Statistics and Data Interpretation for Social Work by Gloria Rosenthal,James A., PhD Rosenthal

By Gloria Rosenthal,James A., PhD Rosenthal

Written through a social employee for social paintings scholars, this can be a nuts and bolts advisor to stats that offers complicated calculations and ideas in transparent, easy-to-understand language. It comprises various examples, facts units, and concerns that scholars will stumble upon in social paintings practice.

The first part introduces simple innovations and phrases to supply an outstanding beginning in information. It additionally addresses instruments utilized by researchers to explain and summarize facts starting from unmarried variables to assessing the connection among variables and reason and impact between variables. the second one part specializes in inferential facts, describing how researchers draw conclusions approximately complete populations in keeping with information from samples. This part additionally covers self assurance durations and a number of importance exams for studying relationships among forms of variables. also, instruments for multivariate analyses and information interpretation are presented.

Key positive aspects:

  • Addresses the position of information in evidence-based perform and application evaluation
  • Features examples of qualitative and quantitative research
  • Each bankruptcy comprises workout difficulties and inquiries to improve scholar learning
  • Includes digital information units taken from genuine social paintings arenas
  • Offers an entire ancillary electronic packet together with a pupil consultant to SPSS with accompanying info Set, an Instructor's handbook, PowerPoint slides, and a try Bank

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Quantile Regression: v. 149 (Quantitative Applications in by Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman

By Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman

Quantile Regression, the 1st publication of Hao and Naiman's two-book sequence, establishes the seldom well-known hyperlink among inequality stories and quantile regression types. notwithstanding separate methodological literature exists for every topic, the authors search to discover the usual connections among this more and more sought-after device and examine issues within the social sciences. Quantile regression as a style doesn't depend upon assumptions as restrictive as these for the classical linear regression; although extra conventional versions akin to least squares linear regression are extra extensively applied, Hao and Naiman convey, of their program of quantile regression to empirical examine, how this version yields a extra entire realizing of inequality. Inequality is a perennial challenge within the social sciences, and lately there was a lot study in well-being inequality in addition. significant software program programs have additionally progressively applied quantile regression. Quantile Regression could be of curiosity not just to the conventional social technological know-how industry yet different markets comparable to the wellbeing and fitness and public well-being comparable disciplines.

Key Features:

  • Establishes a typical hyperlink among quantile regression and inequality stories within the social sciences
  • Contains sincerely outlined phrases, simplified empirical equations, illustrative graphs, empirical tables and graphs from examples
  • Includes computational codes utilizing statistical software program renowned between social scientists
  • Oriented to empirical research
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    Product Research: The Art and Science Behind Successful by N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan,John A. Cafeo

    By N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan,John A. Cafeo

    7. 1. 1 history Uncertainty will be regarded as the inability of enough details to decide. you will need to quantify uncertainties in mathematical types used for layout and optimization of nondeterministic engineering structures. often, - simple task may be generally classi?ed into 3 varieties (Bae et al. 2004; Ha-Rok 2004; Klir and Wierman 1998; Oberkampf and Helton 2002; Sentz 2002). The ?rst one is aleatory uncertainty (also often called stochastic uncertainty or inherent - sure bet) – it effects from the truth that a approach can behave in random methods. for instance, the failure of an engine may be modeled as an aleatory uncertaintybecause the failure can happen at a random time. One can't are expecting precisely whilst the engine will fail whether a wide volume of failure information is accrued (available). the second is epistemic uncertainty (also referred to as subjective uncertainty or reducible - simple task) – it's the uncertainty of the end result of a few random occasion as a result of lack of knowledge or details in any section or job of the modeling approach. by way of gaining information regarding the process or environmental elements, you can still decrease the epistemic uncertainty. for instance, an absence of experimental facts to signify new fabrics and strategies results in epistemic uncertainty.

