Computer Applications

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Februar 1990



"Computer Applications in the Social Sciences" is not a computer manual, but a reference that includes sample programs and printouts for illustration. Brent and Anderson make compelling arguments for the importance of computer literacy and offer specific advice on how computers can improve efficiency and assist in creatively manipulating and presenting social science research. Author note: Edward E. Brent, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ronald E. Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.


Part I: An Introduction to Computers 1. Introduction: Computer Literacy and the Social Sciences 2. Computer Hardware, Configurations, and Peripherals 3. Computer Software: Languages, Operating Systems, and Programs 4. Computing Environments 5. Managing Social Science Programming Part II: Software Tools 6. Available Software Tools 7. Issues and Strategies for Applications Management Part III: Applications in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 8. Theorizing about and Representing Social Data 9. Bibliographic Retrieval and Literature Reviews 10. Simulating, Modeling, and Planning 11. Managing Data 12. Analyzing Quantitative Data 13. Analyzing Text 14. Graphing 15. Writing and Rewriting 16. Communicating and Collaborating 17. Learning and Teaching 18. Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence Applications in the Social Sciences 19. Social Issues and the Future of Computing References Glossary Index
EAN: 9780877226666
ISBN: 0877226660
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1990
Seitenanzahl: 388 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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