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The Resource How to build social science theories, Pamela J. Shoemaker, James William Tankard, Jr., Dominic L. Lasorsa

How to build social science theories, Pamela J. Shoemaker, James William Tankard, Jr., Dominic L. Lasorsa

Label
How to build social science theories
Title
How to build social science theories
Statement of responsibility
Pamela J. Shoemaker, James William Tankard, Jr., Dominic L. Lasorsa
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As straightforward as its title, How to Build Social Science Theories sidesteps the well-traveled road of theoretical examination by demonstrating how new theories originate and how they are elaborated. Essential reading for students of social science research, this book traces theories from their most rudimentary building blocks (terminology and definitions) through multivariable theoretical statements, models, the role of creativity in theory building, and how theories are used and evaluated. Authors Pamela J. Shoemaker, James William Tankard, Jr., and Dominic L. Lasorsa intend to improve
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
MHW
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Shoemaker, Pamela J
Dewey number
300.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM585
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HM585
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Tankard, James W.
  • Lasorsa, Dominic L.
Series statement
SAGE research methods
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  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Social sciences
  • Sociology
  • Theorievorming
  • Hypothesen
  • Modellen
  • Sociale wetenschappen
  • Sociologie
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences sociales
  • Philosophie sociale
  • Méthodologie
  • Recherche
Label
How to build social science theories, Pamela J. Shoemaker, James William Tankard, Jr., Dominic L. Lasorsa
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Variables Acting as Nonvariables
  • Independent Versus Dependent Variables
  • Categorical Versus Continuous Variables
  • Converting Categorical Variables Into Continuous Variables
  • Identifying Dimensions of a Construct
  • Defining Concepts
  • Theoretical Definitions
  • Operational Definitions
  • Building Scales and Indexes
  • Theoretical Statements Relating Two Variables
  • Foreword
  • Identifying Assumptions
  • Forms of Hypotheses
  • Causal Direction
  • How Research Questions and Hypotheses Differ
  • Theoretical and Operational Linkages
  • Theoretical Linkages
  • Operational Linkages
  • Operational Linkages as Visual Representations
  • Operational Linkages as Statistics
  • The Whole Story
  • Jerald Hage
  • Theoretical Statements Relating Three Variables
  • Roles of Three-Variable Relationships in Theory
  • Five Types of Outcomes
  • Proper Form for Hypothesis
  • Some Methodological Considerations
  • Theoretical Statements Relating Four or More Variables
  • Formulating Theoretical Statements for Complex Systems
  • Visualizing Four-Variable Relationships
  • Extending the Three-Variable Strategy to Complex Systems
  • Ordering the Variables in Time
  • Introduction: The Nature of Science
  • Analyzing Paths Among Multiple Variables
  • Specifying Nonlinear Relationships and Nonadditive Effects
  • Theoretical Models
  • What a Model Is
  • Models Versus Theories
  • Uses of Models
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Theoretical Concepts: The Building Blocks of Theory
  • Constructs, Concepts, and Variables
  • Variables Versus Nonvariables
Control code
809771613
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452210438
Lccn
2003016653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781452210438
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809771613
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
How to build social science theories, Pamela J. Shoemaker, James William Tankard, Jr., Dominic L. Lasorsa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Variables Acting as Nonvariables
  • Independent Versus Dependent Variables
  • Categorical Versus Continuous Variables
  • Converting Categorical Variables Into Continuous Variables
  • Identifying Dimensions of a Construct
  • Defining Concepts
  • Theoretical Definitions
  • Operational Definitions
  • Building Scales and Indexes
  • Theoretical Statements Relating Two Variables
  • Foreword
  • Identifying Assumptions
  • Forms of Hypotheses
  • Causal Direction
  • How Research Questions and Hypotheses Differ
  • Theoretical and Operational Linkages
  • Theoretical Linkages
  • Operational Linkages
  • Operational Linkages as Visual Representations
  • Operational Linkages as Statistics
  • The Whole Story
  • Jerald Hage
  • Theoretical Statements Relating Three Variables
  • Roles of Three-Variable Relationships in Theory
  • Five Types of Outcomes
  • Proper Form for Hypothesis
  • Some Methodological Considerations
  • Theoretical Statements Relating Four or More Variables
  • Formulating Theoretical Statements for Complex Systems
  • Visualizing Four-Variable Relationships
  • Extending the Three-Variable Strategy to Complex Systems
  • Ordering the Variables in Time
  • Introduction: The Nature of Science
  • Analyzing Paths Among Multiple Variables
  • Specifying Nonlinear Relationships and Nonadditive Effects
  • Theoretical Models
  • What a Model Is
  • Models Versus Theories
  • Uses of Models
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Theoretical Concepts: The Building Blocks of Theory
  • Constructs, Concepts, and Variables
  • Variables Versus Nonvariables
Control code
809771613
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452210438
Lccn
2003016653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781452210438
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809771613
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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