A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond

A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond

by James S. House
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472068482

ISBN-13: 9780472068487

Pub. Date: 04/13/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

A Telescope on Society illustrates the impact that developments in survey research have had and continue to have on social science disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, ranging from political behavior and electoral systems to macroeconomics and individual income dynamics, mental and physical health, human development and aging, and racial/ethnic diversity and…  See more details below

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A Telescope on Society illustrates the impact that developments in survey research have had and continue to have on social science disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, ranging from political behavior and electoral systems to macroeconomics and individual income dynamics, mental and physical health, human development and aging, and racial/ethnic diversity and relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472068487
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
04/13/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.09(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The development and contribution of survey research as a scientific instrument and social institution1
Ch. 2Survey methodology21
Pt. 1Political behavior and systems
Introduction65
Ch. 3Voting and electoral behavior70
Ch. 4Survey research and political socialization98
Pt. 2The behavior study of economics
Introduction119
Ch. 5Psychology and macroeconomics131
Ch. 6Evolution and change in family income, wealth, and health : the panel study of income dynamics, 1968-2000 and beyond156
Pt. 3From the study of organizations to the study of health
Introduction195
Ch. 7Survey research in the study of organizations201
Ch. 8Understanding and improving the mental health of populations222
Ch. 9The psychosocial nature of physical health248
Pt. 4Developments in the study of family and the life course
Introduction271
Ch. 10The social demography of fertility : some contributions of American surveys281
Ch. 11Studying the transition from youth to adulthood : impacts on substance use and abuse305
Ch. 12Research on aging330
Pt. 5Surveying the subtleties and complexities of race
Introduction355
Ch. 13Racial attitude : developments and divisions in survey research365
Ch. 14Surveying the black American population393
Ch. 15Survey research and social science : retrospect and prospect439
Contributors455
Index467

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