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Qualitative Mathematics for the Social Sciences

Qualitative Mathematics for the Social Sciences Author Lee Rudolph
ISBN-10 9780415444828
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 478
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In this book Lee Rudolph brings together international contributors who combine psychological and mathematical perspectives to analyse how qualitative mathematics can be used to create models of social and psychological processes. Bridging the gap between the fields with an imaginative and stimulating collection of contributed chapters, the volume updates the current research on the subject, which until now has been rather limited, focussing largely on the use of statistics. Qualitative Mathematics for the Social Sciences contains a variety of useful illustrative figures, introducing readers from the social sciences to the rich contribution that modern mathematics has made to our knowledge of logic, structures, and dynamic systems. A beguiling array of conceptual systems, topological models and fractals are discussed which transcend the application of statistics, and bring a fresh perspective to the study of social representations. The wide selection of qualitative mathematical methodologies discussed in this volume will be hugely valuable to higher-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, sociology and mathematics. It will also be useful for researchers, academics and professionals from the social sciences who want a firmer grasp on the use of qualitative mathematics.



Cultural Psychology of Recursive Processes

Cultural Psychology of Recursive Processes Author Zachary Beckstead
ISBN-10 9781681230207
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 280
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Cultural Psychology of Recursivity illustrates how recursivity, often neglected in the social sciences, can be an important concept for illuminating meaningmaking processes. Recusrivity is a fascinating though abstract concept with a wide array of often incompatible definitions. Rooted in mathematics and linguistics, this book brings recursion and recursive processes to the foreground of psychological processes. One unifying claim among the diverse chapters in this book is that recursion and recursive processes are at the core of complex social and psychological processes. Recursion is bound up with the notion of returning, reexamining, reflecting and circling back, and these processes allow for human beings to simultaneously distance themselves from the hereandnow settings (by imaging the past and future) while being immersed in them. The objective of this book is not simply to celebrate the complexity of human living, but to extend the notion of recursion, recursivity and recursive processes into the realm of social and psychological processes beyond the arenas in which these ideas have currently thrived. Cultural Psychology of Recursivity shows that in spite of the difficulty in defining recursivity, selfreferencing (looping), transformation (generativity), complexity, and holism constitute its core characteristics and provide the basis for which authors in this book explore and elaborate this concept. Still, each contribution has its own unique take on recursivity and how it is applied to their phenomenon of investigation. Chapters in this book examine how recursive processes are related to and basic aspects of play and ritual, imitation, identity exploration, managing stigma, and commemorative practices. This book is intended for psychologists, sociologists, and mathematicians. Use of the book in postgraduate and graduate level of university teaching is expected in seminar format teaching occasions.



Social Representations in the Social Arena

Social Representations in the Social Arena Author Annamaria Silvana De Rosa
ISBN-10 9780415591195
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 391
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Social Representations in the 'Social Arena' presents key theoretical issues and extensive empirical research using different theoretical and methodological approaches to consider the value of social representation theory when social representations are examined in real world contexts. This comprehensive text brings together international experts to explore the relevance of a variety of applications of social representation theory in both institutional and organizational settings, and discusses how social representation theory compares with other constructs of social psychology. Areas covered include: justice leadership health and mental illness intergroup relations identity politics environment and tourism economics. This book will appeal to a range of academic researchers and practitioners from a variety of fields who are concerned with the application of social representation theory to various contexts as a heuristic tool for addressing and understanding relevant societal issues faced with 'social demand'.



Representing Development

Representing Development Author David Marco Carre
ISBN-10 9781317526032
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 204
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Representing Development presents the different social representations that have formed the idea of development in Western thinking over the past three centuries. Offering an acute perspective on the current state of developmental science and providing constructive insights into future pathways, the book draws together twelve contributors with a variety of multidisciplinary and international perspectives to focus upon development in fields including biology, psychology and sociology. Chapters and commentaries in this volume present a variety of perspectives surrounding social representation and development, addressing their contemporary enactments and reflecting on future theoretical and empirical directions. The first section of the book provides an historical account of early representations of development that, having come from life science, has shaped the way in which developmental science has approached development. Section two focuses upon the contemporary issues of developmental psychology, neuroscience and developmental science at large. The final section offers a series of commentaries pointing to the questions opened by the previous chapters, looking to outline the future lines of developmental thinking. This book will be of particular interest to child psychologists, educational psychologists and sociologists or historians of science, as well as academics and students interested in developmental and life sciences.



Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts Author Leo P. Chall
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078349126
Release 1997
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Emerging Methods in Psychology

Emerging Methods in Psychology Author Emily Abbey
ISBN-10 9781412846622
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 214
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The motivation for this volume in the History and Theory of Psychology series is to look across sub-disciplines within psychology and highlight instances where researchers transcended the tendency to think about methodology along traditional lines. Contributors have located examples of researchers who built upon existing ideas to create methods true to their interests and theoretical convictions. Emerging Methods in Psychology shows how a discipline creates new methods and carves out possibilities that not only generate data, but also advance knowledge of human psychological functioning. It concentrates on showcasing the possibilities that exist when the researcher focuses on the relationship between theory, method, and data. The question of what kind of expertise is required is a key issue. This is particularly the case in psychology where the tradition of standardizing methods over the last century has served to stabilize research questions. Knowledge creation is deeply affective and ambiguous rather than the secure accumulation of data by a socially legitimized procedure. This innovative volume moves beyond psychology as social engineering into new varieties of social knowledge.



Encyclopedia of social measurement

Encyclopedia of social measurement Author Kimberly Kempf Leonard
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017605830
Release 2005
Pages 1800
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Captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Covers all core social science disciplines and presents a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models. Also offers tools, background information, qualitative methods, and guidelines for structuring the research process.



World Social Science Report

World Social Science Report Author
ISBN-10 9231036025
Release 1999
Pages 351
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The World Social Science Report provides a review of the place of social sciences on a world scale, & takes up certain major issues facing the world, asking what solution the social sciences have been able to bring. Issues covered include: the social implications of the onrush of computer technology & the life sciences; how the social sciences are involved in a comprehensive approach to the environment; political science; how sociology can shed light on the stakes of development; & how cognitive & evolutionary science may be able to help identify the deeper bases of human behavior.



Mathematical Reviews

Mathematical Reviews Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059777675
Release 2004
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Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research

Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00184039D
Release 1987
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The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems

The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems Author Sergio Albeverio
ISBN-10 9783790819373
Release 2007-10-16
Pages 484
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This book contains the contributions presented at the international workshop "The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems: an interdisciplinary approach" held in Ascona, Switzerland in November 2004. Experts from several disciplines outline a conceptual framework for modeling and forecasting the dynamics of both growth-limited cities and megacities. Coverage reflects the various interdependencies between structural and social development.



Exceptional Child Education Resources

Exceptional Child Education Resources Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015075886500
Release 1985
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Announcements

Announcements Author University of Chicago
ISBN-10 WISC:89093678134
Release 1978
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The Sage Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology

The Sage Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology Author Carol Sansone
ISBN-10 076192535X
Release 2004
Pages 528
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The genius of social psychology as a field has been its ability to investigate the seemingly complicated behaviors that characterize humans as social creatures. The SAGE Handbook of Methods in Social Psychology simplifies this complexity by providing researchers and students with an overview of the rich history of methodological innovation in both basic and applied research within social psychology. This Handbook is a vital resource for behavioral scientists in the academic and research settings who are interested in learning about modern perspectives on classic and innovative methodological approaches in social psychology. Also recommended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in social psychology methods courses.



Views on Fuzzy Sets and Systems from Different Perspectives

Views on Fuzzy Sets and Systems from Different Perspectives Author Rudolf Seising
ISBN-10 9783540938026
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 580
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In our new century, the theory of fuzzy sets and systems is in the core of "Soft Computing" and "Computational Intelligence" and has become a normal scientific theory in the fields of exact sciences and engineering and it is well on its way to becoming normal in the soft sciences as well. This book is a collection of the views of numerous scholars in different parts of the world who are involved in various research projects concerning fuzziness in science, technology, economic systems, social sciences, logics and philosophy. This volume demonstrates that there are many different views of the theory of fuzzy sets and systems and of their interpretation and applications in diverse areas of our cultural and social life.



Mathematics and Archaeology

Mathematics and Archaeology Author Juan A. Barcelo
ISBN-10 9781482226829
Release 2015-06-08
Pages 528
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Although many archaeologists have a good understanding of the basics in computer science, statistics, geostatistics, modeling, and data mining, more literature is needed about the advanced analysis in these areas. This book aids archaeologists in learning more advanced tools and methods while also helping mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists with no previous knowledge of the field realize the potential of the methods in archaeological experiments.



Catalogs of Courses

Catalogs of Courses Author University of California, Berkeley
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0073387995
Release 1995
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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.