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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen A Sweet; Karen Grace-Martin
|Notes:||Previous ed.: 2002.
|Description:||xi, 273 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.|
|Contents:||Brief Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Key Concepts in Social Science Research Chapter 2: Getting Started: Accessing, Examining, and Saving Data Chapter 3: Univariate Analysis: Descriptive Statistics Chapter 4: Constructing Variables Chapter 5: Assessing Association through Bivariate Analysis Chapter 6: Comparing Groups through Bivariate Analysis Chapter 7: Multivariate Analysis with Linear Regression Chapter 8 Multivariate Analysis with Logistic Regression Chapter 9: Writing a Research Report Chapter 10: Research Projects Comprehensive Table of Contents: *Each chapter begins with "Overview," and concludes with "Summary," "Key Terms", and "Exercises." Chapter1: Key Concepts in Social Science Research Why Do We Need Statistics Framing Topics Into Research Questions Theory and Hypothesis Population and Samples Relationships and Causality Data Chapter 2: Getting Started: Accessing, Examining,and Saving Data Initial Settings The Layout of SPSS Types of Variables Defining and Saving a New Data Set Managing Data Sets: Dropping and Adding Variables Merging and Importing Files Loading and Examining an Existing File Chapter 3: Univariate Analysis: Descriptive Statistics Why Do Researchers Perform Univariate Analysis? Exploring Distributions of Scale Variables Exploring Distributions of Categorical Variables Chapter 4: Constructing Variables Why Construct New Variables? Recoding Existing Variables Computing New Variables Recording Computations Using Syntax Chapter 5: Assessing Association through Bivariate Analysis Why Do We Need Significance Tests? Cross Tabulations Bar Charts Correlations Scatter Plots Chapter 6: Comparing Groups through Bivariate Analysis One-Way Analysis of Variance Post-hoc Tests Assumptions of ANOVA Graphing the Results of ANOVA T tests Chapter 7: Multivariate Analysis with Linear Regression The Advantages of Multivariate Analysis Linear Regression: A Bivariate Example Multiple Linear Regression Other Concerns In Applying Linear Regression Assumptions of Regression Dummy Variables Outliers Causality Chapter 8: Multivariate Analysis with Logistic Regression What Is Logistic Regression? When Can I Do a Logistic Regression? Understanding the Relationships through Probabilities Logistic Regression: A Bivariate Example Multivariate Logistic Regression: An Example Interpreting Logistic Regression Output Using Multivariate Logistic Regression Coefficients to Make Predictions Using Multivariate Coefficients to Graph a Logistic Regression Line Chapter 9: Writing a Research Report Overview Writing Style and Audience The Structure of a Report References and Further Reading Chapter 10: Research Projects Potential Research Projects Research Project 1: Racism Research Project 2: Suicide Research Project 3: Criminality Research Project 4: Welfare Research Project 5: Sexual Behavior Research Project 6: Education Research Project 7: Health Research Project 8: Happiness Research Project 9: Your Topic Appendix 1: STATES.SAV Descriptives Appendix 2: GSS98.SAV File Information Appendix 3: Variable Label Abbreviations Permissions Index|
|Responsibility:||Stephen A. Sweet, Karen Grace-Martin.|