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Handbook of Research Methods in Complexity Science

Edited by Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Alexandros Paraskevas and Christopher Day

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: This comprehensive Handbook is aimed at both academic researchers and practitioners in the field of complexity science. The book’s 26 chapters, specially written by leading experts, provide in-depth coverage of research methods based on the sciences of complexity. The research methods presented are illustratively applied to practical cases and are readily accessible to researchers and decision makers alike.

Keywords: Business and Management; Geography; Innovations and Technology; Politics and Public Policy Research Methods; Urban and Regional Studies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781785364419
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction to the strategy and methods of complex systems , pp 5-17 Downloads
Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam
Ch 2 Complex evolving social systems: unending, imperfect learning , pp 18-44 Downloads
Professor Peter Allen
Ch 3 Information theoretic measures of causality: music performance as a case study , pp 45-54 Downloads
Fatimah Abdul Razak, Xiaogeng Wan and Professor Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen
Ch 4 Addressing global challenges: the EMK complexity methodology , pp 61-73 Downloads
Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly
Ch 5 Complexity informed social research: from complexity concepts to creative applications , pp 74-94 Downloads
Dr Lesley Kuhn
Ch 6 From isolation to transformation with C2 , pp 95-113 Downloads
Hazel Stuteley and Dr Jonathan Stead
Ch 7 Using complexity principles to understand the nature of relations for creating a culture of publically engaged research within higher education institutes , pp 114-132 Downloads
Dr Robin Durie, Dr Craig Lundy and Professor Katrina Wyatt
Ch 8 The art of complexity: using visual artefacts and dialogue to bridge the gap between strategic plans and local actions in organisations , pp 137-156 Downloads
Julian Burton and Sam Mockett
Ch 9 Inner complexity: using Landscape of the Mind to catalyse change in organisations , pp 157-177 Downloads
Kate Hopkinson
Ch 10 On the visualization of dynamic structure: understanding the distinction between static and dynamic network topology , pp 178-198 Downloads
Dr Kurt A. Richardson and Andrew Tait
Ch 11 Network text analysis and social network analysis in investigating complex governance networks: applications of AutoMap and ORA , pp 199-220 Downloads
Professor Göktuğ Morçöl and Dr Sohee Kim
Ch 12 Using maximum likelihood estimation methods and complexity science concepts to research power law-distributed phenomena , pp 227-253 Downloads
Assistant Professor G. Christopher Crawford and Professor Bill McKelvey
Ch 13 Multifractal signatures of intersectionality: nonlinear dynamics permits quantitative modeling of hierarchical patterns in gender dynamics at the cultural level , pp 254-266 Downloads
Hannah L. Brown, Chase R. Booth, Elizabeth G. Eason and Assistant Professor Damian G. Kelty-Stephen
Ch 14 Modeling social complexity in infrastructures: a case-based approach to improving reliability and resiliency , pp 267-284 Downloads
Carl J. Dister, Professor Brian Castellani and Dr Rajeev Rajaram
Ch 15 Phase transitions and social contagion as enabling mechanisms for coordinated action in populations: a mathematical framework , pp 285-311 Downloads
Professor James K. Hazy and Professor Peter R. Wolenski
Ch 16 Applying complex adaptive systems to agent-based models for social programme evaluation , pp 312-326 Downloads
Professor Michael E. Wolf-Branigin, Dr William G. Kennedy, Dr Emily S. Ihara and Dr Catherine J. Tompkins
Ch 17 Complexity, the bridging science of emerging respiratory outbreak response , pp 327-356 Downloads
Dr Babak Pourbohloul, Dr Krista M. English and Dr Nathaniel Hupert
Ch 18 Multilevel systems and policy , pp 363-387 Downloads
Professor Jeffrey Johnson, Professor Joyce Fortune and Dr Jane Bromley
Ch 19 Complex scenarios in socio-economic data: a comprehensive analytical study , pp 388-425 Downloads
Assistant Professor Sanjay Kumar Palit, Associate Professor Santo Banerjee and Assisyant Professor Sayan Mukherjee
Ch 20 Employment of tools and models appropriate to complex, real-world situations , pp 426-458 Downloads
Patrick Beautement
Ch 21 Leadership network structure and influence dynamics , pp 459-478 Downloads
Dr Michael Gabbay
Ch 22 Complex analogy and modular exaptation: some definitional clarifications , pp 483-506 Downloads
Professor Pierpaolo Andriani and Professor Giuseppe Carignani
Ch 23 Emergence and radical novelty: from theory to methods , pp 507-524 Downloads
Professor Jeffrey A. Goldstein
Ch 24 Applying the 15 complexity sciences: methods for studying emergence in organizations , pp 525-544 Downloads
Associate Professor Benyamin Lichtenstein
Ch 25 Mixed methods research: a method for complex systems , pp 545-566 Downloads
Professor Liz Varga
Ch 26 Dynamical systems therapy (DST): complex adaptive systems in psychiatry and psychotherapy , pp 567-590 Downloads
Professor Yakov Shapiro and Associate Professor J. Rowan Scott

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