Qualitätssicherung sozialwissenschaftlicher Erhebungsinstrumente

Author: Natalja Menold,Tobias Wolbring

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658245174

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Die Qualität sozialwissenschaftlicher Erhebungsinstrumente hat wesentlichen Einfluss auf die Belastbarkeit empirischer Schlussfolgerungen, die auf Grundlage von Umfragedaten gezogen werden. Der vorliegende Band stellt daher die Qualität von Erhebungsinstrumenten sowie Verfahren zur Bestimmung und Verbesserung ihrer Güte in den Mittelpunkt. Vertieft werden insbesondere Themen der Fragebogenkonstruktion, qualitative Techniken zum Pretesting, Ansätze zur Antwortvalidität sowie Gestaltungsfragen eines Qualitätsmanagements für Umfragen in der Praxis. Der InhaltMessqualität und Messprobleme in der Fragebogenkonstruktion ● Qualitätssicherung durch Qualitative Techniken ● Ansätze zur Antwortvalidität ● Qualitätsmanagement in der Praxis Die HerausgeberDr. Natalja Menold ist Wissenschaftliche Teamleiterin des Teams "Questionnaire Design & Evaluation" am GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften.Dr. Tobias Wolbring ist Professor für Empirische Wirtschaftssoziologie an der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Author: Hans Keman,Jaap J. Woldendorp

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784710822

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research methods and applications currently in use in political science. It combines theory and methodology (qualitative and quantitative), and offers insights into the major approaches and their roots in the philosophy of scientific knowledge. Including a comprehensive discussion of the relevance of a host of digital data sources, plus the dos and don’ts of data collection in general, the book also explains how to use diverse research tools and highlights when and how to apply these techniques.

Thinking Through Statistics

Author: John Levi Martin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022656777X

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Simply put, Thinking Through Statistics is a primer on how to maintain rigorous data standards in social science work, and one that makes a strong case for revising the way that we try to use statistics to support our theories. But don’t let that daunt you. With clever examples and witty takeaways, John Levi Martin proves himself to be a most affable tour guide through these scholarly waters. Martin argues that the task of social statistics isn't to estimate parameters, but to reject false theory. He illustrates common pitfalls that can keep researchers from doing just that using a combination of visualizations, re-analyses, and simulations. Thinking Through Statistics gives social science practitioners accessible insight into troves of wisdom that would normally have to be earned through arduous trial and error, and it does so with a lighthearted approach that ensures this field guide is anything but stodgy.

The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology

Author: Christof Wolf,Dominique Joye,Tom W Smith,Yang-chih Fu

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473959047

Category: Social Science

Page: 740

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Survey Methodology is becoming a more structured field of research, deserving of more and more academic attention. The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology explores both the increasingly scientific endeavour of surveys and their growing complexity, as different data collection modes and information sources are combined. The handbook takes a global approach, with a team of international experts looking at local and national specificities, as well as problems of cross-national, comparative survey research. The chapters are organized into seven major sections, each of which represents a stage in the survey life-cycle: Surveys and Societies Planning a Survey Measurement Sampling Data Collection Preparing Data for Use Assessing and Improving Data Quality The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology is a landmark and essential tool for any scholar within the social sciences.

Integrating Analyses in Mixed Methods Research

Author: Patricia Bazeley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526417189

Category: Reference

Page: 344

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Integrating Analyses in Mixed Methods Research goes beyond mixed methods research design and data collection, providing a pragmatic discussion of the challenges of effectively integrating data to facilitate a more comprehensive and rigorous level of analysis. Showcasing a range of strategies for integrating different sources and forms of data as well as different approaches in analysis, it helps you plan, conduct, and disseminate complex analyses with confidence. Key techniques include: Building an integrative framework Analysing sequential, complementary and comparative data Identifying patterns and contrasts in linked data Categorizing, counting, and blending mixed data Managing dissonance and divergence Transforming analysis into warranted assertions With clear steps that can be tailored to any project, this book is perfect for students and researchers undertaking their own mixed methods research.

