The 2011 volume of Sociological Methodology continues a 43-year tradition of providing cutting-edge methodology for sociological research. Under the editorship of Tim F. Liao, three features are prominent in this volume: * Appropriate and practical methods for substantive social science research. * Contributions by both sociologists and non-sociologists that have important methodological implications for the social sciences. * Dedication to publishing purely methodological work that may benefi t sociology and the broader social sciences.
Torsten Biemann is an assistant professor of human resource management at the University of Cologne.His research interests include careers, multilevel methods, and international human resource management.
1. How Not to Lie with Ethnography Mitchell Duneier 2. Dealing with Extreme Response Style in Cross-Cultural Research: A Restricted Latent Class Factor Analysis Approach Meike Morren, John P. T. M Gellisen, and Jeroen K. Vermunt 3. Accounting for Misclassification Bias in Binary Outcome Measures of Illness: The Case of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Male Veterans Elizabeth Savoca 4. Inferring Logit Models from Empirical Margins Using Proxy Data Ju-Sung Lee and Kathleen Carley 5. Biases of Parameter Estimates in Misspecified Structural Equation Models Stanislav Kolenikov 6. Entropy-Based Segregation Indices Ricardo Mora and Javier Ruiz-Castillo 7. A Transition-Oriented Approach to Optimal Matching Torsten Biemann 8. Decomposition of Inequality Among Groups by Counterfactual Modeling: An Analysis of the GenderWage Gap in Japan Kazuo Yamaguchi 9. Bayesian Meta-Analysis of Social Network Data via Conditional Uniform Graph Quantiles Carter T. Butts 10. Bernoulli Graph Bounds for General Random Graphs Carter T. Butts 11. On Respondent-Driven Sampling and Snowball Sampling in Hard-to-Reach Populations and Snowball Sampling Not in Hard-to-Reach Populations Leo A. Goodman 12. Snowball Versus Respondent-Driven Sampling Douglas D. Heckathorn 13. On the Concept of Snowball Sampling Mark S. Handcock and Krista J. Gile 14. Errata