Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

Author: Rachel A. Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136307745

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 2800

The book provides graduate students in the social sciences with the basic skills that they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish basic regression models using contemporary standards. Key features of the book include: interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for the course from publicly-available social science data or drawn from the literature. thorough integration of teaching statistical theory with teaching data processing and analysis. teaching of both SAS and Stata "side-by-side" and use of chapter exercises in which students practice programming and interpretation on the same data set and course exercises in which students can choose their own research questions and data set.
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Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

Author: Rachel A. Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317607112

Category: Social Science

Page: 22

View: 9732

Provides graduate students in the social sciences with the basic skills they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish basic regression models using contemporary standards. Key features of the book include: •interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for the course from publicly-available social science data or drawn from the literature. •thorough integration of teaching statistical theory with teaching data processing and analysis. •teaching of Stata and use of chapter exercises in which students practice programming and interpretation on the same data set. A separate set of exercises allows students to select a data set to apply the concepts learned in each chapter to a research question of interest to them, all updated for this edition.
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Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

Author: Rachel A. Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317607104

Category: Social Science

Page: 566

View: 6664

Provides graduate students in the social sciences with the basic skills they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish basic regression models using contemporary standards. Key features of the book include: •interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for the course from publicly-available social science data or drawn from the literature. •thorough integration of teaching statistical theory with teaching data processing and analysis. •teaching of Stata and use of chapter exercises in which students practice programming and interpretation on the same data set. A separate set of exercises allows students to select a data set to apply the concepts learned in each chapter to a research question of interest to them, all updated for this edition.
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Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

Author: Rachel A. Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415991544

Category: Social Science

Page: 605

View: 5394

The book provides graduate students in the social sciences with the basic skills that they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish basic regression models using contemporary standards. Key features of the book include: interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for the course from publicly-available social science data or drawn from the literature. thorough integration of teaching statistical theory with teaching data processing and analysis. teaching of both SAS and Stata "side-by-side" and use of chapter exercises in which students practice programming and interpretation on the same data set and course exercises in which students can choose their own research questions and data set. This book is for a one-semester course. For a two-semester course, see www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415875363/
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Regression Analysis for Social Sciences

Author: Alexander von Eye,Christof Schuster

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080550827

Category: Education

Page: 386

View: 2714

Regression Analysis for Social Sciences presents methods of regression analysis in an accessible way, with each method having illustrations and examples. A broad spectrum of methods are included: multiple categorical predictors, methods for curvilinear regression, and methods for symmetric regression. This book can be used for courses in regression analysis at the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level in the social and behavioral sciences. Most of the techniques are explained step-by-step enabling students and researchers to analyze their own data. Examples include data from the social and behavioral sciences as well as biology, making the book useful for readers with biological and biometrical backgrounds. Sample command and result files for SYSTAT are included in the text. Presents accessible methods of regression analysis Includes a broad spectrum of methods Techniques are explained step-by-step Provides sample command and result files for SYSTAT
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Regression Analysis for Categorical Moderators

Author: Herman Aguinis

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572309692

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 4917

Does the stability of personality vary by gender or ethnicity? Does a particular therapy work better to treat clients with one type of personality disorder than those with another? Providing a solution to thorny problems such as these, Aguinis shows readers how to better assess whether the relationship between two variables is moderated by group membership through the use of a statistical technique, moderated multiple regression (MMR). Clearly written, the book requires only basic knowledge of inferential statistics. It helps students, researchers, and practitioners determine whether a particular intervention is likely to yield dissimilar outcomes for members of various groups. Associated computer programs and data sets are available at the author's website (http: //mypage.iu.edu/ haguinis/mmr).
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Regression Models for Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables

Author: J. Scott Long

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803973749

Category: Mathematics

Page: 297

View: 5233

A unified treatment of the most useful models for categorical and limited dependent variables (CLDVs) is provided in this book. Throughout, the links among the models are made explicit, and common methods of derivation, interpretation and testing are applied. In addition, the author explains how models relate to linear regression models whenever possible.
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Logistic Regression Models for Ordinal Response Variables

