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Key Variables in Social Investigation

1st Edition

Edited by Robert Burgess


286 pages

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Key Variables in Social Investigation encourages sociologists and other social scientists to think about the conceptual and empirical problems of using and evaluating key variables in social research. The book contains reviews of ten major variables: age; gender; race and ethnicity; health and illness; education; social class and occupation; work, employment and unemployment and unemployment; leisure; politics; and voluntary ways in which concepts can be specified and translated into variables and indicators.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors


1. Introduction, Robert G. Burgess

2. Age, Janet Finch

3. Gender, D.H.J. Morgan

4. Race and Ethnicity, Martin Bulmer

5. Health and Illness, Sally Macintyre

6. Education, Robert G. Burgess

7. Social Class and Occupation, Catherine Marsh

8. Work, Employment and Unemployment, Kate Purcell

9. Leisure, Stanley Parker

10. Politics, David Jay

11. Voluntary Associations, C.G. Pickvance

12. Do Concepts, Variables and Indicators Interrelate?, Martin Bulmer and Robert G. Burgess

Name Index

Subject Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General