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  • From Postgraduate to Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 58.00

    From Postgraduate to Social Scientist is essential reading for any postgraduate or new researcher who is interested in a career in the social sciences. The book describes the skills needed for success in moving from being a student to becoming an academic or professional social scientist. Written by experts in the field, Gilbert et al., this book... more...

  • Researching Social Lifeby Nigel Gilbert

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 94.00

    This core text covers the whole range of methods from quantitative to qualitative in a down-to-earth and unthreatening manner, including grounded theory and mixed methods. Packed with student-friendly features, it is a must-have textbook for students on social research methods courses in any discipline. more...

  • Simulation for the Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert; Klaus Troitzsch

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00

    Interest in social simulation has been growing rapidly worldwide as a result of increasingly powerful hardware and software and also a rising interest in the application of ideas of complexity, evolution, adaptation and chaos in the social sciences. Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations... more...

  • Modelling Normsby Corinna Elsenbroich; Nigel Gilbert

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The book focusses on questions of individual and collective action, the emergence and dynamics of social norms and the feedback between individual behaviour and social phenomena. It discusses traditional modelling approaches to social norms and shows the usefulness of agent-based modelling for the study of these micro-macro interactions. Existing agent-based... more...

  • Humans, Computers and Wizardsby Norman Fraser; Nigel Gilbert; Scott McGlashan; Robin Wooffitt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 216.00

    Using data taken from a major European Union funded project on speech understanding, the SunDial project, this book considers current perspectives on human computer interaction and argues for the value of an approach taken from sociology which is based on conversation analysis. more...

  • Artificial Societiesby Nigel Gilbert University of Surrey; Rosaria Conte National Research Council of Italy.

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 220.00

    An exploration of the implications of developments in artificial intelligence for social scientific research, which builds on the theoretical and methodological insights provided by "Simulating societies".; This book is intended for worldwide library market for social science subjects such as sociology, political science, geography, archaeology/anthropology,... more...

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