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    Understanding Social Statistics by Jane L. Fielding,Nigel Gilbert

    By Jane L. Fielding,Nigel Gilbert

    `This ebook is very instructed for libraries and departments to undertake. If I needed to train a facts category for sociology scholars this is able to be a ebook i'd absolutely pick out. The booklet achieves vitally important objectives: it teaches scholars a software program package deal and trains them within the statistical research of sociological information' - Journal of utilized Statistics

    This absolutely revised, extended and up to date Second Edition of the best-selling textbook by means of Jane Fielding and Nigel Gilbert offers a accomplished but available advisor to quantitative information research. Designed to aid take the terror out of using numbers in social study, this textbook introduces scholars to statistical data as a strong technique of revealing styles in human behaviour.

    The textbook covers every thing quite often integrated in an introductory direction on social information for college kids within the social sciences and the authors have taken the potential for this Second Edition to convey the knowledge resources as present as attainable. The booklet is filled with updated examples and priceless and transparent illustrations utilizing the newest SPSS software program.

    While retaining the student-friendly components of the 1st, corresponding to bankruptcy summaries, routines on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a thesaurus of key phrases, new positive factors to this variation include:

    -Updated examples and references

    SPSS assurance and screen-shots now include the present model 14.0 and are used to illustrate the newest social facts datasets;

    -Additions to content material contain a new part on constructing a coding body and an extra dialogue of weighting counts as a method of studying released statistics;

    -Enhanced layout aids navigation that is extra simplified by means of the addition of middle pursuits for every bankruptcy and bullet-pointed bankruptcy summaries;

    -The up-to-date web site at http:/www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/uss/index.html displays adjustments made to the textual content and offers up to date datasets;

    A necessary and sensible consultant for college students facing the big quantities of information which are mostly gathered in social surveys, the Second variation of Understanding Social Statistics is an important textbook for classes on statistics and quantitative learn around the social sciences.

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    Models for Social Networks With Statistical Applications by Suraj Bandyopadhyay,A R. Rao,Bikas K. Sinha

    By Suraj Bandyopadhyay,A R. Rao,Bikas K. Sinha

    Written through a sociologist, a graph theorist, and a statistician, this name presents social community analysts and scholars with a high-quality statistical starting place from which to investigate community info. essentially demonstrates how graph-theoretic and statistical strategies should be hired to review a few vital parameters of worldwide social networks. The authors makes use of actual existence village-level social networks to demonstrate the practicalities, potentials, and constraints of social community research ("SNA"). in addition they provide suitable sampling and inferential features of the innovations whereas facing probably huge networks.

    Intended viewers

    This supplemental textual content is perfect for a number of graduate and doctoral point classes in social community research within the social, behavioral, and wellbeing and fitness sciences

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    Understanding Policy Decisions (SpringerBriefs in Applied by Bruno Dente

    By Bruno Dente

    This publication proposes a version for knowing how cutting edge coverage judgements are taken in complicated political and organizational structures in addition to the potential suggestions that the promoter of the innovation can hire in an effort to maximize the likelihood of profitable adoption and implementation. It provides a conceptual framework for the research of decisional occasions that allows you to layout the main applicable recommendations for overcoming clash (e.g. of the NIMBY type) and/or expanding the engagement of doubtless actors. The booklet contains a template for decisional case stories, a protocol for the definition of a decisional approach, and an workout in decisional analysis.

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    Applied Statistics with SPSS by Eelko K R E Huizingh

    By Eelko K R E Huizingh

    Accessibly written and straightforward to take advantage of, Applied data utilizing SPSS is an all-in-one self-study advisor to SPSS and homemade advisor to statistical data. established round the wishes of undergraduate scholars embarking on their lonesome study venture, the text's self-help type is designed to spice up the talents and self assurance of these that would have to use SPSS during doing their study project.

    The publication is pedagogically good built and includes many monitor dumps and workouts, word list phrases and labored examples. Divided into components, Applied facts utilizing SPSS covers :

    1.A self-study consultant for studying the best way to use SPSS.

    2.A reference consultant for choosing the right statistical procedure and a stepwise homemade consultant for analysing information and reading the results.

    3. Readers of the publication can obtain the SPSS facts file that's used for many of the examples through the e-book here.

