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Quantitative Social Science

Four Volume Set
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October 2005 | 1 720 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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 Design
 
PART ONE: THEORY AND DEBATES
Hartmut Esser
What Is Wrong with 'Variable Sociology'?
Michael Mann
Socio-Logic
John H Goldthorpe
Causation, Statistics and Sociology
Ann Oakley
Gender, Methodology and People's Ways of Knowing
Some Problems with Feminism and the Paradigm Debate in Social Science  
Ernst Mayr
The Philosophical Foundations of Darwinism
Stanley Lieberson and Freda B Lynn
Barking up the Wrong Branch
Scientific Alternatives to the Current Model of Sociological Science  
 
PART TWO: CAUSAL INFERENCE
Paul W Holland
Statistics and Causal Inference
Michael E Sobel
Causal Inference in the Social Sciences
Christopher Winship and Stephen L Morgan
The Estimation of Causal Effects from Observational Data
 
PART THREE: OBSERVATIONAL VERSUS EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
Bruce D Meyer
Natural and Quasi-Experiments in Economics
Paul R Rosenbaum
Choice as an Alternative to Control in Observational Studies
Norman E Breslow
Statistics in Epidemiology
The Case-Control Study  
Lawrence F Katz, Jeffrey R Kling and Jeffrey B Liebman
Moving to Opportunity in Boston
Early Results of a Randomized Mobility Experiment  
 
PART FOUR: ROLE OF TIME AND SPACE
Andrew Abbott
Of Time and Space
The Contemporary Relevance of the Chicago School  
Norman B Ryder
The Cohort as a Concept in the Study of Social Change
Glen H Elder Jr
Time, Human Agency and Social Change - Perspectives on the Life-Course
Ted Mouw
Job Relocation and the Racial Gap in Unemployment in Detroit and Chicago
 
PART FIVE: GENETIC BASIS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
Robert Plomin, J C DeFries and John C Loehlin
Genotype-Environment Interaction and Correlation in Analysis of Human Behavior
Zvi Griliches
Sibling Models and Data in Economics - Beginnings of a Survey
 
PART SIX: LEVELS OF ANALYSIS
W S Robinson
Ecological Correlations and the Behavior of Individuals
Charles C Ragin
Comparative Sociology and the Comparative Method
Glenn Firebaugh
Rule for Inferring Individual-Level Relationships from Aggregate Data
William G Axinn and Scott T Yabiku
Social Change, the Social Organization of Families and Fertility Limitation
 
PART SEVEN: INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLE APPROACH
Joshua D Angrist, Guido W Imbens and Donald B Rubin
Identification of Causal Effects Using Instrumental Variables
John Bound, David A Jaeger and Regina M Baker
Problems with Instrumental Variables Estimation when the Correlation between the Instruments and the Endogenous Explanatory Variable Is Weak
 
Volume Two: Data Quality
 
PART ONE: SAMPLING DESIGN AND WEIGHTING
L Kish and M R Frankel
Inference from Complex Samples
D Holt, T M F Smith and P D Winter
Regression Analysis of Data from Complex Surveys
 
PART TWO: SURVEYS AND QUESTIONS
Deborah Freedman et al
The Life History Calendar
A Technique for Collecting Retrospective Data  
Nora Cate Schaeffer and Stanley Presser
The Science of Asking Questions
Norbert Schwarz
Judgment in a Social Context - Biases, Shortcomings and the Logic of Conversation
Howard Schuman and Jacqueline Scott
Problems in the Use of Survey Questions to Measure Public Opinion
Sam D Sieber
Integration of Fieldwork and Survey Methods
 
PART THREE: ARCHIVAL, TEXTUAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA
E A Wrigley and Roger S Schofield
English Population History from Family Reconstitution - Summary Results 1600-1799
Roberto Franzosi
The Press as a Source of Socio-Historical Data - Issues in the Methodology of Data Collection from Newspapers
Roger V Gould
Multiple Networks and Mobilization in the Paris Commune, 1871
 
PART FOUR: SUMMARY MEASURES
Otis Dudley Duncan and Beverly Duncan
A Methodological Analysis of Segregation Analysis
Paul D Allison
Measures of Inequality
Sean F Reardon and Glenn Firebaugh
Measures of Multigroup Segregation
 
PART FIVE: SCALING AND INDEXING
Donald T Campbell and Donald W Fiske
Convergent and Discriminant Validation by the Multitrait-Multimethod Matrix
Kenneth Bollen and Richard Lennox
Conventional Wisdom on Measurement - A Stuctural Equation Perspective
Geoffrey N Masters and Benjamin D Wright
The Essential Process in a Family of Measurement Models
 
PART SIX: MISSING DATA
J Michael Brick and Graham Kalton
Handling Missing Data in Survey Research
Roderick J A Little
Regression with Missing X's - A Review
John Fitzgerald, Peter Gottschalk and Robert Moffitt
An Analysis of Sample Attrition in Panel Data - The Michigan Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Orly Ashenfelter and Alan Krueger
Estimates of the Economic Return to Schooling from a New Sample of Twins
 
PART SEVEN: CONTEXTUAL AND NETWORK DATA
Ronald S Burt
Social Contagion and Innovation - Cohesion versus Structural Equivalence
Barbara Entwisle et al
Community and Contraceptive Choice in Rural Thailand
A Case Study of Nang Rong  
Stephen W Raudenbush and Robert J Sampson
Ecometrics
Toward a Science of Assessing Ecological Settings with Application to the Systematic Social Observation of Neighbourhoods  
Martina Morris and Mirjam Kretzschmar
Concurrent Partnerships and the Spread of HIV
 
