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By Charles A. Lave

What's a version? How do you build one? What are a few universal types within the social sciences? How can versions be utilized in new events? What makes a version stable? concentrating on solutions to those and comparable questions, this multidisciplinary creation to version development within the social sciences formulates attention-grabbing difficulties that contain scholars in artistic version construction and the method of invention. The publication describes versions of person selection, alternate, model, and diffusion

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