Author: Ann A. O'Connell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929895

Category: Mathematics

Page: 107

View: 5663

Logistic Regression Models for Ordinal Response Variables provides applied researchers in the social, educational, and behavioral sciences with an accessible and comprehensive coverage of analyses for ordinal outcomes. The content builds on a review of logistic regression, and extends to details of the cumulative (proportional) odds, continuation ratio, and adjacent category models for ordinal data. Description and examples of partial proportional odds models are also provided. This book is highly readable, with lots of examples and in-depth explanations and interpretations of model characteristics.
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Event History Analysis

Regression for Longitudinal Event Data

Author: Paul D. Allison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803920552

Category: Social Science

Page: 87

View: 5630

Drawing on recent "event history" analytical methods from biostatistics, engineering, and sociology, this clear and comprehensive monograph explains how longitudinal data can be used to study the causes of deaths, crimes, wars, and many other human events. Allison shows why ordinary multiple regression is not suited to analyze event history data, and demonstrates how innovative regression - like methods can overcome this problem. He then discusses the particular new methods that social scientists should find useful.
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Semiparametric Regression for the Social Sciences

Author: Luke John Keele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470998120

Category: Mathematics

Page: 230

View: 5504

An introductory guide to smoothing techniques, semiparametric estimators, and their related methods, this book describes the methodology via a selection of carefully explained examples and data sets. It also demonstrates the potential of these techniques using detailed empirical examples drawn from the social and political sciences. Each chapter includes exercises and examples and there is a supplementary website containing all the datasets used, as well as computer code, allowing readers to replicate every analysis reported in the book. Includes software for implementing the methods in S-Plus and R.
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Time Series Analysis for the Social Sciences

Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,John R. Freeman,Jon C. W. Pevehouse,Matthew P. Hitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871166

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7803

This book provides instruction and examples of the core methods in time series econometrics, drawing from several main fields of the social sciences.
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Multilevel Analysis for Applied Research

It's Just Regression!

Author: Robert Bickel

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609181069

Category: Psychology

Page: 355

View: 6196

This book provides a uniquely accessible introduction to multilevel modeling, a powerful tool for analyzing relationships between an individual-level dependent variable, such as student reading achievement, and individual-level and contextual explanatory factors, such as gender and neighborhood quality. Helping readers build on the statistical techniques they already know, Robert Bickel emphasizes the parallels with more familiar regression models, shows how to do multilevel modeling using SPSS, and demonstrates how to interpret the results. He discusses the strengths and limitations of multilevel analysis and explains specific circumstances in which it offers (or does not offer) methodological advantages over more traditional techniques. Over 300 dataset examples from research on educational achievement, income attainment, voting behavior, and other timely issues are presented in numbered procedural steps.
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Applied Logistic Regression Analysis

Author: Scott Menard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761922087

Category: Mathematics

Page: 111

View: 4343

The focus in this Second Edition is on logistic regression models for individual level (but aggregate or grouped) data. Multiple cases for each possible combination of values of the predictors are considered in detail and examples using SAS and SPSS included. New to this edition: · More detailed consideration of grouped as opposed to casewise data throughout the book · Updated discussion of the properties and appropriate use of goodness of fit measures, R2 analogues, and indices of predictive efficiency · Discussion of the misuse of odds ratios to represent risk ratios, and of overdispersion and underdispersion for grouped data · Updated coverage of unordered and ordered polytomous logistic regression models.
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Spatial Regression Models

Author: Michael D. Ward,Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544328818

