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By Charles A. Lave

What's a version? How do you build one? What are a few universal versions within the social sciences? How can versions be utilized in new occasions? What makes a version solid? targeting solutions to those and similar questions, this multidisciplinary creation to version development within the social sciences formulates fascinating difficulties that contain scholars in artistic version development and the method of invention. The ebook describes versions of person selection, alternate, variation, and diffusion

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