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Parameterize!: Notes on Mathematical Modeling for Sociology

Harrison C. White
Sociological Theory
Vol. 18, No. 3 (Nov., 2000), pp. 505-509
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Parameterize!: Notes on Mathematical Modeling for Sociology
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Abstract

Radius is parameter to circles. Mathematical modeling contributes best to sociological theory through parameterizing. Parameters form a seam linking quantitative and qualitative panels of theory. All social construction comes through feedback, and modeling its outcomes requires use of parameters.

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