A Telescope on Society Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond

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Published by University of Michigan Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Research methods: general,
  • Social research & statistics,
  • Sociology - General,
  • History,
  • Business & Economics,
  • United States,
  • Sociology,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Social surveys,
  • Institute for Social Research,
  • Research,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Survey Research Center,
  • University of Michigan,
  • Economics - General,
  • University of Michigan.

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsJames S. House (Editor), F. Thomas Juster (Editor), Robert L. Kahn (Editor), Howard Schuman (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7632884M
ISBN 100472068482
ISBN 109780472068487

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