Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie: Band 7: by Thomas Bräuninger,André Bächtiger,Susumu Shikano

By Thomas Bräuninger,André Bächtiger,Susumu Shikano

​Experiment und Simulation gehören mittlerweile fest zum Kanon der etablierten Forschungsmethoden in den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften. In der Grundlagenforschung dienen Laborexperimente dazu, Erklärungen des sozialen Verhaltens und Handelns modellgetreu zu überprüfen, während in Feld- und natürlichen Experimenten reale Handlungsbedingungen abgebildet werden sollen. Mit agentenbasierten Simulationen wiederum lassen sich komplexe und wiederholte Interaktionen zwischen Individuen untersuchen. Das Jahrbuch stellt das Potenzial dieser beiden neuen Forschungsmethoden vor. In einem ersten Teil werden die methodischen Grundlagen und Annahmen von sozialwissenschaftlichem scan und agentenbasierter Simulation beschrieben. Die Beiträge des zweiten Teils zeigen exemplarisch die Bandbreite von hard work- und Feldexperimenten und Simulationen in der politik- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung auf. ​

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Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, and by Kristine L Muñoz

By Kristine L Muñoz

Kristine Muñoz’s quantity of brief narrative works-- autoethnographies and fictional stories—explore many dimensions of silence, a very important yet usually neglected verbal exchange phenomenon, one who drives a lot of daily speak and relationships. Framed via an introductory essay that synthesizes learn on silence and the unsaid, publications for mirrored image and enlargement after every one narrative, and a end that ponders ethnographic writing, this quantity is a necessary paintings if you happen to learn and train interpersonal communication.

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The Sciences of the Artificial (MIT Press) by Herbert A. Simon

By Herbert A. Simon

Continuing his exploration of the association of complexity and the technology of layout, this re-creation of Herbert Simon's vintage paintings on man made intelligence provides a bankruptcy that kinds out the present topics and instruments -- chaos, adaptive structures, genetic algorithms -- for reading complexity and complicated platforms. There are updates through the ebook to boot. those keep in mind vital advances in cognitive psychology and the technology of layout whereas confirming and lengthening the book's simple thesis: actual image method has the required and adequate capacity for clever motion. The bankruptcy "Economic truth" has additionally been revised to mirror a metamorphosis in emphasis in Simon's considering the respective roles of firms and markets in financial systems.

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Suffering and Evil: The Durkheimian Legacy by W. S. F. Pickering,Massimo Rosati†

By W. S. F. Pickering,Massimo Rosati†

Until lately the topic of anguish and evil used to be ignored within the sociological global and used to be nearly absent in Durkheimian reports besides. This publication goals to fill the distance, with specific connection with the Durkheimian culture, by means of exploring the several meanings that the options of evil and ache have in Durkheim's works, including the final function they play in his sociology. It additionally examines the meanings and roles of those ideas when it comes to agony and evil within the paintings of different authors in the crew of the Année sociologique up until eventually the start of global warfare II. eventually, the Durkheimian legacy in its wider features is classified, with specific connection with the significance of the Durkheimian different types in figuring out and conceptualizing modern varieties of evil and suffering.

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Holistic Anthropology: Emergence and Convergence by David Parkin,Stanley Ulijaszek

By David Parkin,Stanley Ulijaszek

Given the large achieve of anthropology because the technology of humankind, there are occasions whilst the topic fragments into specialisms and occasions whilst there's rapprochement. instead of simply seeing them as reactions to one another, it truly is possibly higher to assert that either developments co-exist and that it's very a lot an issue of standpoint as to that's dominant at any second. the viewpoint followed via the participants to this quantity is that a few anthropologists have, during the last decade or so, been paying significant recognition to advancements within the research of social and organic evolution and of fabric tradition, and that this has introduced social, fabric cultural and organic anthropologists in the direction of one another and towards allied disciplines equivalent to archaeology and psychology.

A extra eclectic anthropology as soon as attribute of an prior age is hence re-emerging. the recent holism doesn't consequence from the merging of sharply exclusive disciplines yet from between anthropologists themselves who see social association as essentially an issue of human ecology, and, from that, of fabric and psychological creativity, human biology, and the co-evolution of society and tradition. it truly is a part of a much wider curiosity past anthropology within the origins and intent of human actions, claims and ideology, and attracts on inferential or speculative reasoning in addition to 'hard' proof. The booklet argues that, whereas usefully borrowing from different topics, all such reasoning needs to be grounded in lengthy, extensive and linguistically-informed fieldwork and comparison.

