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On Social Research and Its Language : The Heritage of Sociology - Paul F. Lazarsfeld

On Social Research and Its Language

The Heritage of Sociology

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780226469638
Number Of Pages: 344

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Without Paul F. Lazarsfeld the social sciences would not be what they are today. In his ground-breaking work on unemployment, voting, consumer behavior, and social influence, among other subjects, his methodological emphasis on vigorously controlled scientific language and structures transformed social research worldwide.
Lazarsfeld's systematic criticism of observational, conceptual, and inferential procedures in sociology led to the the formation of universally applied observational and analytical techniques, such as the panel design of observation and contextual and multivariate analysis. His methodology for empirical social research had a profound effect on all the social sciences.
The eighteen essays in "On Social Research and Its Language" illustrate the diversity of Lazarsfeld's substantive, methodological, and organizational interests. Spanning the years 1933 to 1972, they encompass his own works of social research, as well as writings on methodology and the history and sociology of social research. Articles on methodology--observing, classifying and building typologies, analyzing the relations between variables, qualitative analysis, and macrosociology--form the bulk of the book. In addition, Raymond Boudon provides a revealing biography of Lazarsfeld and his influence on sociology.
These classic writings by a formative figure of modern social science will be an indispensable reference for scholars across the historical and social science disciplines.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Substantive Social Research
On Unemployment Response to Deprivation
On Communication Audience Research
On Consumer Behavior The Analysis of Consumer Actions
On Voting Political Perception
On the Academic Mind Social Scientists and Recent Threats to Academic Freedom Methodology of Social Research
Observing The Controversy over Detailed Interviews: An Offer for Negotiation Problems of Survey Analysis The Use of Panels in Social Research
Classifying and Building Typologies Some Remarks on Typological Procedures in Social Research A Digression on Disposition Concepts
Analyzing the Relations between Variables On the Relation between Individual and Collective Properties Mutual Relations over Time of Two Attributes: A Review and Integration of Various Approaches
Qualitative Analysis Some Functions of Qualitative Analysis in Social Research
Macrosociology Macrosociology
The Relevance of Methodology Methodological Problems in Empirical Social Research
History and Sociology of Social Research
Sociology of Social Research The Sociology of Empirical Social Research
History of Social Research Notes on the History of Quantification in Sociology: Trends, Sources, and Problems Max Weber and Empirical Social Research The Writings of Paul F. Lazarfeld
Name and Title Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226469638
ISBN-10: 0226469638
Series: The Heritage of Sociology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48

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