The Handbook of Data Analysis

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848601161
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/17/2009
  • Edition description: Paperback Edition
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Quantitative Analysis Techniques, Longitudinal Methods; Aging & Social Change;
Public Policy and Aging.

Social Inequality, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. “Workforce aging in the new economy: A comparative study of information technology employment” (Julie A. Mc Mullin, PI; Victor Marshall, Joann Marshall, University of North Carolina; Neil Charness, Florida State University). October 2002 – September 2006.

Work and Retirement, including the influence of organizational incentives, pensions, family decision-making, health, job satisfaction; Public Policy, including Social Security, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Medicare and Medicaid; Political Attitudes, including analysis of social change and individual aging; Women’s Issues and Aging, including poverty and financial security, caregiving, long-term care, intergenerational assistance, and health; Cognitive Components of Saving and Investment behavior, including planning horizon, discounting, risk tolerance, deferred gratification; Older Workers, including training, displacement, work schedules, job demands, organizational incentive structures.

Alan Bryman is Professor of Organizational and Social Research, School of Management, University of Leicester, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Common Threads among Techniques of Data Analysis - Melissa Hardy and Alan Bryman
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
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
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
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
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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