Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Using jsm method for analyzing data in small samples (the case of civic participation)



Using jsm method for analyzing data in small samples (the case of civic participation)
ISBN e978-5-904804-14-5

Posted on site: 07.11.16

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Abstract

The article outlines the features of applying JSM method for data analysis in small samples. It has been shown that it is possible to make consistent meaningful conclusions about the characteristics of a nominal group, even if it is small. The main feature of the method that allows to do it is providing the sociologist with a set of feature combinations. One group of respondents possesses these feature combinations while the other doesn't. The latter is the group of “antipodes” with specified opposite behavioral traits. We present the results of an experiment in which we compare by pairs the following four typological groups: 1 - Non-system nonpolitical activists – Political activists. 2 - Non-system non-political activists – System nonpolitical activists. 3 - Non-system non-political activists – Helping singles. 4 - Non-system non-political activists – The passive.