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Exploring data : an introduction to data analysis for social scientitists

Author: Catherine Marsh; Jane Elliott
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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The updated edition of this classic text introduces a range of techniques for exploring quantitative data. Beginning with an emphasis on descriptive statistics and graphical approaches, it moves on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Marsh; Jane Elliott
ISBN: 9780745622835 0745622836 9780745622828 0745622828
OCLC Number: 473751019
Description: xxiii, 304 s
Contents: Detailed Table of Contents. List of Figures. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I: Single Variables. 1. Distribution Variables. 2. Numerical Summaries of Level and Spread. 3. Scaling and Standardising. 4. Inequality. 5. Smoothing Time Series. Part II: Relationships between Two Variables. 6. Percentage Tables. 7. Analysing Contingency Tables. 8. Handling Several Batches. 9. Scatterplots and Resistant Lines. 10. Transformations. Part III: Introducing a Third Variable. 11. Causal Explanations. 12. Three-Variable Contingency Tables and Beyond. 13. Longitudinal Data. Footnotes. References
Responsibility: Catherine Marsh and Jane Elliott

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