Random Factors in ANOVA

Author: Sally Ann Jackson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803950900
Format: PDF
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When using the analysis of variance (ANOVA) in an experimental design, how can the researcher determine whether to treat a factor as fixed or random? This book provides the reader with the criteria to make the distinction between fixed and random levels among factors, an important decision that directly reflects the purpose of the research. In addition to exploring the varied roles random factors can play in social research, the authors provide a discussion of the statistical analyses required with random factors and give an overview of computer-assisted analysis of random factor designs using SAS and SPSSX.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923633
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Discovering Statistics Using SPSS

Author: Andy Field
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847879063
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'In this brilliant new edition Andy Field has introduced important new introductory material on statistics that the student will need and was missing at least in the first edition. This book is the best blend that I know of a textbook in statistics and a manual on SPSS. It is a balanced composite of both topics, using SPSS to illustrate important statistical material and, through graphics, to make visible important approaches to data analysis. There are many places in the book where I had to laugh, and that's saying a lot for a book on statistics. His excellent style engages the reader and makes reading about statistics fun' - David C Howell, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont USA This award-winning text, now fully updated with SPSS Statistics, is the only book on statistics that you will need! Fully revised and restructured, this new edition is even more accessible as it now takes students through from introductory to advanced level concepts, all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SPSS Statistics. Andy Field's humorous and self-deprecating style and the book's host of characters make the journey entertaining as well as educational. While still providing a very comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, and packed with examples and self-assessment tests to reinforce knowledge, the new edition now also offers: - a more gentle introduction to basic-level concepts and methods for beginners - new textbook features to make the book more user-friendly for those learning about more advanced concepts, encouraging 'critical thinking' - a brand new, full-colour design, making it easy for students to navigate between topics, and to understand how to use the latest version of SPSS Statistics - both 'real world' (the bizarre and the wonderful) and invented examples illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive for students - an additional chapter on multilevel modelling for advanced-level students - reinforced binding to make the book easier to handle at a computer workstation. The book also includes access to a brand new and improved companion Website, bursting with features including: - animated 'SPSS walk-through' videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS Statistics modules - self-marking multiple choice questions - data sets for psychology, business and management and health sciences - a flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key concepts - access to support material from SAGE study skills books. Statistics lecturers are also provided with a whole range of resources and teaching aids, including: - the test bank - over 300 multiple-choice questions ready to upload to WebCT, Blackboard or other virtual learning environments - charts and diagrams in electronic format for inclusion in lecture slides - PowerPoint slides written by the author to accompany chapters of the text.

Fixed Effects Regression Models

Author: Paul D. Allison
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483389278
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book demonstrates how to estimate and interpret fixed-effects models in a variety of different modeling contexts: linear models, logistic models, Poisson models, Cox regression models, and structural equation models. Both advantages and disadvantages of fixed-effects models will be considered, along with detailed comparisons with random-effects models. Written at a level appropriate for anyone who has taken a year of statistics, the book is appropriate as a supplement for graduate courses in regression or linear regression as well as an aid to researchers who have repeated measures or cross-sectional data. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here

Understanding Regression Analysis

Author: Larry D. Schroeder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803927582
Format: PDF, ePub
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The authors have provided beginners with a background to the frequently-used technique of linear regression. It is not intended to be a substitute for a course or textbook in statistics, but rather a stop-gap for students who encounter empirical work before undertaking a statistics course. It provides a heuristic explanation of the procedures and terms used in regression analysis and has been written at the most elementary level.

ANOVA

Author: Ellen R. Girden
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803942578
Format: PDF
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Focusing on situations in which analysis of variance (ANOVA) involving the repeated measurement of separate groups of individuals is needed, Girden reveals the advantages, disadvantages, and counterbalancing issues of repeated measures situations. Using additive and nonadditive models to guide the analysis in each chapter, the book covers such topics as the rationale for partitioning the sum of squares, detailed analyses to facilitate the interpretation of computer printouts, the rationale for the F ratios in terms of expected means squares, validity assumptions for sphericity or circularity and approximate tests to perform when sphericity is not met.

Multilevel Modeling

Author: Douglas A. Luke
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761928799
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical introduction to multi-level modelling, this book offers an introduction to HLM & illustrations of how to use this technique to build models for hierarchical & longitudinal data.

Basic Math for Social Scientists

Author: Timothy Hagle
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803972858
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book of worked-out examples not only accompanies Timothy M. Hagle's earlier book Basic Math for Social Scientists: Concepts, but also provides an informal refresher course in algebra sets, limits and continuity, differential calculus, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, integral calculus, and matrix algebra. Problem sets are also provided so that readers can practice their grasp of standard mathematical procedures.

Longitudinal and Panel Data

Author: Edward W. Frees
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521535380
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An introduction to foundations and applications for quantitatively oriented graduate social-science students and individual researchers.

Experimental Design and Analysis

Author: Steven R. Brown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803938540
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume introduces the reader to one of the most fundamental topics in social science statistics: experimental design. The authors clearly show how to select an experimental design based on the number of independent variables and the number of subjects. Other topics addressed include variability, hypothesis testing, how ANOVA can be extended to the multi-group situation, the logic of the t test and completely randomized designs.