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- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 75.00
The Handbook of Rational Choice Social Research offers the first comprehensive overview of how the rational choice paradigm can inform empirical research within the social sciences. This landmark collection highlights successful empirical applications across a broad array of disciplines, including sociology, political science, economics, history,... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2013; US$ 24.95
In this mind-opening new book, bestselling author Otto Scharmer (Theory U, 40,000 copies sold) and Katrin Kaufer reveal the root cause of the economic, social, ecological, political, spiritual, and institutional crises today and detail the new awareness needed to end these crises and transform the world. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95
"Excellently understandable." The Times Higher Education Supplement "It is difficult to imagine social-scientific thought and practice in Britain and much of Continental Europe without the distinctive contribution of Anthony Giddens ... In Defence of Sociology ... is a powerful restatement of the ways in which Giddens believes sociology should... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 59.99
Increasing nonresponse rates in surveys are a matter of concern internationally, as low response rates put the quality of survey data into question. The risk of biased data is high if nonrespondents differ significantly from respondents. In arguing that sample persons? personality traits are decisive in survey participation decisions, Denise Saßenroth... more...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 35.99
The reflexive turn in qualitative research has transformed the process of doing life history research. No longer are research subjects examined through the lens of the all-knowing but supposedly invisible researcher. As Ardra Cole and Gary Knowles point out in this fresh introduction to conducting life history research, the process is now one of mutuality,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 36.99
Public Sociology examines the 'discourse' of mainstream journal articles in sociology in order to understand the essentially conservative nature of mainstream sociology. These articles primarily make advances in method, not substance. Drawing from Mills, critical theory and postmodernism, Agger develops a non-positivist version of sociological writing... more...
- Lexington Books 2004; US$ 29.99
Franco Ferrarotti hopes to lead sociologists away from overly reductionistic, technical measurement of their subjects_an approach that has increasingly been problematized by the natural sciences_toward a rediscovery of (auto)biographical materials and the value of the individual. more...