Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Author: Arthur Aron,Elliot J. Coups,Elaine N. Aron
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2010-06-30
ISBN: 9780205797257
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

For one-quarter/semester courses that focus on the basics or combine statistics with research methods. By using definitional formulas to emphasize the concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization, students work problems in a way that keeps them constantly aware of the underlying logic of what they are doing. Here, in the fifth edition of "Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, t"he authors have refined their text by building off an already well-established approach - emphasizing the intuitive, deemphasizing the mathematical, and explaining everything in direct, simple language - but also going beyond these principles to both further student understanding and stimulate the long-suffering community of statistics instructors. By using definitional formulas to emphasize the concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization, students work problems in a way that keeps them constantly aware of the underlying logic of what they are doing.

The Elements of Inquiry

The Elements of Inquiry
Author: Peter J. Burke,Sara Jimenez Soffa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-03-23
ISBN: 1351111051
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of Inquiry Book Excerpt:

The Elements of Inquiry covers the basic guidelines for graduate students doing an investigation or inquiry project. It distils the rubrics necessary for teaching research methods and completing research projects, and gives the student researcher a list of steps to follow to complete any type of inquiry project – including formal research projects such as doctoral dissertations. It was written to support the work of students in an educational leadership doctoral program, but it will also assist the research efforts of college students at any level in any discipline. The book begins by establishing the underlying philosophical concepts upon which all good research is based, preparing students to get down to the "nuts and bolts" of conducting their own research and evaluating the research of others. Fundamental concepts and rules of research are explained both for producers and consumers of social science and educational research. Numerous practical examples illustrate the steps in the research process presented in the text. There are end-of-chapter exercises for students to apply the concepts discussed in the chapter. Templates for organizing and presenting research provide students with a game plan for success with their research. The book ends with an up-to-date annotated bibliography of beginning and advanced research texts allowing students easy access to books that detail the more specialized research topics. While most research books detail one or more method in depth, this text provides a broad introduction to many techniques and models used in doctoral dissertations, and will be of particular value to those who are consumers of inquiry studies and research reports. Key to the overview provided is the annotated bibliography that leads the reader to the next stage of understanding or doing research.

The Sustainable City IX

The Sustainable City IX
Author: N. Marchettini,C.A. Brebbia,R. Pulselli,S. Bastianoni
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 1767
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 184564820X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainable City IX Book Excerpt:

Containing the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this book addresses the multi-disciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. Most of earth’s population now lives in cities and the process of urbanisation still continues generating many problems deriving from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats, saving resources in a way that improves the quality and standard of living. The process however, faces a number of major challenges, related to reducing pollution, improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. New urban solutions are required to optimise the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment, i.e. reduction in air, water and soil pollution as well as efficient ways to deal with waste generation. These challenges contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances and require the development of new solutions. Large cities are probably the most complex mechanisms to manage. However, despite such complexity they represent a fertile ground for architects, engineers, city planners, social and political scientists, and other professionals able to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements. The challenge of planning sustainable cities lies in considering their dynamics, the exchange of energy and matter, and the function and maintenance of ordered structures directly or indirectly, supplied and maintained by natural systems. Topics covered include: Urban strategies; Planning, development and management; Urban conservation and regeneration; The community and the city; Eco-town planning; Landscape planning and design; Environmental management; Sustainable energy and the city; Transportation; Quality of life; Waterfront development; Case studies; Architectural issues; Cultural heritage issues; Intelligent environment and emerging technologies; Planning for risk; Disaster and emergency response; Safety and security; Waste management; Infrastructure and society; Urban metabolism.

The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual

The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual
Author: Robert A. Meguid,Kyle Van Arendonk,Pamela A. Lipsett
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1469831678
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual Book Excerpt:

Written by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty and surgical residents, the second edition of The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual delivers comprehensive coverage of the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination through two full-length practice tests. Both tests are based on actual key words from recent ABSITEs, and are accompanied by test review sections, which go over every practice test question and answer, providing rationales behind surgical decision-making. ABSITE-style question format familiarizes readers with the test’s presentation and content. This edition features twice the number of questions as in the previous edition, offering even more opportunities for self-paced review. Rationales for correct and incorrect responses help to identify the test-taker’s strengths and weaknesses. A convenient companion website offers a complete online test bank to facilitate studying on the go and simulate the actual examination. This book is ideal not only for those preparing for the ABSITE, but also for surgeons and residents studying for the general surgery qualifying exam and for all surgical residents seeking to review key topics during rotations.

