Best Practices in Quantitative Methods

Author: Jason W. Osborne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412940656

Category: Social Science

Page: 596

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The contributors to Best Practices in Quantitative Methods envision quantitative methods in the 21st century, identify the best practices, and, where possible, demonstrate the superiority of their recommendations empirically. Editor Jason W. Osborne designed this book with the goal of providing readers with the most effective, evidence-based, modern quantitative methods and quantitative data analysis across the social and behavioral sciences. The text is divided into five main sections covering select best practices in Measurement, Research Design, Basics of Data Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and Advanced Quantitative Methods. Each chapter contains a current and expansive review of the literature, a case for best practices in terms of method, outcomes, inferences, etc., and broad-ranging examples along with any empirical evidence to show why certain techniques are better. Key Features: Describes important implicit knowledge to readers: The chapters in this volume explain the important details of seemingly mundane aspects of quantitative research, making them accessible to readers and demonstrating why it is important to pay attention to these details. Compares and contrasts analytic techniques: The book examines instances where there are multiple options for doing things, and make recommendations as to what is the "best" choice—or choices, as what is best often depends on the circumstances. Offers new procedures to update and explicate traditional techniques: The featured scholars present and explain new options for data analysis, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the new procedures in depth, describing how to perform them, and demonstrating their use. Intended Audience: Representing the vanguard of research methods for the 21st century, this book is an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers who want a comprehensive, authoritative resource for practical and sound advice from leading experts in quantitative methods.
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Quantitative Methods

An Introduction for Business Management

Author: Paolo Brandimarte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118023488

Category: Mathematics

Page: 912

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An accessible introduction to the essential quantitative methods for making valuable business decisions Quantitative methods-research techniques used to analyze quantitative data-enable professionals to organize and understand numbers and, in turn, to make good decisions. Quantitative Methods: An Introduction for Business Management presents the application of quantitative mathematical modeling to decision making in a business management context and emphasizes not only the role of data in drawing conclusions, but also the pitfalls of undiscerning reliance of software packages that implement standard statistical procedures. With hands-on applications and explanations that are accessible to readers at various levels, the book successfully outlines the necessary tools to make smart and successful business decisions. Progressing from beginner to more advanced material at an easy-to-follow pace, the author utilizes motivating examples throughout to aid readers interested in decision making and also provides critical remarks, intuitive traps, and counterexamples when appropriate. The book begins with a discussion of motivations and foundations related to the topic, with introductory presentations of concepts from calculus to linear algebra. Next, the core ideas of quantitative methods are presented in chapters that explore introductory topics in probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, linear regression, and a discussion of time series that includes both classical topics and more challenging models. The author also discusses linear programming models and decision making under risk as well as less standard topics in the field such as game theory and Bayesian statistics. Finally, the book concludes with a focus on selected tools from multivariate statistics, including advanced regression models and data reduction methods such as principal component analysis, factor analysis, and cluster analysis. The book promotes the importance of an analytical approach, particularly when dealing with a complex system where multiple individuals are involved and have conflicting incentives. A related website features Microsoft Excel® workbooks and MATLAB® scripts to illustrate concepts as well as additional exercises with solutions. Quantitative Methods is an excellent book for courses on the topic at the graduate level. The book also serves as an authoritative reference and self-study guide for financial and business professionals, as well as readers looking to reinforce their analytical skills.
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Quantitative Methods

Short Course

Author: Jon Curwin,Roger Slater

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844809059

Category: Commercial statistics

Page: 352

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This book has been written specifically to support shorter courses in statistics and quantitative methods, and aims to make accessible to students what is commonly perceived to be a very difficult subject. It provides revision for basic mathematical numerical skills, examines some simple statistical techniques, and introduces some basic quantitative modelling techniques. Each chapter is written in such a way as to be complete in its own right and approximately match a week of the study programme – students will be able to pick up this book at any point and make sense of the topic being covered.Key to this book is its excellent pedagogy. Learning objectives and outcomes are provided at the start and end of chapters; many worked examples are included throughout the chapters, with first-rate explanations; and numerous end-of-chapter questions are provided, with excellent accompanying answers. The result is an accessible, user-friendly, worked example-oriented guide to quantitative methods for students in many disciplines who may only ever need to take one course in the subject.
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Quantitative Methods

Author: TR Jain, AS Sandhu

Publisher: FK Publications

ISBN: 9788187140573

Category:

Page: N.A

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Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: John Buglear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136370145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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Quantitative Methods for Business: The A-Z of QM will enable readers to: *Appreciate the significance of quantitative methods for businesses and the study of business *Understand and apply a wide range of quantitative techniques *Select appropriate quantitative techniques for data analysis, problem solving and decision making *Interpret and communicate the results of quantitative analysis
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Quantitative Methods for Historians

