Data Analysis for the Social Sciences: Integrating Theory by Douglas bors

By Douglas bors

'This e-book fosters in-depth realizing of the good judgment underpinning the most typical statistical checks in the behavioural sciences. through emphasising the shared flooring among those checks, the writer presents the most important scaffolding for college kids as they embark upon their study journey.' —Ruth Horry, Psychology, Swansea University 

'This precise textual content provides the conceptual underpinnings of records in addition to the computation and alertness of facts to real-life situations--a mixture hardly ever coated in a single ebook. essential for college students studying statistical concepts and a go-to guide for knowledgeable researchers.' Barbra Teater, Social Work, College of Staten Island, urban college of recent York

Accessible, enticing, and informative, this e-book can help any social technological know-how pupil technique statistics with confidence. 

With a well-paced and well-judged built-in procedure instead of an easy linear trajectory, this publication progresses at a practical velocity that fits the velocity at which data rookies truly examine. jam-packed with worldwide, interdisciplinary examples that floor statistical idea and ideas in real-world events, it exhibits scholars not just find out how to observe newfound wisdom utilizing IBM SPSS records, but additionally why they might are looking to. Spanning information fundamentals like variables, constants, and sampling via to t-tests, a number of regression and issue research, it builds statistical literacy whereas additionally overlaying key study ideas like learn questions, errors forms and effects reliability.

It exhibits you the way to:

  • Describe information with graphs, tables, and numbers
  • Calculate chance and price distributions
  • Test a priori and publish hoc hypotheses
  • Conduct Chi-squared exams and observational studies
  • Structure ANOVA, ANCOVA, and factorial designs

Supported by way of plenty of visuals and an internet site with interactive demonstrations, writer video, and perform datasets, this publication is the student-focused spouse to aid scholars via their information trips.  

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Bayesian Networks in Educational Assessment (Statistics for by Russell G. Almond,Robert J. Mislevy,Linda Steinberg,Duanli

By Russell G. Almond,Robert J. Mislevy,Linda Steinberg,Duanli Yan,David Williamson

Bayesian inference networks, a synthesis of information and professional platforms, have complicated reasoning lower than uncertainty in drugs, enterprise, and social sciences. This cutting edge quantity is the 1st complete therapy exploring how they are often utilized to layout and learn cutting edge academic assessments.

Part I develops Bayes nets’ foundations in evaluate, facts, and graph idea, and works in the course of the real-time updating set of rules. half II addresses parametric kinds to be used with evaluate, model-checking options, and estimation with the EM set of rules and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). a different function is the volume’s grounding in Evidence-Centered layout (ECD) framework for evaluation layout. This “design ahead” method allows designers to take complete benefit of Bayes nets’ modularity and talent to version complicated evidentiary relationships that come up from functionality in interactive, technology-rich exams reminiscent of simulations. half III describes ECD, situates Bayes nets as an essential section of a principled layout procedure, and illustrates the information with an in-depth examine the BioMass venture: An interactive, standards-based, web-delivered demonstration evaluation of technological know-how inquiry in genetics.

This e-book is either a source for pros attracted to overview and complex students.  Its transparent exposition, worked-through numerical examples, and demonstrations from actual and didactic purposes offer priceless illustrations of the way to exploit Bayes nets in academic evaluation. routines keep on with every one bankruptcy, and the web significant other web site offers a thesaurus, facts units and challenge setups, and hyperlinks to computational resources.

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Best Practices in Logistic Regression by Jason W. Osborne

By Jason W. Osborne

Jason W. Osborne’s Best Practices in Logistic Regression provides scholars with an available, utilized strategy that communicates logistic regression in transparent and concise phrases. The booklet successfully leverages readers’ uncomplicated intuitive knowing of easy and a number of regression to lead them right into a subtle mastery of logistic regression. Osborne’s utilized procedure bargains scholars and teachers a transparent point of view, elucidated via functional and interesting instruments that inspire pupil comprehension.

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Statistik für Human- und Sozialwissenschaftler: Limitierte by Jürgen Bortz,Christof Schuster

By Jürgen Bortz,Christof Schuster

Das Lehrbuch vermittelt umfassend die Grundlagen und Methoden der Statistik. Es enthält zahlreiche anschauliche Beispiele und Übungsaufgaben, auch aus der psychologischen Forschung, sowie eine Formelsammlung und ein Glossar zum schnellen Rechnen und Nachschlagen. In der 7. Auflage wurden die Grundlagen für Einsteiger noch verständlicher formuliert, der Inhalt mit neuen Didaktikelementen noch klarer strukturiert. Neu ist auch eine site mit SPSS-Anleitungen zu allen Beispielen, mit Lerntools für Studierende und Lehrmaterialien für Dozenten.

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Einführung in die nichtparametrische Statistik mit SAS und by Christine Duller

By Christine Duller

Christine Duller gibt in diesem Buch eine leicht verständliche Einführung in die nichtparametrische Statistik. Dabei beschreibt sie nicht nur die statistischen Verfahren, sondern setzt diese auch in SAS und R um. Beide Programmiersprachen stellt die Autorin kurz vor, sodass keine Vorkenntnisse notwendig sind. Das Buch eignet sich besonders für Studierende der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften und alle Interessierten, die (nur) über Grundkenntnisse der Statistik verfügen, aber auch als Nachschlagewerk für einfache statistische Analysen.