20 Years of EUROCALL Learning from the Past Looking to the Future

20 Years of EUROCALL  Learning from the Past  Looking to the Future
Author: Linda Bradley,Sylvie Thouësny
Publsiher: Research-publishing.net
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-30
ISBN: 1908416122
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

20 Years of EUROCALL Learning from the Past Looking to the Future Book Excerpt:

As a professional organisation, EUROCALL has been aiming to promote innovative research, development and practice in the area of computer assisted language learning (CALL) and technology enhanced language learning (TELL) in education and training. These conference proceedings establish an overview of EUROCALL as it celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Author: Arthur Aron,Elaine N. Aron,Elliot J. Coups
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

This unique book capitalizes on a successful approach of using definitional formulas to emphasize concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization. This conceptual approach constantly reminds readers of the logic behind what they are learning. Procedures are taught verbally, numerically, and visually, which appeals to a variety of users with different learning styles.Focusing on understanding, the book emphasizes the intuitive, de-emphasizes the mathematical, and explains everything in clear, simple language--with a large number of practice problems.For those trying to master statistics, as well as reading and understanding research articles.

Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis

Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis
Author: Wayne R. Ott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN: 1351450077
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis Book Excerpt:

This easy-to-understand introduction emphasizes the areas of probability theory and statistics that are important in environmental monitoring, data analysis, research, environmental field surveys, and environmental decision making. It communicates basic statistical theory with very little abstract mathematical notation, but without omitting importa

A Beginner s Guide to Structural Equation Modeling

A Beginner s Guide to Structural Equation Modeling
Author: Randall E. Schumacker,Richard G. Lomax
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 1136968563
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Beginner s Guide to Structural Equation Modeling Book Excerpt:

This textbook presents a basic introduction to structural equation modeling (SEM) and focuses on the conceptual steps to be taken in analysing conceptual models.

Situated Ethics in Educational Research

Situated Ethics in Educational Research
Author: Helen Simons,Robin Usher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1135121249
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Situated Ethics in Educational Research Book Excerpt:

Ethics has traditionally been seen as a set of general principles which can be applied in a range of situations. This book argues that in fact ethical principles must be shaped within different research practices and hence take on different significances according to varying research situations. The book develops the notion of situated ethics and explores how ethical issues are practically handled by educational researchers in the field. Contributors present theoretical models and practical examples of what situated ethics involves in conducting research on specific areas.

Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures

Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures
Author: David J. Sheskin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1228
Release: 2003-08-27
ISBN: 1420036262
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures Book Excerpt:

Called the "bible of applied statistics," the first two editions of the Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures were unsurpassed in accessibility, practicality, and scope. Now author David Sheskin has gone several steps further and added even more tests, more examples, and more background information-more than 200 pages of n

Research Methods in Human Computer Interaction

Research Methods in Human Computer Interaction
Author: Jonathan Lazar,Jinjuan Heidi Feng,Harry Hochheiser
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN: 0470723378
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Human Computer Interaction Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive research guide for both quantitative and qualitative research methods Written by a team of authorities in human-computer interaction (HCI) and usability, this pedagogical guide walks you through the methods used in HCI and examines what are considered to be appropriate research practices in the field. Featuring a plethora of real-world examples throughout, you’ll discover how these methods have been used in HCI research so that you can gain a stronger understanding of the subject matter. Serves as an authoritative, comprehensive resource on all things related to research methods in human-computer interaction Addresses experimental research and design methods, statistical analysis, and time diaries Shares authentic case studies, interviews, and focus group experiences Reviews analyzing qualitative data, working with human subjects, handling automated computer data collection methods, and more If you are looking for a detailed, no-nonsense resource that offers in-depth coverage of HCI methods, then this is the book for you.

