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Feast, Famine or Fighting?: Multiple Pathways to Social by Richard J. Chacon, Rubén G. Mendoza

By Richard J. Chacon, Rubén G. Mendoza

The introduction of social complexity has been a longstanding debate between social scientists. latest theories and ways concerning the origins of social complexity comprise environmental circumscription, inhabitants progress, expertise transfers, prestige-based and interpersonal-group festival, geared up clash, perennial wartime management, wealth finance, opportunistic management, climatological swap, shipping and exchange monopolies, source circumscription, surplus and redistribution, ideological imperialism, and the dignity of person agency.

However, contemporary techniques comparable to the inclusion of bioarchaeological views, prospection equipment, systematically-investigated archaeological websites besides rising applied sciences are inevitably reworking our realizing of socio-cultural evolutionary approaches. briefly, many pre-existing methods of explaining the origins and improvement of social complexity are being reassessed.

Ultimately, the individuals to this edited quantity problem the established order relating to how and why social complexity arose via supplying innovative new understandings of social inequality and socio-political evolution.

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Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method by Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce, Visit Amazon's

By Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce, Visit Amazon's T. L. Taylor Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, T. L. Taylor, , George E. Marcus

Ethnography and digital Worlds is the one ebook of its kind--a concise, accomplished, and sensible consultant for college kids, academics, designers, and students attracted to utilizing ethnographic ways to learn on-line digital worlds, together with either online game and nongame environments. Written through prime ethnographers of digital worlds, and targeting the major approach to player commentary, the e-book offers precious suggestion, guidance, instructions, and rules to help researchers via each level of a venture, from identifying a web fieldsite to writing and publishing the results.

  • offers functional and specified strategies for ethnographic examine custom-made to mirror the categorical problems with on-line digital worlds, either online game and nongame
  • attracts on examine in a variety of digital worlds, together with Everquest, moment existence, There.com, and global of Warcraft
  • presents feedback for facing institutional assessment forums, human matters protocols, and moral matters
  • publications the reader in the course of the complete trajectory of ethnographic examine, from examine layout to info assortment, info research, and writing up and publishing learn effects
  • Addresses myths and misunderstandings approximately ethnographic study, and argues for the medical price of ethnography

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Empirische Sozialforschung by Michael Häder (auth.)

By Michael Häder (auth.)

Sozialwissenschaftliche Methoden wie Befragungen, Beobachtungen und Inhaltsanalysen kommen in der Marktforschung, bei Studien zur Zeitgeschichte, in der Stadtplanung und in der Kommunikationsforschung zum Einsatz. Erst recht werden sie von Soziologen und empirisch arbeitenden Politikwissenschaftlern benötigt. Egal, ob im Rahmen der evaluate eines Präventionsprogramms oder für die Erhebung des Gesundheitsverhaltens oder für eine Studie zur sozialen Mobilität, die sichere Handhabung des sozialwissenschaftlichen Instrumentariums ist stets die Voraussetzung, um belastbare Ergebnisse zu erzielen. Das Buch stellt wichtige Informationen für die Anwender und Entwickler dieser Instrumente zur Verfügung. Es behandelt die theoretischen Grundlagen der Methoden, die Schritte bei der Konzipierung und Umsetzung eines Projekts, die vielfältigen Varianten der Datenerhebung, die bei der Auswahl der Untersuchungseinheiten einzusetzenden Methoden ebenso wie die Prinzipien, die bei der Auswertung und Dokumentation der Befunde zu beachten sind. Mithilfe zahlreicher Beispiele gelingt eine besonders anschauliche Darstellung.

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Social Simulation: Technologies, Advances and New by Bruce Edmonds, Cesareo Hernandez, Klaus G. Troitzsch

By Bruce Edmonds, Cesareo Hernandez, Klaus G. Troitzsch

The simulation of social habit in numerous domain names is an more and more very important technological instrument.

eference survey of social simulation paintings, Social Simulation: applied sciences, Advances and New Discoveries comprehensively collects the main fascinating advancements within the box. Drawing learn contributions from a colourful neighborhood of specialists on social simulation, this most suitable Reference resource presents a collection of distinctive and leading edge techniques, starting from agent-based modeling to empirically established simulations, in addition to purposes in company, governmental, clinical, and different contexts. This e-book should be an important reference software for researchers, educators, and practitioners in such fields as sociology, geography, economics, environmental technology, synthetic intelligence, laptop studying, desktop engineering, and networks, and a worthwhile, interdisciplinary addition to educational libraries.

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Virtual Methods by Christine Hine

By Christine Hine

Digital tools offers concrete recommendation for all phases of the learn approach. a person making plans a study venture related to the web will locate this publication a vital guide.Can offline and on-line observations be mixed? Are on-line interviews capable of produce top of the range information? How does a researcher style during the significant mass of fabric on hand? From link research to the intercourse on-line, case experiences sensitively spotlight the problems researchers face, indicate the possibilities to be seized, and supply useful strategies.

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Quantitative Forschung: Ein Praxiskurs by Jürgen Raithel

By Jürgen Raithel

Alle angehenden Sozialwissenschaftlerinnen und Sozialwissenschaftler benötigen grundlegende Kenntnisse und praxisorientierte Übung in den Methoden quantitativer Sozialforschung. Dieses anwendungsorientierte Lehrbuch führt in den erforderlichen Schritten in die Grundfragen empirischer Sozialforschung ein und erläutert den Forschungsprozess in allen Phasen seiner Entwicklung. Im Zentrum stehen vielfältige Beispiele aus der sozialwissenschaftlichen Praxis und die examine und Übersetzung von Daten mit SPSS.

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Modeling Theory in Science Education by Ibrahim A. Halloun (auth.)

By Ibrahim A. Halloun (auth.)

The booklet focuses as a lot heading in the right direction content material as on guideline and studying technique, and provides useful facets that experience many times proven their price in fostering significant and equitable studying of physics and different technology classes on the secondary tuition and school degrees.

The writer exhibits how a systematic idea that's the item of a given technological know-how direction might be geared up round a constrained set of uncomplicated types. certain instruments are brought, together with modeling schemata, for college students to meaningfully build versions and required conceptions, and for academics to successfully plan guide and determine and keep watch over pupil studying and instructing perform. a systematic version is conceived to symbolize a selected trend within the constitution or habit of actual realities and to discover and reify the development in particular methods. the writer additional exhibits tips on how to have interaction scholars in modeling actions via dependent studying cycles.

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Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys

By Boris Groys

Philosophy is typically understood because the look for common truths, and philosophers are meant to transmit these truths past the boundaries in their personal tradition. yet, this day, we've got develop into sceptical in regards to the skill of somebody thinker to have interaction in ‘universal thinking’, so philosophy turns out to capitulate within the face of cultural relativism.

In Introduction to Antiphilosophy, Boris Groys argues that glossy ‘antiphilosophy’ doesn't pursue the universality of concept as its target yet proposes as an alternative the universality of existence, fabric forces, social practices, passions, and stories – angst, power, ecstasy, the present, revolution, laughter or ‘profane illumination’ – and he analyses this shift from concept to existence and motion within the paintings of thinkers from Kierkegaard to Derrida, from Nietzsche to Benjamin.

Ranging around the historical past of contemporary concept, Introduction to Antiphilosophy endeavours to free up philosophy from the stereotypes that prevent its improvement.

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