a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Level Theory
Author: M. Russ
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137472065
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 263
View: 9537
The issues discussed in this book are the building blocks needed for an interdisciplinary theoretical framework that will allow for value creation and reporting by the most important assets organizations have, its human capital.

Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung

Author: Rainer Schnell,Paul B. Hill,Elke Esser
Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 9783486728996
Category: Social Science
Page: 584
View: 9445
Dieses am Beginn des Studiums ansetzende Lehrwerk bemüht sich vielfältig und auf teils neue Weise um den methodischen Brückenschlag von empirischer Sozialforschung und soziologischer Theorie. Es stellt Verfahren und Sachverhalte nicht nur vor, sondern erklärt sie verständlich. Allein dies weist über die vorhandene Lehrbuchliteratur weit hinaus. Inzwischen darf von einem Bestseller gesprochen werden.

Social Network Analysis

Author: David Knoke,Song Yang
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412927498
Category: Social Science
Page: 132
View: 334
Providing a general overview of fundamental theoretical and methodological topics, with coverage in greater depth of selected issues, the text covers various issues in basic network concepts, data collection and network analytical methodology.

The Ubiquitous Internet

User and Industry Perspectives
Author: Anja Bechmann,Stine Lomborg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317931394
Category: Social Science
Page: 190
View: 7649
This book presents state of the art theoretical and empirical research on the ubiquitous internet: its everyday users and its economic stakeholders. The book offers a 360-degree media analysis of the contemporary terrain of the internet by examining both user and industry perspectives and their relation to one another. Contributors consider user practices in terms of internet at your fingertips—the abundance, free flow, and interconnectivity of data. They then consider industry’s use of user data and standards in commodification and value-creation.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923633
Category: Social Science
Page: 1305
View: 3729
"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Analysis of Nominal Data

Author: Henry T. Reynolds
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803906532
Category: Mathematics
Page: 85
View: 9809
The updated second edition offers expanded discussions of the chi square test of significance and the potential measures of association available for use with categoric data. Reviewing basic techniques in analysis of nominal data, this paper employs survey research data on party identification and ideologies to indicate which measures and tests are most appropriate for particular theoretical concerns. This book serves as an ideal primer for Volume 20, Log-Linear Models.

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

Author: Harry J. Khamis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452238952
Category: Mathematics
Page: 136
View: 3042
The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.

Fractal Analysis

Author: Clifford Brown,Larry Liebovitch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412971659
Category: Mathematics
Page: 90
View: 3040
As one of the only texts introducing fractal analysis and the social processes involved to social science readers, this is a must-have book for those looking to gain an understanding of this area of analysis.

Assessing Inequality

Author: Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342638
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
View: 5906
Providing basic foundations for measuring inequality from the perspective of distributional properties This monograpg reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rationale behind each measure and discusses their interconnections. It also introduces model-based decomposition of inequality over time using quantile regression. This approach enables researchers to estimate two different contributions to changes in inequality between two time points. Key Features Clear statistical explanations provide fundamental statistical basis for understanding the new modeling framework Straightforward empirical examples reinforce statistical knowledge and ready-to-use procedures Multiple approaches to assessing inequality are introduced by starting with the basic distributional property and providing connections among approaches This supplementary text is appropriate for any graduate-level, intermediate, or advanced statistics course across the social and behavioral sciences, as well as individual researchers. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here

Nonrecursive Models

Endogeneity, Reciprocal Relationships, and Feedback Loops
Author: Pamela Paxton,John R. Hipp,Sandra Marquart-Pyatt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452237867
Category: Mathematics
Page: 144
View: 425
Nonrecursive Models is a clear and concise introduction to the estimation and assessment of nonrecursive simultaneous equation models. This unique monograph gives practical advice on the specification and identification of simultaneous equation models, how to assess the quality of the estimates, and how to correctly interpret results.

Multivariate General Linear Models

Author: Richard F. Haase
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972493
Category: Mathematics
Page: 216
View: 6685
This book provides a graduate level introduction to multivariate multiple regression analysis. The book can be used as a sole text for that topic, or as a supplemental text in a course that addresses a larger number of multivariate topics. The text is divided into seven short chapters. Apart from the introductory chapter giving an overview of multivariate multiple regression models, the content outline follows the classic steps required to solve multivariate general linear model problems: (a) specifying the model (b)estimating the parameters of the model (c) establishing measures of goodness of fit of the model (d) establishing test statistics and testing hypotheses about the model (e) diagnosing the adequacy of the model.