The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists

The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists
Author: J.I. Galbraith,Irini Moustaki,David J. Bartholomew,Fiona Steele
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2002-02-26
ISBN: 9781584882954
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists Book Excerpt:

Multivariate analysis is an important tool for social researchers, but the subject is broad and can be quite technical for those with limited mathematical and statistical backgrounds. To effectively acquire the tools and techniques they need to interpret multivariate data, social science students need clear explanations, a minimum of mathematical detail, and a wide range of exercises and worked examples. Classroom tested for more than 10 years, The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists describes and illustrates methods of multivariate data analysis important to the social sciences. The authors focus on interpreting the pattern of relationships among many variables rather than establishing causal linkages, and rely heavily on numerical examples, visualization, and on verbal , rather than mathematical exposition. They present methods for categorical variables alongside the more familiar method for continuous variables and place particular emphasis on latent variable techniques. Ideal for introductory, senior undergraduate and graduate-level courses in multivariate analysis for social science students, this book combines depth of understanding and insight with the practical details of how to carry out and interpret multivariate analyses on real data. It gives them a solid understanding of the most commonly used multivariate methods and the knowledge and tools to implement them. Datasets, the SPSS syntax and code used in the examples, and software for performing latent variable modelling are available at http://www.mlwin.com/team/aimdss.html>

IBM SPSS Statistics 27 Step by Step

IBM SPSS Statistics 27 Step by Step
Author: Darren George,Paul Mallery
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2021-12-29
ISBN: 1000486850
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IBM SPSS Statistics 27 Step by Step Book Excerpt:

IBM SPSS Statistics 27 Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference, seventeenth edition, takes a straightforward, step-by-step approach that makes SPSS software clear to beginners and experienced researchers alike. Extensive use of four-color screen shots, clear writing, and step-by-step boxes guide readers through the program. Output for each procedure is explained and illustrated, and every output term is defined. Exercises at the end of each chapter support students by providing additional opportunities to practice using SPSS. This book covers the basics of statistical analysis and addresses more advanced topics such as multidimensional scaling, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, measures of internal consistency, MANOVA (between- and within-subjects), cluster analysis, Log-linear models, logistic regression, and a chapter describing residuals. The end sections include a description of data files used in exercises, an exhaustive glossary, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index. IBM SPSS Statistics 27 Step by Step is distributed in 85 countries, has been an academic best seller through most of the earlier editions, and has proved an invaluable aid to thousands of researchers and students. New to this edition: Screenshots, explanations, and step-by-step boxes have been fully updated to reflect SPSS 27 A new chapter on a priori power analysis helps researchers determine the sample size needed for their research before starting data collection.

Statistical Concepts A Second Course

Statistical Concepts   A Second Course
Author: Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn,Richard G. Lomax
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 782
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN: 1000124436
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Concepts A Second Course Book Excerpt:

Statistical Concepts—A Second Course presents the last 10 chapters from An Introduction to Statistical Concepts, Fourth Edition. Designed for second and upper-level statistics courses, this book highlights how statistics work and how best to utilize them to aid students in the analysis of their own data and the interpretation of research results. In this new edition, Hahs-Vaughn and Lomax discuss sensitivity, specificity, false positive and false negative errors. Coverage of effect sizes has been expanded upon and more organizational features (to summarize key concepts) have been included. A final chapter on mediation and moderation has been added for a more complete presentation of regression models. In addition to instructions and screen shots for using SPSS, new to this edition is annotated script for using R. This book acts as a clear and accessible instructional tool to help readers fully understand statistical concepts and how to apply them to data. It is an invaluable resource for students undertaking a course in statistics in any number of social science and behavioral science disciplines.

Quantitative Psychological Research The Complete Student s Companion 3rd Edition

Quantitative Psychological Research  The Complete Student s Companion   3rd Edition
Author: David Clark-Carter
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 713
Release: 2009-09-16
ISBN: 1135266514
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Psychological Research The Complete Student s Companion 3rd Edition Book Excerpt:

This book expertly guides the reader through all stages involved in undertaking quantitative psychological research, from accessing the relevant literature, through designing and conducting a study, analysing and interpreting data, and finally reporting the research. This third edition includes two new chapters - on preliminary checking of data and allowing for additional variables when comparing the means of different conditions - and expands on original topics such as choosing sample sizes and how to test for mediation effects. It also contains increased coverage of tests and further detail of techniques and terms which psychologists will meet when working with those in the medical professions. As the chapters focus on choosing appropriate statistical tests and how to interpret and report them (rather than the detailed calculations, which appear in appendices), the reader is able to gain an understanding of a test without being interrupted by the need to understand the complex mathematics behind it. In addition, for the first time, the book is accompanied by an online bank of multiple choice questions. The book helps readers to: Locate reports of relevant existing research Design research while adhering to ethical principles Identify various methods which can be used to ask questions or observe behaviour Choose appropriate samples Display and analyse findings numerically and graphically to test hypotheses Report psychological research in a variety of ways. As such, the book is suitable for psychology students and professionals at all levels, and is particularly useful to those working in Health and Clinical Psychology.

