Elements of Social Scientific Thinking

ISBN-10: 1439082421
ISBN-13: 9781439082423
Edition: 10th 2011
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List price: $95.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

About the Authors
Thinking Scientifically
Why Bother to Be Systematic?
The Role of Reasoned judgment and Opinion
The Role of Imagination, Intuition, and Custom
The Elements of Science
The Origin and Utility of Concepts
What Is a Variable?
The Hypothesis
The Scientific Method
The Many Roles of Theory
Thinking Over the Problem
Reality Testing
Understanding the Results
Measuring Variables and Relationships
Measuring Variables: Levels of Measurement
Measuring the Significance and Representativeness of Data: Probability, Sampling, and Problems in Polling
Measuring Relationships Between Variables: Association and Correlation
Computers and Statistics
Reflections: Back to the Roots
Factuality, Reality, and Actuality
Morality and the Limits of Science
Of Scientists, Science, and Paradigms
Making Social Science Serve Human Needs
The Radicalism of Science
Science and Politics
Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America
Trust in Government: The United States in Comparative Perspective

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