Social measurement through social surveys: an applied approach

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Ashgate Pub., May 31, 2010 - Education - 229 pages
This book is an important resource for students, academic and professional researchers, offering an overview of both new and practiced methods of social measurement for quantitative survey research. It will provide readers looking to investigate "hot" social science topics with a way of learning how key measurement techniques can be utilised in that topic in a practical way

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Contents

Measuring Family and Household Variables
9
Measuring Crime
29
Measuring Political Behaviour and Attitudes
47
Copyright

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Martin Bulmer is Foundation Fund Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is the editor of Ethnic and Racial Studies, in which he has been involved since 1988. His most recent book is Citizenship Today, edited with Tony Rees (1996) and he is Academic Director of the Question Bank, part
of the ESRC Centre for Applied Social Surveys, established in 1995. He has wide experience of editing and publishing in British social science, and previously held a social policy appointment at LSE for 17 years, where he taught the main undergraduate course in race and ethnic relations for many
years.
John Solomos is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Southampton, before which he was Reader in Public Policy, Birkbeck College, London, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick. He has researched and written widely on the
politics of race and social change, the development of new forms of racism in contemporary Euro

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