Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research

Author: Timothy A. Brown

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593852746

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

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The first and only complete resource on the details of using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) as an analytic tool, this book emphasizes the practical and conceptual aspects of CFA over math and formulas. Rich examples are derived from actual research in psychology, management, and sociology.
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Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research, Second Edition

Author: Timothy A. Brown

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146251779X

Category: Science

Page: 462

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This accessible book has established itself as the go-to resource on confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) for its emphasis on practical and conceptual aspects rather than mathematics or formulas. Detailed, worked-through examples drawn from psychology, management, and sociology studies illustrate the procedures, pitfalls, and extensions of CFA methodology. The text shows how to formulate, program, and interpret CFA models using popular latent variable software packages (LISREL, Mplus, EQS, SAS/CALIS); understand the similarities ...
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Design and Analysis for Quantitative Research in Music Education

Author: Peter Miksza,Kenneth Elpus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199391904

Category: Music

Page: 280

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In recent years, academics and professionals in the social sciences have forged significant advances in quantitative research methodologies specific to their respective disciplines. Although new and sophisticated techniques for large-scale data analyses have become commonplace in general educational, psychological, sociological, and econometric fields, many researchers in music education have yet to be exposed to such techniques. Design and Analysis of Quantitative Research in Music Education is a comprehensive reference for those involved with research in music education and related fields, providing a foundational understanding of quantitative inquiry methods. Authors Peter Miksza and Kenneth Elpus update and expand the set of resources that music researchers have at their disposal for conceptualizing and analyzing data pertaining to music-related phenomena. This text is designed to familiarize readers with foundational issues of quantitative inquiry as a point of view, introduce and elaborate upon issues of fundamental quantitative research design and analysis, and expose researchers to new, innovative, and exciting methods for dealing with complex research questions and analyzing large samples of data in a rigorous and thorough manner. With this resource, researchers will be better equipped for dealing with the challenges of the increasingly information-rich and data-driven environment surrounding music education. An accompanying companion website provides valuable supplementary exercises and videos.
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Measurement Theory and Applications for the Social Sciences

Author: Deborah L. Bandalos

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532136

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

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Which types of validity evidence should be considered when determining whether a scale is appropriate for a given measurement situation? What about reliability evidence? Using clear explanations illustrated by examples from across the social and behavioral sciences, this engaging text prepares students to make effective decisions about the selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and development of measurement instruments. Coverage includes the essential measurement topics of scale development, item writing and analysis, and reliability and validity, as well as more advanced topics such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, diagnostic classification models, test bias and fairness, standard setting, and equating. End-of-chapter exercises (with answers) emphasize both computations and conceptual understanding to encourage readers to think critically about the material. ÿ
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Methods and Data Analysis for Cross-Cultural Research

Author: Fons J.R. van de Vijver,Kwok Leung,Karey Leung

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761901075

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

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`A sound guide through the complexities of cross-cultural research, written by an international team of first-rate scholars' - Harry C Triandis, University of Illinois This comprehensive guide, which covers all major issues in the field, presents cross-cultural methodology in a practical light. The initial presentation of theory serves as a basis for the discussion of methods, design and analysis that follows. Topics examined include: the design and analysis of quasi-experiments - the dominant framework for cross-cultural research; the most important tools of cross-cultural research; and the most useful techniques, illustrated with sample data.
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Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences, Fifth Edition

Author: James P. Stevens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136910697

Category: Education

Page: 664

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This best-selling text is written for those who use, rather than develop statistical methods. Dr. Stevens focuses on a conceptual understanding of the material rather than on proving results. Helpful narrative and numerous examples enhance understanding and a chapter on matrix algebra serves as a review. Annotated printouts from SPSS and SAS indicate what the numbers mean and encourage interpretation of the results. In addition to demonstrating how to use these packages, the author stresses the importance of checking the data, assessing the assumptions, and ensuring adequate sample size by providing guidelines so that the results can be generalized. The book is noted for its extensive applied coverage of MANOVA, its emphasis on statistical power, and numerous exercises including answers to half. The new edition features: New chapters on Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Ch. 15) and Structural Equation Modeling (Ch. 16) New exercises that feature recent journal articles to demonstrate the actual use of multiple regression (Ch. 3), MANOVA (Ch. 5), and repeated measures (Ch. 13) A new appendix on the analysis of correlated observations (Ch. 6) Expanded discussions on obtaining non-orthogonal contrasts in repeated measures designs with SPSS and how to make the identification of cell ID easier in log linear analysis in 4 or 5 way designs Updated versions of SPSS (15.0) and SAS (8.0) are used throughout the text and introduced in chapter 1 A book website with data sets and more. Ideal for courses on multivariate statistics found in psychology, education, sociology, and business departments, the book also appeals to practicing researchers with little or no training in multivariate methods. Prerequisites include a course on factorial ANOVA and covariance. Working knowledge of matrix algebra is not assumed.
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Analysis of Mixed Data

Methods & Applications

Author: Alexander R. de Leon,Keumhee Carrière Chough

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439884722

Category: Mathematics

Page: 262

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A comprehensive source on mixed data analysis, Analysis of Mixed Data: Methods & Applications summarizes the fundamental developments in the field. Case studies are used extensively throughout the book to illustrate interesting applications from economics, medicine and health, marketing, and genetics. Carefully edited for smooth readability and seamless transitions between chapters All chapters follow a common structure, with an introduction and a concluding summary, and include illustrative examples from real-life case studies in developmental toxicology, economics, medicine and health, marketing, and genetics An introductory chapter provides a "wide angle" introductory overview and comprehensive survey of mixed data analysis Blending theory and methodology, this book illustrates concepts via data from different disciplines. Analysis of Mixed Data: Methods & Applications traces important developments, collates basic results, presents terminology and methodologies, and gives an overview of statistical research applications. It is a valuable resource to methodologically interested as well as subject matter-motivated researchers in many disciplines.
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Applied Multivariate Research

Design and Interpretation

Author: Lawrence S. Meyers,Glenn Gamst,A.J. Guarino

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141298811X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1078

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This book provides full coverage of the wide range of multivariate topics that graduate students across the social and behavioral sciences encounter, using a conceptual, non-mathematical, approach. Addressing correlation, multiple regression, exploratory factor analysis, MANOVA, path analysis, and structural equation modeling, it is geared toward the needs, level of sophistication, and interest in multivariate methodology that serves students in applied programs in the social and behavioral sciences. Readers are encouraged to focus on design and interpretation rather than the intricacies of specific computations.
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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.
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