A Guide to Research, Data, and Statistics

Author: Konrad H. Jarausch,Kenneth A. Hardy

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621479

Category: History

Page: 266

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The pioneering texts in quantitative history were written over two decades ago, but as a command of methodological context, computer experience, and statistical literacy have become increasingly important to the study of history, the need for an introductory text addressing these matters has increased. Quantitative Methods for Historians is a theoretical and practical guide for the application of quantitative analysis in historical research. It is designed for students of history and related disciplines who are curious about the possibilities of quantification and want to learn more about its recent development. Integrating the use of the statistical packages SAS and SPSS with the quantitative method, the authors discuss techniques for defining a problem, proceed to the building of a data set and the use of statistical methods, and conclude with the interpretation of results. The data set section concentrates on the basics of formalized research, discussing the coding process and the more complicated problems of data transformation and linkage. The statistical parts systematically build upon traditional fundamentals and introduce new analytical techniques for qualitative variables. Intended as a working introduction to quantitative methods, this guide also provides additional information on advanced statistical techniques and discusses questions of historical computing, reflecting critically on the proper role of quantitative methods.
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Quantitative Methods in Tourism

A Handbook

Author: Rodolfo Baggio,Jane E. Klobas

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845411730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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This book goes beyond the methods usually covered in introductory textbooks on quantitative methods in tourism. It considers key issues in data selection, approaches to factor and cluster analysis and regression before covering advanced topics including structural equation modelling, maximum likelihood estimation, simulation and agent-based modelling. The result is a guide to quantitative methods in tourism that de-mystifies both simple and apparently complex techniques and makes them more accessible to tourism researchers.
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Quantitative Methods in Management

Author: R Selvaraj

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174466303

Category: Business mathematics

Page: 444

View: 340

This book provides a strong foundation in Quantitative Methods for management students who come from different disciplines. It has been designed according to the latest syllabi of the Bharathiar University and Anna University. The book is prepared with utmost care and rules out the necessity of referring any other book as it is self-contained. This book will surely prove to be a good reference book for both the students and teachers.
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Quantitative Methods

Author: Les Oakshott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113734086X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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Offering a student-friendly introduction to quantitative methods, this text covers all of the need to know basics in a clear and engaging manner. Quantitative Methods is an ideal text for students of all levels coming to the subject for first time.
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Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: David R. Anderson,Dennis J. Sweeney,Thomas A. Williams,Jeffrey D. Camm,James J. Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840062338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

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Provide your students with a strong conceptual understanding of the critical role that quantitative methods play in today's decision-making process with the well-respected QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E by award-winning authors Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann. Written with the non-mathematician in mind, this applications-oriented text clearly introduces today's many quantitative methods, how they work, and how savvy decision makers can most effectively apply and interpret data. A strong managerial orientation motivates learning by weaving pertinent, actual examples throughout that illustrate key situations where quantitative methods make a difference in decision making. QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E provides everything your students need for success from the authors hallmark Problem-Scenario Approach that helps readers understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. Instant online access provides students with Excel worksheets, TreePlan, Crystal Ball, Premium Solver for Excel, and LINGO. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Quantitative Methods for Economists

Author: R. Veerachamy

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122423892

Category:

Page: 1096

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About the Book: The revised second edition thoroughly explains the basic methods and techniques involved in mathematical analysis of economic phenomena. Statistical methods have been emphasized. Numerous new concepts, solved examples and illustrative practice problems have been included throughout the book. In addition, few new chapters have been added to enrich the quality of text as well. About the Author: Dr. R. Veerachamy was formerly Professor and Chairman in the Department of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore. He has put in 37 years of teaching on Quantitative Techniques for both Economics and Management students. His book "Quantitative Methods for Economists" is a very popular text among student community all over the country. Since 1973 he is handling the paper "Quantitative Methods for Economists" for the postgraduate students in Bangalore University. He has obtained his MSc. degree in Mathematical Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University and also has MA Economics degree as well from the same University to his credit. He is a First Rank Gold Medalist in Econometrics. He received his Ph.D. in the area of International Economics from Bangalore University. He has contributed research papers/articles in several journals of repute. He has vast experience in curriculum development for both MA and MBA courses. Currently he is working as a Professor, Department of Management Studies, East Point College of Higher Education, Bangalore.
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Qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation research

Author: Thomas D. Cook,Charles S. Reichardt,Evaluation Research Society

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Evaluation researchers, traditionally considered to be users of quantitative methods, are now actively exploring the qualitative aspects of the performance of the programmes they are evaluating. Rather than argue the validity of either the quantitative or the qualitative approach, most of the noted contributors to this volume conclude that both are required for comprehensive evaluation.
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Health Science Research

