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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
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186 words
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A graphic means of displaying a *frequency distribution of quantitative data. Blocks proportional in width to the size of

causal modelling

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
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458 words
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A causal model is an abstract representation of real-world dynamics that attempts to describe the causal and other relationships, among

Cluster Approach

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
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160 words
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Groups of humanitarian organizations (UN and non-UN) working in the main sectors of humanitarian action. In 2005, the UN

contingency table

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Sociology
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142 words
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Contingency tables, often referred to as cross-classifications or cross-tabulations, describe and analyse the relationship between two or more *variables

correspondence analysis

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
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112 words
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A statistical method for analysing cross-tabulated data by finding a geometrical representation of the structures of the table. Such tables

Cynefin Framework for Sense-Making

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
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159 words
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A model developed by David Snowden of Cognitive Edge to facilitate sense-making in organizations. The model divides processes and systems

Deity

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Ilona Zsolnay, Peggy L. Day, Lynn E. Roller, Joshua L. Langseth, Deirdre Good, and Susan E. Myers

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

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Current Version:
2014
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Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
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23,139 words
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This entry contains six subentries: Ancient Near East; Hebrew Bible; Greek World; Roman World; New

disaster cycle

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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2017
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Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
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324 words
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A graphic representation of the different phases in disaster management, also known as the disaster management cycle or the emergency

fault-tree analysis

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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2017
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Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
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164 words
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A scenario model used to describe the combinations of possible occurrences in a system which can result in an undesirable

gendered spaces

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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2017
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Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
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84 words
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In many cultures certain spaces, in particular those associated with bodily functions and personal hygiene, are sex-segregated. As such they

labour-market segmentation

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Sociology
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1,277 words
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In essence, *neo-classical economic theory sees a market for labour, with buyers and sellers in open competition with each

labrys

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
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31 words
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Labrys is a Minoan word denoting a double-headed axe. Traditionally associated with female goddesses, it was adopted by feminists and

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
135 words
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A form of descriptive statistics in which data are presented graphically or pictorially as in the hypothetical illustration shown here.

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
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37 words
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A symbol used originally in Nazi concentration camps to denote prisoners incarcerated for homosexuality. This symbol was reclaimed by the

pressure and release model, the

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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2017
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Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
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211 words
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A scientific model that explains disaster as a progression of *vulnerability where root causes produce dynamic pressures that eventually

pyramid of care

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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2017
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Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
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259 words
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A pyramid-shaped set of guidelines specifying different layers of mental health care that need to be addressed after a *

symbol for feminism

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
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48 words
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An image consisting of the astronomical and astrological symbol of the planet Venus, also known as symbol of the Roman

symbol for the women’s liberation movement

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
Length:
42 words
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The astronomical and astrological symbol of the planet Venus, also known as symbol of the Roman goddess Venus, was adopted

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