Factor Analysis and Measurement in Sociological Research

A Multi-Dimensional Perspective (SAGE Studies in International Sociology)
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Social Science / Res
ContributionsDavid J Jackson (Editor), Edgar Borgatta (Editor)
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Open LibraryOL9628010M
ISBN 100803998155
ISBN 139780803998155

Introduction: measurement in sociological research / David J. Jackson and Edgar F. Borgatta -- Factor analysis as an aid in the formation and refinement of empirically useful concepts / Alberto Marradi -- Selecting a data analysis model for factorial ecology research / David J.

Jackson and Edgar F. Borgatta -- A non-metric multi-dimensional scaling of urban services and urban populations / William Pages: FACTOR ANALYSIS AND MEASUREMENT IN SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH A Factor Analysis and Measurement in Sociological Research book Perspective Edited by David J Jackson National Institute of Mental Health, Maryland, USA and Edgar F Borgatta City University of New York Contributors to this volume demonstrate the use of factor analysis and related multi-dimensional procedures in social science.

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Works under completion are: a monograph on sensitivity analysis dealing with problems of weak theory and data in social science research; articles dealing with theories of social mobility, contemporary mobility rates, and emergence and persistence of political party systems.

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Jackson and Edgar F. Borgatta --A non-metric multi-dimensional scaling of urban services and urban populations / William. Measurement in the social sciences repeatability of measurements; validity is the degree to which a set of indicants measures the concept it is intended to measure.

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Presented by, Sameena M.S UGC Junior Research Fellow, Dept. of Sociology Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala, India It rests on measurement Prestructures data, research questions, conceptual framework, design etc.

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Because a theory is too general to test, the investigator devises a hypothesis, or testable prediction, from the theory, and tests this instead. Units of analysis are the objects of study within a research project. In sociology, the most common units of analysis are individuals, groups, social interactions, organizations and institutions, and social and cultural many cases, a research project can require multiple units of analysis.In the Fourth Edition of Scale Development, Robert F.

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