Fuzzy-Set Social Science download free [PDF and Ebook] by Charles C. Ragin

Fuzzy-Set Social Science download free [PDF and Ebook] by Charles C. Ragin year 2000
  • Book name: Fuzzy-Set Social Science
  • Author: Charles C. Ragin
  • Release date: 2000/9/16
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226702773
  • Rating: 9.07 of 10
  • Votes: 626
  • Review by: Tanner Franks
  • Review rating: 9.96 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/6
  • Total pages: 312
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H50M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Fuzzy Set Theory, Sociology, Social Research & Statistics, Set Theory
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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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