Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences

Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521376068
Release 1989-07-28
Pages 184
Download Link Click Here

Describes common examples of irrational behavior, including wishful thinking, and shows how they can affect wage bargaining, voting, and court decisions



Explaining Social Behavior

Explaining Social Behavior Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 9781316368565
Release 2015-07-28
Pages
Download Link Click Here

In this new edition of his critically acclaimed book, Jon Elster examines the nature of social behavior, proposing choice as the central concept of the social sciences. Extensively revised throughout, the book offers an overview of key explanatory mechanisms, drawing on many case studies and experiments to explore the nature of explanation in the social sciences; an analysis of the mental states - beliefs, desires, and emotions - that are precursors to action; a systematic comparison of rational-choice models of behavior with alternative accounts, and a review of mechanisms of social interaction ranging from strategic behavior to collective decision making. A wholly new chapter includes an exploration of classical moralists and Proust in charting mental mechanisms operating 'behind the back' of the agent, and a new conclusion points to the pitfalls and fallacies in current ways of doing social science, proposing guidelines for more modest and more robust procedures.



Alchemies of the Mind

Alchemies of the Mind Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521644879
Release 1999
Pages 450
Download Link Click Here

Jon Elster has written a comprehensive, wide-ranging book on the emotions in which he considers the full range of theoretical approaches. Drawing on history, literature, philosophy and psychology, Elster presents a complete account of the role of the emotions in human behaviour. While acknowledging the importance of neurophysiology and laboratory experiment for the study of emotions, Elster argues that the serious student of the emotions can learn more from the great thinkers and writers of the past, from Aristotle to Jane Austen. He attaches particular importance to the work of the French moralists, notably La Rochefoucauld, who demonstrated the way esteem and self-esteem shape human motivation. The book also maintains a running dialogue with economists and rational-choice theorists. Combining methodological and theoretical arguments with empirical case-studies and written with Elster's customary verve and economy, this book has great cross-disciplinary appeal.



Closing the Books

Closing the Books Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521548543
Release 2004-09-06
Pages 298
Download Link Click Here

An analysis of transitional justice - retribution and reparation after a change of political regime - from Athens in the fifth century BC to the present. Part I, 'The Universe of Transitional Justice', describes more than thirty transitions, some of them in considerable detail, others more succinctly. Part II, 'The Analytics of Transitional Justice', proposes a framework for explaining the variations among the cases - why after some transitions wrongdoers from the previous regime are punished severely and in other cases mildly or not at all, and victims sometimes compensated generously and sometimes poorly or not at all. After surveying a broad range of justifications and excuses for wrongdoings and criteria for selecting and indemnifying victims, the 2004 book concludes with a discussion of three general explanatory factors: economic and political constraints, the retributive emotions, and the play of party politics.



Solomonic Judgements

Solomonic Judgements Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521376084
Release 1989-07-28
Pages 232
Download Link Click Here

A collection of essays on rationality - its scope, its limitations and its failures.



Making Sense of Marx

Making Sense of Marx Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521297052
Release 1985-05-09
Pages 556
Download Link Click Here

A critical examination of the social theories of Karl Marx.



Evaluation Methodology Basics

Evaluation Methodology Basics Author E. Jane Davidson
ISBN-10 0761929304
Release 2005
Pages 263
Download Link Click Here

This book introduces evaluation by focusing on the main kinds of `big picture' questions that evaluations usually need to answer, and how the nature of such questions are linked to evaluation methodology choices. The author: shows how to identify the right criteria for your evaluation; discusses how to objectively figure out which criteria are more important than the others; and, delves into how to combine a mix of qualitative and quantitative data with `relevant values' (such as needs) to draw explicitly evaluative conclusions.



Rational Choice

Rational Choice Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 9780814721698
Release 1986-11-01
Pages 266
Download Link Click Here

This series brings together a carefully edited selection of the most influential and enduring articles on central topics in social and political theory. Each volume contains ten to twelve articles and an introductory essay by the editor.



Explaining Technical Change

Explaining Technical Change Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521270723
Release 1983-06-09
Pages 273
Download Link Click Here

Technical change, defined as the manufacture and modification of tools, is generally thought to have played an important role in the evolution of intelligent life on earth, comparable to that of language. In this volume, first published in 1983, Jon Elster approaches the study of technical change from an epistemological perspective. He first sets out the main methods of scientific explanation and then applies those methods to some of the central theories of technical change. In particular, Elster considers neoclassical, evolutionary, and Marxist theories, whilst also devoting a chapter to Joseph Schumpeter's influential theory.



The Multiple Self

The Multiple Self Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521346835
Release 1987-07-31
Pages 269
Download Link Click Here

The essays in this volume consider the question of whether the self is a unity or whether it should be conceived without metaphor as divided--as a "multiple self." The issue is a central one for several disciplines. It bears directly on the account of rationality and the explanation of individual decision-making and behavior. Is the hypothesis of a multiple self required to deal with the problems of self-deception and weakness of will; and can the conceptual tools developed in the study of interpersonal conflict be applied to the analysis of intra-personal struggle? The essays, by a number of leading philosophers, psychologists, and economists, were all commissioned for this volume.



