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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D S Byrne
ISBN: 0415162955 9780415162951 0415162963 9780415162968
OCLC Number: 300226656
Description: viii, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Understanding the complex 2. The reality of the complex: the complexity of the real 3. Complexity and the quantitative programme in social science 4. Analysing social complexity 5. Complex spaces: regions, cities and neighbourhoods in a complex world 6. The complex character of health and illness 7. Complexity, education and change 8. Complexity and policy: the limits to urban governance 9. Conclusion Glossary Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: David Byrne.
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