Interpreting Quantitative Data

Interpreting Quantitative Data

by David Byrne, D. S. Byrne
     
 

How do quantitative methods help us to acquire knowledge of the real world? What are the do's and don'ts of effective quantitative research? This refreshing and accessible textbook provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research.See more details below

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How do quantitative methods help us to acquire knowledge of the real world? What are the do's and don'ts of effective quantitative research? This refreshing and accessible textbook provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761962618
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/11/2002
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Interpreting the Real and Describing the Complex
Why We Have to Measure
The Nature of Measurement
What We Measure and How We Measure
The State's Measurement
The Construction and Use of Official Statistics
Measuring the Complex World
The Character of Social Surveys
Probability and Quantitative Reasoning
Interpreting Measurements
Exploring, Describing and Classifying
Linear Modelling
Clues as to Causes
Coping with Non-Linearity and Emergence
Simulation and Neural Nets
Qualitative Modelling
Issues of Meaning and Cause
Conclusion

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