A Handbook of Quantitative Methods

Author: Jennifer Peat

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275663

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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For research to be effective, it is essential that every aspect of the study is well planned. Health Science Research has been written to help researchers from all disciplines conduct their studies with this kind of integrity. Each chapter covers a specific area fo conducting a study, including: - formulating the research question - preparing a grant application - subject recruitment - data collection and analysis - interpreting the results of the study This informative text is designed to be a user friendly research, reference and study tool. It has been organised into eight chapters, each of which covers a specific area of conducting a research study. This book will be of particular value to scientists, research assistants, qualified or trainee physicians, nurses and allied health workers. The book will also be an essential companion for students in all disciplines who want to learn more about how to do good research.
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Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

Theory and Applications : Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2009, Chania, Crete, Greece, 26-29 May 2009

Author: Anthi Katsirikou,Christos H. Skiadas

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814299707

Category: Information services

Page: 503

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This volume is a valuable resource of research papers and applications presented at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference QQML2009, on the methodological tools used in library and information science. It provides the reader with a better understanding and holistic view on the subject and contains a plethora of invaluable methodologies and applications to a variety of information and library science. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries will be suitable to students as a textbook, as well as to scientists and professionals.
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Quantitative Methods in Finance

Author: Terry J. Watsham,Keith Parramore

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861523679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

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This text explains in an intuitive yet rigorous way the mathematical and statistical applications relevant to modern financial instruments and risk management techniques. It progresses at a pace that is comfortable for those with less mathematical expertise yet reaches a level of analysis that will reward even the most experienced. The strong applied emphasis makes this book ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in mastering the quantitative techniques underpinning modern financial decision making.
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Quantitative Methods In Linguistics

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 1944

Quantitative Methods in Linguistics offers a practical introduction to statistics and quantitative analysis with data sets drawn from the field and coverage of phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and syntax, as well as probability distribution and quantitative methods. Provides balanced treatment of the practical aspects of handling quantitative linguistic data Includes sample datasets contributed by researchers working in a variety of sub-disciplines of linguistics Uses R, the statistical software package most commonly used by linguists, to discover patterns in quantitative data and to test linguistic hypotheses Includes student-friendly end-of-chapter assignments and is accompanied by online resources at available in the 'Downloads' section, below
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Research Design in Social Work

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Author: Anne Campbell,Brian J. Taylor,Anne McGlade

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446298000

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Social work research often focuses on qualitative designs and many students believe that the quantitative research pathway is either too complicated or is beyond their grasp. This book outlines how social work students can undertake a research project from either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methodological approach. The authors introduce key concepts in an accessible and structured manner and go on to demonstrate each of the approaches from inception of research idea, to realisation of methodological approach, to research process, to data analysis and conclusion. More than just another research text, this book remains grounded in social work practice and has clear links to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.
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New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

Selected Papers Presented at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries : Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2010, Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-28 May 2010

Author: Anthi Katsirikou,Christos H. Skiadas

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814350303

Category: Electronic books

Page: 472

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This unique volume presents the latest scientific achievements of library researchers and professionals on the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Libraries. Scholars and professionals have now an information resource on methodological tools for library services. Except for the new technologies that facilitate the innovation of libraries, it is the underlying policy and functional changes that have the most lasting effect on the scholarly operation that explains why this volume is important in the field or market. It also explores in detail the areas covering library methodologies, marketing and management, statistics and bibliometrics, content and subject analysis, users'' behaviors and library policies that play an important role at every aspect of library research in the twenty-first century.
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Teaching Quantitative Methods

Getting the Basics Right

Author: Geoff Payne,Malcolm Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209814

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This exciting collection is both useful and timely. It clearly lays out the problems, strategies and resources associated with the teaching of quantitative methods in modern universities. Addressing the perceived 'crisis of number' in a practical and fresh way the book sets out dynamic new approaches to teaching quantitative methods. It offers historical, comparative, analytical reflection and empirical evidence concerning the crisis in contemporary social sciences. Experts from across the social sciences provide a wide range of authoritative insights as well as a number of useful illustrations of strategies and resources designed to help overcome this 'crisis of number'. Each chapter reflects the diversity of backgrounds and approaches within the social sciences making this an interdisciplinary, relevant addition to the subject. The book also: o focuses on innovations in how to teach quantitative research methods o reports on the latest ESRC research projects on teaching quantitative methods o locates itself within current debates about skills for employment. Clear, engaging and original this book will be essential reading for those interested in learning and teaching quantitative methods.
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Quantitative Methods in Project Management

Author: John C. Goodpasture

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Quantitative Methods for the Project Manager is for professional project managers who need to know how to make everyday use of numerical analysis. It combines theory and practices and is designed to be easily applied.
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