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1st Edition

Information Technology For The Social Scientist




ISBN 9781857282818
Published April 1, 1995 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Accessible and practical overview to help social reseachers make the most of information technology in relation to research design and selection, management and analysis of research data. The book pinpoints current and future trends in computer-assisted methods.; This book is intended for postgraduate and undergraduate social research methods courses and professional social researchers in sociology, social policy and administration, social psychology and geography. Particular appeal to courses in computer applications for social scientists and researchers.

Table of Contents

Information technology for the social scientist: an introduction, Raymond M. Lee; desktop tools for the social scientist, Mike Fisher; on-line services and CD-ROM, Ray Thomas; computer assisted personal interviewing in survey research, Jean Martin and Tony Manners; statistical software packages, Clare Ward and Angela Dale; databases for ordering and referencing information, B.N. Rossiter; using computers in ethnographic fieldwork, Michael D. Fischer; computer assistance, qualitative analysis and model building, Wilma Mangabeira; using information technology to analyze newspaper content, Anders Hansen; expert systems for the social scientist, Noel Heather and Raymond M. Lee; geographical computing for social scientists, David Gilbert; using computer simulation to study social phenomena, Nigel Gilbert.

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Ray Lee University of London.,