Download Reinventing the Methodology of Studying Contemporary China: by Peter Kien-hong YU PDF

By Peter Kien-hong YU

This booklet illustrates how the one-dot conception, that is a dialectical learn, is easily fitted to describing, explaining and inferring modern China’s previous, current and destiny. It argues that on account that October 1949, the sphere of up to date China stories has been ruled by means of transformed and deserted non-dialectical theories and versions. It additionally demanding situations chosen non-dialectical theories and versions that have been first generated within the West, comparable to the sport thought and rational (choice) thought. With its emphasis on technique, the publication bargains a worthwhile source for teachers, researchers and practitioners alike with an curiosity in logically, systematically and coherently unraveling Taiwan’s and mainland China’s modern politics and overseas relations.

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Download Theorizing in Social Science: The Context of Discovery by Richard Swedberg PDF

By Richard Swedberg

All social scientists study the prestigious theories and frameworks in their predecessors, utilizing them to notify their very own examine and observations. yet ahead of there should be idea, there needs to be theorizing. Theorizing in Social Science introduces the reader to the subsequent new release of thought building and indicates precious methods for developing social theory.
What makes specific sorts of theories inventive, and the way does one cross approximately theorizing in an inventive approach? The participants to this landmark collection—top social scientists within the fields of sociology, economics, and management—draw on own stories and new findings to supply quite a number solutions to those questions. a few flip to cognitive psychology and neuroscience's impression on our realizing of human concept, others inspire higher discussion among and around the arts and sciences, whereas nonetheless others specialize in the procedures through which remark results in conceptualization. Taken jointly, besides the fact that, the chapters jointly and actively inspire a shift within the position of conception in social technological know-how this day. beautiful to scholars and scientists throughout disciplines, this assortment will motivate leading edge ways to generating, instructing, and studying theory.

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Download Professionelle Beziehungen in der Sozialen Arbeit: Eine by Regina Abeld PDF

By Regina Abeld

Regina Abeld wählt in diesem Buch das Missverhältnis als Ausgangspunkt, dass zwischen dem einerseits hohen Stellenwert der sozialarbeiterischen Fachkraft-Klient-Beziehung und andererseits der Randständigkeit des Themas in Praxis und Theorie besteht. In der Exploration dieses so zentralen Themas legt die Autorin einen zugleich empirisch-praktischen wie konzeptionell-theoretischen Entwurf vor. Sie stützt sich dabei auf die empirisch erhobene Perspektive von Klienten und Klientinnen der Gemeindepsychiatrie und greift Desiderate einer modernen bzw. postmodernen Theorie Sozialer Arbeit auf. Verbunden werden diese mit metatheoretischen Überlegungen zu den Konzepten „Habitus“ und „Identität“ sowie mit Bezügen zur Ethik und münden schließlich in die konzeptionelle Beschreibung einer „integralen professionellen Beziehungsgestaltung“.

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Download Causality in Sociological Research (Synthese Library) by Jakub Karpinski PDF

By Jakub Karpinski

the overall remedy of difficulties attached with the causal conditioning of phenomena has generally been the area of philosophy, but if one examines the relationships occurring within the quite a few fields, the research of such conditionings belongs to the empirical sciences. Sociology is not any exception in that admire. In that self-discipline we notice a definite paradox. Many difficulties attached with the causal conditioning of phenomena were raised in sociology in particularly contemporary instances, and that approach marked its empirical or maybe so-called empiricist pattern. That development, labelled positivist, turns out as a result to be in contradiction with a undeniable form of positivism. these authors who describe positivism often comprise the Humean culture in its family tree and, remembering Hume's feedback of the idea that of reason, discuss positivism as a couple of development that is vulnerable to regard evenly the learn of factors and confines itself to the statements on co-occurrence of phenomena.

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Download On the Reliability of Economic Models: Essays in the by Daniel Little PDF

By Daniel Little

This quantity represents a contribution to the philosophy of economics with a particular viewpoint -- the individuals have chosen specific parts of economics and feature probed those parts for the philosophical and methodological matters that they bring up. The basic essays are written by way of philosophers focusing on philosophical matters that come up on the point of the typical theoretical perform of operating economists. observation essays are supplied via operating economists responding to the philosophical arguments from the perspective in their personal disciplines. the quantity hence represents whatever of an `experiment' within the philosophy of technological know-how, striving because it does to discover methodological matters throughout learn groups. the aim of the quantity is especially particular: to stimulate a dialogue of the epistemology and method of economics that works on the point of aspect of current `best perform' in economics this day. The members have designed their contributions to stimulate efficient dialog among philosophers and economists on themes within the method of economics.

