Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences

Author: Alan Agresti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135265260

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

View: 462

Assuming no prior knowledge of statistics, these authors combine their varied backgrounds—one a statistician, the other a social scientist—to introduce statistical methods with a high degree of statistical accuracy and a wealth of examples that are interesting and relevant to social scientists. KEY TOPICS: The Third Edition has been both updated and improved to integrate real-world data into examples and exercises, and make coverage more accessible throughout.
Posted in Social Science

JMP for Basic Univariate and Multivariate Statistics

Methods for Researchers and Social Scientists, Second Edition

Author: Ann Lehman,Norm O'Rourke,Larry Hatcher,Edward Stepanski

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1612906036

Category: Computers

Page: 558

View: 6781

Learn how to manage JMP data and perform the statistical analyses most commonly used in research in the social sciences and other fields with JMP for Basic Univariate and Multivariate Statistics: Methods for Researchers and Social Scientists, Second Edition. Updated for JMP 10 and including new features on the statistical platforms, this book offers clearly written instructions to guide you through the basic concepts of research and data analysis, enabling you to easily perform statistical analyses and solve problems in real-world research. Step by step, you'll discover how to obtain descriptive and inferential statistics, summarize results clearly in a way that is suitable for publication, perform a wide range of JMP analyses, interpret the results, and more. Topics include screening data for errors selecting subsets computing the coefficient alpha reliability index (Cronbach's alpha) for a multiple-item scale performing bivariate analyses for all types of variables performing a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), multiple regression, and a one-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) Advanced topics include analyzing models with interactions and repeated measures. There is also comprehensive coverage of principle components with emphasis on graphical interpretation. This user-friendly book introduces researchers and students of the social sciences to JMP and to elementary statistical procedures, while the more advanced statistical procedures that are presented make it an invaluable reference guide for experienced researchers as well.
Posted in Computers

Social science in the courtroom

statistical techniques and research methods for winning class-action suits

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 234

View: 2115

Posted in Law

Applied Longitudinal Analysis

Author: Garrett M. Fitzmaurice,Nan M. Laird,James H. Ware

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118551796

Category: Mathematics

Page: 740

View: 4189

Praise for the First Edition ". . . [this book] should be on the shelf of everyone interested in . . . longitudinal data analysis." —Journal of the American Statistical Association Features newly developed topics and applications of the analysis of longitudinal data Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Second Edition presents modern methods for analyzing data from longitudinal studies and now features the latest state-of-the-art techniques. The book emphasizes practical, rather than theoretical, aspects of methods for the analysis of diverse types of longitudinal data that can be applied across various fields of study, from the health and medical sciences to the social and behavioral sciences. The authors incorporate their extensive academic and research experience along with various updates that have been made in response to reader feedback. The Second Edition features six newly added chapters that explore topics currently evolving in the field, including: Fixed effects and mixed effects models Marginal models and generalized estimating equations Approximate methods for generalized linear mixed effects models Multiple imputation and inverse probability weighted methods Smoothing methods for longitudinal data Sample size and power Each chapter presents methods in the setting of applications to data sets drawn from the health sciences. New problem sets have been added to many chapters, and a related website features sample programs and computer output using SAS, Stata, and R, as well as data sets and supplemental slides to facilitate a complete understanding of the material. With its strong emphasis on multidisciplinary applications and the interpretation of results, Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses on statistics in the health and medical sciences at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a valuable reference for researchers and professionals in the medical, public health, and pharmaceutical fields as well as those in social and behavioral sciences who would like to learn more about analyzing longitudinal data.
Posted in Mathematics

H1N1 Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2012 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496999X

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 4577

H1N1 Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about H1N1 Virus. The editors have built H1N1 Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about H1N1 Virus in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of H1N1 Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Posted in Medical

Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, Fifth Edition

Author: Hugh Coolican

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444145312

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

View: 2949

The fifth edition of Coolicans's classic text has been substantially revised and updated, providing students with the most readable and comprehensive survey of research methods, statistical concepts and procedures in psychology today.
Posted in Psychology

Der falsch vermessene Mensch

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518281833

Category: Kraniometrie - Intelligenzdiagnostik - Bewertung

Page: 394

View: 9247

Posted in Kraniometrie - Intelligenzdiagnostik - Bewertung

A New Dictionary of the Social Sciences, Second Edition

Author: G. Duncan Mitchell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202364018