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Data Quality and Record Linkage Techniques by Thomas N. Herzog,Fritz J. Scheuren,William E. Winkler

By Thomas N. Herzog,Fritz J. Scheuren,William E. Winkler

This publication deals a realistic knowing of matters fascinated with enhancing facts caliber via enhancing, imputation, and checklist linkage. the 1st a part of the ebook bargains with tools and types, targeting the Fellegi-Holt edit-imputation version, the Little-Rubin multiple-imputation scheme, and the Fellegi-Sunter list linkage version. the second one half offers case stories during which those options are utilized in a number of components, together with loan warrantly coverage, clinical, biomedical, street safeguard, and social assurance in addition to the development of record frames and administrative lists. This e-book bargains a mix of functional suggestion, mathematical rigor, administration perception and philosophy.

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Statistics in Plain English, Fourth Edition: Volume 1 by Timothy C. Urdan

By Timothy C. Urdan

This introductory textbook offers a cheap, short review of facts to aid readers achieve a greater figuring out of the way records paintings and the way to interpret them appropriately. each one bankruptcy describes a special statistical approach, starting from uncomplicated thoughts like important tendency and describing distributions to extra complicated ideas corresponding to t assessments, regression, repeated measures ANOVA, and issue research. each one bankruptcy starts with a brief description of the statistic and whilst it may be used. this can be by means of a closer rationalization of the way the statistic works. ultimately, every one bankruptcy ends with an instance of the statistic in use, and a pattern of ways the result of analyses utilizing the statistic should be written up for ebook. A word list of statistical phrases and logos is usually incorporated. utilizing the author’s personal information and examples from released study and the preferred media, the ebook is a simple and available advisor to statistics.

New gains within the fourth version include:

  • sets of labor difficulties in every one bankruptcy with designated options and extra difficulties on-line to assist scholars attempt their realizing of the material,

  • new "Worked Examples" to stroll scholars via find out how to calculate and interpret the facts featured in every one chapter,

  • new examples from the author’s personal info and from released study and the preferred media to assist scholars see how statistics are utilized and written approximately in specialist publications,

  • many extra examples, tables, and charts to aid scholars visualize key recommendations, make clear ideas, and show how the facts are utilized in the genuine world.

  • a extra logical move, with correlation at once previous regression, and a mixed word list showing on the finish of the book,

  • a speedy consultant to stats, formulation, and levels of Freedom initially of the publication, it seems that outlining each one statistic and while scholars may still use them,

  • greater emphasis on (and description of) impact dimension and self assurance period reporting, reflecting their starting to be significance in examine around the social technological know-how disciplines

  • an extended web site at with PowerPoint displays, bankruptcy summaries, a brand new attempt financial institution, interactive difficulties and exact suggestions to the text’s paintings difficulties, SPSS datasets for perform, hyperlinks to necessary instruments and assets, and video clips exhibiting tips to calculate records, the best way to calculate and interpret the appendices, and the way to appreciate a number of the extra complicated tables of output produced via SPSS.

Statistics in simple English, Fourth Edition is a perfect consultant for statistics, learn equipment, and/or for classes that use records taught on the undergraduate or graduate point, or as a reference software for a person attracted to clean their reminiscence approximately key statistical thoughts. The learn examples are from psychology, schooling, and different social and behavioral sciences.

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Applied Multivariate Research: Design and Interpretation by Lawrence S. Meyers,Glenn C. Gamst,Anthony J. Guarino

By Lawrence S. Meyers,Glenn C. Gamst,Anthony J. Guarino

utilizing a conceptual, non-mathematical procedure, the up-to-date Third Edition of Applied Multivariate learn: layout and Interpretation offers complete insurance of the wide variety of multivariate subject matters that graduate scholars around the social and behavioral sciences come upon. Authors Lawrence S. Meyers, Glenn Gamst, and A. J. Guarino combine leading edge multicultural themes in examples through the publication, which come with either conceptual and sensible insurance of: statistical strategies of information screening; a number of regression; multilevel modeling; exploratory issue research; discriminant research; structural equation modeling; structural equation modeling invariance; survival research; multidimensional scaling; and cluster analysis. 

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Population-Based Survey Experiments by Diana C. Mutz

By Diana C. Mutz

Population-based survey experiments became a useful device for social scientists suffering to generalize laboratory-based effects, and for survey researchers besieged by way of uncertainties approximately causality. because of technological advances lately, experiments can now be administered to random samples of the inhabitants to which a conception applies. but in the past, there has been no self-contained source for social scientists looking a concise and available evaluation of this system, its strengths and weaknesses, and the original demanding situations it poses for implementation and analysis.

Drawing on examples from around the social sciences, this ebook covers every thing you want to understand to plot, enforce, and learn the result of population-based survey experiments. however it is greater than only a "how to" guide. This vigorous ebook demanding situations traditional knowledge approximately inner and exterior validity, displaying why robust causal claims needn't come on the rate of exterior validity, and the way it really is now attainable to execute experiments remotely utilizing large-scale inhabitants samples.

Designed for social scientists around the disciplines, Population-Based Survey Experiments offers the 1st whole advent to this methodology.

  • Offers the main finished therapy of the topic
  • Features a wealth of examples and sensible suggestion
  • Reexamines problems with inner and exterior validity
  • Can be utilized in conjunction with downloadable facts from for layout and research routines within the classroom

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