Sociology Department Staff
Emeritus Professor David S. Byrne - all publications
- Byrne, D. (2014). Thoughts on a Pedagogy OF Complexity. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education 11: 40-50.
- Byrne, D. (2013). Evaluating Complex Social Interventions in a Complex World. Evaluation 19(3): 217-228.
- Byrne, D. (2012). Getting up - Staying Up? - Exploring Trajectories in Household Incomes Between 1992 and 2006. Sociological Research Online 17(2): 8.
- Byrne, D. (2012). UK Sociology and Quantitative Methods: Are We as Weak as They Think? Or Are They Barking up the Wrong Tree?. Sociology 46(1): 13-24.
- Blackman, T., Wistow, J. & Byrne, D. (2011). A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Factors Associated with Narrowing Health Inequalities in England. Social Science & Medicine 72(12): 1965–1974.
- Griffiths, F., Borkan, J., Byrne, D., Crabtree, B.F., Dowrick, C., Gunn, J., Kokanovic, R., Lamb, S., Lindenmeyer, A., Parchman, M., Reis, S. & Sturt, J. (2010). Developing Evidence for How to Tailor Medical Interventions for the Individual Patient. Qualitative Health Research 20(12): 1629-1641.
- Byrne, D. & Yang, K. (2008). Conceptual & statistical problems in exploring the relationship among volume, outcome & context in relation to the organisation of secondary & tertiary health provision: An issue of causal inference in non-experimental research. Radical Statistics 96: 1-14.
- Uprichard, E., Burrows, R. & Byrne, D. (2008). SPSS as an inscription device: From causality to description. Sociological Review 56(4): 606-622.
- Byrne, D. (2008). The oversubsidized periphery - who benefits?. Radical Statistics 97(2): 1-11.
- Byrne, D. (2006). Class, Culture and Identity: A reflection on absences against presences. Sociology 39: 807-816.
- Uprichard, E. & Byrne, D. (2006). Representing Complex Places: A Narrative Approach. Environment and Planning A 38(4): 665-676.
- Byrne, D. (2006). Theory, Role of (in measurement). Encyclopedia of Social Measurement III.
- Byrne, D.S. (2005). Complexity, Configuration and Cases. Theory, Culture & Society 22(5): 95-111.
- Byrne, D., ed, Sykes R & et al (2002). Devolution in England - coping with postindustrial industrial regions - issues of territorial inquality. Social Policy Review 37-58.
- Byrne D (2002). Platonic Forehand versus Aristotelian Smash - the use of computers as macroscopes in knowing the social world. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 5(1): 61-69.
- Byrne, D. (2001). What is Complexity Science? Thinking as a realist about measurement and cities and arguing for natural history. Emergence (US) 3(1): 61-76.
- Byrne, D. & Ruane, S. (2017). Paying for the Welfare State in the 21st Century. Policy Press.
- Byrne, D. & Callaghan, G. (2013). Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences. The state of the art. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
- Byrne, D. (2011). Applying Social Science: The role of Social research in politics, policy and practice. Bristol: The Policy Press.
- Byrne, D. (2005). Social Exclusion. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
- Byrne, D. (2002). Interpreting Quantitative Data. London: Sage.
- Byrne, D. (2001). Understanding the Urban. Palgrave (Macmillan).
- Byrne.D. (1998). Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences. Routledge.
- Byrne, D. (1989). Beyond the Inner City. Open University Press.
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- Byrne, D. (2016). Explanation and Empirical Social Research. In An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology. McKie, L. & Ryan, L. Routledge.
- Byrne, D. & Uprichard, E. (2012). Useful Complex Causality. In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science. Kincaid, H.
- Byrne, D. (2011). What is an effect? Coming at Causality Backwards. In The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods. Williams, M., & Vogt, W.P. London: Sage. 80-94.
- Byrne, D. (2010). Comparison, Diversity and Complexity. In Complexity, Difference and Identity. Cilliers, P. & Preiser, R. Springer. 61-78.
- Byrne, D. (2009). Complex Realist and Configurational Approaches to Cases: A Radical Synthesis. In The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods. Byrne, D. & Ragin, C. Sage.
- Byrne, D. (2009). INTRODUCTION: Case-Based Methods: Why We Need Them; What They Are; How to Do Them. In The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods. Byrne, D. & Ragin, C. Sage. 1-10.
- Byrne, D. (2009). Using Cluster Analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis and NVivo in Relation to the Establishment of Causal Configurations with Pre-existing Large N Datasets: Machining Hermeneutics. In The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods. Byrne, D. & Ragin, C. Sage. 260-268.
- Byrne, D. (2006). Exploring Organizational Effectiveness: The Value of Complex Realism as a Frame of Reference and Systematic Comparison as a Method. In Complexity and Management. Maguire, S., Allen, P., & McKelvey, B. Sage Publication Ltd. London.
- Byrne, D. (2004). Complex and Contingent Causation - The Implications of Complex Realism for Quantitive Modelling The Case of
Housing and Health. In Making Realism Work: Realist Social Theory and Empirical Research. Carter, B. & New, C. London: Routledge. 50-66.
- Byrne, D. (2004). Evidence based? What constitutes valid evidence?. In Governing medicine: theory and practice. Gray, A. & Harrison, S. Buckingham: Open University Press. 81-92.
- Byrne, D. (1995). Complex and Contingent Causation - the implications of complex realism for quantitative modelling - the case of housing and health. In Doing Research. Carter, B. & New, C. Routledge.