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Methods for Macrosociological Research - Krishnan Namboodiri

Methods for Macrosociological Research

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9780125133456
Number Of Pages: 293

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Strategies of analysis for macrosociological data have long relied on questionable methodology which sacrifices information in exchange for summary measures.
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 bibliography.
For further ease, this handy reference 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 which together make up the whole. 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 guide readers to further readings
* Concluding remarks at chapter end focus attention on topics for additional study

Preface
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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ISBN: 9780125133456
ISBN-10: 0125133456
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 1st June 1994
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61