The Handbook of Data Analysis

The Handbook of Data Analysis

by Melissa A Hardy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1848601166

ISBN-13: 9781848601161

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides a first-class, reliable guide to the basic issues in data analysis, such as the construction of variables, the characterization of distributions and the notions of inference. Scholars and students can turn to it for teaching and applied needs with confidence. No other book provides a better one-stop survey of the field of data analysis. In 30

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This book provides a first-class, reliable guide to the basic issues in data analysis, such as the construction of variables, the characterization of distributions and the notions of inference. Scholars and students can turn to it for teaching and applied needs with confidence. No other book provides a better one-stop survey of the field of data analysis. In 30 specially commissioned chapters the editors aim to encourage readers to develop an appreciation of the range of analytic options available, so they can choose a research problem and then develop a suitable approach to data analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848601161
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
Paperback Edition
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Common Threads among Techniques of Data Analysis - Melissa Hardy and Alan Bryman
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Constructing Variables - Alan Bryman and Duncan Cramer
Summarizing Distributions - Melissa Hardy
Inference - Lawrence Hazelrigg
Strategies for Analysis of Incomplete Data - Mortaza Jamshidian
Feminist Issues in Data Analysis - Mary Maynard
Historical Analysis - Dennis Smith
PART TWO: THE GENERAL LINEAR MODEL AND EXTENSIONS
Multiple Regression Analysis - Ross M. Stolzenberg
Incorporating Categorical Information into Regression Models: The Utility of Dummy Variables - Melissa Hardy and John Reynolds
Analyzing Contingent Effects in Regression Models - James Jaccard and Tonya Dodge
Regression Models for Categorical Outcomes - J Scott Long and Simon Cheng
Log-Linear Analysis - Douglas L Anderton and Eric Cheney
PART THREE: LONGITUDINAL MODELS
Modeling Change - Nancy Brandon Tuma
Analyzing Panel Data: Fixed- and Random-Effects Models - Trond Petersen
Longitudinal Analysis for Continuous Outcomes: Random Effects Models and Latent Trajectory Models - Guang Guo and John Hipp
Event History Analysis - Paul Allison
Sequence Analysis and Optimal Matching Techniques for Social Science Data - Heather Mac Indoe and Andrew Abbott
PART FOUR: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MODELING
Sample Selection Bias Models - Vincent Kang Fu, Christopher Winship and Robert D Mare
Structural Equation Modeling - Jodie B Ullman and Peter M Bentler
Multilevel Modelling - William Browne and Jon Rasbash
Causal Inference in Sociological Studies - Christopher Winship and Michael Sobel
The Analysis of Social Networks - Ronald L Breiger
PART FIVE: ANALYZING QUALITATIVE DATA
Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis - Raymond M Lee and Nigel G Fielding
Content Analysis - Roberto P Franzosi
Semiotics and Data Analysis - Peter K Manning
Conversation Analysis - Steven E Clayman and Virginia Teas Gill
Discourse Analysis - Jonathan Potter
Grounded Theory - Nick Pidgeon and Karen Henwood
The Uses of Narrative in Social Science Research - Barbara Czarniawska
Qualitative Research and the Postmodern Turn - Sara Delamont and Paul Atkinson

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