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Basic Math for Social Scientists

Basic Math for Social Scientists

Problems and Solutions

  • Author: Timothy Hagle
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803972858
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 102
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This book of worked-out examples not only accompanies Timothy M. Hagle's earlier book Basic Math for Social Scientists: Concepts, but also provides an informal refresher course in algebra sets, limits and continuity, differential calculus, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, integral calculus, and matrix algebra. Problem sets are also provided so that readers can practice their grasp of standard mathematical procedures.

Nonrecursive Causal Models

Nonrecursive Causal Models

  • Author: William D. Berry
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803922655
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 95
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Where an assumption of unidirectionality in causal effects is unrealistic, 'recursive' models cannot be used, and more complex 'nonrecursive' models are necessary. Unfortunately, many nonrecursive models (unlike recursive models) are 'unidentified', which makes meaningful parameter estimation impossible. Even when they are identified, it would be inappropriate to use OLS regression techniques (appropriate for recursive models) for the purpose of estimation. The concept of identification, and the factors that lead to it are explained; and various tests for determination are provided. Illustrations from a variety of social science disciplines are used throughout the book.

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

  • Author: Harry J. Khamis
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452238952
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 136
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The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.

Fuzzy Set Theory

Fuzzy Set Theory

Applications in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Michael Smithson,Jay Verkuilen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761929864
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 97
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Fuzzy set theory deals with sets or categories whose boundaries are blurry or, in other words, "fuzzy." This book presents an accessible introduction to fuzzy set theory, focusing on its applicability to the social sciences. Unlike most books on this topic, Fuzzy Set Theory: Applications in the Social Sciences provides a systematic, yet practical guide for researchers wishing to combine fuzzy set theory with standard statistical techniques and model-testing.

Internet Data Collection

Internet Data Collection

  • Author: Samuel J. Best,Brian S. Krueger
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761927105
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 91
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Designed for researchers and students alike, the volume describes how to perform each stage of the data collection process on the Internet, including sampling, instrument design, and administration. Through the use of non-technical prose and illustrations, it details the options available, describes potential dangers in choosing them, and provides guidelines for sidestepping them. In doing so, though, it does not simply reiterate the practices of traditional communication modes, but approaches the Internet as a unique medium that necessitates its own conventions.

The R Student Companion

The R Student Companion

  • Author: Brian Dennis
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439875413
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 360
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R is the amazing, free, open-access software package for scientific graphs and calculations used by scientists worldwide. The R Student Companion is a student-oriented manual describing how to use R in high school and college science and mathematics courses. Written for beginners in scientific computation, the book assumes the reader has just some high school algebra and has no computer programming background. The author presents applications drawn from all sciences and social sciences and includes the most often used features of R in an appendix. In addition, each chapter provides a set of computational challenges: exercises in R calculations that are designed to be performed alone or in groups. Several of the chapters explore algebra concepts that are highly useful in scientific applications, such as quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, trigonometric functions, and exponential functions. Each chapter provides an instructional review of the algebra concept, followed by a hands-on guide to performing calculations and graphing in R. R is intuitive, even fun. Fantastic, publication-quality graphs of data, equations, or both can be produced with little effort. By integrating mathematical computation and scientific illustration early in a student’s development, R use can enhance one's understanding of even the most difficult scientific concepts. While R has gained a strong reputation as a package for statistical analysis, The R Student Companion approaches R more completely as a comprehensive tool for scientific computing and graphing.

Calculus Using Mathematica

Calculus Using Mathematica

  • Author: K.D. Stroyan
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 1483267970
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 558
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Calculus Using Mathematica is intended for college students taking a course in calculus. It teaches the basic skills of differentiation and integration and how to use Mathematica, a scientific software language, to perform very elaborate symbolic and numerical computations. This is a set composed of the core text, science and math projects, and computing software for symbolic manipulation and graphics generation. Topics covered in the core text include an introduction on how to get started with the program, the ideas of independent and dependent variables and parameters in the context of some down-to-earth applications, formulation of the main approximation of differential calculus, and discrete dynamical systems. The fundamental theory of integration, analytical vector geometry, and two dimensional linear dynamical systems are elaborated as well. This publication is intended for beginning college students.

Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems

Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems

  • Author: Barney K. Huang
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780849348693
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 880
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Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems focuses on the integration of mathematical models and the dynamic simulation essential to system analysis, design, and synthesis. The book emphasizes the quantitative dynamic relationships between elements and system responses. Problems of various degrees of difficulty and complexity are discussed to illustrate methods of computer-aided design and analysis that can bridge the gap between theories and applications. These problems cover a wide variety of subjects in the biological and agricultural fields. Specific guidelines and practical methods for defining requirements, developing specifications, and integrating system modeling early in simulation development are included as well. Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems is an excellent text and self-guide for agricultural engineers, agronomists, foresters, horticulturists, soil scientists, mechanical engineers, and computer simulators.

Inequalities for Finite Difference Equations

Inequalities for Finite Difference Equations

  • Author: B.G. Pachpatte
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780824706579
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 528
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"A treatise on finite difference ineuqalities that have important applications to theories of various classes of finite difference and sum-difference equations, including several linear and nonlinear finite difference inequalities appearing for the first time in book form."

Probability and Combinatorics

Probability and Combinatorics

  • Author: D.P. Apte
  • Publisher: Excel Books India
  • ISBN: 9788174465207
  • Category: Combinatorial analysis
  • Page: 463
  • View: 6642
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This book covers a selection of topics on combinatorics, probability and discrete mathematics useful to the students of MCA, MBA, computer science and applied mathematics. The book uses a different approach in explaining these subjects, so as to be equally suitable for the students with different backgrounds from commerce to computer engineering. This book not only explains the concepts and provides variety of solved problems, but also helps students to develop insight and perception, to formulate and solve mathematical problems in a creative way. The book includes topics in combinatorics like advance principles of counting, combinatorial identities, concept of probability, random variables and their probability distributions, discrete and continuous standard distributions and jointly random variables, recurrence relations and generating functions. This book completely covers MCA syllabus of Pune University and will also be suitable for undergraduate science courses like B.Sc. as well as management courses.