Statistics without Mathematics by David J Bartholomew

By David J Bartholomew

This is a booklet in regards to the principles that force information. it's a great primer for college students who desire an creation to the innovations of records with out the further confusion of technical jargon and mathematical language.

It introduces the intuitive pondering in the back of general approaches, explores the method of casual reasoning, and uses conceptual frameworks to supply a origin for college kids new to statistical data. It showcases the services we now have all constructed from dwelling in an information saturated society, raises our statistical literacy and offers us the instruments had to method statistical arithmetic with confidence.

Key themes include:

  • Variability
  • Standard Distributions
  • Correlation
  • Relationship
  • Sampling
  • Inference  

An attractive, casual creation this ebook units out the conceptual instruments required by means of a person venture statistical tactics for the 1st time or for an individual wanting a clean point of view while learning the paintings of others.

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A Comparison of the Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches to by Francisco J. Samaniego

By Francisco J. Samaniego

This monograph contributes to the world of comparative statistical inference. cognizance is particular to the real subfield of statistical estimation. The publication is meant for an viewers having an effective grounding in likelihood and facts on the point of the year-long undergraduate direction taken by way of statistics and arithmetic majors. the required historical past on choice thought and the frequentist and Bayesian methods to estimation is gifted and thoroughly mentioned in Chapters 1–3. The “threshold challenge” - deciding on the boundary among Bayes estimators which are inclined to outperform usual frequentist estimators and Bayes estimators which don’t - is formulated in an analytically tractable method in bankruptcy four. The formula encompasses a particular (decision-theory dependent) criterion for evaluating estimators. the center-piece of the monograph is bankruptcy five within which, less than rather basic stipulations, an specific strategy to the edge is bought for the matter of estimating a scalar parameter less than squared mistakes loss. The six chapters that keep on with handle numerous different contexts during which the brink challenge may be productively handled. integrated are remedies of the Bayesian consensus challenge, the brink challenge for estimation difficulties regarding of multi-dimensional parameters and/or uneven loss, the estimation of nonidentifiable parameters, empirical Bayes equipment for combining info from ‘similar’ experiments and linear Bayes tools for combining info from ‘related’ experiments. the ultimate bankruptcy offers an outline of the monograph’s highlights and a dialogue of components and difficulties short of extra research.

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Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation by Scott M. Lynch

By Scott M. Lynch

This publication outlines Bayesian statistical research in nice element, from the advance of a version in the course of the strategy of making statistical inference. the major characteristic of this e-book is that it covers types which are most typically utilized in social technology examine - together with the linear regression version, generalized linear types, hierarchical types, and multivariate regression types - and it completely develops every one real-data instance in painstaking detail.

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Statistik für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler: Ein Lehr- und by Thomas Schuster,Arndt Liesen

By Thomas Schuster,Arndt Liesen

Das Buch ist eine sehr praxisorientierte Einführung in die Statistik für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler. Der Leser lernt die wichtigsten, für Studium und Praxis bedeutsamen, statistischen Methoden kennen, verstehen und anzuwenden. In jedem Kapitel führt ein Fallbeispiel in das Wissensgebiet ein. Die einzelnen Themen werden anschaulich durch viele Praxisbeispiele dargestellt. Zahlreiche Computerübungen zeigen, wie die statistischen Berechnungen mit MS Excel durchgeführt werden können. Lernkontrollaufgaben dienen der Absicherung, dass der Leser den gelernten Stoff intestine verstanden hat. Es handelt sich um ein sehr modernes Lehrbuch mit der konsequenten Verbindung von Theorie, Praxisbeispielen und vertiefenden Übungsaufgaben. Studierende finden zusätzliche Übungsaufgaben und Lösungen auf der Internetseite des Verlags. Für Lehrende werden weitere Materialien auf der Springer-Seite DozentenPLUS bereitgestellt.

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Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends: by Charles E. Lance,Charles E Lance,Robert J Vandenberg

By Charles E. Lance,Charles E Lance,Robert J Vandenberg

This ebook presents an updated overview of more often than not undertaken methodological and statistical practices which are sustained, partially, upon sound motive and justification and, partly, upon unfounded lore. a few examples of those "methodological city legends", as we confer with them during this ebook, are characterised by means of manuscript evaluations akin to: (a) "your self-report measures be afflicted by universal technique bias"; (b) "your item-to-subject ratios are too low"; (c) "you can’t generalize those findings to the true world"; or (d) "your impact sizes are too low".

