A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences

A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences

by Andrew Gelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521861985

ISBN-13: 9780521861984

Pub. Date: 04/13/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

To foster a deeper understanding of the interconnection of the social sciences, economists should know where historical data come from, sociologists should know how to think like economists, political scientists would benefit from understanding how models are tested in psychology, historians should learn how political processes are studied, psychologists should…  See more details below

Overview

To foster a deeper understanding of the interconnection of the social sciences, economists should know where historical data come from, sociologists should know how to think like economists, political scientists would benefit from understanding how models are tested in psychology, historians should learn how political processes are studied, psychologists should understand sociological theories, and so forth. This overview by prominent social scientists gives an accessible, non-technical sense of how quantitative research is done in the social sciences. Upon finishing this book, the reader should have a sense of the different models and different ways of thinking in economics, history, sociology, political science and psychology, which in turn they can bring back to their major field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521861984
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Models and methods in the social sciences Andrew Gelman; 2. History Herbert Klein and Charles Stockley; 3. Economics Richard Clarida and Marta Noguer; 4. Sociology Seymour Spilerman and Emanuele Gerratana; 5. Political science Charles Cameron; 6. Psychology E. Tory Higgins, Elke Weber, and Heidi Grant; 7. To treat or not to treat: casual inference in the social science Jeronimo Cortina.

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