Understanding Multivariate Research

A Primer For Beginning Social Scientists

Author: William Berry,Mitchell Sanders

Publisher: Perseus (for Hbg)

ISBN: 0813399718

Category: Political Science

Page: 104

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Gives new social science graduate students sufficient background in quantitative multivariate analysis (e.g., regression analysis) to allow them to read research relying on such analysis prior to formal training in statistical methods.

Statistics: A Tool for Social Research

Author: Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305142950

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Packed with everyday examples of statistics in the real world, STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 10e, provides a reader-friendly introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Using myriad examples of statistics from daily life, the text demonstrates that statistics are not just abstract mathematical constructs but have practical value in government, education, business, media, politics, sports, and much more. STATISTICS helps you understand the importance of statistical fundamentals in research without requiring advanced mathematical knowledge. It supports effective learning for both math-averse beginners as well as more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines. Focusing on the application of computational research in favor of the computations themselves, the text fully integrates with the most current version of IBM's SPSS software and labels end-of-chapter SPSS problems by the discipline from which they are drawn. The author breaks down even the most complex material to help you master key concepts and develop the skills you need to succeed as a professional in a social science field-or simply to become a “statistically literate” consumer of social research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Meta-Analysis for Public Management and Policy

Author: Evan Ringquist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118190130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 399


Meta-Analysis for Public Management and Policy is agroundbreaking book that includes a proven set of tools for makingsense of mountains of sometimes inconsistent conclusions fromoriginal research. The tools of meta-analysis can help to improvescholarship, ensure more accurate tests of theories, provideclearer and more authoritative advice for policy and management,and ultimately contribute to the wider knowledge base of publicmanagement and policy and the social sciences more broadly. This important resource contains an in-depth explanation of thesix-stage process for conducting a meta-analysis which consists ofScoping, Literature Search, Data Coding, Calculating and CombiningEffect Sizes, Explaining Differences in Effect Sizes AcrossOriginal Studies, and Identifying Areas for Further Research. Thetext includes detailed explanations of the statistical approachesto meta-analysis that have been found to be most useful toresearchers and practitioners in public management and policy, andoffers four original meta-analyses of school vouchers, performancemeasurement, public housing decentralization, and public servicemotivation. These original studies (conducted by the author and histeam) offer step-by-step templates for how to conduct ameta-analysis while also contributing original research onimportant issues in public management and policy. Meta-Analysis for Public Management and Policy is thehands-on resource that can help students and professionals improvethe quality and the relevance of research in public management andpolicy.