Ulysses Unbound

Ulysses Unbound Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 0521665612
Release 2000-03-28
Pages 308
Download Link Click Here

This volume argues that people may benefit from being constrained in their options or from being ignorant. The three essays that constitute this book revise and expand the ideas developed in Jon Elster's study "Ulysses and the Sirens". The author aims to show how seemingly disparate examples which limit freedom of action reveal similar patterns, so much so that he proposes a new field of study: constraint theory.



Interviewing in Social Science Research

Interviewing in Social Science Research Author Lee Ann Fujii
ISBN-10 9781135015381
Release 2017-07-31
Pages 114
Download Link Click Here

What is interviewing and when is this method useful? What does it mean to select rather than sample interviewees? Once the researcher has found people to interview, how does she build a working relationship with her interviewees? What should the dynamics of talking and listening in interviews be? How do researchers begin to analyze the narrative data generated through interviews? Lee Ann Fujii explores the answers to these inquiries in Interviewing in Social Science Research, the latest entry in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods. This short, highly readable book explores an interpretive approach to interviewing for purposes of social science research. Using an interpretive methodology, the book examines interviewing as a relational enterprise. As a relational undertaking, interviewing is more akin to a two-way dialogue than a one-way interrogation. Fujii examines the methodological foundations for a relational approach to interviewing, while at the same time covering many of the practical nuts and bolts of relational interviewing. Examples come from the author’s experiences conducting interviews in Bosnia, Rwanda, and the United States, and from relevant literatures across a variety of social scientific disciplines. Appendices to the book contain specific tips and suggestions for relational interviewing in addition to interview excerpts that give readers a sense of how relational interviews unfold. This book will be of great value to graduate students and researchers from across the social sciences who are considering or planning to use interviews in their research, and can be easily used by academics for teaching courses or workshops in social science methods.



A Nuts and Bolts Approach to Teaching Nursing

A Nuts and Bolts Approach to Teaching Nursing Author Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826141552
Release 2011-07-20
Pages 224
Download Link Click Here

2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Nursing Education! Updated, revised, and expanded, this fourth edition of a "survival manual" for new teachers offers the most current thinking in nursing education, from practical nursing, to baccalaureate and master's programs. It also serves as a comprehensive guide for novice educators in classroom and clinical teaching settings. Chapters offer helpful strategies for making clinical assignments, preparing lectures and seminars, all aspects of testing and grading, supervision, facilitating group study, selecting textbooks, guiding independent study, and helping students improve their writing skills. This fourth edition also features best practices and lessons learned from partnerships between university and clinical settings, and contains new strategies for conducting online teaching, including the use of technology. Specific indicators help educators identify appropriate lessons for different course levels. The guide additionally provides links to online resources in each chapter, including some with revised templates for checklists and rubrics. Key Features Distills best practices and lessons learned from academic and clinical world partnerships Serves as a quick refresher for the experienced educator reentering a classroom or clinical teaching assignment Addresses new cross-disciplinary "team" approach to assessment and intervention Features links to online resources in each chapter, including revised templates for checklist and rubrics along with a digital adjunct for educator use Authored by noted national and international experts in nursing education



Socializing Metaphysics

Socializing Metaphysics Author Frederick F. Schmitt
ISBN-10 0742514293
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 389
Download Link Click Here

Socializing Metaphysics supplies diverse answers to the basic questions of social metaphysics, from a broad array of voices. It will interest all philosophers and social scientists concerned with mind, action, or the foundations of social theory.



An Introduction to Karl Marx

An Introduction to Karl Marx Author Jon Elster
ISBN-10 052133831X
Release 1986-07-25
Pages 200
Download Link Click Here

A concise and comprehensive introduction to Marx's social, political and economic thought for the beginning student. Jon Elster surveys in turn each of the main themes of marxist thought: methodology, alienation, economics, exploitation, historical materialism, classes, politics, and ideology; in a final chapter he assesses 'what is living and what is dead in the philosophy of Marx'. The emphasis throughout is on the analytical structure of Marx's arguments and the approach is at once sympathetic, undogmatic, and rigorous.



A Model Discipline

A Model Discipline Author Kevin A. Clarke
ISBN-10 9780195382204
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 220
Download Link Click Here

Political science is an intensely quantitative discipline, and models are central. Political scientists use models—formal and informal, statistical and qualitative—to investigate and illuminate causal mechanisms, generate comparative data, and understand the conditions under which certain outcomes are expected to occur. But how do we justify and rationalize the method? Why test predictions from a deductive, and thus truth-preserving, system? David Primo and Kevin Clarke tackle these central questions in this novel work of methodology.



The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing 2nd Edition

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing  2nd Edition Author Michael Harvey
ISBN-10 9781603848985
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 127
Download Link Click Here

This worthy successor to Strunk and White* now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.