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Complexity theory and the social sciences : an introduction

Author: D S Byrne
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before using them as a way of investigating the nature of social research.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D S Byrne
ISBN: 0415162955 9780415162951 0415162963 9780415162968
OCLC Number: 39060749
Description: viii, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Understanding the complex --
The reality of the complex: The complexity of the real --
Complexity and the quantitative programme in social science --
Analysing social complexity --
Complex spaces: Regions, cities and neighbourhoods in a complex world --
The complex character of health and illness --
Complexity, education and change --
Complexity and policy: The limits to urban governance.
Responsibility: David Byrne.
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