- Introduces innovative solutions to both new and old problems with the key analytic tasks in empirical sociological research--measurement and analysis.
- Provides important contributions to a wide range of sociological research methods.
Information for Authors.
Fundamental Methods for Historical Socilogy.
1. The Poverty of Deductivism: A Constructive Realist Model of Sociological Explanation (Philip S. Gorski).
Reasoning About History, Sociologically (Jack A. Goldstone).
Response: Scientific Progress in a Nontheoretical Discipline: History and Constructive Realism (William H. Swell Jr.).
A Brief rejoinder to Gold stone: The Varieties of Deductivism (Philip S. Gorski).
Advances in Time and Space Measurement and Analysis: New Measures of Age, Period, and Cohort Effects.
2. A Methodological Comparison of Age, Period, and Cohort Effects Models: The Intrinsic Estimator and Conventional Generalized Linear Models (Yang Yang, Wenjiang J. Fu , and Kenneth C. Land).
Response: Cohort Analysis Redux (Herbert L. Smith.
3. Measures of Spatial Segregation (Sean F. Reardon and David O'Sullivan).
4. Adjusting for Time-Varying Confounding in Survival Analysis (Jennifer S. Barber, Susan A. Murphy, and Natalya Verbitsky).
New Applications and Method for Network Analysis.
5. Sampling and Estimation in Hidden Populations Using Respondent-Driven Sampling (Matthew J. Salganik and Douglas D. Heckathorn).
6. Exponential Family Models for Sampled and Census Network Data (Laura M. Koehly, Steven M. Goodreau, and Martina Morris.
New Measures of Measurement Quality.
7. Assessing Bias in the Estimation of Causal Effects: Rosenbaum Bounds on Matching Estimators and Instrumental Variables Estimation with Imperfect Instruments (Thomas A. DiPrete an Markus Gangl).
8. A New Approach to Evaluating the Quality of Measurement Instruments: The Split-Ballot MTMM Design (Willem E. Saris, Albert Satorra, and Germa Coenders).
New Methods for Qualitative Data.
9. A Mathematical Approach to Categorization and Labeling of Qualitative Data: the Latent Categorization Method (Kai R. Larsen and David E. Monarchi)