The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis / Edition 1

The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis / Edition 1

by Jane E. Miller
     
 

Bringing together advanced statistical methods and good expository writing, The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis offers much-needed help to academic researchers as well as analysts who write for general audiences. From general principles to specific examples, Jane Miller discusses how to use tables, charts, examples, and analogies to write a clear,… See more details below

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Bringing together advanced statistical methods and good expository writing, The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis offers much-needed help to academic researchers as well as analysts who write for general audiences. From general principles to specific examples, Jane Miller discusses how to use tables, charts, examples, and analogies to write a clear, compelling argument using multivariate results as evidence. Writers will repeatedly look to this book for guidance on how to express their ideas in scientific papers, grant proposals, speeches, issue briefs, chartbooks, posters, and other documents without getting bogged down in statistical jargon and technical details. Communicating effectively with multivariate models need never appear so complicated again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226527833
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction1
Pt. IPrinciples
2Seven basic principles13
3Causality, statistical significance, and substantive significance34
4Five more technical principles50
Pt. IITools
5Creating effective tables81
6Creating effective charts120
7Choosing effective examples and analogies167
8Basic types of quantitative comparisons184
9Quantitative comparisons for multivariate models207
10Choosing how to present statistical test results231
Pt. IIIPulling it all together
11Writing introductions, conclusions, and abstracts257
12Writing about data and methods272
13Writing about distributions and associations301
14Writing about multivariate models317
15Speaking about multivariate analyses349
16Writing for applied audiences380
App. AImplementing "generalization, example, exceptions" (GEE)407
App. BTranslating statistical output into table and text417
App. CTerminology for ordinary least squares (OLS) at logistic models423
App. DUsing a spreadsheet for calculations433

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