Publisher description for New tools for social scientists : advances and applications in research methods / edited by William D. Berry, Michael S. Lewis-Beck.

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This volume reviews the most important recent advances in quantitative social science methodology. Broad coverage is given to techniques applicable to the study of a wide variety of topics. To better explain these techniques, each chapter includes an extensive treatment of just one or two substantive applications. Limited to a small number of applications, the authors are able to discuss the methodological choices involved in research to a degree rarely found in social science literature.

New Tools for Social Scientists is divided into three sections -- the problems of measurement, the non-interval level data that permeate the social sciences, and the problems of making reasonable inferences about the determinants of a dynamic process.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.