Models and Theories in Social Systems

Models and Theories in Social Systems

This book concisely presents a broad range of models and theories on social systems.

Author: Cristina Flaut

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030000834

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 604

This book concisely presents a broad range of models and theories on social systems. Because of the huge spectrum of topics involving social systems, various issues related to Mathematics, Statistics, Teaching, Social Science, and Economics are discussed. In an effort to introduce the subject to a wider audience, this volume, part of the series “Studies in Systems, Decision and Control”, equally addresses the needs of mathematicians, statisticians, sociologists and philosophers. The studies examined here are divided into four parts. The first part, “Perusing the Minds Behind Scientific Discoveries”, traces the winding path of Syamal K. Sen and Ravi P. Agarwal’s scholarship throughout history, and most importantly, the thought processes that allowed each of them to master their subject. The second part covers “Theories in Social Systems” and the third discusses “Models in Social Systems”, while the fourth and final part is dedicated to “Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences”. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will offer inquisitive readers a valuable point of departure for exploring these rich, vast, and ever-expanding fields of knowledge.
Categories: Computers

Models and Theories in Social Systems

Models and Theories in Social Systems

This book concisely presents a broad range of models and theories on social systems.

Author: Cristina Flaut

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030000844

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 817

This book concisely presents a broad range of models and theories on social systems. Because of the huge spectrum of topics involving social systems, various issues related to Mathematics, Statistics, Teaching, Social Science, and Economics are discussed. In an effort to introduce the subject to a wider audience, this volume, part of the series “Studies in Systems, Decision and Control”, equally addresses the needs of mathematicians, statisticians, sociologists and philosophers. The studies examined here are divided into four parts. The first part, “Perusing the Minds Behind Scientific Discoveries”, traces the winding path of Syamal K. Sen and Ravi P. Agarwal’s scholarship throughout history, and most importantly, the thought processes that allowed each of them to master their subject. The second part covers “Theories in Social Systems” and the third discusses “Models in Social Systems”, while the fourth and final part is dedicated to “Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences”. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will offer inquisitive readers a valuable point of departure for exploring these rich, vast, and ever-expanding fields of knowledge.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Community Informatics Design Applied to Digital Social Systems

Community Informatics Design Applied to Digital Social Systems

This book introduces a Digital Social System Praxis Framework (DSSPF) integrating Computational Media, Evolutionary Systems Thinking and Design Thinking approaches to E-transformation practice, also called Community Informatics Design (CID) ...

Author: Pierre-Léonard Harvey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319653730

Category: Computers

Page: 459

View: 352

This book introduces a Digital Social System Praxis Framework (DSSPF) integrating Computational Media, Evolutionary Systems Thinking and Design Thinking approaches to E-transformation practice, also called Community Informatics Design (CID). The DSSPF framework is intended to create communication spaces dedicated to knowledge production and sharing for social and organizational change. It allows social systems researchers and practitioners to recognize their synergistic roles in the praxis process to shape their future through social innovation projects. This transdisciplinary text provides potential students and practitioners fundamental concepts and tools for such design. It offers resources from the Pragmatic and Systemic philosophy of science for the co-construction of social architectures and infrastructures, and multi-aspectual design methodologies by which government, organizations and civil society can learn to ethically co-design common ground. This approach provides complementary and common patterns from known methods, models, and theories of social systems interventions that could support a generic framing of large scale sociotechnical systems: digital social innovation ecosystem, living Labs, Fab Labs, enterprise collaborative networks. There will be a particular focus on understanding and addressing the dimensions that make people from different communities of practice able to communicate and collaborate through multiple digital media, design platforms, worldviews and modeling approaches.
Categories: Computers

Systems Theory in the Social Sciences

Systems Theory in the Social Sciences

All of them have made the attempt to write in a manner understandable by the non-specialist. It is hoped that this volume will be of particular usefulness to students in the social sciences.

