What is a model? How do you construct one? What are some common models in the social sciences? How can models be applied in new situations? What makes a model good? Focusing on answers to these and related questions, this multidisciplinary introduction to model building in the social sciences formulates interesting problems that involve students in creative model building and the process of invention.Lave, Charles A. is the author of 'Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences', published 1993 under ISBN 9780819183811 and ISBN 0819183814.