Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research

Editors: Morgan, Stephen L. (Ed.)

  • Addresses the main debates in the methodology of social inquiry
  • Offers overview material on causal inference and covers many central issues in the identification of systems of causal relationships
  • Brings together leading scholars in Sociology, Statistics, Public Health, Computer Science and Human Development
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About this book

What constitutes a causal explanation, and must an explanation be causal? What warrants a causal inference, as opposed to a descriptive regularity? What techniques are available to detect when causal effects are present, and when can these techniques be used to identify the relative importance of these effects? What complications do the interactions of individuals create for these techniques? When can mixed methods of analysis be used to deepen causal accounts? Must causal claims include generative mechanisms, and how effective are empirical methods designed to discover them? The Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research tackles these questions with nineteen chapters from leading scholars in sociology, statistics, public health, computer science, and human development.  

About the authors

Stephen L. Morgan is the Jan Rock Zubrow '77 Professor in the Social Sciences at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Reviews

“The book consists of six parts with 19 chapters presenting articles by leading experts on development of causal modeling in sociological methodologies. … The monograph presents a collection of modern methods and methodologies, which could be useful for researchers on causal analysis in social and related fields.” (Stan Lipovetsky and Igor Mandel, Technometrics, Vol. 57 (2), May, 2015)

“The handbook covers a wide range of important topics of causal inference and surely is an invaluable resource for students and researchers interested in the topic. … due to the exceptionally high quality, the clarity of presentation, and the many examples the handbook is well-suited for teaching methodology to advanced classes. … it will bring the field of causal inference forward and raise the methodological rigor of social science research in general.” (Tobias Wolbring, Mda Methods, data, analyses, Vol. 9 (1), 2015)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Morgan, Stephen L.

    Pages 1-5

  • A History of Causal Analysis in the Social Sciences

    Barringer, Sondra N. (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

  • Types of Causes

    Freese, Jeremy (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • Research Design: Toward a Realistic Role for Causal Analysis

    Smith, Herbert L.

    Pages 45-73

  • Causal Models and Counterfactuals

    Mahoney, James (et al.)

    Pages 75-90

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research
Editors
  • Stephen L. Morgan
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6094-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6094-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6093-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-9407-7
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 424
Number of Illustrations and Tables
63 b/w illustrations
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