Author: BOSSEL

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UCAL:B3786040

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 552

View: 319

In an ever more complex and interrelated world, a better understanding of social systems and of the dynamics of their behavior is of crucial im portance. Many of the tools holding promise of potentially significant contributions to the analysis of social systems have been, or are being developed outside of the social sciences proper, mostly the loose collec tion of diverse scientific approaches called' systems science' or , systems theory' . The editors - all of whom are involved in social systems analysis - have made an attempt in this volume to pull together several aspects of systems science which appear to them to be of particular relevance to the study of social systems: Control systems, stochastic systems, pattern recog nition, fuzzy analysis, simulation, and behavioral models. 29 authors from the disciplines of sociology, social psychology, political science, management science, history, behavioral science, economics, mathematics, engineering, and systems science have contributed to this truly interdis ciplinary effort. All of them have made the attempt to write in a manner understandable by the non-specialist. It is hoped that this volume will be of particular usefulness to students in the social sciences. Most of the articles are too short to provide much more than an initial stimulation. We trust that the references provided by the authors will allow deeper penetration into particular areas.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Recent Trends in Social Systems Quantitative Theories and Quantitative Models

Recent Trends in Social Systems  Quantitative Theories and Quantitative Models

The heterogeneity of the contributions presented in this volume reflects the variety and complexity of social phenomena. The book is divided in four Sections as follows. The first Section deals with recent trends in social decisions.

Author: Antonio Maturo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319405858

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 790

The papers collected in this volume focus on new perspectives on individuals, society, and science, specifically in the field of socio-economic systems. The book is the result of a scientific collaboration among experts from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi (Romania), “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), "University of Defence" of Brno (Czech Republic), and "Pablo de Olavide" University of Sevilla (Spain). The heterogeneity of the contributions presented in this volume reflects the variety and complexity of social phenomena. The book is divided in four Sections as follows. The first Section deals with recent trends in social decisions. Specifically, it aims to understand which are the driving forces of social decisions. The second Section focuses on the social and public sphere. Indeed, it is oriented on recent developments in social systems and control. Trends in quantitative theories and models are described in Section 3, where many new formal, mathematical-statistical tools for modelling complex social phenomena are presented. Finally, Section 4 shows integrative theories and models; particularly, it deals with the ethical, cultural and political approaches to social science, the pedagogical methods, and the relationship between literature, politics, religion and society. The book is addressed to sociologists, philosophers, mathematicians, statisticians, people interested in ethics, and specialists in the fields of communication, social, and political sciences.
Categories: Computers

Recent Trends in Social Systems Quantitative Theories and Quantitative Models

Recent Trends in Social Systems  Quantitative Theories and Quantitative Models

The heterogeneity of the contributions presented in this volume reflects the variety and complexity of social phenomena. The book is divided in four Sections as follows. The first Section deals with recent trends in social decisions.

Author: Antonio Maturo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319405837

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 380

The papers collected in this volume focus on new perspectives on individuals, society, and science, specifically in the field of socio-economic systems. The book is the result of a scientific collaboration among experts from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi (Romania), “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), "University of Defence" of Brno (Czech Republic), and "Pablo de Olavide" University of Sevilla (Spain). The heterogeneity of the contributions presented in this volume reflects the variety and complexity of social phenomena. The book is divided in four Sections as follows. The first Section deals with recent trends in social decisions. Specifically, it aims to understand which are the driving forces of social decisions. The second Section focuses on the social and public sphere. Indeed, it is oriented on recent developments in social systems and control. Trends in quantitative theories and models are described in Section 3, where many new formal, mathematical-statistical tools for modelling complex social phenomena are presented. Finally, Section 4 shows integrative theories and models; particularly, it deals with the ethical, cultural and political approaches to social science, the pedagogical methods, and the relationship between literature, politics, religion and society. The book is addressed to sociologists, philosophers, mathematicians, statisticians, people interested in ethics, and specialists in the fields of communication, social, and political sciences.
Categories: Computers

Psychology of Learning

Psychology of Learning

Author: William S. Sahakian

Publisher: Markham

ISBN: UCAL:B4322417

Category: Learning, Psychology of

Page: 551

View: 861

Categories: Learning, Psychology of

Computer Assisted Theory Building

Computer Assisted Theory Building

This volume provides a new set of tools for creating and analysing theories.

