Fuzzy-Set Social Science [Audiobook] download free by Charles C. Ragin

Fuzzy-Set Social Science Audiobook download free by Charles C. Ragin
  • Listen audiobook: Fuzzy-Set Social Science
  • Author: Charles C. Ragin
  • Release date: 2000/4/4
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226702773
  • Rating: 8.32 of 10
  • Votes: 471
  • Review by: Willie Newberry
  • Review rating: 8 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/12
  • Duration: 3H50M42S in 256 kbps (62.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-20
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: Shorten, FLAC, MP3, MPEG4, WAV, MP4, WMA (compression LZ, ISO, RAR, LZO, TZO, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 312
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M22S (4.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In this innovative approach to the practice of social science, Charles Ragin explores the use of fuzzy sets to bridge the divide between quantitative and qualitative methods. Paradoxically, the fuzzy set is a powerful tool because it replaces an unwieldy, 'fuzzy' instrument (the variable, which establishes only the positions of cases relative to each other) with a precise one (degree of membership in a well-defined set). Ragin argues that fuzzy sets allow a far richer dialogue between ideas and evidence in social research than previously possible. They let quantitative researchers abandon 'homogenizing assumptions' about cases and causes, they extend diversity-oriented research strategies, and they provide a powerful connection between theory and data analysis. Most important, fuzzy sets can be carefully tailored to fit evolving theoretical concepts, sharpening quantitative tools with in-depth knowledge gained through qualitative, case-oriented inquiry. This book should revolutionize research methods not only in sociology, political science and anthropology but in any field of inquiry dealing with complex patterns of causation.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Set Theory, Social Research & Statistics, Fuzzy Set Theory, Sociology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 37.52 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x228x20.32mm
  • Weight: 520g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: Chicago, IL, United States

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