    Geared explicitly for undergraduate wishes, this is often a simple to persist with SPSS booklet that are supposed to offer a step by step advisor to analyze layout and knowledge research utilizing SPSS.

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    New Developments in Categorical Data Analysis for the Social by L. Andries van der Ark,Marcel A. Croon,Klaas Sijtsma

    By L. Andries van der Ark,Marcel A. Croon,Klaas Sijtsma

    specific information are quantified as both nominal variables--distinguishing diverse teams, for instance, in keeping with socio-economic prestige, schooling, and political persuasion--or ordinal variables--distinguishing degrees of curiosity, similar to the popular flesh presser or the popular kind of punishment for committing housebreaking. This new booklet is a suite of up to date experiences on glossy express information research tools, emphasizing their software to suitable and engaging info sets.

    This quantity concentrates on latent classification research and merchandise reaction concept. those tools use latent variables to give an explanation for the relationships between saw specific variables. Latent classification research yields the type of a gaggle of respondents based on their trend of rankings at the express variables. this gives perception into the mechanisms generating the information and permits the estimation of issue buildings and regression versions conditional at the latent type constitution. merchandise reaction thought results in the identity of 1 or extra ordinal or period scales. In mental and academic checking out those scales are used for person size of talents and character traits.

    The concentration of this quantity is utilized. After a style is defined, the opportunity of the tactic for studying express info is illustrated through a true information instance to teach the way it can be utilized successfully for fixing a true info challenge. those equipment are available to researchers now not educated explicitly in utilized information. This quantity appeals to researchers and complicated scholars within the social and behavioral sciences, together with social, developmental, organizational, scientific and well-being psychologists, sociologists, academic and advertising and marketing researchers, and political scientists. additionally, it really is of curiosity to those that gather information on specific variables and are confronted with the matter of ways to research such variables--among themselves or on the subject of metric variables.

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    Social Research: An Introduction by Matthew David,Carole Sutton

    By Matthew David,Carole Sutton

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    The excellent e-book for any scholar taking a learn equipment path for the 1st time!

    The new version of David and Sutton's textual content offers these new to social study with a finished advent to the speculation, good judgment and useful tools of qualitative, quantitative and combined tools study. overlaying all elements of analysis layout, information assortment, information research and writing up, Social study: An creation is the fundamental spouse for all undergraduate and postgraduate scholars embarking on a equipment path or social examine venture.

    The moment version features:

    -Brand new chapters on visible equipment, case research equipment, net study, combined equipment and level-headed theory

    -Updated chapters on interviews, questionnaire layout, surveys, and concentration teams

    -Improved assurance of qualitative and quantitative tools of information research, together with useful guide at the most modern models of software program applications NiVivo eight and SPSS 18

    -An beautiful new structure which aids navigability and complements the book's pupil studying features

    -A spouse web site (www.uk.sagepub.com/david) with PowerPoint slides and hyperlinks to worthwhile websites

    -Many more effective examples aiding deliver conception to life!

    Designed for social technology scholars with out prior adventure, this e-book offers a balanced origin within the ideas and practices of social research.

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    Event History and Survival Analysis: Regression for by Paul D. Allison

    By Paul D. Allison

    Social scientists have an interest in occasions and their reasons. even if occasion histories are perfect for learning the motives of occasions, they generally own features—censoring and time-varying explanatory variables—that create significant difficulties for traditional statistical strategies. a number of leading edge methods were built to deal with those peculiarities of occasion historical past information. This quantity surveys those tools, targeting the ways which are most beneficial to the social sciences. specifically, Paul D. Allison specializes in regression tools within which the incidence of occasions relies on a number of explanatory variables. He offers consciousness to the statistical types that shape the foundation of occasion heritage research, and in addition to sensible matters comparable to information administration, fee, and necessary software program.

     

    The Second Edition is a part of SAGE’s Quantitative functions within the Social Sciences (QASS) sequence, which keeps to serve numerous scholars, teachers, and researchers in studying the main state-of-the-art quantitative techniques.

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