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New Tools For Social Scientists

Author : William D. Berry
ISBN : 0803926251
Genre : Social Science
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This volume reviews the most important recent advances in quantitative social science methodology. Broad coverage is given to techniques applicable to the study of a wide variety of topics. To better explain these techniques, each chapter includes an extensive treatment of just one or two substantive applications. Limited to a small number of applications, the authors are able to discuss the methodological choices involved in research to a degree rarely found in social science literature.

Web Social Science

Author : Robert Ackland
ISBN : 9781446283110
Genre : Social Science
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"Although written simply enough to be accessible to undergraduates, accomplished scholars are likely to appreciate it too. Reading it taught me quite a lot about a subject I thought I knew rather well." - Paul Vogt, Illinois State University "This book brings the art and science of building and applying innovative online research tools to students and faculty across the social sciences." - William H. Dutton, University of Oxford A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of web Social Science. This book demonstrates how the web is being used to collect social research data, such as online surveys and interviews, as well as digital trace data from social media environments, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also illuminates how the advent of the web has led to traditional social science concepts and approaches being combined with those from other scientific disciplines, leading to new insights into social, political and economic behaviour. Situating social sciences in the digital age, this book aids: understanding of the fundamental changes to society, politics and the economy that have resulted from the advent of the web choice of appropriate data, tools and research methods for conducting research using web data learning how web data are providing new insights into long-standing social science research questions appreciation of how social science can facilitate an understanding of life in the digital age It is ideal for students and researchers across the social sciences, as well as those from information science, computer science and engineering who want to learn about how social scientists are thinking about and researching the web.

Spatially Integrated Social Science

Author : Michael F. Goodchild
ISBN : 9780195152708
Genre : Medical
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Thinking spatially in the social sciences / Michael F. Goodchild and Donald G. Janelle -- Inferring the behavior of households from remotely sensed changes in land cover : current methods and future directions / Bruce Boucek and Emilio F. Moran -- Geovisualization of human activity patterns using 3D GIS : a time-geographic approach / Mei-Po Kwan and Jiyeong Lee -- Agent-based modeling : from individual residential choice to urban residential dynamics / Itzhak Benenson. Too much of the wrong kind of data : implications for the practice of micro-scale spatial modeling / David O’Sullivan -- Neighborhood-level analysis. Identifying ethnic neighborhoods with census data : group concentration and spatial clustering / John R. Logan and Wenquan Zhang. Spatial analyses of homicide with areal data / Steven F. Messner and Luc Anselin. Spatial (dis)advantage and homicide in Chicago neighborhoods / Robert J. Sampson and Jeffrey D. Morenoff. Measuring spatial diffusion of shots fired activity across city neighborhoods / Jacqueline Cohen and George Tita. The spatial structure of urban political discussion networks / Munroe Eagles, Paul Bélanger, and Hugh W. Calkins -- Region-level analysis. Mapping social exclusion and inclusion in developing countries : spatial patterns of Sào Paulo in the 1990s / Gilberto Cǎmara, Aldaiza Sposati, Dirce Koga, Antonio Miguel Monteiro, Frederico Roman Ramos, Eduardo Camargo, and Suzana Druck Fuks. Business location and spatial externalities : tying concepts to measures / Stuart H Sweeney and Edward J. Feser. Updating spatial perspectives and analytical frameworks in urban research / Qing Shen. Spatial analysis of regional income inequality / Sergio J. Rey. Shaping policy decisions with spatial analysis / Ted K. Bradshaw and Brian Muller. Geographical approaches for reconstructing past human behavior from prehistoric roadways / John Kantner -- Multi-scale spatial perspectives. Time, space, and archaeological landscapes : establishing connections in the first millennium BC / Patrick Daly and Gary Lock. Spatial perspectives in public health / Anthony C. Gatrell and Janette E. Rigby. The role of spatial analysis in demographic research / John R. Weeks. Spatial interaction models of international telecommunication flows / Jean-Michel Guldmann. Planning scenario visualization and assessment : a cellular automata based integrated spatial decision support system / Roger White, Bas Straatman, and Guy Engelen.

Digital Methods For Social Science

Author : Steven Roberts
ISBN : 9781137453662
Genre : Social Science
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This timely book inspires researchers to deploy relevant, effective, innovative digital methods. It explores the relationship of such methods to 'mainstream' social science; interdisciplinarity; innovations in digital research tools; the opportunities (and challenges) of digital methods in researching social life; and digital research ethics.

