Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 008054780X
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547800
  • DDC: 300.72
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3008 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Responding to growing demands for transdisciplinary descriptions of quantitative and qualitative techniques, measurement, sampling, and statistical methods, it will increase the proficiency of everyone who gathers and analyzes data.

Covering all core social science disciplines, more than 300 articles of Encyclopedia of Social Measurement not only present a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models, but also offer tools, background information, qualitative methods and guidelines for structuring the research process. Articles include examples and applications of research strategies and techniques, highlighting multidisciplinary options for observing social phenomena. The alphabetical arrangement of the articles, their glossaries and cross-references, and the volumes' detailed index will encourage exploration across the social sciences. Descriptions of important data sets and case studies will help readers understand resources they can often instantly access.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents by Subject Area.
Editorial Board.
Editor Biography.
Guide to Using the Encyclopedia.
1: Access.
2: Accounting Measures.
3: Administrative Records Research.
4: Age, Period, and Cohort Effects.
5: Aggregation.
6: Aggregative Macro Models, Micro-Based Macro Models, and Growth Models.
7: Agricultural Statistics.
8: Alpha Reliability.
9: Anthropology, Psychological.
10: Archaeology.
11: Aristotle.
12: Artificial Societies.
13: Attrition, Mortality, and Exposure Time.
14: Audiovisual Records, Encoding of.
15: Autocorrelation.
16: Basic vs. Applied Social Science Research.
17: Bayes, Thomas.
18: Bayesian Statistics.
19: Behavioral Economics: The Carnegie School.
20: Behavioral Psychology.
21: Bentham, Jeremy.
22: Bernoulli, Jakob.
23: Bertillon, Louis Adolphe.
24: Binet, Alfred.
25: Biomedicine.
26: Built Environment.
27: Business Research, Theoretical Paradigms That Inform.
28: Business, Social Science Methods Used in.
29: Campaign Finance Data.
30: Campbell, Donald T..
31: Case Study.
32: Categorical Modeling/Automatic Interaction Detection.
33: Causal Inference.
34: Census Undercount and Adjustment.
35: Census, Retail Trade.
36: Census, Varieties and Uses of Data.
37: Chapin, Francis Stuart.
38: Classical Test Theory.
39: Clinical Psychology.
40: Clustering.
41: Coding Variables.
42: Cognitive Maps.
43: Cognitive Neuroscience.
44: Cognitive Psychology.
45: Cognitive Research Methods.
46: Commensuration.
47: Communication.
48: Comparative Sociology.
49: Complexity Science and the Social World.
50: Computer Simulation.
51: Computer-Based Mapping.
52: Computer-Based Testing.
53: Computerized Adaptive Testing.
54: Computerized Record Linkage and Statistical Matching.
55: Condorcet.
56: Confidence Intervals.
57: Confidentiality and Disclosure Limitation.
58: Consumption and Saving.
59: Content Analysis.
60: Content Analysis and Television.
61: Content Validity.
62: Contingency Tables and Log-Linear Models.
63: Conversation Analysis.
64: Correctional Facilities and Known Offenders.
65: Correlations.
66: Correspondence Analysis and Dual Scaling.
67: Cost–Benefit Analysis.
68: County and City Data.
69: Criminal Justice Records.
70: Criminology.
71: Critical Views of Performance Measurement.
72: Cross-Cultural Data Applicability and Comparisons.
73: Cultural Consensus Model.
74: Data Collection in Developing Countries.
75: Data Collection, Primary vs. Secondary.
76: Data Distribution and Cataloging.
77: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA).
78: Data Mining.
79: Deduction and Induction.
80: Deming, William Edwards.
81: Democracy, Measures of.
82: Demography.
83: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics.
84: Digital Terrain Modeling.
85: Discrimination, Measurement in.
86: Domestic Violence: Measurement of Incidence and Prevalence.
87: Duncan, Otis Dudley.
88: Durkheim, Émile.
89: Dynamic Migration Modeling.
90: Ecological Fallacy.
91: Economic Anthropology.
92: Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth.
93: Economic Forecasts.
94: Economics, Strategies in Social Sciences.
95: Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro.
96: Education, Tests and Measures in.
97: Elaboration.
98: Election Polls.
99: Election Polls, Margin for Error in.
100: Epidemiology.
101: Equivalence.
102: Ethical Issues, Overview.
103: Ethnocentrism.
104: Ethnography.
105: Eugenics.
106: Event History Analysis.
107: Experimenter Effects.
108: Experiments, Criminology.
109: Experiments, Overview.
110: Experiments, Political Science.
111: Experiments, Psychology.
112: Expert Witness Testimony.
113: Explore, Explain, Design.
114: Eysenck, Hans Jürgen.