Quantitative Social Science (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)
By: Jacqueline Scott (editor), Yu U. Xie (editor)Hardback
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This Four-Volume Set constitutes the core of our understanding of contemporary societies, human behaviours, social institutions, and their evolutions in history. The demand for high-quality numerical and statistical social research is expansive and increasing. Often, advances in quantitative methods are discipline specific, and the cross-fertilization of ideas is poor.
The aim of this collection is to bring together the best of quantitative social science articles from a diverse range of disciplines including sociology, economics, social policy, social geography, psychology, public heath, demography, criminology and education. The editors provide exemplars to show how different quantitative techniques are appropriate for addressing a broad range of social science questions. Unlike most methods texts, this collection focuses on the advances and uses of quantitative methods to address substantive issues within social sciences. The articles range from those that introduce basic quantitative concepts to those that discuss cutting-edge statistical advances.
Volume One: Overview and Research Design
Volume Two: Data Quality
Volume Three: Data Analysis I
Volume Four: Data Analysis II
Volume One: Overview and Research DesignPART ONE: THEORY AND DEBATESWhat Is Wrong with 'Variable Sociology'? - Hartmut EsserSocio-Logic - Michael MannCausation, Statistics and Sociology - John H GoldthorpeGender, Methodology and People's Ways of Knowing - Ann Oakley Some Problems with Feminism and the Paradigm Debate in Social ScienceThe Philosophical Foundations of Darwinism - Ernst MayrBarking up the Wrong Branch - Stanley Lieberson and Freda B Lynn Scientific Alternatives to the Current Model of Sociological SciencePART TWO: CAUSAL INFERENCEStatistics and Causal Inference - Paul W HollandCausal Inference in the Social Sciences - Michael E SobelThe Estimation of Causal Effects from Observational Data - Christopher Winship and Stephen L MorganPART THREE: OBSERVATIONAL VERSUS EXPERIMENTAL STUDIESNatural and Quasi-Experiments in Economics - Bruce D MeyerChoice as an Alternative to Control in Observational Studies - Paul R RosenbaumStatistics in Epidemiology - Norman E Breslow The Case-Control StudyMoving to Opportunity in Boston - Lawrence F Katz, Jeffrey R Kling and Jeffrey B Liebman Early Results of a Randomized Mobility ExperimentPART FOUR: ROLE OF TIME AND SPACEOf Time and Space - Andrew Abbott The Contemporary Relevance of the Chicago SchoolThe Cohort as a Concept in the Study of Social Change - Norman B RyderTime, Human Agency and Social Change - Perspectives on the Life-Course - Glen H Elder JrJob Relocation and the Racial Gap in Unemployment in Detroit and Chicago - Ted MouwPART FIVE: GENETIC BASIS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOURGenotype-Environment Interaction and Correlation in Analysis of Human Behavior - Robert Plomin, J C DeFries and John C LoehlinSibling Models and Data in Economics - Beginnings of a Survey - Zvi GrilichesPART SIX: LEVELS OF ANALYSISEcological Correlations and the Behavior of Individuals - W S RobinsonComparative Sociology and the Comparative Method - Charles C RaginRule for Inferring Individual-Level Relationships from Aggregate Data - Glenn FirebaughSocial Change, the Social Organization of Families and Fertility Limitation - William G Axinn and Scott T YabikuPART SEVEN: INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLE APPROACHIdentification of Causal Effects Using Instrumental Variables - Joshua D Angrist, Guido W Imbens and Donald B RubinProblems with Instrumental Variables Estimation when the Correlation between the Instruments and the Endogenous Explanatory Variable Is Weak - John Bound, David A Jaeger and Regina M BakerVolume Two: Data QualityPART ONE: SAMPLING DESIGN AND WEIGHTINGInference from Complex Samples - L Kish and M R FrankelRegression Analysis of Data from Complex Surveys - D Holt, T M F Smith and P D WinterPART TWO: SURVEYS AND QUESTIONSThe Life History Calendar - Deborah Freedman et al A Technique for Collecting Retrospective DataThe Science of Asking Questions - Nora Cate Schaeffer and Stanley PresserJudgment in a Social Context - Biases, Shortcomings and the Logic of Conversation - Norbert SchwarzProblems in the Use of Survey Questions to Measure Public Opinion - Howard Schuman and Jacqueline ScottIntegration of Fieldwork and Survey Methods - Sam D SieberPART THREE: ARCHIVAL, TEXTUAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATAEnglish Population History from Family Reconstitution - Summary Results 1600-1799 - E A Wrigley and Roger S SchofieldThe Press as a Source of Socio-Historical Data - Issues in the Methodology of Data Collection from Newspapers - Roberto FranzosiMultiple Networks and Mobilization in the Paris Commune, 1871 - Roger V GouldPART FOUR: SUMMARY MEASURESA Methodological Analysis of Segregation Analysis - Otis Dudley Duncan and Beverly DuncanMeasures of Inequality - Paul D AllisonMeasures of Multigroup Segregation - Sean F Reardon and Glenn FirebaughPART FIVE: SCALING AND INDEXINGConvergent and Discriminant Validation by the Multitrait-Multimethod Matrix - Donald T Campbell and Donald W FiskeConventional Wisdom on Measurement - A Stuctural Equation Perspective - Kenneth Bollen and Richard LennoxThe Essential Process in a Family of Measurement Models - Geoffrey N Masters and Benjamin