In this ebook Lee Rudolph brings jointly foreign members who mix mental and mathematical views to examine how qualitative arithmetic can be utilized to create types of social and mental techniques. Bridging the space among the fields with an ingenious and stimulating choice of contributed chapters, the quantity updates the present learn at the topic, which earlier has been really constrained, focussing principally at the use of facts.

Qualitative arithmetic for the Social Sciences features a number of valuable illustrative figures, introducing readers from the social sciences to the wealthy contribution that smooth arithmetic has made to our wisdom of common sense, constructions, and dynamic structures. A beguiling array of conceptual structures, topological versions and fractals are mentioned which go beyond the appliance of statistics, and convey a clean standpoint to the research of social representations.

The wide variety of qualitative mathematical methodologies mentioned during this quantity should be highly useful to higher-level undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of psychology, sociology and arithmetic. it's going to even be priceless for researchers, teachers and execs from the social sciences who desire a more impregnable clutch at the use of qualitative mathematics.

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