Author: Robert Hanneman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038399718

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

View: 747

This volume provides a new set of tools for creating and analysing theories. Computer-Assisted Theory Building re-orients the way many social scientists build and work with theories -- and it will prove of value to all practising social science theorists. Because verbal formulations are insufficiently specific and mathematical formulations often too restrictive, the author proposes a new formal language as a middle way, advocating computer simulation models to allow the formulation of more dynamic theories.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems

Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems

"This book provides a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories, models and related research approaches used within IS research"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Dwivedi, Yogesh K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605666600

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 660

View: 771

"This book provides a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories, models and related research approaches used within IS research"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Chaos Complexity and Sociology

Chaos  Complexity  and Sociology

The authors of this volume provide a timely collection of articles which examine the emerging myths and theories surrounding the study of chaos and complexity. In the second part methodological matters are considered.

Author: Raymond A. Eve

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761908900

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 560

The authors of this volume provide a timely collection of articles which examine the emerging myths and theories surrounding the study of chaos and complexity. In the second part methodological matters are considered. Finally, conceptual models and applications are presented. This perceptive and thorough volume will be useful to sociologists and others interested in chaos and complexity theory.
Categories: Social Science

Mathematical Statistical Models and Qualitative Theories for Economic and Social Sciences

Mathematical Statistical Models and Qualitative Theories for Economic and Social Sciences

This book presents a broad spectrum of problems related to statistics, mathematics, teaching, social science, and economics as well as a range of tools and techniques that can be used to solve these problems.

Author: Šárka Hošková-Mayerová

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319548197

Category: Computers

Page: 439

View: 416

This book presents a broad spectrum of problems related to statistics, mathematics, teaching, social science, and economics as well as a range of tools and techniques that can be used to solve these problems. It is the result of a scientific collaboration between experts in the field of economic and social systems from the University of Defence in Brno (Czech Republic), G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), Pablo de Olavid eUniversity of Sevilla (Spain), and Ovidius University in Constanţa, (Romania). The studies included were selected using a peer-review process and reflect heterogeneity and complexity of economic and social phenomena. They and present interesting empirical research from around the globe and from several research fields, such as statistics, decision making, mathematics, complexity, psychology, sociology and economics. The volume is divided into two parts. The first part, “Recent trends in mathematical and statistical models for economic and social sciences”, collects papers on quantitative matters, which propose mathematical and statistical models for social sciences, economics, finance, and business administration. The second part, “Recent trends in qualitative theories for economic and social sciences”, includes papers on qualitative matters, which discuss social, economic, and teaching issues. It is an ideal reference work for all those researchers interested in recent quantitative and qualitative tools. Covering a wide range of topics, it appeals in equal measure to mathematicians, statisticians, sociologists, philosophers, and specialists in the fields of communication, social and political sciences.
Categories: Computers

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

These articles have been chosen to allow for lively discussion of issues and controversies in the area of Human Behavior and the social environment. This collection of recent articles is available FREE when value-packaged with this text.

Author: Orren Dale

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015062564425

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

View: 230

A Novel of the Civil War at Sea This final volume in the Raphael Semmes trilogy of Civil War naval thrillers, Seahawk Burning, follows the real-life adventures of Confederate Captain Raphael Semmes and his ship, the C.S.S. Alabama, on the final legs of their reign of terror on the high seas. The novel chronicles Semmes's rise to mythic stature as he becomes Lincoln's public enemy number one, seizing and burning scores of Yankee ships in the Caribbean Sea, the south Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the South China Sea before heading to France for sanctuary...all the while dodging scores of federal Navy ships pursuing him. Enemy vessels, spy games, mutinies, storms, and loneliness stock Semmes's cruise during 1863-64. Meanwhile, back in the Lincoln White House, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles tries to marshal his warships to catch Semmes and simultaneously protect his president from spies and assassins, one of whom is Semmes's mistress. In addition to the main characters, the cast of Seahawk Burning includes historical figures from the governments and navies of the North and South as well as the Black Moses Harriet Tubman, John Wilkes Booth, and his fellow conspirators. All of the threads in this saga come together in a final showdown off Cherbourg, France, when Semmes decides to take the Alabama into battle against the U.S.S. Kearsarge, captained by his old friend John A. Winslow. It is one of the greatest naval battles in history.
Categories: Psychology

Social Action Systems

Social Action Systems

Ultimately, the book offers a unique perspective on sociological theory by carefully distinguishing other intellectual orientations from that of general theory.