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 1254

Designed especially to meet the needs of beginners in all the social sciences, A New Dictionary of the Social Sciences follows its highly successful distinguished predecessor, A Dictionary of Sociology, first published in 1968. Many of the entries have been revised and updated to keep abreast of the recent proliferation in the vocabulary of the social sciences. The entries include social psychological terms, terms in social and cultural anthropology, terms common to political science, social administration and social work. In the choice of words a generous definition of social science was employed, making the dictionary a very useful reference source for all beginners in the social sciences. Some terms are explained quite briefly while others are given lengthy treatment, according to the further assumptions that some sociological terms can imply. Thus long entries are given on words such as authority, consensus, phenomenology, role, social stratification, structuralism, whereas short and succinct entries suffice for words such as agnate, eidos, or mores. A number of short biographical sketches are also included. The contributors are all scholars working in universities, predominantly in the United Kingdom and the United States. More than a glossary, A New Dictionary of the Social Sciences helps the student understand some of the theoretical considerations underlying the use of sociological terms, as well as something of their history, and therefore resembles an encyclopedia in its scope and depth of information.
Posted in Social Science

Historical statistics of the United States, 1789-1945

a supplement to the Statistical abstract of the United States

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census,Social Science Research Council (U.S.)

Publisher: united states bureau of the census.

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 363

View: 4660

Posted in United States

Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods

From Hypothesis to Results

Author: William E. Martin,Krista D. Bridgmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823457X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 7267

Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods This user-friendly textbook teaches students to understand and apply procedural steps in completing quantitative studies. It explains statistics while progressing through the steps of the hypothesis-testing process from hypothesis to results. The research problems used in the book reflect statistical applications related to interesting and important topics. In addition, the book provides a Research Analysis and Interpretation Guide to help students analyze research articles. Designed as a hands-on resource, each chapter covers a single research problem and offers directions for implementing the research method from start to finish. Readers will learn how to: Pinpoint research questions and hypotheses Identify, classify, and operationally define the study variables Choose appropriate research designs Conduct power analysis Select an appropriate statistic for the problem Use a data set Conduct data screening and analyses using SPSS Interpret the statistics Write the results related to the problem Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods allows students to immediately, independently, and successfully apply quantitative methods to their own research projects.
Posted in Social Science

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412915175

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

View: 5716

Written especially for undergraduate students taking their first course in social statistics, this highly accessible bestselling text has been thoroughly revised and updated with the latest General Social Survey data. This new Fourth Edition maintains the same informal, conversational writing style along with the many pedagogical features have led to the previous editions' widespread success. It also introduces new social issues, including more analysis of cultural diversity. In this Fourth Edition, the authors have introduced a strong global perspective by using real-life examples from the International Social Survey Programme that help expand the students' analytical focus beyond the United States.
Posted in Social Science

Sarstedt/Schütz, IBM SPSS Syntax

Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung

Author: Marko Sarstedt,Tobias Schütz

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800643626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 7741

Der souveräne Umgang mit der SPSS Syntax bietet einen unschätzbaren Vorteil für die tägliche Arbeit von Anwendern, die mit der Analyse von Daten zu tun haben. Das Buch ist eine integrierte Einführung in die Steuersprache von IBM SPSS Statistics für Studenten, Forscher und Praktiker. Es behandelt neben den notwendigen Grundlagen die Themengebiete Datenaufbereitung, Datentrans-formation und -modifikation. Weitere Themengebiete umfassen die Makro- und Matrixsprache, die in der 2. Auflage deutlich erweitert worden sind. Die Neuauflage wurde von Grund auf neu bearbeitet und um zahlreiche typische Anwendungsbeispiele ergänzt, die anhand realer Daten u.?a. des J.?D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index veranschaulicht werden. Die zugehörigen Datensätze sind als kostenloses Zusatzmaterial im Internet erhältlich.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Priorities for the Future

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on Statistical Programs and Practices of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309064040

