Rational Choice Theory And Largescale Data Analysis

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Routledge, 2019 M09 16 - 336 pages
The relationship between rational choice theory and large-scale data analysis has become an important issue for sociologists. Though rational choice theory is well established in both sociology and economics, its influence on quantitative empirical sociology has been surprisingly limited. This book examines why there is hardly a link between the t
 

Contents

About the Editors
PART ONE Introduction
PART TWO Linking Rational Choice Theory and Quantitative Sociology
PhenomenonCentered Versus
Rational Choice Situational Analysis and Empirical Research
Thresholds and Mechanisms A Comment on Hedström and Swedbergs Chapter
Methodological Problems
PART THREE LargeScale Data Sets Rare Events and Qualitative Research
Bringing Individuals Back into Sociology Three Aspects of Cohesion in Dutch
Can and Should Rational Choice Theory Be Tested by Survey Research?
PART FIVE Rational Choice Theory and Longitudinal Research
A Longitudinal Approach
Results of a Three Wave
PART SIX Future Perspectives
References
Subject Index

Stanley Lieberson
Ragin
PART FOUR Empirical Analyses Using Rational Choice Theory

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About the author (2019)

Hans-Peter Blossfeld is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bamberg in Germany. He directed the European Research Council (ERC) funded project `Education as a Lifelong Process - Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies' (eduLIFE) at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2012-2016).

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