Historically, there's a kernel of fact to each one of these legends, yet in lots of situations that fact has been lengthy forgotten, missed or adorned past popularity. This publication examines numerous such legends. every one bankruptcy is equipped to deal with: (a) what the legend is that "we (almost) all comprehend to be true"; (b) what the "kernel of fact" is to every legend; (c) what the myths are that experience constructed round this kernel of fact; and (d) what the country of the perform might be. This ebook meets a massive want for the buildup and integration of those methodological and statistical practices.

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Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling with IBM SPSS by Ronald H. Heck,Scott L. Thomas,Lynn N. Tabata

By Ronald H. Heck,Scott L. Thomas,Lynn N. Tabata

This publication demonstrates find out how to use multilevel and longitudinal modeling concepts on hand within the IBM SPSS mixed-effects application (MIXED). Annotated display photographs supply readers with a step by step realizing of every approach and navigating this system. Readers find out how to arrange, run, and interpret quite a few types. Diagnostic instruments, facts administration matters, and similar images are brought all through. Annotated syntax can be to be had if you want this method. prolonged examples illustrate the common sense of version improvement to teach readers the explanation of the study questions and the stairs round which the analyses are dependent. the knowledge utilized in the textual content and syntax examples can be found at www.routledge.com/9780415817110.?? ?

Highlights of the recent variation include:

  • Updated all through to mirror IBM SPSS model 21.
  • Further insurance of development trajectories, coding time-related variables, covariance buildings, person switch and longitudinal experimental designs (Ch.5).
  • Extended dialogue of alternative different types of study designs for studying switch (e.g., regression discontinuity, quasi-experimental) through the years (Ch.6).
  • New examples specifying a number of latent constructs and parallel development methods (Ch. 7).
  • Discussion of choices for facing lacking info and?the use of pattern weights inside multilevel facts constructions (Ch.1).
  • The ebook opens with the conceptual and methodological matters linked to multilevel and longitudinal modeling, by way of a dialogue of SPSS information administration strategies which facilitate operating with multilevel, longitudinal, and cross-classified info units. Chapters three and four introduce the fundamentals of multilevel modeling: constructing a multilevel version, examining output, and trouble-shooting universal programming and modeling difficulties. types for investigating person and organizational swap are awarded in chapters five and six, by way of versions with multivariate results in bankruptcy 7. bankruptcy eight presents an indication of multilevel versions with cross-classified facts constructions. The ebook concludes with how you can extend at the numerous multilevel and longitudinal modeling options and concerns while undertaking multilevel analyses. ?

    Ideal as a supplementary textual content for graduate classes on multilevel and longitudinal modeling, multivariate records, and learn layout taught in schooling, psychology, enterprise, and sociology, this book’s sensible procedure additionally appeals to researchers in those fields. The ebook offers a very good complement to Heck & Thomas’s An creation to Multilevel Modeling innovations, 2d Edition; despite the fact that, it will probably even be used with any multilevel and/or longitudinal modeling e-book or as a stand-alone textual content.

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    Statistische Datenanalyse mit SPSS: Eine by Jürgen Janssen,Wilfried Laatz

    By Jürgen Janssen,Wilfried Laatz

    Die eight. Auflage wird auf IBM SPSS records (Base und particular checks) in der im Herbst 2012 erscheinenden model 21 basieren.

    Detailliert, anschaulich und mit möglichst wenig Mathematik werden anhand von Praxisbei­spielen die statistischen Methoden und deren Anwendungen demonstriert. Das Buch bie­tet Anfängern einen leichten Einstieg in das Datenanalyseprogramm; für den erfahrenen SPSS-Anwender (auch für Nutzer früherer Programmversionen) ist es ein hervorragendes Nachschlagewerk.

    Alle Datendateien, ergänzende Texte, Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen, statistische Tabellen und weitere Informationen sind auf den dazugehörenden Internetseiten verfügbar (www.spssbuch.de).