Essential First Steps to Data Analysis

Essential First Steps to Data Analysis
Author: Carol S. Parke
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1412997518
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential First Steps to Data Analysis Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this book is to provide instruction and guidance on preparing quantitative data sets prior to answering a study's research questions. Preparation may involve data management and manipulation tasks, data organization, structural changes to data files, or conducting preliminary analysis such as examining the scale of a variable, the validity of assumptions or the nature and extent of missing data. The oresultso from these essential first steps can also help guide a researcher in selecting the most appropriate statistical tests for his/her study. The book is intended to serve as a supplemental text in statistics or research courses offered in graduate programs in education, counseling, school psychology, behavioral sciences, and social sciences as well as undergraduate programs that contain a heavy emphasis on statistics. The content and issues covered are also beneficial for faculty and researchers who are knowledgeable about research design and able to use a statistical software package, but are unsure of the first steps to take with their data. Increasingly, faculty are forming partnerships with schools, clinics, and other institutions to help them analyze data in their extensive databases. This book can serve as a reference for helping them get existing data files in an appropriate form to run statistical analysis. This book is not a replacement for a statistics textbook. It assumes that readers have some knowledge of basic statistical concepts and use of statistical software, or that they will be learning these concepts and skills concurrently throughout the course. SPSS was chosen to illustrate the preparation, evaluation, and manipulation of data. However, students or researchers who do not use SPSS will benefit from the content since the overall structure and pedagogical approach of the book focuses heavily on the data issues and decisions to be made.

Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences

Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences
Author: Keenan A. Pituch,James P. Stevens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 827
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN: 1317805917
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

Now in its 6th edition, the authoritative textbook Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences, continues to provide advanced students with a practical and conceptual understanding of statistical procedures through examples and data-sets from actual research studies. With the added expertise of co-author Keenan Pituch (University of Texas-Austin), this 6th edition retains many key features of the previous editions, including its breadth and depth of coverage, a review chapter on matrix algebra, applied coverage of MANOVA, and emphasis on statistical power. In this new edition, the authors continue to provide practical guidelines for checking the data, assessing assumptions, interpreting, and reporting the results to help students analyze data from their own research confidently and professionally. Features new to this edition include: NEW chapter on Logistic Regression (Ch. 11) that helps readers understand and use this very flexible and widely used procedure NEW chapter on Multivariate Multilevel Modeling (Ch. 14) that helps readers understand the benefits of this "newer" procedure and how it can be used in conventional and multilevel settings NEW Example Results Section write-ups that illustrate how results should be presented in research papers and journal articles NEW coverage of missing data (Ch. 1) to help students understand and address problems associated with incomplete data Completely re-written chapters on Exploratory Factor Analysis (Ch. 9), Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Ch. 13), and Structural Equation Modeling (Ch. 16) with increased focus on understanding models and interpreting results NEW analysis summaries, inclusion of more syntax explanations, and reduction in the number of SPSS/SAS dialogue boxes to guide students through data analysis in a more streamlined and direct approach Updated syntax to reflect newest versions of IBM SPSS (21) /SAS (9.3) A free online resources site at www.routledge.com/9780415836661 with data sets and syntax from the text, additional data sets, and instructor’s resources (including PowerPoint lecture slides for select chapters, a conversion guide for 5th edition adopters, and answers to exercises). Ideal for advanced graduate-level courses in education, psychology, and other social sciences in which multivariate statistics, advanced statistics, or quantitative techniques courses are taught, this book also appeals to practicing researchers as a valuable reference. Pre-requisites include a course on factorial ANOVA and covariance; however, a working knowledge of matrix algebra is not assumed.

Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures Fifth Edition

Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures  Fifth Edition
Author: David J. Sheskin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1388
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN: 1000083276
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures Fifth Edition Book Excerpt:

Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessors, the Handbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Procedures, Fifth Edition provides researchers, teachers, and students with an all-inclusive reference on univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical procedures.New in the Fifth Edition:Substantial updates and new material th

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Total Pages: 1492
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series Book Excerpt:

Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel 5 0

Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel 5 0
Author: Michael R. Middleton
Publsiher: Wadsworth Software
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel 5 0 Book Excerpt:

A unique, self-study reference for managers and statisticians who use the Excel Spreadsheet as their primary computational tool for forecasting, data analysis, or regression analysis. Original. (Advanced).