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Iannario, Maria; Manisera, Marica; Piccolo, Domenico; Zuccolotto, Paola – Sociological Methods & Research, 2020
In analyzing data from attitude surveys, it is common to consider the "don't know" responses as missing values. In this article, we present a statistical model commonly used for the analysis of responses/evaluations expressed on Likert scales and extended to take into account the presence of don't know responses. The main objective is to…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Models
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Müller, Bettina; Castiglioni, Laura – Sociological Methods & Research, 2020
In the context of cross-sectional surveys, the scope of research on the impact of response enhancing strategies on sample composition and nonresponse bias is vast. This topic has rarely been addressed for panel studies, however, although these are becoming an increasingly important data source in social research. In this article, we evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Dropouts, Longitudinal Studies
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Davydov, Youri; Greselin, Francesca – Sociological Methods & Research, 2020
The observed increase in economic inequality, where the major concern is relative to the huge growth of the highest incomes, motivates to revisit classical measures of inequality and to offer new ways to synthesize the variability of the entire income distribution. The idea is to provide policy makers a way to contrast the economic position of the…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Poverty, Advantaged, Measurement Techniques
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Baumgartner, Michael; Thiem, Alrik – Sociological Methods & Research, 2020
To date, hundreds of researchers have employed the method of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) for the purpose of causal inference. In a recent series of simulation studies, however, several authors have questioned the correctness of QCA in this connection. Some prominent representatives of the method have replied in turn that simulations…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Inferences, Evaluation Criteria
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Thomann, Eva; Maggetti, Martino – Sociological Methods & Research, 2020
Recent years have witnessed a host of innovations for conducting research with qualitative comparative analysis (QCA). Concurrently, important issues surrounding its uses have been highlighted. In this article, we seek to help users design QCA studies. We argue that establishing inference with QCA involves three intertwined design components:…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Research Design, Validity
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Mohammed, M. A.; Ibrahim, A. I. N.; Siri, Z.; Noor, N. F. M. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
In this article, a numerical method integrated with statistical data simulation technique is introduced to solve a nonlinear system of ordinary differential equations with multiple random variable coefficients. The utilization of Monte Carlo simulation with central divided difference formula of finite difference (FD) method is repeated n times to…
Descriptors: Monte Carlo Methods, Calculus, Sampling, Simulation
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Shi, Yongren; Cameron, Christopher J.; Heckathorn, Douglas D. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a link-tracing sampling and inference method for studying hard-to-reach populations, has been shown to produce asymptotically unbiased population estimates when its assumptions are satisfied. However, some of the assumptions are prohibitively difficult to reach in the field, and the violation of a crucial…
Descriptors: Statistical Inference, Bias, Recruitment, Sampling
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Rona-Tas, Akos; Cornuéjols, Antoine; Blanchemanche, Sandrine; Duroy, Antonin; Martin, Christine – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Recently, both sociology of science and policy research have shown increased interest in scientific uncertainty. To contribute to these debates and create an empirical measure of scientific uncertainty, we inductively devised two systems of classification or ontologies to describe scientific uncertainty in a large corpus of food safety risk…
Descriptors: Food, Risk, Safety, Classification
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Heimer, Carol A. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
This article examines the practices of ethnographers carrying out research in and, especially, on organizations. Ethnographers studying organizations, like other ethnographers, emphasize close observation and understanding the meaning of actions, words, and artifacts; they differ from other fieldworkers, though, in focusing on the organization…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Organizations (Groups), Interpersonal Relationship, Research Problems
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Fine, Gary Alan – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Much contemporary ethnography hopes to engage with a community to justify social critique. Whether from problem selection, interpersonal rewards, or a desire for exchange, researchers often take the "side" of informants. Such an approach, linked to "public ethnography," marginalizes a once-traditional approach to fieldwork,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Epistemology, Local Issues, Research Methodology
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Blee, Kathleen – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Field relationships shape the questions that researchers ask and the theories they develop. This article compares my interactions with research participants in a study of white supremacists with those in a study of mainstream grassroots activists. It demonstrates how expectations and negotiations with research participants affect theorizing by…
Descriptors: Theories, Interpersonal Relationship, Researchers, Racial Discrimination
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Jerolmack, Colin; Murphy, Alexandra K. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Masking, the practice of hiding or distorting identifying information about people, places, and organizations, is usually considered a requisite feature of ethnographic research and writing. This is justified both as an ethical obligation to one's subjects and as a scientifically neutral position (as readers are enjoined to treat a case's…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethnography, Sociology, Social Science Research
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Menchik, Daniel A. – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Ethnographers often study those who periodically meet to interact in multiple venues. This article focuses on how people who share and engage in tasks in recurrently visited venues define and change their social projects' problems and solutions. To address the complexities of this "meta-work," I introduce the concept of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Geographic Location, Interpersonal Relationship, Medicine
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Elzinga, Cees H.; Studer, Matthias – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
We explore the relations between the notion of distance and a feature set--based concept of similarity and show that this concept of similarity has a spatial interpretation that is complementary to distance: it is interpreted as "direction." Furthermore, we show how proper normalization leads to distances that can be directly interpreted…
Descriptors: Proximity, Age Differences, Norms, Foreign Countries
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Kuppelwieser, Volker G.; Putinas, Aleksa-Carina; Bastounis, Marina – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
Extending the discussion on replication in sociology and psychology, this article focuses on the adaption of scales in research. Drawing on a recently published scale, we highlight several validity issues in the scale's composition and development. Using data from two empirical studies, we subsequently show how scales can be tested and adapted. In…
Descriptors: Media Adaptation, Test Validity, Test Construction, Replication (Evaluation)
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