Samuel Salzborn

Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciences

Samuel Salzborn/Eldad Davidov/Jost Reinecke (eds.):
Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciences. Festschrift for Peter Schmidt
Springer VS: Wiesbaden 2012, 351 pages

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The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations together with innovative and open research questions or interdisciplinary research perspectives.

Table of Contents

Samuel Salzborn, Eldad Davidov & Jost Reinecke

I. Theoretical Reflections

Uli Wagner et al.
Politics, evidence, treatment, evaluation, responsibility - The models PETER and PETER-S

Karl-Dieter Opp
The Research Program of the Rational Choice Approach

Samuel Salzborn
Critique as Premise

Icek Ajzen
Values, Attitudes, and Behavior

Shalom Schwartz
Toward Refining the Theory of Basic Human Values

II. Methodological Developments

Jörg Blasius & Jürgen Friedrichs
Faked Interviews

Steffi Pohl & Rolf Steyer
Modeling traits and method effects as latent variables

Eleanor Singer
The Empirical Study of Ethical Issues in Survey Participation

Jost Reinecke
Mixture Models for Longitudinal Analysis

Galit Gordoni
The Application of the Reasoned Action Approach to Survey Nonresponse

Joop J. Hox et al.
Multigroup and Multilevel Approaches to Measurement Equivalence

Bart Meuleman
When are item intercept differences substantively relevant in measurement invariance testing?

Dagmar Krebs
The impact of response format on attitude measurement

III. Discrimination, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism

Sandra Legge & Wilhelm Heitmeyer
Anomia and Discrimination

Moshe Semyonov & Anastasia Gorodzeisky
Personal Threat, Collective Threat, and Discriminatory Attitudes

Nonna Mayer
"Islamophobia" in France

Rebeca Raijman & Oshrat Hochman
Minority Views of Competition

Daniel Oberski, Wiebke Weber & Mélanie Révilla
The effect of individual characteristics on reports of socially desirable attitudes toward immigration

Hilde Weiss
Anti-Semitism in Austria and Germany

Burkhard Brosig
Being Jewish in Germany: Fragments from the analysis of a second-generation Holocaust survivor

Aribert Heyder, Eldad Davidov & Peter Schmidt
'Ten years after' - authoritarianism and ethnocentrism in Germany, 1996 and 2006

Christian Seipel et al.
Authoritarianism Research and the Role of Socialization

Toni Toharudin et al.
Measuring Authoritarianism with Different Sets of Items in a Longitudinal Study

Jürgen Leibold & Steffen Kühnel
The Relationship of Religious Fundamentalism, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation, and Prejudice Against Homosexuals

IV. Identity Research

Eldad Davidov & Michael Braun
What do citizens expect from a democracy?

Nathaniel Beck & Athanassios Roussias
Turnout in new democracies

Horst-Alfred Heinrich
Emotions toward the nation

Rossalina Latcheva, Georg Datler & Eva Rossbacher
The Concept of European Identity: Overused and Underspecified?

Bettina Westle
European Identity as a Contrast or an Extension of National Identity?

Claudia Wiesner
Constructions of EU Europe and National EU Concepts

Christian Lüdemann & Christina Schlepper
The Role of Fear in the Surveillance State in Times of Terrorism

Thomas Blank
Culture of anxiety or culture of trust?

Jaak Billiet, Eva Jaspaert & Marc Swyngedouw
Diversity in the Relationship between Perceived Ethnic Threat, Islamophobia, and (sub)national identity in Belgium

Elmar Schlüter & Oliver Christ
How national identification enhances anti-immigrant prejudice

V. Social Structure

Yve Stöbel-Richter et al.
To what extent family planning can be seen as a rational decision making process?

Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik
Theoretical and Empirical Background for the Description of Residential Areas

Ingrid Munck
Evidenced-based approach to program evaluation for the next generation in Sweden

Werner Georg
Social inequality in German higher education during the 20th century

Stefan Weick
The Incidence of the Need for Personal Assistance and Care

Bettina Langfeldt
A Plea for Subject-Oriented and Gender-Sensitive (Quantitative) Research in Industrial Sociology