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An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences - Charles A. Lave

An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences


Published: September 1993
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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.

What We Are Up Top. 1
An Introduction to Speculationp. 9
The Evaluation of Speculationsp. 51
Choicep. 85
Exchangep. 157
Adaptationp. 247
Diffusionp. 341
Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9780819183811
ISBN-10: 0819183814
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.63