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The Quantification of Society. A Study of a Swedish Research Institute and Survey-Based Social Science


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Title: The Quantification of Society. A Study of a Swedish Research Institute and Survey-Based Social Science
Authors: Kullenberg, Christopher
E-mail: christopher.kullenberg@theorysc.gu.se
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science ; Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
Date of Defence: 2012-04-13
Disputation: Fredagen den 13 april 2012, kl. 13.00, Stora Hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: quantification
survey
social sciences
SOM Institute
epistemic practice
center of calculation
Actor-Network theory
welfare state
Abstract: This thesis is concerned with the contemporary history of quantitative surveys in Sweden. The core epistemic practice of constructing surveys is examined empirically through a case study of the SOM Institute (Samhälle, Opinion, Medier) at University of Gothenburg. The SOM Institute has performed surveys in Sweden since 1986. However, the methodology of quantitative surveys with representative sampling techniques dates back to the 1940s. A central theme in this theses is to follow how these m... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8458-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28807
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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