The Search for a Methodology of Social Science

Durkheim, Weber, and the Nineteenth-Century Problem of Cause, Probability, and Action

Author: S. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734615

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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Stephen Turner has explored the ongms of social science in this pioneering study of two nineteenth century themes: the search for laws of human social behavior, and the accumulation and analysis of the facts of such behavior through statistical inquiry. The disputes were vigorously argued; they were over questions of method, criteria of explanation, interpretations of probability, understandings of causation as such and of historical causation in particular, and time and again over the ways of using a natural science model. From his careful elucidation of John Stuart Mill's proposals for the methodology of the social sciences on to his original analysis of the methodological claims and practices of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, Turner has beautifully traced the conflict between statistical sociology and a science offactual description on the one side, and causal laws and a science of nomological explanation on the other. We see the works of Comte and Quetelet, the critical observations of Herschel, Buckle, Venn and Whewell, and the tough scepticism of Pearson, all of these as essential to the works of the classical founders of sociology. With Durkheim's essay on Suicide and Weber's monograph on The Protestant Ethic, Turner provides both philosophical analysis to demonstrate the continuing puzzles over cause and probability and also a perceptive and wry account of just how the puzzles of our late twentieth century are of a piece with theirs. The terms are still familiar: reasons vs.

Social Decision Methodology for Technological Projects

Author: C.A. Vlek,G. Cvetkovich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400924259

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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This book grew out of the conviction that the preparation and management of large-scale technological projects can be substantially improved. We have witnessed the often unhappy course of societal and political decision making concerning projects such as hazardous chemical installations, novel types of electric power plant or storage sites for solid wastes. This has led us to believe that probabilistic risk analysis, technical reliability analysis and environm,ental impact analysis are necessary but insufficient for making acceptable, and justifiable, social decisions about such projects. There is more to socio-technical decision making than applying acceptance rules based on neglige ably low accident probabilities or on maximum credible accidents. Consideration must also be given to psychological, social and political issues and methods of decision making. Our conviction initially gave rise to an international experts' workshop titled 'Social decision methodology for technological projects' (SDMTP) and held in May 1986 at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, at a time when Cvetkovich spent a sabbatical there. The work shop - aimed at surveying the issues and listing the methods to address them - was the first part of an effort whose second part was directed at the production of this volume. Plans called for the book to deal systematically with the main problems of socio-technical decision making; it was to list a number of useful approaches and methods; and it was to present a number of integrative conclusions and recommendations for both policy makers and methodologists.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Max Weber and the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Author: Toby E. Huff

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412828222

Category:

Page: 82

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Huff provides a rare, full-scale study of the origins and development of Max Weber's methodology which focusses on Weber's neglected early methodological essays that only recently have been translated into English. He explores Weber's writings in light of recent developments in "post-empiricist" philosophy of science, and shows that Weber was well aware of the epistemological foundations of the "descriptive psychology" school, whose intellectual heir was Husserl. It will help scholars and students understand in the broadest sense the issues central to the logic of social scientific explanation, and will appeal to philosophers, sociologists, political scientists as well as scholars of Weber.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory

Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606533

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition offers solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extends the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois.

Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205457939

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Presents a more balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods than any other book on the market, and illustrates how the greatest benefit often comes from combining various approaches.It discusses the social and historical context of research, and teaches students to recognize ethnocentric perspectives and the assumptions, values, and beliefs of their own society. Chapter 3, “Theory and Research,” helps students with no prior coursework in social theory understand the importance of theory and its connection to research.The book contains many explanatory diagrams and interesting examples drawn from scholarly literature and incorporates feminist and postmodernist theories in the “Meaning of Methodologies” chapter (Ch. 4). Covers writing a literature review and ethics early in Chapter 5 and concludes with a chapter on writing a research report.