Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 29 items

  • Keywords: comparability x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Thanh V. Tran

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book provides an overview of issues and techniques relevant to the development of cross-cultural measures and provides a step-by-step approach to the assessment of cross-cultural equivalence of ... More


Thought

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Thought remains forever caught in the tension between the elements of duality. It knows only duality and functions only within it. However, duality is nothing other than the proclamation and ... More


B.M.S. Van Praag: The Relativity of the Welfare Concept

Siddiq Osmani

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Osmani takes up a question which relates to a potential application of van Praag's approach: how well can individual utilities, as measure by van Praag, serve as the basis of social welfare ... More


A Survey of the Pay Structure by Occupation

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter surveys occupational pay structure in various types of economy, and together with the next chapter (which surveys the changes that have come about in pay structure in the course of ... More


New Accounting for Goodwill: Application of American Criteria from a German Perspective

Walther Busse von Colbe

in The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Perspectives on Trends, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260621
eISBN:
9780191601668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260621.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A critical examination is made, from a German perspective, of accounting for purchased goodwill using the new (American) Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard: Statement of Financial ... More


Research Plan

Paul S. Goodman

in Organizational Learning Contracts: New and Traditional Colleges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738656
eISBN:
9780199895069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738656.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter outlines the book’s research strategy. It reviews the rationale for the book’s approach, features of the sample, and the nature of the measures, including the coding process and the form ... More


Desert Taken as a Whole

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895595
eISBN:
9780199980093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the nature of desert when taken as a whole. It studies partial values, which help determine value from the standpoint of desert as a whole, and states that desert as a whole ... More


Inertia I: Price Competition

Spiegler Ran

in Bounded Rationality and Industrial Organization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195398717
eISBN:
9780199896790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398717.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter analyzes implications of consumer inertia and default bias for market competition. In particular, the link between the competitiveness of the market outcome and the equilibrium level of ... More


Commensuration and Public Reason

John Finnis

in Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580057
eISBN:
9780191729379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

‘Measure’ is highly analogous, and some assertions about incommensurability are unwarranted. Relativist, Kantian, and intuitionist objections to utilitarianism's claims about commensurability are ... More


Normative Twist and Antinomy

Alexander Somek

in Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Anti-Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693375
eISBN:
9780191729737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693375.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, EU Law

Systemic discrimination is the core concern of anti-discrimination law. Surprisingly, even direct discrimination can be understood to be a special case of indirect discrimination. In most instances, ... More


Language Diversity as a Resource for Understanding Cultural Evolution

Nicholas Evans

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The study of linguistic diversity, and the factors driving change between language states, in different sociocultural contexts, arguably provides the best arena of human culture for the application ... More


Comparisons

David Damrosch

in Comparing the Literatures: Literary Studies in a Global Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691134994
eISBN:
9780691201283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134994.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains the literary theory that bridge the divides between national traditions in a balanced assessment of similarities and differences called “perspectivism.” It addresses the ... More


Early Utilitarians

Louis Narens and Brian Skyrms

in The Pursuit of Happiness: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Utility

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198856450
eISBN:
9780191889721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856450.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Bentham on measurement of utility has a rich set of ideas. Edgeworth follows Bentham and contemporary psychophysics. Mill adds less than is usually supposed. Jevons ducks the issue. There are ... More


The Best Tools to Tackle the Job

Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara, Ian Budge, Michael D. McDonald, Robin Best, and Simon Franzmann

in Mapping Policy Preferences From Texts: Statistical Solutions for Manifesto Analysts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199640041
eISBN:
9780191757181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640041.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter demonstrates the uniqueness of the Manifesto estimates and encapsulates the main objective of the book, which is to review methodological issues that have got in the way of ... More


Afterword

Eric Richards

in Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora since 1600

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474410045
eISBN:
9781474422512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410045.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Scotland from the mid-18th century found a distinctive place in the international league tables of emigration and imperial involvement. Questions discussed in this chapter include the paradox of ... More


When Values Collide: Pidgins, Creoles, and Smashdowns

Owen Flanagan

in The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190212155
eISBN:
9780190212186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212155.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Cultures, cultural groups, and individuals collide and interpenetrate in many ways with many results. There is an analogy between linguistic collision and moral collision. A pidgin is a simplified ... More


Add to Cart? Environmental “Amenities” and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Chrisoula Andreou

in The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the utility of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in decision making, specifically environmental decision making. For the purposes of the discussion here, it uses a type of CBA that ... More


Comparability Effects: The Limits of Equivalence

in The Total Survey Error Approach: A Guide to the New Science of Survey Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891279
eISBN:
9780226891293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891293.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Comparability issues arise when different surveys are compared. Surveys taken by different organizations, in different countries, and/or at different times are often compared, but the differences ... More


Introduction

William MacAskill, Krister Bykvist, and Toby Ord

in Moral Uncertainty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198722274
eISBN:
9780191789106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722274.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We introduce our central question: ‘Given that we are morally uncertain, how ought we to act in light of that uncertainty?’ We define key terms to help us make that question more precise, and ... More


Maximizing Expected Choiceworthiness

William MacAskill, Krister Bykvist, and Toby Ord

in Moral Uncertainty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198722274
eISBN:
9780191789106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722274.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter we argue that, in conditions of interval-scale measurability and unit-comparability, one should maximize expected choice worthiness. Though this position has often been suggested in ... More


View: