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Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills

A Practical Guide for Social Scientists

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Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills by James Jaccard
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Meeting a crucial need for graduate students and newly minted researchers, this innovative text provides hands-on tools for generating ideas and translating them into formal theories. It is illustrated with numerous practical examples drawn from multiple social science disciplines and research settings. The authors offer clear guidance for defining constructs, thinking through relationships and processes that link constructs, and deriving new theoretical models (or building on existing ones) based on those relationships. Step by step, they show readers how to use causal analysis, mathematical modeling, simulations, and grounded and emergent approaches to theory construction. A chapter on writing about theories contains invaluable advice on crafting effective papers and grant applications. Useful pedagogical features in every chapter include: Application exercises and concept exercises Lists of key terms and engaging topical boxes Annotated suggestions for further reading. This book is intended for graduate students in a range of disciplines, including psychology, education, sociology, health, and management, as well as social scientists pursing research careers in academic or other settings. It can serve as a primary text in graduate-level courses in theory construction or as a supplemental text in courses on research methodology, theories of a particular discipline, grant writing, or the dissertation.

Author Biography

James Jaccard, Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA Jacob Jacoby, Department of Marketing, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Release date Australia
May 10th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Guilford Publications
Pages
391
Dimensions
174x246x23
ISBN-13
9781606233405
Product ID
3680620

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