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    Violence, Statistics, and the Politics of Accounting for the by Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos,Elizabeth Minor,Samrat

    By Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos,Elizabeth Minor,Samrat Sinha

    This e-book examines the methodological difficulties of accounting for the useless in armed conflicts in addition to how the method itself is open to manipulation and controversy. encouraged by means of the paintings of the overseas Practitioner community of casualty recording enterprises, the publication beneficial properties thematic research, case stories and ancient dialogue at the use of the physique count number in the direction of political, humanitarian and armed forces ends.

    The e-book starts with a strategic research of the physique count number that introduces a normal dialogue at the dimension of struggle violence; its therapy through the media, humanitarian agencies, governments and the army; and its felony and political implications. It then examines the accounting for civilian conflict casualties in earlier and destiny conflicts, investigates the best way the foreign Committee of the pink pass has handled the difficulty of lacking folks and the identity of useless our bodies in armed conflicts and explores the function of facts in relief coverage debates, specially with reference to humanitarian workers.

    Next, the booklet information the sector of casualty recording as practiced by means of civil society enterprises, with insights from a research of forty practitioners. It additionally gains narrative case reports that element the methods human losses have been documented in the course of contemporary conflicts in Northeastern India (2006-2009) and Croatia (1991-1995). moreover, one case examine seems to be on the usefulness of casualty recording in attractive policymakers at the affects of specific applied sciences of violence.

    This e-book bargains an insightful research into violence, information and the politics of accounting for the useless. it's going to attract a large viewers of policy-makers, human rights activists, humanitarian practitioners in addition to academics.

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    Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, by Rex B Kline

    By Rex B Kline

    Emphasizing thoughts and intent over mathematical trivia, this is often the main primary, whole, and available structural equation modeling (SEM) textual content. carrying on with the culture of utilizing actual information examples from a number of disciplines, the considerably revised fourth variation comprises contemporary advancements equivalent to Pearl's graphing idea and the structural causal version (SCM), size invariance, and extra. Readers achieve a entire figuring out of all stages of SEM, from info assortment and screening to the translation and reporting of the consequences. studying is superior through workouts with solutions, principles to recollect, and subject bins. The significant other site offers facts, syntax, and output for the book's examples--now together with documents for Amos, EQS, LISREL, Mplus, Stata, and R (lavaan). New to This version *Extensively revised to hide vital new subject matters: Pearl's graphing conception and the SCM, causal inference frameworks, conditional technique modeling, direction types for longitudinal info, merchandise reaction conception, and extra. *Chapters on top practices in all levels of SEM, dimension invariance in confirmatory issue research, and value trying out matters and bootstrapping. *Expanded insurance of psychometrics. *Additional laptop instruments: on-line documents for all distinctive examples, formerly supplied in EQS, LISREL, and Mplus, at the moment are additionally given in Amos, Stata, and R (lavaan). *Reorganized to hide the specification, id, and research of saw variable types individually from latent variable types. Pedagogical positive factors *Exercises with solutions, plus end-of-chapter annotated lists of additional analyzing. *Real examples of not easy information, demonstrating easy methods to deal with commonplace difficulties in analyses. *Topic bins on really expert concerns, akin to reasons of nonpositive convinced correlations. *Boxed ideas to recollect. *Website selling a learn-by-doing procedure, together with syntax and knowledge documents for 6 commonly used SEM computing device tools.

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    Big Data?: Qualitative Approaches to Digital Research: 13 by Martin Hand,Sam Hillyard

    By Martin Hand,Sam Hillyard

    This quantity seeks to handle the rising relationships among qualitative study and electronic facts. today, ubiquitous electronic facts is changing the foci of study, the contexts during which learn occurs, and the equipment and instruments on hand for qualitative learn. along new demanding situations and possibilities, there are lots of ways that confirmed qualitative tools are getting used to situate and interpret electronic phenomena. This booklet examines and engages with the ambivalence of digitization, illuminating the varied ways that researchers process, negotiate, comprehend and interpret items and practices of electronic study. The chapters during this quantity are geared up round 4 key subject matters: studying affects of digitization on social worlds; gaining knowledge of makes use of of electronic information inside of social worlds; discovering electronic visualization of social worlds; learning with electronic info and strategies. the amount is designed to entice qualitative researchers trying to research strategies of digitization, modify current methodologies for electronic worlds, and improve new methods of reading and utilizing electronic research.

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