Internet Data Collection

Author: Samuel J. Best,Brian S. Krueger
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761927105
Category: Computers
Page: 91
View: 5981
Designed for researchers and students alike, the volume describes how to perform each stage of the data collection process on the Internet, including sampling, instrument design, and administration. Through the use of non-technical prose and illustrations, it details the options available, describes potential dangers in choosing them, and provides guidelines for sidestepping them. In doing so, though, it does not simply reiterate the practices of traditional communication modes, but approaches the Internet as a unique medium that necessitates its own conventions.

Handbook of Data Analysis

Author: Melissa A Hardy,Alan Bryman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761966524
Category: Social Science
Page: 704
View: 5095
This text provides a reliable guide to the basic issues in data analysis, such as the construction of variables, the characterization of distributions and the notions of inference.

Chaos and Catastrophe Theories

Author: Courtney Brown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958470
Category: Medical
Page: 77
View: 2331
What is chaos? How can it be measured? How are the models estimated? What is catastrophe? How is it modelled? How are the models estimated? These questions are the focus of this volume. Beginning with an explanation of the differences between deterministic and probabilistic models, Brown then introduces the reader to chaotic dynamics. Other topics covered are finding settings in which chaos can be measured, estimating chaos using nonlinear least squares and specifying catastrophe models. Finally a nonlinear system of equations that models catastrophe using real survey data is estimated.

Basic Concepts in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: Johann Mouton,H. C. Marais
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796906489
Category: Humanities
Page: 276
View: 5675
This book consists of three major sections. In the first, which includes chapters 1 to 7, the basic concepts of the methodology of the social social sciences are discussed. In the second, chapters 8 and 9, the most important concepts of part one are integrated in discussions on the writing of research proposals and research reports. The third section (appendices) consists of three "case studies" in which the most important methodological principles which were discussed in the preceding sections are illustrated.

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies
Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134589999
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
View: 940
A Handbook of Media and Communications Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the analysis and interpretation of media, covering perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of earlier research and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media in different social and cultural contexts. Divided into sections on the history, systematics and pragmatics of research, and written by internationally acknowledged specialists in each area, the Handbook will be a standard reference work for students and researchers.

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Author: Ming T. Tsuang,Mauricio Tohen,Peter Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047097740X
Category: Medical
Page: 664
View: 3791
The new edition of this critically praised textbook continues to provide the most comprehensive overview of the concepts, methods, and research advances in the field; particularly the application of molecular genomics and of neuroimaging. It has been revised and enhanced to capitalize on the strengths of the first and second editions while keeping it up-to-date with the field of psychiatry and epidemiology. This comprehensive publication now includes chapters on experimental epidemiology, gene-environment interactions, the use of case registries, eating disorders, suicide, childhood disorders and immigrant populations, and the epidemiology of a number of childhood disorders. As in the first and second editions, the objective is to provide a comprehensive, easy to understand overview of research methods for the non-specialist. The book is ideal for students of psychiatric epidemiology, psychiatric residents, general psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. The book features a new editor, Peter Jones, from the University of Cambridge, who joins the successful US team of Ming Tsuang and Mauricio Tohen.

Advances in Content Analysis

Author: Karl Erik Rosengren
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 283
View: 3924
New European developments in the use of content analysis are described in original essays. Topics include the use of time in analysis, the combination of content analysis data with other non-media types of information, and a new rapprochement between the quantitative, empirical tradition and the more qualitative and critical approach of Europe.

Basic Research Methods

An Entry to Social Science Research
Author: Gerard Guthrie
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132105966
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
View: 7180
This book offers a comprehensive and well-rounded view of research as a tool for problem-solving in the wide range of the social sciences. It is built on the foundation of philosophical pragmatism, postulating that the value of knowledge and research methodologies lie in their usefulness in engaging with the real world. The book synthesizes both positivist and non-positivist methodologies. It is meant for students who are undertaking their first research course or project. The techniques, while basic in nature, are used in many masters and doctoral research studies. The book uses engaging language, real-life examples from various subject areas and follows an inductive approach. With the help of this book, from an experiential base, students should be able to build a more advanced conceptual and theoretical understanding of research through further reading and practice. This book discusses a policy-applied-pure-action model of research covering both quantitative and qualitative methods for case study, survey and experimental designs. It pays considerable attention to measurement principles and to data analysis techniques that make practical use of Microsoft Excel for analysis of both words and numbers. It includes a building block approach to writing, as well as the author’s thoughts on application of research in the real world.