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New Technology in Sociology

Practical Applications in Research and Work, 1st Edition

By Grant Blank, James L. McCartney, Edward Brent


170 pages

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When technology has been applied in business environments, its justification has usually been cast in terms of saving time or saving money. In the social sciences, the justification must be different; the viability of sociology as a profession, for example, will not be enhanced by cost reductions. The focus in this volume is on a different bottom l

Table of Contents

I. New Cultures of Knowledge, 1. The Future of Sociological Literature in an Age of Computerized Texts , 2. Intellectual Property and New Technology: Some Possible Futures in Sociology II. The Microcomputer Revolution 3. How the Microcomputer is Changing Our Analytic Habits 4. Waiting for the Revolution: The Use of Microcomputers by Social Scientists III. Visual Sociology 5. Visual Sociology: Expanding Sociological Vision 6. Ethical Issues in Visual Field Work IV. Artificial Intelligence 7. Artificial Intelligence and Formal Models of International Behavior 8. Is There a Role for Artificial Intelligence in Sociological Theorizing? V. Qualitative Sociology 9. Computer Software and Qualitative Analysis: A Reassessment 10. Text Analysis and Text-Analysis Software: A Comparison of Assumptions VI. Teaching Sociology 11. Ensemble Instruction: A Note on Communicating Sociology via Computers 12. Beyond SPSS et al.: Pedagogical Contributions of Business Software in the Teaching of Social Research

About the Authors

Grant Blank, James L. McCartney, Edward Brent

Subject Categories

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