An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences by Charles A. Lave

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By Charles A. Lave

What's a version? How do you build one? What are a few universal types within the social sciences? How can types be utilized in new occasions? What makes a version sturdy? concentrating on solutions to those and similar questions, this multidisciplinary advent to version development within the social sciences formulates attention-grabbing difficulties that contain scholars in inventive version construction and the method of invention. The ebook describes versions of person selection, alternate, variation, and diffusion

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