An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences

An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences

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What is a model? How do you construct one? What are some common models in the social sciences? How can models be applied in new situations? What makes a model good? Focusing on answers to these and related questions, this multidisciplinary introduction to model building in the social sciences formulates interesting problems that involve students in creative model building and the process of invention. The book describes models of individual choice, exchange, adaptation, and diffusion. Throughout, student participation in analytical thinking is encouraged. Originally published in 1975 by HarperCollins Publishers.If the inspection shows that the problem is minor, it can be repaired for an additional $30 ; if the problem is major, it will cost an additional $150 to repair. Any repairs ... How much more would you be willing to pay per call for such a service if your employer would allow you to use it? Explain. 5. Suppose seat belts cost $30 and that they cut the probability of being killed in an auto accident by half. Supposeanbsp;...

Title:An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences
Author: Charles A. Lave, James G. March
Publisher:University Press of America - 1993

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