Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research: The Most Cited Articles Edited and Introduced by Alex C. Michalos

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Alex C. Michalos
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 24, 2005 - Social Science - 622 pages
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Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement was founded by Alex C. Michalos and published its first issue in March 1974. It has been the leading journal for scholarly research in its field for over thirty years. This volume is published in celebration of that record of accomplishment. The 19 articles assembled here are a selection drawn from the 34 (2.4%) most frequently cited articles in the journal’s history. An introductory essay written by Michalos explains the historical and scientific importance of each article in the development of social indicators or quality-of-life research. It provides a rare overview of the perceived scientific problems that researchers around the world addressed in the first three decades of exploration, as well as a view of some of the problems to be addressed in the future. A short essay describing the origins of the journal by its founder is also included. Anyone interested in having a single volume that contains some of the best research produced in this field will find this volume irresistible.

 

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A case study of the development
57
Results from
75
Objective
101
Quality of life 1975
117
Does money buy satisfaction? 1975
137
On the multivariate structure of wellbeing 1975
145
The structure of subjective wellbeing in nine western
179
Their affective cognitive
191
The analysis and measurement of happiness as a sense
279
Multiple discrepancies theory MDT 1985
305
A sixty second
373
Topdown versus bottomup theories of subjective wellbeing 1991
401
progress and opportunities 1994
421
Is happiness a trait? 1994
477
On the trail of the gold standard for subjective wellbeing 1995
537
An attempt to order chaos 1996 559
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Satisfaction and happiness 1980
221
The stability and validity of quality of life measures 1982
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