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Essays in Group-Cognitive Science by Gerry Stahl
Price: Free! Words: 76,110. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Essays in Group-Cognitive Science includes introductions to Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) research, methodology and findings. It documents the innovative approach of the Virtual Math Teams Project from 2002-2015. The project's influential methods of interaction analysis have not been described and motivated in such detail before.
Scientific Method of Elections. by Richard Lung
Price: Free! Words: 123,550. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
The sheer difficulty of genuine electoral reform is shown and explained. The defeat of democracy is also a defeat for science. Freedom and knowledge depend on each other. Therein is the remedy. I base voting method on a widely accepted logic of measurement, to be found in the sciences. This is supported by reflections on the philosophy of science.
Blueprint to Utopia by William Clark
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,530. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Great utopian works have the power to transcend time and live in the minds and hearts of readers forever. The challenge with most utopian visions has been the tendency towards the unattainable, towards fantasy; rather than, reality. Blueprint to Utopia means to end this problem by providing a credible roadmap to maximizing the laws of man through social evolution.
Essays in Sociological Explanation by Neil J. Smelser
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,850. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Smelser's much-referenced collection of writings on issues of sociological theory and practice--by one of the world's leading social scientists of the past half-century. This informative book is now republished in the Classics of the Social Sciences Series from Quid Pro Books. Quality ebook formatting includes active TOC, linked chapter endnotes, and legible graphs and images from the original.
Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences by Neil J. Smelser
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,270. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Classic book by Berkeley’s Smelser remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and psychology. Such issues are timeless and therefore his lucid analysis remains timely and relevant. He posits a methodological continuity between the comparative studies of past masters and more recent work.
Theory in Information Behaviour Research by T.D. Wilson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Research, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
A collection of chapters on key theories employed in research into information behaviour, i.e., how people interact with information. The chapters are written by known researchers who have employed the theories in their work.
An Introduction to the Use of Formal Methods in Political Philosophy by Robert Paul Wolff
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
Political Theory has been transformed in the last thirty years by the introduction of methods of analysis imported from mathematics and economics. This little book, by well-known philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, lays out the elements of these technical subjects in a precise fashion that achieves a sprightly accessibility without sacrificing formal rigor.
Successful Program Evaluation by Michael Wells
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,350. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Non-profit business, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Successful Program Evaluation demystifies the subject and gives the reader tools to develop stronger programs and grant proposals. It doesn't tell how to conduct a full-scale evaluation (most professional evaluators are PhD's), but how to talk to an evaluator, how to to decide if you need one, and if not how to create simple systems to measure project success on your own.