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4405

Spatial Regression Models illustrates the use of spatial analysis in the social sciences within a regression framework and is accessible to readers with no prior background in spatial analysis. The text covers different modeling-related topics for continuous dependent variables, including: mapping data on spatial units, exploratory spatial data analysis, working with regression models that have spatially dependent regressors, and estimating regression models with spatially correlated error structures. Using social sciences examples based on real data, Michael D. Ward and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch illustrate the concepts discussed, and show how to obtain and interpret relevant results. The examples are presented along with the relevant code to replicate all the analysis using the R package for statistical computing. Users can download both the data and computer code to work through all the examples found in the text. New to the Second Edition is a chapter on mapping as data exploration and its role in the research process, updates to all chapters based on substantive and methodological work, as well as software updates, and information on estimation of time-series, cross-sectional spatial models.
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Regression Analysis

A Constructive Critique

Author: Richard A. Berk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929045

Category: Mathematics

Page: 259

View: 9533

Regression Analysis: A Constructive Critique identifies a wide variety of problems with regression analysis as it is commonly used and then provides a number of ways in which practice could be improved. Regression is most useful for data reduction, leading to relatively simple but rich and precise descriptions of patterns in a data set. The emphasis on description provides readers with an insightful rethinking from the ground up of what regression analysis can do, so that readers can better match regression analysis with useful empirical questions and improved policy-related research. "An interesting and lively text, rich in practical wisdom, written for people who do empirical work in the social sciences and their graduate students." --David A. Freedman, Professor of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
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Fixed Effects Regression Models

Author: Paul D. Allison

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483389278

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 3239

This book demonstrates how to estimate and interpret fixed-effects models in a variety of different modeling contexts: linear models, logistic models, Poisson models, Cox regression models, and structural equation models. Both advantages and disadvantages of fixed-effects models will be considered, along with detailed comparisons with random-effects models. Written at a level appropriate for anyone who has taken a year of statistics, the book is appropriate as a supplement for graduate courses in regression or linear regression as well as an aid to researchers who have repeated measures or cross-sectional data. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here
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Logistic Regression

A Primer

Author: Fred C. Pampel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452207615

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 7278

Pampel's book offers readers the first "nuts and bolts" approach to doing logistic regression through the use of careful explanations and worked-out examples. This book will enable readers to use and understand logistic regression techniques and will serve as a foundation for more advanced treatments of the topic.
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Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences

Author: Carol S. Aneshensel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412994357

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

View: 597

This book presents a method for bringing data analysis and statistical technique into line with theory. The author begins by describing the elaboration model for analyzing the empirical association between variables. She then introduces a new concept into this model, the focal relationship. Building upon the focal relationship as the cornerstone for all subsequent analysis, two analytic strategies are developed to establish its internal validity: an exclusionary strategy to eliminate alternative explanations, and an inclusive strategy which looks at the interconnected set of relationships predicted by theory. Using real examples of social research, the author demonstrates the use of this approach for two common forms of analysis, multiple linear regression and logistic regression. Whether learning data analysis for the first time or adding new techniques to your repertoire, this book provides an excellent basis for theory-based data analysis.
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Interaction Effects in Multiple Regression

Author: James Jaccard,Robert Turrisi

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544332572

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

View: 7573

Interaction Effects in Multiple Regression has provided students and researchers with a readable and practical introduction to conducting analyses of interaction effects in the context of multiple regression. The new addition will expand the coverage on the analysis of three way interactions in multiple regression analysis. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here
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Interaction Effects in Logistic Regression

Author: James Jaccard

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544332599

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 4508

Oriented toward the applied researcher with a basic background in multiple regression and logistic regression, this book shows readers the general strategies for testing interactions in logistic regression as well as providing the tools to interpret and understand the meaning of coefficients in equations with product terms. Using completely worked-out examples, the author focuses on the interpretation of the coefficients of interactive logistic models for a wide range of scenarios encountered in the research literature. In addition, the author avoids complex formulas in favor of simple computer-based heuristics that permit the simple calculation of parameter estimates and estimated standard errors that will typically be of interest to applied researchers.
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