Archive For The “Methodology” Category
By Laura Irwin Langbein
This paper considers the potential results of constructing inferences approximately members from combination facts. It assumes an information of regression research, and explores the software of concepts designed to make the inferences in causal modelling extra trustworthy, together with a comparability among ecological regression types and ecological correlation.
By Roger A Sibeon
Roger Sibeon's certain new ebook kinds a part of a flow in the direction of what many others have often called the `return' to sociological concept and approach. delivering either description and critique of up to date theoretical and illustrative empirical fabrics, the target of this publication is a renewal of sociology and social idea that may facilitate precious social wisdom that contributes to an knowing of the sensible difficulties of constructing experience of social thought.
By Imre Lakatos
Imre Lakatos' philosophical and medical papers are released right here in volumes. quantity I brings jointly his very influential yet scattered papers at the philosophy of the actual sciences, and comprises one very important unpublished essay at the influence of Newton's medical success. quantity II provides his paintings at the philosophy of arithmetic (much of it unpublished), including a few serious essays on modern philosophers of technological know-how and a few well-known polemical writings on political and academic concerns. Imre Lakatos had a power out of all share to the size of his philosophical occupation. This assortment indicates and confirms the originality, variety and the fundamental harmony of his paintings. It demonstrates too the strength and spirit he delivered to each factor with which he engaged, from his such a lot summary mathematical paintings to his passionate 'Letter to the director of the LSE'. Lakatos' principles at the moment are the point of interest of common and extending curiosity, and those volumes may still make attainable for the 1st time their learn as an entire and their right evaluate.
By Georg Wenzelburger, Reimut Zohlnhöfer
Das Handbuch bietet einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Policy-Forschung, der in drei Teile gegliedert ist. Die Theorie-Beiträge präsentieren die Annahmen, Grundideen, Hauptargumente und Hypothesen der jeweiligen Theorieansätze zur Erklärung von guidelines und diskutieren die empirische Eignung der Theorie durch einen Überblick über den Forschungsstand. Die Beiträge „Methoden der Policy-Forschung“ stellen Grundzüge, Stärken und Schwächen sowie Anwendungsfelder einschlägiger Methoden dar. Anhand ausgewählter Politikfelder werden Ergebnisse der Policy-Forschung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen der Staatstätigkeit aufgezeigt und Querverbindungen sowohl zu den unterschiedlichen theoretischen Zugängen als auch zu unterschiedlichen Methoden gezogen.
By Michael Smithson
Fuzzy Set research for Behavioral and Social Sciences (Recent examine in Psychology) ASIN: 0387964312
By Dimitri Volchenkov
This booklet introduces and reports a couple of stochastic versions of subsistence, verbal exchange, social evolution and political transition that would permit the reader to understand the function of uncertainty as a primary estate of our irreversible global. while, it goals to result in a extra interdisciplinary and quantitative process throughout very various fields of analysis within the humanities and social sciences.
Through the examples handled during this paintings – together with anthropology, demography, migration, geopolitics, administration, and bioecology, between different issues – proof is accumulated to teach that risky environments may perhaps swap the principles of the evolutionary choice and dynamics of any social method, making a state of affairs of adaptive uncertainty, particularly, each time the speed of swap of our environment exceeds the speed of adaptation.
Last yet now not least, it's was hoping that this booklet will give a contribution to the knowledge that inherent randomness can be an excellent chance – for social platforms and participants alike – to aid face the problem of “survival below uncertainty”.
By Salvatore Babones
World-systems research has constructed swiftly during the last thirty years. state-of-the-art scholars and junior students come to world-systems research as a well-established procedure spanning the entire social sciences. the simplest world-systems scholarship, even if, is unfold throughout a number of methodologies and greater than part a dozen educational disciplines. Aiming to crystallize 40 years of development and lay the basis for the continuing improvement of the sector, the Handbook of World-Systems Analysis is a entire evaluation of the kingdom of the sector of world-systems research seeing that its origins virtually 40 years ago.
The Handbook comprises contributions from a world, interdisciplinary crew of extra than eighty world-systems students. The authors contain founders of the sphere, mid-career students, and newly rising voices. every one offers a photograph of a space of world-systems research because it exists this day and offers a imaginative and prescient for the future.
The transparent variety and extensive scope of the Handbook will make it crucial interpreting for college kids and students of anthropology, archaeology, geography, political technology, heritage, sociology, and improvement economics.
By Heewon Chang
By Michael Huemer (auth.)
Approaching Infinity addresses seventeen paradoxes of the countless, such a lot of that have no ordinarily approved recommendations. The ebook addresses those paradoxes utilizing a brand new thought of infinity, which includes that an enormous sequence is uncompletable whilst it calls for whatever to own an unlimited extensive magnitude.
By Mohd N. Tamin, Norhashimah M. Shaffiar (auth.)
This e-book provides a scientific technique in acting reliability overview of solder joints utilizing Finite aspect (FE) simulation. crucial standards for FE modelling of an digital package deal or a unmarried reflowed solder joint subjected to reliability attempt stipulations are elaborated. those hide assumptions thought of for a simplified actual version, FE version geometry improvement, constitutive types for solder joints and elements of FE version validation. basics of the mechanics of solder fabric are properly reviewed when it comes to FE formulations. suggestion of wear is brought besides deliberation of cohesive sector version and continuum harm version for simulation of solder/IMC interface and bulk solder joint failure, respectively. functions of the deliberated method to chose difficulties in assessing reliability of solder joints are established. those industry-defined research-based difficulties contain solder reflow cooling, temperature biking and mechanical fatigue of a BGA package deal, JEDEC board-level drop attempt and mechanisms of solder joint fatigue. Emphasis is put on actual quantitative evaluation of solder joint reliability via uncomplicated realizing of the mechanics of fabrics as interpreted from result of FE simulations. The FE simulation technique is instantly appropriate to varied different difficulties in mechanics of fabrics and structures.