Programming With Python For Social Scientists

Author : Phillip D. Brooker
ISBN : 9781526486349
Genre : Social Science
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As data become ‘big’, fast and complex, the software and computing tools needed to manage and analyse them are rapidly developing. Social scientists need new tools to meet these challenges, tackle big datasets, while also developing a more nuanced understanding of – and control over – how these computing tools and algorithms are implemented. Programming with Python for Social Scientists offers a vital foundation to one of the most popular programming tools in computer science, specifically for social science researchers, assuming no prior coding knowledge. It guides you through the full research process, from question to publication, including: • The fundamentals of why and how to do your own programming in social scientific research • Questions of ethics and research design • A clear, easy to follow ‘how-to’ guide to using Python, with a wide array of applications such as data visualisation, social media data research, social network analysis, and more. Accompanied by numerous code examples, screenshots, sample data sources, this is the textbook for social scientists looking for a complete introduction to programming with Python and incorporating it into their research design and analysis.

World Wide Research

Author : William H. Dutton
ISBN : 9780262513739
Genre : Computers
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Advances in information and communication technology are transforming the wayscholarly research is conducted across all disciplines. The use of increasingly powerful andversatile computer-based and networked systems promises to change research activity as profoundly asthe mobile phone, the Internet, and email have changed everyday life. This book offers acomprehensive and accessible view of the use of these new approaches--called"e-Research"--and their ethical, legal, and institutional implications. The contributors,leading scholars from a range of disciplines, focus on how e-Research is reshaping not only howresearch is done but also, and more important, its outcomes. By anchoring their discussion inspecific examples and case studies, they identify and analyze a promising set of practicaldevelopments and results associated with e-Research innovations. The contributors, who includeGeoffrey Bowker, Christine Borgman, Paul Edwards, Tim Berners-Lee, and Hal Abelson, explain why andhow e-Research activity can reconfigure access to networks of information, expertise, andexperience, changing what researchers observe, with whom they collaborate, how they shareinformation, what methods they use to report their findings, and what knowledge is required to dothis. They discuss both the means of e-Research (new research-centered computational networks) andits purpose (to improve the quality of world-wide research). William H. Dutton is Director of theOxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, and Professorial Fellow of Balliol Collegeat the University of Oxford. Paul W. Jeffreys, formerly Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, isDirector of IT at the University of Oxford, Professor of Computing, and Professorial Fellow of KebleCollege at the University of Oxford. The hardcover edition does not include a dustjacket.

Computational Social Science

Author : R. Michael Alvarez
ISBN : 9781316531280
Genre : Political Science
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Quantitative research in social science research is changing rapidly. Researchers have vast and complex arrays of data with which to work: we have incredible tools to sift through the data and recognize patterns in that data; there are now many sophisticated models that we can use to make sense of those patterns; and we have extremely powerful computational systems that help us accomplish these tasks quickly. This book focuses on some of the extraordinary work being conducted in computational social science - in academia, government, and the private sector - while highlighting current trends, challenges, and new directions. Thus, Computational Social Science showcases the innovative methodological tools being developed and applied by leading researchers in this new field. The book shows how academics and the private sector are using many of these tools to solve problems in social science and public policy.

Sharing Social Science Data

Author : Joan E. Sieber
ISBN : 9781452252919
Genre : Literary Collections
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This book represents the major accomplishments of social scientists who have pioneered in data sharing, highlighting the advantages for social science. It includes an examination of the reasons for data sharing, the specific sharing practices in various disciplines, the factors affecting the usefulness of shared data and individual and institutional concerns about data sharing. It will be useful to academics across the social sciences.

Social Scientists Meet The Media

Author : Alan Bryman
ISBN : 9781134891832
Genre : Social Science
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"Part chronicle, part analysis and part advice manual, Social Scientists Meets the Media combines the thoughts of academics and media people to produce a vivid and valuable series of accounts that will prove of service to all academics seeking a wider audience but wary of the terra incognita they face in finding one" Ellis Cashmore, Staffordshire University Social Scientists know they are in a dilemma: their work may fall prey to sensationalism, but at the same time they don't want to be overlooked. Social Scientists Meet the Media collects the experiences of academics who have sought to publicize their research. It contains personal accounts from social scientists with extensive media contact and representatives from radio, television and the press. Based on these often humorous and sometimes chastening accounts, the editors suggest ways to achieve a more fruitful relationship between social scientists and the media.

New Tools For Environmental Protection

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309084222
Genre : Science
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Many people believe that environmental regulation has passed a point of diminishing returns: the quick fixes have been achieved and the main sources of pollution are shifting from large "point sources" to more diffuse sources that are more difficult and expensive to regulate. The political climate has also changed in the United States since the 1970s in ways that provide impetus to seek alternatives to regulation. This book examines the potential of some of these "new tools" that emphasize education, information, and voluntary measures. Contributors summarize what we know about the effectiveness of these tools, both individually and in combination with regulatory and economic policy instruments. They also extract practical lessons from this knowledge and consider what is needed to make these tools more effective. The book will be of interest to environmental policy practitioners and to researchers and students concerned with applying social and behavioral sciences knowledge to improve environmental quality.

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