Author: Thomas J. Fararo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027597362X

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 110

Employing a process philosophical approach, Fararo studies general theoretical sociology as a time-extended tradition with three phases: classical, postclassical, and recent. The author especially focuses on the work of Talcott Parsons and George Homans, two contemporary theorists whose common aspiration was to forge a theoretical foundation for sociology that would serve to unify and integrate all theories growing out of sociological research. Ultimately, the book offers a unique perspective on sociological theory by carefully distinguishing other intellectual orientations from that of general theory.
Categories: Social Science

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

It is an analytical model that can be applied to any instance of the process of
social organization from families to nations . . . . Nor is the social system model a
substantive theory — though it is sometimes spoken of as a theory in sociological
 ...

Author: Ralph E. Anderson

Publisher: Hawthorne, N.Y. : Aldine Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015040487160

Category: Comportement humain

Page: 199

View: 928

Categories: Comportement humain

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

Meaning : Methodology ( Philosophical ) ; Social Sciences ; Culture ; Social
Structure ; 98S37393 Residential ... Systems Theory ; 98S34733 Social Systems ;
Mathematical Models ; Differentiation ; Space ; Social Relations ; Social Evolution
 ...

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078349191

Category: Sociology

Page:

View: 254

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology

Systems Theory and Family Therapy

Systems Theory and Family Therapy

Introduces a systems world view in the context of family therapy.

Author: Dorothy Stroh Becvar

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761812954

Category: Psychology

Page: 129

View: 354

Introduces a systems world view in the context of family therapy. Describes some of the basic constructs by means of which social systems, particularly the family, may be understood, with chapters on systems theory and cybernetics, family interpretive systems as stories which participate in the creation of reality, traditional models of family development and a dynamic process model, and critiques and defense of a system perspective. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Psychology

Computer Assisted Theory Building

Computer Assisted Theory Building

This volume provides a new set of tools for creating and analysing theories.

Author: Robert A. Hanneman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0608185159

Category:

Page: 343

View: 787

This volume provides a new set of tools for creating and analysing theories. Computer-Assisted Theory Building re-orients the way many social scientists build and work with theories, and it will prove of value to all practising social science theorists. Because verbal formulations are insufficiently specific and mathematical formulations are often too restrictive, the author proposes a new formal language as a middle way between the two, advocating computer simulation models to allow the formulation of more dynamic theories. Hanneman's theories and models should stimulate the development of more powerful explanatory theories in many social science disciplines. The volume is divided into three parts; Part One provides all the tools necessary to understand the models developed later, and to begin translating existing theories into formal dynamic models by using a semi-formal language, DYNAMO. In Part Two, some widely-used simple systems are presented within the framework of dynamic systems, and are examined as building blocks for more complex models. In Part Three, increasingly complex models -- representing all system types needed to build theories about phenomena of any degree of complexity -- are explored through the use of computer-assisted simulation models.
Categories:

Theories and Models of Communication

Theories and Models of Communication

This unique volume offers an overview of the diversity in research on communication, including perspectives from biology, sociality, economics, norms and human development.

