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Analyzing Quantitative Data

Analyzing Quantitative Data

From Description to Explanation

  • Author: Norman Blaikie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761967590
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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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.

Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows Versions 8 - 10

Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows Versions 8 - 10

A Beginner's Guide

  • Author: Jeremy J Foster
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761969273
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 252
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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

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

An Investigative Approach

  • Author: Mark Balnaves,Peter Caputi
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761968047
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 257
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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.

Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Paul S. Maxim,Associate Professor Department of Sociology Paul S Maxim
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195114652
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 405
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Professionals will find this detailed yet concise book to be an excellent reference."--BOOK JACKET.

Doing Your Education Research Project

Doing Your Education Research Project

  • Author: Neil Burton,Mark Brundrett,Marion Jones
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446293165
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
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If you are a trainee teacher or experienced practitioner new to research, or are simply wondering how to get started on your education research project, this practical book will be your guide. The authors offer simple steps to ensure that you ask the key questions in the most effective way possible. The book guides you through the entire research process: from clarifying the context and conceptual background, to presenting and analysing the evidence gathered. Supported by examples, checklists and diagrams, this fully revised and updated edition includes a wealth of information on: Research design Evidence gathering techniques Practitioner research Ethics Data analysis techniques. This book will be valuable to anyone begining a research or a professional or a professional or school development project, whatever stage they are at within the teaching community, from training for QTS, higher degree, or in need of evidence-backed decisions for the strategic development of their school.

Analyzing Quantitative Data

Analyzing Quantitative Data

An Introduction for Social Researchers

  • Author: Debra Wetcher-Hendricks
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118626117
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 414
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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.

Applying Regression and Correlation

Applying Regression and Correlation

A Guide for Students and Researchers

  • Author: Jeremy Miles,Mark Shevlin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761962304
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 253
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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

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Academic libraries
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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

The Excel Edition

  • Author: Neil J. Salkind
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412924825
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 403
  • View: 1861
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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.

Multiple Regression

Multiple Regression

A Primer

  • Author: Paul D. Allison
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9780761985334
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 202
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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.