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This is a menu-driven program that graphically models most descent, marriage, and residence patterns. It is intended for use as a pedagogical device in anthropology classes and as a research tool for social anthropologists.
This simulation permits students to play the role of the president of a hypothetical Latin American republic. Representing a wide range of external and internal problems and pressures reasonably well, it is appropriate at the high school or college freshman level. CASTELLON is slow but thorough....
Ever wonder why technological innovation takes so long to be accepted? GAMEPLAN is a decision-making tool used to develop an optimal managerial strategy for implementing end-user computing. Users first take a test to determine if their setting is traditional, consensus building, futurist, or...
SOCIOFILE , a subset of Sociological Abstracts released on CD-ROM disk, contains all citations and abstracts since 1974 from over 1,600 journals in 30 languages. Relatively easy to use, SOCIOFILE follows procedures found in standard DIALOG searches of Sociological Abstracts. Its capabilities...
Part 1 is an interactive simulation of a congressional committee which must decide whether to recommend readmitting the southern states to the Union after the Civil War. Part 2 simulates the presidential decision whether to take action in the Pullman strike of 1894. Both parts, authored by John...
Computer-assisted interviewing by telephone, in person, and through mailed diskette is increasing in use. The phenomenal success of computer-assisted interviewing is attributed to the speed of data collection and processing, increased accuracy of results, lower costs, reductions in...
ECO-TALK is a software supplement to a principles-of-economics course, but it is not text specific. It appears to be symmetrically balanced between microeconomics and macroeconomics, with 10 models for each. However, most of the macroeconomic coverage is devoted to a gradual development of the...
The basic premise is that it is more interesting and exciting to do sociology than it is to read or hear about it. The package's approach makes it well suited as a self-teaching supplement to social problems courses, although it assumes basic computer literacy (e.g., how to boot a disk, how to...
This set of LOTUS 1-2-3 templates is a tutorial on basic expert system concepts, including explanations and demonstrations of backward chaining, forward chaining, stacks, depth-first and breadth-first searching, knowledge representation, demons and inheritance, and uncertainty. IF/THEN .....
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