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1st Edition

Key Variables in Social Investigation

Edited By

Robert Burgess

ISBN 9780815347033
Published June 2, 2020 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

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

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