Latent Growth Curve Modeling

Author: Kristopher J. Preacher
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412939550
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides easy-to-follow, didactic examples of several common growth modeling approaches

The Reviewer s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Author: Gregory R. Hancock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135172994
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Reviewer’s Guide is designed for reviewers of research manuscripts and proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, and beyond. Its uniquely structured chapters address traditional and emerging quantitative methods of data analysis.

Missing Data

Author: Paul D. Allison
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452207909
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using numerous examples and practical tips, this book offers a nontechnical explanation of the standard methods for missing data (such as listwise or casewise deletion) as well as two newer (and, better) methods, maximum likelihood and multiple imputation. Anyone who has relied on ad-hoc methods that are statistically inefficient or biased will find this book a welcome and accessible solution to their problems with handling missing data.

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences

Author: David Kaplan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365875
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences is the definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of quantitative methods in the social sciences, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the major techniques used in the field. The contributors, top methodologists and researchers, have written about their areas of expertise in ways that convey the utility of their respective techniques, but, where appropriate, they also offer a fair critique of these techniques. Relevance to real-world problems in the social sciences is an essential ingredient of each chapter and makes this an invaluable resource.

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

Author: Harry J. Khamis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452238952
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.

A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences

Author: Andrew Gelman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521861985
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book, prominent social scientists describe quantitative models in economics, history, sociology, political science, and psychology.

Event History Modeling

Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521546737
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Event History Modeling provides an accessible, up-to-date guide to event history analysis for researchers and advanced students in the social sciences. The authors explain the foundational principles of event-history analysis, and analyse numerous examples which they estimate and interpret using standard statistical packages, such as STATA and S-Plus. They review recent and critical innovations in diagnostics, including testing the proportional hazards assumption, identifying outliers, and assessing model fit. They also discuss common problems encountered with time-to-event data, and make recommendations regarding the implementation of duration modeling methods.

A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions

Author: Claudine Burton-Jeangros
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331920484X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time. The essays examine a wide range of health issues, including the consequences of military service on body mass index, childhood obesity and cardiovascular health, socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use, depression and anxiety during the child rearing period, health trajectories and transitions in people with cystic fibrosis and oral health over the life course. The book addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts, which help to identify factors of vulnerability and potential resources that support resilience available for specific groups and/or populations. Health reflects the ability of individuals to adapt to their social environment. This book analyzes health as a dynamic experience. It examines how different aspects of individual health unfold over time as a result of aging but also in relation to changing socioeconomic conditions. It also offers readers potential insights into public policies that affect the health status of a population.