Methods for Macrosociological Research / Edition 1

Methods for Macrosociological Research / Edition 1

by Krishnan Namboodiri, N. Krishnan Namboodiri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0125133456

ISBN-13: 9780125133456

Pub. Date: 06/01/1994

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

This practical book provides the means to handle distributions and compositional data without forfeiting the information from which they derive. Real-world data and illustrations are featured throughout the text, and, for easy reference, each chapter contains a summary and bibliographic notes.
The book is divided into three sections: Part I discusses comparative

Overview

This practical book provides the means to handle distributions and compositional data without forfeiting the information from which they derive. Real-world data and illustrations are featured throughout the text, and, for easy reference, each chapter contains a summary and bibliographic notes.
The book is divided into three sections: Part I discusses comparative analysis of distributions, compositions, sequences of rates, and other vectors; Part II studies the interdependence of the parts that together make up the whole; and Part III investigates the aggregative analysis of such parts in both static and dynamic terms.
Key Features
* Chapters organized around substantive, current issues
* Illustrations based on real data
* Bibliographic notes provide a guide to further readings
* Concluding remarks at the end of each chapter focus attention on topics for additional study

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125133456
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Comparative Analysis of Distributions, Compositions, and Vectors:
Distributions with Unordered Categories.
Distributions with Ordered Categories and Vectors with Ordered Elements.
Ordinal Analysis of Distributions (Vectors).
Relational Nature of Social Life:
Networks.
The Input-Output Framework.
An Application of the Input-Output Model.
A Look at Parts:
Education as a Component of a Larger Social System.
Households as Study Objects.
Postscript.
Bibliography.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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