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A quantitative tour of the social sciences, edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina, (electronic resource)

Label
A quantitative tour of the social sciences
Title
A quantitative tour of the social sciences
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Social scientists become experts in their own disciplines but aren't always familiar with what is going on in neighboring fields. To foster a deeper understanding of the interconnection of the social sciences, economists should know where historical data come from, sociologists should know how to think like economists, political scientists would benefit from understanding how models are tested in psychology, historians should learn how political processes are studied, psychologists should understand sociological theories, and so forth. This overview by prominent social scientists gives an accessible, non-technical sense of how quantitative research is done in different areas. Readers will find out about models and ways of thinking in economics, history, sociology, political science, and psychology, which in turn they can bring back to their own work.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gelman, Andrew
  • Cortina, Jeronimo
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
Label
A quantitative tour of the social sciences, edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511818851
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and overview -- What's in a number? Definitions of fairness and political representation -- The allure and limitations of mathematical modeling : game theory and trench warfare -- Historical background of quantitative social science -- Sources of historical data -- Historical perspectives on international exchange rates -- Historical data and demography in Europe and the Americas -- Learning from economic data -- Econometric forecasting and the flow of information -- Two studies of interest rates and monetary policy -- Models and theories in sociology -- Explanations of the racial disturbances of the 1960s -- The time series of lynchings in the American South -- Attainment processes in a large organization -- What is political science? -- The politics of Supreme Court nominations : the critical role of the media environment -- Modeling strategy in congressional hearings -- Formulating and testing theories in psychology -- Some theories in cognitive and social psychology -- Signal detection theory and models for trade-offs in decision making -- The potential-outcomes model of causation -- Some statistical tools for causal inference with observational data -- Migration and solidarity
Control code
CR9780511818851
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521680035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756245
Label
A quantitative tour of the social sciences, edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511818851
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and overview -- What's in a number? Definitions of fairness and political representation -- The allure and limitations of mathematical modeling : game theory and trench warfare -- Historical background of quantitative social science -- Sources of historical data -- Historical perspectives on international exchange rates -- Historical data and demography in Europe and the Americas -- Learning from economic data -- Econometric forecasting and the flow of information -- Two studies of interest rates and monetary policy -- Models and theories in sociology -- Explanations of the racial disturbances of the 1960s -- The time series of lynchings in the American South -- Attainment processes in a large organization -- What is political science? -- The politics of Supreme Court nominations : the critical role of the media environment -- Modeling strategy in congressional hearings -- Formulating and testing theories in psychology -- Some theories in cognitive and social psychology -- Signal detection theory and models for trade-offs in decision making -- The potential-outcomes model of causation -- Some statistical tools for causal inference with observational data -- Migration and solidarity
Control code
CR9780511818851
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 350 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521680035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756245

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