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

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 strong? targeting solutions to those and similar questions, this multidisciplinary advent to version construction within the social sciences formulates attention-grabbing difficulties that contain scholars in artistic version development and the method of invention. The booklet describes types of person selection, alternate, variation, and diffusion

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