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Byrne, D. S. (David S.) 1947-

Works: 60 works in 295 publications in 2 languages and 8,855 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt
Classifications: H61.25, 300.72
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by D. S Byrne
Complexity theory and the social sciences : an introduction by D. S Byrne( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Social exclusion by David S Byrne( )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Social exclusion' is the buzz phrase for the complex range of social problems which derive from the substantial increase in social inequality in Western societies. This volume examines these problems in societies where manufacturing industry is no longer the main basis for employment and the universal welfare states established after the Second World War are under attack. It reviews theories of social exclusion including the Christian democratic and social democratic assertions of solidarity with which the term originated, Marxist accounts of the recreation of the reserve army of labour, and neo-liberal assertions of the sovereignty of the market in which the blame for exclusion is assigned to the excluded themselves."--Jacket
Interpreting quantitative data by D. S Byrne( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student textbook examining use of official statistics, social surveys, probability, linear modelling and modelling
The SAGE handbook of case-based methods by David Byrne( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides a clear examination of case-oriented research. It defines case-based social research as a subfield of methodology
Applying social science : the role of social research in politics, policy and practice by David S Byrne( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social research is certainly engaged in the construction of evidence, but it also plays a crucial role in a range of other governance processes. All of these processes are dealt with in this book
Understanding the urban by David S Byrne( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities are changing at a rate unparalleled since the industrial revolution. More than half the population of the world now lives in cities (compared with less than a quarter in 1950). Construction is booming in and around cities, but at the same time social divisions seem to be deepening." "Understanding the Urban examines the contemporary nature and possible futures of cities in a postindustrial and globalised world. Theoretical debates and empirical research from a range of disciplines are brought together to provide an understanding of cities both as complex systems and as the product of collective human action. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The poverty of education : a study in the politics of opportunity by D. S Byrne( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paying for the welfare state in the 21st century : tax and spending in post-industrial societies by D. S Byrne( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As governments around the world embrace austerity, one of the key arguments they use is that the welfare state is unaffordable. Paying for the Welfare State in the 21st Century shows that argument to be specious, relating current debates about taxation and welfare to a deeper understanding, informed by political economy, of the relationship between taxation and spending on social services. Only by understanding the critical functions of welfare in post-industrial society can we legitimately consider what levels of taxation and support are reasonable. --
Beyond the inner city by David S Byrne( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complexity theory and the social sciences : the state of the art by D. S Byrne( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past two decades, 'complexity' has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways, from health inequalities to the organization of large scale firms. Some understand complexity as emergence from the rule-based interactions of simple agents and explore it through agent-based modelling. Others argue against such 'restricted complexity' and for the development of case-based narratives deploying a much wider set of approaches and techniques. Major social theorists have been reinterpreted through a complexity lens and the whole methodological programme of the social sciences has been recast in complexity terms. In four parts, this book seeks to establish 'the state of the art' of complexity-informed social science as it stands now, examining:the key issues in complexity theory the implications of complexity theory for social theory the methodology and methods of complexity theory complexity within disciplines and fields. It also points ways forward towards a complexity-informed social science for the twenty-first century, investigating the argument for a post-disciplinary, 'open' social science. Byrne and Callaghan consider how this might be developed as a programme of teaching and research within social science. This book will be particularly relevant for, and interesting to, students and scholars of social research methods, social theory, business and organization studies, health, education, urban studies and development studies
Housing and health : the relationship between housing conditions and the health of council tenants( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class after industry : a complex realist approach by D. S Byrne( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transition to twenty-first century post-industrial capitalism from the 'welfare' industrial capitalism of the twentieth century, has affected the ways in which class is lived in terms of relational inequality and the factors that structure identity. Class after industry takes a complex realist approach to the dynamics of individual lives, places, the social structure and analyses their significance in terms of class. A wide range of quantitative and qualitative studies are drawn on to explore how 'life after industry' shapes class, and the consequent potential for social change. The book will be of interest across the social sciences and beyond, to those concerned with how class forms might translate into political action
Social exclusion : critical concepts in sociology( Book )

29 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissemination by David Byrne( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that you've written up your research as a report, dissertation, or thesis, you should now turn your thoughts to how you will disseminate you research. You may have any one of a number of motivations for disseminating your research, and there are a number of ways to do so. However, it's important that you ensure that your research is usable by others
Defining a topic by David Byrne( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before you start your research, you need to define your topic and develop a research question or hypothesis. You already know your general area of interest, which is probably linked to your discipline of study. Next, you have to specify a particular area of interest which is appropriate for research and which you will enjoy working on. Before choosing a topic, it might be useful to read some of the basics about why we do research, if you haven't already
Developing a researchable question by David Byrne( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of social research should be to discover something new about the social world. To achieve this you need a research question and you need to develop one (or a set of questions) which is researchable, in practice
Planning and practicalities by David Byrne( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicality—the actual, messy, real business of getting good research done—matters just as much as the methods or approaches that you choose. We can have a well-developed and appropriate methodological position and still make a complete mess of getting our research done. The reverse is equally true. Research is a craft. We can be very competent research craft workers, but if we don't know how we are making and justifying our claims for knowing the world, then our research will go nowhere useful
Philosophy of research by David Byrne( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This section deals with the philosophy of research and research methodology. Methodology underpins all the work you do. These are important concepts which need to be understood, but they're one of the areas people find most challenging, so don't worry if they don't sink in right away. Read the section and see which concepts are familiar to you. Identify other things that are new to you. You can return to this section at any time throughout your project
Reviewing the literature by David Byrne( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature review is an important part of every research project. This section takes you through the literature review process, explaining the reasons for reviewing the literature and differentiation between the types of literature available
Research ethics by David Byrne( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the social science researcher, issues of ethics and safety are of great importance, and should remain in the front of your mind when planning and carrying out research. We must take regard for the safety and well-being of the people we work with, just as we expect other people (and the institutions we work for) to take care of us
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Complexity theory and the social sciences : an introduction Complexity theory and the social sciences : the state of the art
Social exclusionInterpreting quantitative dataThe SAGE handbook of case-based methodsApplying social science : the role of social research in politics, policy and practiceUnderstanding the urbanComplexity theory and the social sciences : the state of the art
Alternative Names
Byrne, D. S.

Byrne, D. S. 1947-

Byrne, David

Byrne, David 1947-

Byrne, David S.

Byrne, David S. 1947-

David Byrne giurista e politico irlandese

David Byrne (homme politique)

David Byrne irischer Politiker, EU-Kommissar (1999–2004)

David Byrne irsk politikar

David Byrne irsk politiker

David Byrne (polític)

David Byrne (político)

David Byrne politicus

David Byrne (politiker) irländsk politiker

Дэвид Бирн

ديفيد بيرن

번, 데이비드 S. 1947-

バーン, デイヴィッド 1947-

バーン, デイビッド

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