D WrightPART SIX: MISSING DATAHandling Missing Data in Survey Research - J Michael Brick and Graham KaltonRegression with Missing X's - A Review - Roderick J A LittleAn Analysis of Sample Attrition in Panel Data - The Michigan Panel Study of Income Dynamics - John Fitzgerald, Peter Gottschalk and Robert MoffittEstimates of the Economic Return to Schooling from a New Sample of Twins - Orly Ashenfelter and Alan KruegerPART SEVEN: CONTEXTUAL AND NETWORK DATASocial Contagion and Innovation - Cohesion versus Structural Equivalence - Ronald S BurtCommunity and Contraceptive Choice in Rural Thailand - Barbara Entwisle et al A Case Study of Nang RongEcometrics - Stephen W Raudenbush and Robert J Sampson Toward a Science of Assessing Ecological Settings with Application to the Systematic Social Observation of NeighbourhoodsConcurrent Partnerships and the Spread of HIV - Martina Morris and Mirjam KretzschmarVolume Three: Data Analysis IPART ONE: ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATASunset Salvo - John W TukeyThe Electronic Frontier - Exploring and Mapping Cyberspace - Michael Batty and Bob BarrHow Should We Measure 'Change' - Or Should We? - Lee J Cronbach and Lita FurbyParental Divorce and Outcomes for Children - Maire Ni Bhrolchain et al Evidence and InterpretationMaking the Most of Statistical Analyses - Gary King, Michael Tomz and Jason Wittenberg Improving Interpretation and PresentationPART TWO: COVARIATES AS CONTROLS IN OBSERVATIONAL STUDIESAnalysis of Covariance - Its Nature and Uses - William G CochranSex Differences in Research Productivity - Yu Xie and Kimberlee A Shauman New Evidence about an Old PuzzleReducing Bias in Observational Studies Using Subclassification on the Propensity Score - Paul R Rosenbaum and Donald B RubinPART THREE: DEMOGRAPHIC APPROACHHeterogeneity Ruses - Some Surprising Effects of Selection on Population Dynamics - James W Vaupel and Anatoli I YashinDifferential Fertility, Intergenerational Educational Mobility and Racial Inequality - Robert D MarePART FOUR: BAYESIAN APPROACHBayesian Analysis - James O Berger A Look at Today and Thoughts of TomorrowBayesian Model Selection in Social Research - Adrian E RafteryCausal Heterogeneity in Comparative Research - Bruce Western A Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling ApproachWhy Isn't Everyone a Bayesian? - Bradley EfronPART FIVE: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELSPath Analysis - Otis Dudley Duncan Sociological ExamplesThe Decomposition in Effects of Path Analysis - Duane F Alwin and Robert M HauserRecent Developments in Structural Equation Modeling - Karl G J[um]oreskog and Dag S[um]orbomA Model of Stratification with Response Error in Social and Psychological Variables - Robert M Hauser, Shu Ling Tsai and William H SewellLatent Variables in Psychology and the Social Sciences - Kenneth A BollenCausal Parameters and Policy Analysis in Economics - James J Heckman A Twentieth Century RetrospectivePART SIX: ANALYSIS OF CONTINGENCY TABLESUsing Association Models in Sociological Research - Some Examples - Clifford C CloggThe Log-Multiplicative Layer Effect Model for Comparing Mobility Tables - Yu XiePART SEVEN: DISCRETE CHOICE MODELSMultinomial and Conditional Logit Discrete-Choice Models in Demography - Saul D Hoffman and Greg J DuncanOpportunity and Choice in Socially Structured Labor Markets - John A LoganIndividual-Level Models for Mobility Tables in Other Cross-Classifications - Richard BreenVolume Four: Data Analysis IIPART ONE: MULTI-LEVEL MODELSA Hierarchical Model for Studying School Effects - Stephen Raudenbush and Anthony S BrykMultilevel Models in the Study of Dynamic Household Structures - Harvey Goldstein et alPART TWO: META ANALYSISFixed- and Random-Effects Models in Meta-Analysis - Larry V Hedges and Jack L VeveaPART THREE: ANALYSIS OF PANEL DATAPanel Models in Sociological Research - Charles N Halaby Theory into PracticeThe Effect of Arrests on Crime - A Multivariate Panel Analysis - David F Greenberg and Ronald C KesslerLongitudinal Analyses of the Effects of Trade Unions - Richard B FreemanPART FOUR: GROWTH-CURVE ANALYSISIntegrating Person-Centered and Variable-Centered Analyses - Bengt Muth[ac]en and Linda K Muth[ac]en Growth Mixture Modeling with Latent Trajectory ClassesApplication of Hierarchical Linear-Models to Assess Change - Anthony S Bryk and Stephen W RaudenbushPART FIVE: ANALYSIS OF EVENT HISTORY DATADiscreet Time Methods for the Analysis of Event Histories - Paul D AllisonDynamic Analysis of Event Histories - Nancy Brandon Tuma, Michael T Hannan and Lyle P GroeneveldPART SIX: SAMPLE SELECTION MODELSAn Introduction to Sample Selection Bias in Sociological Data - Richard A BerkModels for Sample Selection Bias - Christopher Winship and Robert D MareAnatomy of the Selection Problem - Charles F ManskiPremarital Cohabitation and Subsequent Marital Dissolution - A Matter of Self-Selection - Lee A Lillard, Michael J Brien and Linda J WaitePART SEVEN: LATENT CLASS MODELSHow Many Latent Classes of Delinquent/Criminal Careers? Results from Mixed Poisson Regression Analyses - Amy V D'Unger et alA Latent Class Analysis of Tolerance for Nonconformity in the American Public - Allan L McCutcheonPART EIGHT: SPATIAL AND NETWORK MODELSUnder the Hood - Issues in the Specification and Interpretation of Spatial Regression Models - Luc AnselinBeyond Social Capital - Robert J Sampson, Jeffrey D Morenoff and Felton Earls Spatial Dynamics of Collective Efficacy for Children
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