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 4360

How can the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the nation's newest federal statistical agency, contribute to the work of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)? What is the appropriate role for such an agency as a part of a major department? BTS was authorized in 1991 by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) in recognition of the need for more and better data for transportation officials at local, state, and federal levels. While the USDOT has many long-standing data collection programs for particular transportation modes (highways, rail, air, etc.), it has never had a statistical agency with a mandate to improve the quality and relevance of transportation data for important system-wide, cross-modal analyses of the nation's transportation system. This book examines how BTS can provide statistical leadership for USDOT, define and maintain quality standards for transportation data, and improve data documentation. It considers BTS's role in developing national transportation indicators, coordinating data collection throughout USDOT, filling gaps, identifying user needs, and developing analysis programs for transportation data. Anyone concerned with having high-quality, relevant transportation indicators and other data available for policy planning, evaluation, and research will be interested in this book, as will students of effective government.
Posted in Transportation

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency:

Second Edition

Author: National Research Council,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309073146

Category: Computers

Page: 72

View: 3720

Posted in Computers

Statistik mit Excel fÃ1⁄4r Dummies

Author: Joseph Schmuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527811702

Category: Computers

Page: 535

View: 9746

Statistiken und Aussagen zu Wahrscheinlichkeiten begegnen uns heute ï¿1⁄2berall: Die Umsatzentwicklung in Unternehmen, Hochrechnungen fï¿1⁄2r Wahlergebnisse, PISA-Ergebnisse fï¿1⁄2nfzehnjï¿1⁄2hriger Schï¿1⁄2ler sind nur drei von zahlreichen Beispielen. Joseph Schmuller zeigt Ihnen in diesem Buch, wie Sie die Zahlen in den Griff bekommen und Daten, Statistiken und Wahrscheinlichkeiten richtig lesen und interpretieren. Dafï¿1⁄2r brauchen Sie keinen Statistikkurs zu belegen und kein Mathegenie zu sein. Fï¿1⁄2r alles gibt es in Excel die passende Funktion und das passende Werkzeug. So kï¿1⁄2nnen Sie Theorie und Praxis sofort miteinander verbinden.
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What Works for Whom?, Second Edition

A Critical Review of Treatments for Children and Adolescents

Author: Peter Fonagy,David Cottrell,Jeannette Phillips,Dickon Bevington,Danya Glaser,Elizabeth Allison

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462516378

Category: Psychology

Page: 639

View: 2185

The standard reference in the field, this acclaimed work synthesizes findings from hundreds of carefully selected studies of mental health treatments for children and adolescents. Chapters on frequently encountered clinical problems systematically review the available data, identify gaps in what is known, and spell out recommendations for evidence-based practice. The authors draw on extensive clinical experience as well as research expertise. Showcasing the most effective psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for young patients, they also address challenges in translating research into real-world clinical practice. New to This Edition *Incorporates over a decade of research advances and evolving models of evidence-based care. *New chapter topic: child maltreatment. *Separate chapters on self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, and substance use disorders (previously covered in a single chapter on self-harming disorders). *Expanded chapters on depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder. *Includes reviews of the burgeoning range of manualized psychosocial "treatment packages" for children.
Posted in Psychology

Social Theory

Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance

Author: Daniel W. Rossides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289509

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 1155

Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.
Posted in Social Science

Statistical Models and Causal Inference

A Dialogue with the Social Sciences

Author: David A. Freedman,David Collier,Jasjeet S. Sekhon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521195004

Category: Mathematics

Page: 399

View: 7886

David A. Freedman presents a definitive synthesis of his approach to statistical modeling and causal inference in the social sciences.
Posted in Mathematics

The Empire of Chance

How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer,Zeno Swijtink,Theodore Porter,Lorraine Daston,John Beatty,Lorenz Kruger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107393000

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 5859

The Empire of Chance tells how quantitative ideas of chance transformed the natural and social sciences, as well as daily life over the last three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact in biology, physics and psychology. Themes recur - determinism, inference, causality, free will, evidence, the shifting meaning of probability - but in dramatically different disciplinary and historical contexts. In contrast to the literature on the mathematical development of probability and statistics, this book centres on how these technical innovations remade our conceptions of nature, mind and society. Written by an interdisciplinary team of historians and philosophers, this readable, lucid account keeps technical material to an absolute minimum. It is aimed not only at specialists in the history and philosophy of science, but also at the general reader and scholars in other disciplines.
Posted in Political Science