Introduction To Models In The Social Sciences / Edition 1

Introduction To Models In The Social Sciences / Edition 1

by Charles A. Lave, James G. March
     
 

What is a model? How do you construct one? What are some common models in the social sciences? How can models be applied in new situations? What makes a model good? Focusing on answers to these and related questions, this multidisciplinary introduction to model building in the social sciences formulates interesting problems that involve students in creative model

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Overview

What is a model? How do you construct one? What are some common models in the social sciences? How can models be applied in new situations? What makes a model good? Focusing on answers to these and related questions, this multidisciplinary introduction to model building in the social sciences formulates interesting problems that involve students in creative model building and the process of invention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819183811
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
09/27/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
957,794
Product dimensions:
0.96(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1What We Are Up To1
Ch. 2An Introduction to Speculation9
Ch. 3The Evaluation of Speculations51
Ch. 4Choice85
Ch. 5Exchange157
Ch. 6Adaptation247
Ch. 7Diffusion341
Index419

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