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Download Zur Inszenierung eines Wirtschaftsclusters: Eine by Michael Jonas PDF

By Michael Jonas

​Wie lässt sich die Entstehung eines Wirtschaftsclusters in einer Stadt verstehen? In der Auseinandersetzung mit ökonomischen, soziologischen, raumwissenschaftlichen und politikwissenschaftlichen Ansätzen wird ein praxeologischer Forschungsansatz entfaltet, mit dessen Hilfe die Initiierung und Implementation eines Mikrosystemtechnologieclusters im Raum Dortmund analysiert wird. Auf der Grundlage mehrjähriger empirischer Forschung wird die a number of Inszenierung dieses Clusters als Ergebnis der Wirkung ganz unterschiedlicher sozialer Praktiken und dazugehöriger preparations gedeutet, in denen verschiedene Akteure und Akteursgruppen involviert sind.​

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Download Einführung in die soziologische Konstellationsanalyse by Peter Gostmann PDF

By Peter Gostmann

​Der textual content stellt die erste systematische Einführung in das Verfahren der soziologischen Konstellationsanalyse dar. Dieses Verfahren ist besonders geeignet, Handeln und Zusammenhandeln öffentlicher Personen (Redner, Autoren, Künstler, Celebrities) zu rekonstruieren. Es ist über das Fach Soziologie hinaus auch für Forschende in angrenzenden Disziplinen, deren Untersuchungen die examine sozialer Kontexte beinhalten, von Interesse. Mit Hilfe von Analysebeispielen werden Schritt für Schritt die Systematik und das Begriffsinstrumentarium, die verschiedenen Aspekte und die Verfahrensregeln einer soziologischen Konstellationsanalyse erläutert. Zudem wird die Stellung des Verfahrens innerhalb der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, insbesondere im Spektrum der empirischen Sozialforschung, skizziert.

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Download Assessing Inequality (Quantitative Applications in the by Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman PDF

By Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman

Providing uncomplicated foundations for measuring inequality
from the point of view of distributional properties

This monograpg stories a suite of commonplace precis inequality measures, and the lesser recognized relative distribution technique presents the elemental cause at the back of every one degree and discusses their interconnections. It additionally introduces model-based decomposition of inequality over the years utilizing quantile regression. This strategy allows researchers to estimate varied contributions to alterations in inequality among time points.

Key Features

  • Clear statistical causes offer primary statistical foundation for knowing the hot modeling framework
  • Straightforward empirical examples strengthen statistical wisdom and ready-to-use procedures
  • Multiple methods to assessing inequality are brought by means of beginning with the elemental distributional estate and supplying connections between approaches

This supplementary textual content is suitable for any graduate-level, intermediate, or complicated information direction around the social and behavioral sciences, in addition to person researchers.

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Download Qualitative Networks: Mixed methods in sociological research by Elisa Bellotti PDF

By Elisa Bellotti

How can we engage with humans in our daily life? who're the folk we're hooked up to? What are the results of overlapping social circles and the way humans care for the capability rising conflicts? What are the structural and cultural mechanisms that keep an eye on social worlds? community technological know-how is a systematic method of the research of community dependencies and institutions which attempts to reply to those and plenty of different questions. This publication explores the underlying mechanisms that keep watch over social existence as they're produced, reproduced, converted, and deserted within the spatial and temporal styles of interactions. The combined equipment technique, that mixes formal community research with qualitative fabrics and statistical instruments, indicates the significance of contextualising structural mechanisms of their social and cultural surroundings, and permits overcoming the conventional methodological obstacles that form the sector of social sciences.


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Download New Perspectives on Desistance: Theoretical and Empirical by Emily Luise Hart,Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken PDF

By Emily Luise Hart,Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken

This e-book brings jointly a suite of emergent learn that strikes the talk on desistance past a normal attention of person and social structural impacts. The authors learn empirical advancements that have implications for coverage surrounding resettlement and re-offending, but additionally for punishment practices. offering thought-provoking theoretical advances and evaluations, the editors problem and increase conventional understandings of desistance. a variety of chapters discover how a few felony justice interventions prevent the desistance procedure, but additionally how replacement ways should be extra invaluable in selling and aiding desistance. Thorough and numerous, this ebook could be of serious curiosity to students of criminology and legal justice, social coverage, sociology and psychology, and of specific curiosity to researchers and practitioners operating with (ex-)offenders.

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