Qualitative and Quantitative Social Research: Papers in Honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld

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James Smoot Coleman, Robert King Merton, James S. Coleman, Peter Henry Rossi
Simon and Schuster, 1979 - Social Science - 413 pages
 

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Contents

The Vienna Years
10
Recollections of PFL
16
Organizational Innovation for Social Science
23
Utilization
37
Generating Models as a Research Strategy
51
Markov Chains
82
Purposive Actors and Mutual Effects
98
The Analysis of Qualitative Variables Using
119
Marxs General and MiddleRange Theories
189
Ethical and Practical Dilemmas of Fieldwork
210
Disposition Concepts in Behavioral Science
245
A Neglected
282
International Communications Research
299
The Changing Social Origins
319
The Professional and Academic Context
339
BIBLIOGRAPHY
365

The Choice Axiom After Twenty Years
138
Social Exchange and Choice
158
Uncovering the Normative
176

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James S. Coleman is an American sociologist who has focused much of his work on mathematical sociology. His areas of interest have been social conflict, collective decision making, and the sociology of education. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1955 and taught at Johns Hopkins University. Coleman is best known for heading a commission charged by the federal government with investigating the lack of educational opportunities for minorities in public schools. The document produced by the commission, Equity of Educational Opportunity (1966), is better known as the Coleman Report. It indicated that student achievement has more to do with family background and peer environment than with school resources. The Coleman Report became the basis for the institution of student busing to achieve racial integration in public schools.

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