Analyzing Quantitative Data

Author: Norman Blaikie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761967583
Release Date: 2003-03-06
Genre: Psychology

For social researchers who need to know what procedures to use under what circumstances in practical research projects, this book does not require an indepth understanding of statistical theory.

Analyzing Quantitative Data

Author: Debra Wetcher-Hendricks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118626115
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Psychology

A user-friendly, hands-on guide to recognizing and conductingproper research techniques in data collection Offering a unique approach to numerical research methods,Analyzing Quantitative Data: An Introduction for SocialResearchers presents readers with the necessary statisticalapplications for carrying out the key phases of conducting andevaluating a research project. The book guides readers through thesteps of data analysis, from organizing raw data to utilizingdescriptive statistics and tests of significance, drawing validconclusions, and writing research reports. The author successfullyprovides a presentation that is accessible and hands-on rather thanheavily theoretical, outlining the key quantitative processes andthe use of software to successfully draw valid conclusions fromgathered data. In its discussion of methods for organizing data, the bookincludes suggestions for coding and entry into spreadsheets ordatabases while also introducing commonly used descriptivestatistics and clarifying their roles in data analysis. Next,inferential statistics is explored in-depth with explanations ofand instructions for performing chi-square tests, t-tests, analysesof variance, correlation and regression analyses, and a number ofadvanced statistical procedures. Each chapter contains explanationsof when to use the tests described, relevant formulas, and samplecomputations. The book concludes with guidance on extractingmeaningful conclusions from statistical tests and writing researchreports that describe procedures and analyses. Throughout the book, Statistical Resources for SPSS®sections provide fundamental instruction for using SPSS® toobtain the results presented. Where necessary, the author providesbasic theoretical explanations for distributions and backgroundinformation regarding formulas. Each chapter concludes withpractice problems, and a related website features derivations ofthe book's formulas along with additional resources for performingthe discussed processes. Analyzing Quantitative Data is an excellent book forsocial sciences courses on data analysis and research methods atthe upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as avaluable reference for applied statisticians and practitionersworking in the fields of education, medicine, business and publicservice who analyze, interpret, and evaluate data in their dailywork.

Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows Versions 8 10

Author: Jeremy J Foster
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761969276
Release Date: 2001-03-20
Genre: Social Science

A new edition of this best-selling introductory book to cover the latest SPSS versions 8.0 - 10.0 This book is designed to teach beginners how to use SPSS for Windows, the most widely used computer package for analysing quantitative data. Written in a clear, readable and non-technical style the author explains the basics of SPSS including the input of data, data manipulation, descriptive analyses and inferential techniques, including; - creating using and merging data files - creating and printing graphs and charts - parametric tests including t-tests, ANOVA, GLM - correlation, regression and factor analysis - non parametric tests and chi square reliability - obtaining neat print outs and tables - includes a CD-Rom containing example data files, syntax files, output files and Excel spreadsheets.

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

Author: Mark Balnaves
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761968040
Release Date: 2001-06-04
Genre: Social Science

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences. The multimedia courseware provides tutorial work on sampling, basic statistics, and techniques for seeking information from databases and other sources. The statistics modules can be used as either part of a detective games or directly in teaching and learning. Brief video lessons in SPSS, using real datasets, are also a feature of the CD-ROM.

Analysing Quantitative Data

Author: Raymond A Kent
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473917910
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Social Science

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy This innovative book provides a fresh take on quantitative data analysis within the social sciences. It presents variable-based and case-based approaches side-by-side encouraging you to learn a range of approaches and to understand which is the most appropriate for your research. Using two multidisciplinary non-experimental datasets throughout, the book demonstrates that data analysis is really an active dialogue between ideas and evidence. Each dataset is returned to throughout the chapters enabling you to see the role of the researcher in action; it also showcases the difference between each approach and the significance of researchers’ decisions that must be made as you move through your analysis. The book is divided into four clear sections: Data and their presentation Variable-based analyses Case-based analyses Comparing and combining approaches Clear, original and written for students this book should be compulsory reading for anyone looking to conduct non-experimental quantitative data analysis.

Analyzing Quantitative Behavioral Observation Data

Author: Hoi K. Suen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781317766698
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Psychology

This volume provides a comprehensive summary of developments in theories and techniques within the areas of sampling, measurement, and statistical methods for analyzing behavioral data. By unifying new theories, techniques, methodologies, terminology, and language in behavioral observation research, the authors provide a comprehensive source for students and researchers.

Research in Rehabilitation Counseling

Author: James L. Bellini
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398079840
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Electronic books

This second edition represents the thorough revision necessary to accurately reflect the variation and wealth of research methodologies used in contemporary rehabilitation counseling research. As with the previous edition, this new second edition is divided into ten chapters. Chapter 1 establishes the theoretical underpinnings of social scientific inquiry, provides a foundation in the philosophical, epistemological, and methodological considerations related to the design and execution of rehabilitation research, and discusses the broad purposes of research. Chapter 2 addresses the issues that.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Author: Professor Leonard Bickman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 076190672X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

Applying Regression and Correlation

Author: Jeremy Miles
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761962301
Release Date: 2001-03-08
Genre: Social Science

This book takes a fresh look at applying regression analysis in the behavioural sciences by introducing the reader to regression analysis through a simple model-building approach. The authors start with the basics and begin by re-visiting the mean, and the standard deviation, with which most readers will already be familiar, and show that they can be thought of a least squares model. The book then shows that this least squares model is actually a special case of a regression analysis and can be extended to deal with first one, and then more than one independent variable. Extending the model from the mean to a regression analysis provides a powerful, but simple, way of thinking about what students believe

Multiple Regression

Author: Paul D. Allison
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 0761985336
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Mathematics

Presenting topics in the form of questions and answers, this popular supplemental text offers a brief introduction on multiple regression on a conceptual level. Author Paul D. Allison answers the most essential questions (such as how to read and interpret multiple regression tables and how to critique multiple regression results) in the early chapters, and then tackles the less important ones (for instance, those arising from multicollinearity) in the later chapters. With this organization, readers can stop at the end of any chapter and still feel like they've already gotten the meat of the subject.

Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics

Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412924820
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

Derived from his bestselling text Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, author Neil J. Salkind presents readers with The Excel Edition! Using the same personable and clear style that made previous editions so successful, this new edition teaches students how they can use Excel to learn the basics of statistics. This is not a text on how to use Excel, rather it illustrates how this program can make the statistics learning experience a better one.

The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism

Author: Allan Kulikoff
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813914205
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Business & Economics

Allan Kulikoff's provocative new book traces the rural origins and growth of capitalism in America, challenging earlier scholarship and charting a new course for future studies in history and economics. Kulikoff argues that long before the explosive growth of cities and big factories, capitalism in the countryside changed our society- the ties between men and women, the relations between different social classes, the rhetoric of the yeomanry, slave migration, and frontier settlement. He challenges the received wisdom that associates the birth of capitalism wholly with New York, Philadelphia, and Boston and show how studying the critical market forces at play in farm and village illuminates the defining role of the yeomen class in the origins of capitalism.