Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences

Author: Alan Agresti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135265260

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

View: 2040

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.
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Statistik-Workshop für Programmierer

Author: Allen B. Downey

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3868993436

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 4224

Wenn Sie programmieren können, beherrschen Sie bereits Techniken, um aus Daten Wissen zu extrahieren. Diese kompakte Einführung in die Statistik zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie rechnergestützt, anstatt auf mathematischem Weg Datenanalysen mit Python durchführen können. Praktischer Programmier-Workshop statt grauer Theorie: Das Buch führt Sie anhand eines durchgängigen Fallbeispiels durch eine vollständige Datenanalyse -- von der Datensammlung über die Berechnung statistischer Kennwerte und Identifikation von Mustern bis hin zum Testen statistischer Hypothesen. Gleichzeitig werden Sie mit statistischen Verteilungen, den Regeln der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Visualisierungsmöglichkeiten und vielen anderen Arbeitstechniken und Konzepten vertraut gemacht. Statistik-Konzepte zum Ausprobieren: Entwickeln Sie über das Schreiben und Testen von Code ein Verständnis für die Grundlagen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik: Überprüfen Sie das Verhalten statistischer Merkmale durch Zufallsexperimente, zum Beispiel indem Sie Stichproben aus unterschiedlichen Verteilungen ziehen. Nutzen Sie Simulationen, um Konzepte zu verstehen, die auf mathematischem Weg nur schwer zugänglich sind. Lernen Sie etwas über Themen, die in Einführungen üblicherweise nicht vermittelt werden, beispielsweise über die Bayessche Schätzung. Nutzen Sie Python zur Bereinigung und Aufbereitung von Rohdaten aus nahezu beliebigen Quellen. Beantworten Sie mit den Mitteln der Inferenzstatistik Fragestellungen zu realen Daten.
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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: 7759

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.
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Der falsch vermessene Mensch

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518281833

Category: Kraniometrie - Intelligenzdiagnostik - Bewertung

Page: 394

View: 4041

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Handbook of statistical methods for demographers

selected problems in the analysis of census data

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census. Statistical Research Division,Abram J. Jaffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 278

View: 7306

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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: 3871

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Applied Longitudinal Analysis

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118551796

Category: Mathematics

Page: 740

View: 9728

Praise for the First Edition ". . . [this book] should be on the shelf of everyone interestedin . . . longitudinal data analysis." —Journal of the American Statistical Association Features newly developed topics and applications of theanalysis of longitudinal data Applied Longitudinal Analysis, Second Edition presentsmodern methods for analyzing data from longitudinal studies and nowfeatures the latest state-of-the-art techniques. The bookemphasizes practical, rather than theoretical, aspects of methodsfor the analysis of diverse types of longitudinal data that can beapplied across various fields of study, from the health and medicalsciences to the social and behavioral sciences. The authors incorporate their extensive academic and researchexperience along with various updates that have been made inresponse to reader feedback. The Second Edition features six newlyadded 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 effectsmodels Multiple imputation and inverse probability weightedmethods Smoothing methods for longitudinal data Sample size and power Each chapter presents methods in the setting of applications todata sets drawn from the health sciences. New problem sets havebeen added to many chapters, and a related website features sampleprograms and computer output using SAS, Stata, and R, as well asdata sets and supplemental slides to facilitate a completeunderstanding of the material. With its strong emphasis on multidisciplinary applications andthe interpretation of results, Applied LongitudinalAnalysis, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses onstatistics in the health and medical sciences at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as avaluable reference for researchers and professionals in themedical, public health, and pharmaceutical fields as well as thosein social and behavioral sciences who would like to learn moreabout analyzing longitudinal data.
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H1N1 Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2012 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496999X

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 9710

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/.
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Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology, Fifth Edition

Author: Hugh Coolican

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444145312

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

View: 1236

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.
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Sarstedt/Schütz, IBM SPSS Syntax

Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung

Author: Marko Sarstedt,Tobias Schütz

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800643626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 1853

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.
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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: 8546

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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: 1779

Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods This user-friendly textbook teaches students to understand andapply procedural steps in completing quantitative studies. Itexplains statistics while progressing through the steps of thehypothesis-testing process from hypothesis to results. The researchproblems used in the book reflect statistical applications relatedto interesting and important topics. In addition, the book providesa Research Analysis and Interpretation Guide to help studentsanalyze research articles. Designed as a hands-on resource, each chapter covers a singleresearch problem and offers directions for implementing theresearch method from start to finish. Readers will learn howto: Pinpoint research questions and hypotheses Identify, classify, and operationally define the studyvariables 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 toimmediately, independently, and successfully apply quantitativemethods to their own research projects.
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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: 8580

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.
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A New Dictionary of the Social Sciences, Second Edition

Author: G. Duncan Mitchell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202364018

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 9076

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.
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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: 4703

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.
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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: 6904

Since 1992, the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) has produced a book on principles and practices for a federal statistical agency, updating the document every 4 years to provide a current edition to newly appointed cabinet secretaries at the beginning of each presidential administration. This second edition presents and comments on three basic principles that statistical agencies must embody in order to carry out their mission fully: (1) They must produce objective data that are relevant to policy issues, (2) they must achieve and maintain credibility among data users, and (3) they must achieve and maintain trust among data providers. The book also discusses 11 important practices that are means for statistical agencies to live up to the four principles. These practices include a commitment to quality and professional practice and an active program of methodological and substantive research.
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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: 4233

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.
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Social Theory

Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance

Author: Daniel W. Rossides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289509

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 3169

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.
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