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Analyzing quantitative data : from description to explanation

Author: Norman W H Blaikie
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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`With many other introductory texts, data analysis becomes just an exercise unto itself, and students (sometimes) learn to go through the motions without really knowing why. After working with  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman W H Blaikie
ISBN: 0761967591 9780761967590 0761967583 9780761967583
OCLC Number: 52288275
Description: xx, [353] pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Social research and data analysis: demystifying basic concepts --
Data analysis in context: working with two data sets --
Descriptive analysis --
Univariate: looking for characteristics --
Descriptive analysis --
Bivariate: looking for patterns --
Explanatory analysis: looking for influences --
Inferential analysis: from sample to population --
Data reduction: preparing to answer research questions --
Real data analysis: answering research questions.
Responsibility: Norman Blaikie.
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