Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences / Edition 2

Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences / Edition 2

by Carol S. Aneshensel
     
 

Carol S. Aneshensel's Second Edition of Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences presents the elaboration model for the multivariate analysis of observational quantitative data. Two complementary strategies are used: an exclusionary strategy and an inclusive strategy. The primary emphasis is on the translation of theory into a logical analytic

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Carol S. Aneshensel's Second Edition of Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences presents the elaboration model for the multivariate analysis of observational quantitative data. Two complementary strategies are used: an exclusionary strategy and an inclusive strategy. The primary emphasis is on the translation of theory into a logical analytic strategy and the interpretation of results. The elaboration model is applied with case studies drawn from newly published research serving as prototypes for aligning theory and the data analytic plan used to test it. The second application of the elaboration model is in the form of original data analysis presented in two Analysis Journals that are integrated throughout the text and implement the full elaboration model. Using real data, not contrived examples, the text provides a step-by-step guide through the process of integrating theory with data analysis in order to arrive at meaningful answers to research questions.

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ISBN-13:
9781412994354
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Series:
Undergraduate Research Methods and Statistics in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Part I. Conceptual Foundations of the Elaboration Model
Chapter 1. Introduction to Theory-Based Data Analysis
Chapter 2. The Logic of Theory-Based Data Analysis
Chapter 3. Relationships as Associations
Chapter 4. The Focal Relationship: Causal Inference
Part II. Regression with Simple Random Samples and Complex Samples
Chapter 5. The Elaboration Model With Multiple Linear Regression
Chapter 6. Regression With Survey Data From Complex Samples
Part III. The Elaboration Model With Multiple Linear Regression
Chapter 7. Ruling Out Alternative Explanations: Spuriousness and Control Variables
Chapter 8. Ruling Out Alternative Theoretical Explanations: Rival Independent Variables
Chapter 9. Elaborating the Focal Relationship: Mediation and Intervening Variables
Chapter 10. Elaborating the Focal Relationship: Antecedent and Consequent Variables
Chapter 11. Specifying Conditions of Influence: Moderating Variables
Part IV. The Elaboration Model With Logistic Regression
Chapter 12. The Elaboration Model With Logistic Regression
Part V. Conclusion
Chapter 13. Synthesis and Comments
Glossary
References
Abbreviations
Index

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