Title: Computer methods in the analysis of large-scale social systems: proceedings of a conference held at the Joint Center for Urban Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 19-21, 1964
Other creators: Beshers J. M.
Organization: IEEE Xplore (Online Service),; MIT Press,; Joint Center for Urban Studies.
Imprint: Cambridge London: MIT Press, 1971
Collection: Электронные книги зарубежных издательств; MIT Press eBooks Library; Общая коллекция
Subjects: Electronic data processing — Social sciences; Вычислительные машины электронные — Программы прикладные; социология; социологические исследования
UDC: 004.422.8:004.9
LBC: 60.504
Document type: Other
File type: Other
Language: English
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Record key: 6267219

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Contributions to this edition of Computer Methods have been extensively revised and contain much new material--updating the proceedings of a conference held in 1964 at the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard University. In this conference social scientists experienced in computer use compared notes on the problems and benefits encountered in their studies with beginners in computer analysis. Initiated by the preparation and release of the 1-1,000 sample tape of the U.S. census, the conference provided a means by which social scientists, deluged with data, could master the great influx of information.Three major themes emerge in this collection of papers: control over the computer processes by the social scientists (a unifying theme throughout the book), the implications of time (complex feedback relationships), and the level of aggregation (individual and aggregate theories) in the interpretation of social science data. The book raises important substantive issues as social scientists and other "applications" people attempt to develop procedures for greater control over the computer.

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