Sociological Methodology, Volume 31, 2001

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This annual volume, sponsored by the American Sociological Association, focuses on methods of research in the social sciences. Published to advance empirical research in sociology and related disciplines, Sociolgical Methodology is a valuable aid to the understanding and use of methodologies, providing readers with the techniques and perspectives on research needed to strengthen sociological reasoning. Each volume is a crucial addition to social research libraries worldwide and an important record of the current state of methodology.

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This volume of Sociological Methodology touches on both long-standing and more recent themes in social statistics. In the first chapter, Adrian Raftery discusses all of these themes, reviewing the analysis of cross-tabulations and statistical methods developed to analyze survey data on individuals. Turning to the future, he discusses the limitations of some current work and outlines developments important for the field in the coming years, such as social networks, the analysis of longitudinal network data, spatial statistics, and social interactions. Durlaf’s outstanding and forward-looking work on what is perhaps the most important issues in sociology, the interdependence between group and individual, proposes models that can be used to inform important sociological issues, such as whether to have child, to move, or how many years of education one seeks. The editors of this volume have taken exceptional care to be mindful of the need sand interests of readers of Sociological Methodology and other have a very rich and rewarding spectrum of issues and perspectives.

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Mark P. Becker is a Dean in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Michael Sobel is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.

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