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Indicators in Principle

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Begins with an examination of the principles underlying the construction of social indicators to be used for the express purpose of assessing performance in achieving the social agenda of the EU. The ... More


Social Observation

Richard Swedberg

in The Art of Social Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155227
eISBN:
9781400850358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155227.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that creative theorizing in social science has to begin with observation. The way one observes at the early stage of the research differs from the way one does it later. What ... More


Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method

Mike Savage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587650
eISBN:
9780191740626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587650.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book examines how, between 1940 and 1970, British society was marked by the imprint of the academic social sciences in profound ways that have an enduring legacy on how we see ourselves, ... More


Situating social policy analysis: possibilities from quantitative and qualitative GIS

Scott Orford and Brian Webb

in Towards a Spatial Social Policy: Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447337904
eISBN:
9781447337959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337904.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the potential use of GIS in social policy analysis. It describes the advantages of GIS as an approach to social policy enquiry and provides a number of extant examples from a ... More


The Measurement and Mismeasurement of Social Difference

Rohini Somanathan

in Difference without Domination: Pursuing Justice in Diverse Democracies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226681191
eISBN:
9780226681368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226681368.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Measures of social difference are commonplace in mainstream research in the quantitative social sciences. They are used to explain collective outcomes ranging from voluntary contributions in ... More


Action: Can We Stop Terminal Consumption?

Peter J. Taylor, Geoff O’Brien, and Phil O’Keefe

in Cities Demanding the Earth: A New Understanding of the Climate Emergency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529210477
eISBN:
9781529210514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210477.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter asks the question, what does this unthinking mean for current anthropogenic climate change policies? This is answered in two ways. First, the concept of urban demand is discussed in its ... More


Trending: The Promises and the Challenges of Big Social Data

Lev Manovich

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0047
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

The term Big Data is applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are ... More


Forensic Assessment II: Conducting the Evaluation

Christopher M. King

in The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A Casebook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190258542
eISBN:
9780190258559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258542.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter reviews professional ethical considerations related to data collection as an integral part of the forensic mental health assessment evaluation. An ethical approach to forensic ... More


Case Study: Social Network Analysis Applied to In-game Communities to Identify Key Social Players

Magy Seif El-Nasr, Truong Huy Nguyen Dinh, Alessandro Canossa, and Anders Drachen

in Game Data Science

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192897879
eISBN:
9780191919466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897879.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Game Studies

This chapter discusses Social Network Analysis, a technique used to analyze social networks within social games as a method to enhance retention in games. We will show how one can use this method by ... More


Reflections on the Dark Side of ICT4D

Tim Unwin

in Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198795292
eISBN:
9780191836589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795292.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Technology is all too often seen as being inherently good, and there are powerful interests limiting the amount of attention paid to the darker side of ICTs and Internet access in particular. ... More


After the Arab Spring: Reform, Innovation, and the Future of Youth Employment

Tarik M. Yousef and Edward A. Sayre

in Young Generation Awakening: Economics, Society, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190224615
eISBN:
9780190224622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224615.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapters in this book imply a way forward for the direction of economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa. This chapter summarizes three main conclusions from the evidence compiled in ... More


P and NP

Lance Fortnow

in The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175782
eISBN:
9781400846610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175782.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter discusses P and NP through Frenemy, an imaginary world where every pair of people comprises either friends or enemies. Frenemy has about 20,000 inhabitants. Every individual seems ... More


Innovations in Objectively Measuring Corruption in Public Procurement

Mihály Fazekas, Luciana Cingolani, and Bence Tóth

in Governance Indicators: Approaches, Progress, Promise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817062
eISBN:
9780191858680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817062.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While there is continued interest in measuring governance, disagreement on how best to do so has only grown over time. To provide pointers at innovative and rigorous indicator building, this chapter ... More


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