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Exploring Data An Introduction to Data Analysis for Social Scientists

ISBN-10: 0745622836
ISBN-13: 9780745622835
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 305
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This edition of this classic text introduces a range of techniques for exploring quantitative data. Beginning with an emphasis on descriptive statistics and graphical approaches, later chapters move on to simple strategies for examining the associations between variables using inferential statistics such as chi squared.

Dr Jane Elliott is currently employed as Research Director of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies, Institute of Education, London. She was previously a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.

Detailed contents
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Single Variables
Distributions and Variables
Numerical Summaries of Level and Spread
Scaling and Standardizing
Inequality
Smoothing Time Series
Relationships between Two Variables
Percentage Tables
Analysing Contingency Tables
Handling Several Batches
Scatterplots and Resistant Lines
Transformations
Introducing a Third Variable
Causal Explanations
Three-Variable Contingency Tables and Beyond
Longitudinal Data
References
Index

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