|Courtney Brown||Emory University, USA|
|© 2008||104 pages||SAGE Publications, Inc|
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This text is geared towards readers in the social sciences with minimal mathematical training.
In this volume, the author assists readers in developing their own difference and differential equation model specifications
Social Theory: This book describes an easily applied language of mathematical modeling that uses boxes and arrows to develop very sophisticated algebraic statements of social and political phenomena. Graph algebra can be used to algebraically “flesh-out” even the most complicated and sophisticated of theories.
Social science examples of graph algebra models: Social science readers can see many examples of how graph algebra can be used to model theories from a wide variety of substantive areas and disciplines. The book also describes how to estimate such models, and two examples are fully worked out.
Linear and nonlinear model specifications using graph algebra are explained from a social science perspective: Readers can move beyond simple linear regression models by using graph algebra.