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Frequentielle Lesbarkeitsanalyse (German Edition) by Claudia Felsch

By Claudia Felsch

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Methodologie und Methoden, be aware: 2,3, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Soziologie), Veranstaltung: Computerunterstützte Inhaltsanalyse, four Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Verfasst ein Wissenschaftler, ein Lehrer oder auch ein Schüler einen textual content, ist es wichtig, dass dieser textual content für denjenigen, der ihn lesen soll, verständlich ist.
Um Lehr- oder Gebrauchstexte verständlicher zu machen, wurden verschiedene Verständlichkeitskonzeptionen entwickelt. In dieser Arbeit soll die schriftliche Ausarbeitung zum Thema „Frequentielle Lesbarkeitsanalyse“ folgen.
Beginnen möchten wir mit dem Konzept der Lesbarkeitsforschung. Hierzu zählen unter anderem die Verständlichkeit von Texten, die Lesbarkeitsformeln, mit deren Hilfe solch eine Verständlichkeit hergestellt oder diese leichter gemacht wird. Außerdem stellen wir verschiedene Konzeptionen einiger Forscher über Verständlichkeit dar.
Im zweiten Teil gehen wir näher auf die software program für Textanalysen, speziell auf das Programm TextQuest, ein.

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Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the by Sam Ladner

By Sam Ladner

Ethnography is an more and more vital learn process within the deepest zone, but ethnographic literature keeps to target a tutorial viewers. Sam Ladner fills the distance through advancing rigorous ethnographic perform that's adapted to company settings the place colleagues are usually not steeped in social concept, examine time traces could be days instead of months or years, and learn sponsors anticipate actionable results and suggestions. Ladner presents step by step counsel at each turn--covering center equipment, examine layout, utilizing the newest cellular and electronic applied sciences, undertaking and customer administration, ethics, reporting, and translating your findings into company ideas. This e-book is the right source for private-sector researchers, designers, and bosses looking powerful ethnographic instruments or educational researchers hoping to behavior examine in company settings. additional info at the e-book is on the market at http://www.practicalethnography.com/.

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Active Social Capital: Tracing the Roots of Development and by Anirudh Krishna

By Anirudh Krishna

The proposal of social capital permits students to evaluate the standard of relationships between humans inside of a specific group and convey how that caliber impacts the power to accomplish shared pursuits. With proof accumulated from sixty nine villages in India, Krishna investigates what social capital is, the way it operates in perform, and what effects it may be anticipated to produce.

Does social capital offer a doable capacity for advancing fiscal improvement, selling ethnic peace, and strengthening democratic governance? the area is richer than ever prior to, yet greater than a 5th of its individuals are bad and depressing. Civil wars and ethnic strife proceed to mar customers for peace. Democracy is in position in so much international locations, yet huge numbers of electorate don't make the most of it. How can improvement, peace and democracy turn into extra fruitful for the normal citizen? This booklet indicates how social capital is a vital measurement of any way to those problems.

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Understanding the Course of Social Reality: The Necessity of by Angelo Fusari

By Angelo Fusari

This e-book bargains a comparability among our earthly society and the society of a hypothetical dual planet with the purpose to appreciate and care for a number of the major difficulties of our international society, in addition to to increase interplay with a few extra-terrestrial society no much less complicated than ours that in the end should be discovered. The underlying premise of the e-book is that the modern global unearths itself in what might be the main careworn age of human background. starting to be technological adjustments and innovation make it obscure the process social truth, whereas the intensification of the family among diversified areas of the Earth and the facility completed by means of monetary capital on an international scale magnify the scale and visibility of disequilibria and iniquities, and sharpen frustration and sentiments of lack of confidence. Social concept, because it has constructed on the carrier of a quasi-stationary international, lacks the facility to appreciate and govern the tumultuous monetary and social strategies in progress.
The such a lot efficacious technique to meet this fleeting social fact is to scientifically spotlight simple associations and values and their regular adjustments because of the buildup of artistic and selection strategies. In doing so, long-run tendencies should be explored with a view to comprehend and deal with the disequilibrating-reequilibrating movement characterizing the lifetime of dynamic societies. This publication indicates the ‘necessity’ of institutional and moral alterations using an utopian flavour.

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