Author: Paul Cobley

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110240450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

View: 568

Open publication This unique volume offers an overview of the diversity in research on communication: including perspectives from biology, sociality, economics, norms and human development. It includes general social science and humanities approaches to communication, from systems theory to cultural theory, as well as perspectives more specifically related to communication acts, such as linguistics and cognition. The volume also features chapters on the participants and various elements in communication processes, on possible effects and on wider consequences of mediation [with technical media]. The scope of the contributions is global, and the volume is relevant to both the empirical and the philosophical traditions in human sciences. Designed as a stand-alone collection to engage undergraduates as well as postgraduates and academics, this is also the first book in, and an introduction to, the de Gruyter Mouton multi-volume Handbooks of Communication Science.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Methods Models Simulations and Approaches Towards a General Theory of Change Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Systems Science

Methods  Models  Simulations and Approaches Towards a General Theory of Change   Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Systems Science

The book contains the Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of the Italian Systems Society, see also www.AIRS.it. Papers will deal with the interdisciplinary study of processes of changing related to a wide variety of specific aspects.

Author: Gianfranco Minati

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814383325

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 814

The book contains the Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of the Italian Systems Society, see also www.AIRS.it. Papers will deal with the interdisciplinary study of processes of changing related to a wide variety of specific aspects. Attempts to deal with them, based on generalising approaches used to study the movement of bodies and environmental influence, have included ineffective reductionistic simplifications. Indeed changing also relates, for instance, to processes of acquisition and varying properties such as for software; growing and aging biological systems; learning/cognitive systems; and socio-economic systems growing and developing through innovations. The aim of the book is to present very advanced studies and the generalisation of processes of changing as for processes of emergence. Papers in the book study the problem considering its transdisciplinary nature, i.e., systemic properties studied per se and not within specific disciplinary contexts. The aim of these studies is to outline a transdisciplinary theory of changes in systemic properties. Such a theory should have simultaneous, corresponding and eventually hierarchical disciplinary aspects as expected for a general theory of emergence. Within this transdisciplinary context, specific disciplinary research activities and results are assumed to be mutually represented as within a philosophical and conceptual framework based on the theoretical centrality of the observer. Models and theories will be based on the conceptual inseparability between observer and observer as in constructivism and for logically open systems. Contributions will deal such issues in interdisciplinary ways considering theoretical aspects and applications from Physics, Cognitive Science, Biology, Artificial Intelligence, Economics, Architecture, Philosophy, Music and Social Systems. Opening lecture “Criticality of Criticality in Causal Networks: Information transfer, storage and further issues” by Stuart Kauffman is found at http://www.santafe.edu/about/people/profile/Stuart%20Kauffman.
Categories: Computers

Social Power and Political Influence

Social Power and Political Influence

What is missing is the kind of consensus about an operational definition of the concept of power that would bring this work usefully into focus.

Author:

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202369082

Category: Psychology

Page: 427

View: 194

The nature of social power, the ability of individuals to affect the behavior and belief of others, is central to any understanding of the dynamics of change in our society. It is therefore surprising that social scientists, and especially social psychologists, have devoted relatively little attention to the subject and have accumulated relatively little knowledge about it. But this gap may be more apparent than real argues James T. Tedeschi; there has in fact been a great deal of research on many aspects of interpersonal influence. What is missing is the kind of consensus about an operational definition of the concept of power that would bring this work usefully into focus. The purpose of Social Power and Political Influence is to bring together the best work of scholars from many disciplines in order to organize, develop, evaluate, and interpret scientific theories of social, political, and economic power. The contributors are drawn from anthropology, political science, sociology, and social psychology. They illustrate a variety of approaches, ranging from ethnographic case studies to mathematically formalized models. Presenting theory and methods, these chapters treat in provocative and creative ways such important problems as the factors that affect the use of power and the nature of response to its use, the linkages that affect the flow of power between individuals and social systems, the consequences of attributions of power by actors and observers, and the implications of trust as an alternative to explicit influence. This in-depth scholarly sampling of research and theory will be of great interest to everyone concerned with the scientific study of social and political power and the influence processes. The interdisciplinary nature of the topic itself and of the work represented here make Social Power and Political Influence an important contribution for students and scholars in many fields, from social psychology, political science and sociology to communications, management science, and economics. James T. Tedeschi is professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Albany, and is the author of numerous theoretical and research papers on the topics of power and influence. Some of his books include Violence, Aggression, and Coercive Actions, Aggression and Violence: Social Interactionist Perspectives, and Introduction to Social Psychology.
Categories: Psychology