Volume Three: Data Analysis I
 
PART ONE: ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
John W Tukey
Sunset Salvo
Michael Batty and Bob Barr
The Electronic Frontier - Exploring and Mapping Cyberspace
Lee J Cronbach and Lita Furby
How Should We Measure 'Change' - Or Should We?
Maire Ni Bhrolchain et al
Parental Divorce and Outcomes for Children
Evidence and Interpretation  
Gary King, Michael Tomz and Jason Wittenberg
Making the Most of Statistical Analyses
Improving Interpretation and Presentation  
 
PART TWO: COVARIATES AS CONTROLS IN OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES
William G Cochran
Analysis of Covariance - Its Nature and Uses
Yu Xie and Kimberlee A Shauman
Sex Differences in Research Productivity
New Evidence about an Old Puzzle  
Paul R Rosenbaum and Donald B Rubin
Reducing Bias in Observational Studies Using Subclassification on the Propensity Score
 
PART THREE: DEMOGRAPHIC APPROACH
James W Vaupel and Anatoli I Yashin
Heterogeneity Ruses - Some Surprising Effects of Selection on Population Dynamics
Robert D Mare
Differential Fertility, Intergenerational Educational Mobility and Racial Inequality
 
PART FOUR: BAYESIAN APPROACH
James O Berger
Bayesian Analysis
A Look at Today and Thoughts of Tomorrow  
Adrian E Raftery
Bayesian Model Selection in Social Research
Bruce Western
Causal Heterogeneity in Comparative Research
A Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling Approach  
Bradley Efron
Why Isn't Everyone a Bayesian?
 
PART FIVE: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS
Otis Dudley Duncan
Path Analysis
Sociological Examples  
Duane F Alwin and Robert M Hauser
The Decomposition in Effects of Path Analysis
Karl G J[um]oreskog and Dag S[um]orbom
Recent Developments in Structural Equation Modeling
Robert M Hauser, Shu Ling Tsai and William H Sewell
A Model of Stratification with Response Error in Social and Psychological Variables
Kenneth A Bollen
Latent Variables in Psychology and the Social Sciences
James J Heckman
Causal Parameters and Policy Analysis in Economics
A Twentieth Century Retrospective  
 
PART SIX: ANALYSIS OF CONTINGENCY TABLES
Clifford C Clogg
Using Association Models in Sociological Research - Some Examples
Yu Xie
The Log-Multiplicative Layer Effect Model for Comparing Mobility Tables
 
PART SEVEN: DISCRETE CHOICE MODELS
Saul D Hoffman and Greg J Duncan
Multinomial and Conditional Logit Discrete-Choice Models in Demography
John A Logan
Opportunity and Choice in Socially Structured Labor Markets
Richard Breen
Individual-Level Models for Mobility Tables in Other Cross-Classifications
 
Volume Four: Data Analysis II
 
PART ONE: MULTI-LEVEL MODELS
Stephen Raudenbush and Anthony S Bryk
A Hierarchical Model for Studying School Effects
Harvey Goldstein et al
Multilevel Models in the Study of Dynamic Household Structures
 
PART TWO: META ANALYSIS
Larry V Hedges and Jack L Vevea
Fixed- and Random-Effects Models in Meta-Analysis
 
PART THREE: ANALYSIS OF PANEL DATA
Charles N Halaby
Panel Models in Sociological Research
Theory into Practice  
David F Greenberg and Ronald C Kessler
The Effect of Arrests on Crime - A Multivariate Panel Analysis
Richard B Freeman
Longitudinal Analyses of the Effects of Trade Unions
 
PART FOUR: GROWTH-CURVE ANALYSIS
Bengt Muth[ac]en and Linda K Muth[ac]en
Integrating Person-Centered and Variable-Centered Analyses
Growth Mixture Modeling with Latent Trajectory Classes  
Anthony S Bryk and Stephen W Raudenbush
Application of Hierarchical Linear-Models to Assess Change
 
PART FIVE: ANALYSIS OF EVENT HISTORY DATA
Paul D Allison
Discreet Time Methods for the Analysis of Event Histories
Nancy Brandon Tuma, Michael T Hannan and Lyle P Groeneveld
Dynamic Analysis of Event Histories
 
PART SIX: SAMPLE SELECTION MODELS
Richard A Berk
An Introduction to Sample Selection Bias in Sociological Data
Christopher Winship and Robert D Mare
Models for Sample Selection Bias
Charles F Manski
Anatomy of the Selection Problem
Lee A Lillard, Michael J Brien and Linda J Waite
Premarital Cohabitation and Subsequent Marital Dissolution - A Matter of Self-Selection
 
PART SEVEN: LATENT CLASS MODELS
Amy V D'Unger et al
How Many Latent Classes of Delinquent/Criminal Careers? Results from Mixed Poisson Regression Analyses
Allan L McCutcheon
A Latent Class Analysis of Tolerance for Nonconformity in the American Public
 
PART EIGHT: SPATIAL AND NETWORK MODELS
Luc Anselin
Under the Hood - Issues in the Specification and Interpretation of Spatial Regression Models
Robert J Sampson, Jeffrey D Morenoff and Felton Earls
Beyond Social Capital
Spatial Dynamics of Collective Efficacy for Children  

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