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
     
 

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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

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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

Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Chapter 1.The Development and Contribution of Survey Research as a Scientific Instrument and Social Institution1
Chapter 2.Survey Methodology21
Part 1.Political Behavior and Systems65
Chapter 3.Voting and Electoral Behavior70
Chapter 4.Survey Research and Political Socialization98
Part 2.The Behavioral Study of Economics119
Chapter 5.Psychology and Macroeconomics131
Chapter 6.Evolution and Change in Family Income, Wealth, and Health: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, 1968-2000 and Beyond156
Part 3.From the Study of Organizations to the Study of Health195
Chapter 7.Survey Research in the Study of Organizations201
Chapter 8.Understanding and Improving the Mental Health of Populations222
Chapter 9.The Psychosocial Nature of Physical Health248
Part 4.Developments in the Study of Family and the Life Course271
Chapter 10.The Social Demography of Fertility: Some Contributions of American Surveys281
Chapter 11.Studying the Transition from Youth to Adulthood: Impacts on Substance Use and Abuse305
Chapter 12.Research on Aging330
Part 5.Surveying the Subtleties and Complexities of Race355
Chapter 13.Racial Attitudes: Developments and Divisions in Survey Research365
Chapter 14.Surveying the Black American Population393
Chapter 15.Survey Research and Social Science: Retrospect and Prospect439
Contributors455
Index467
Illustrations172

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