Language : English
Published : 2015-11-25
Pages : 814
Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences: Analyses with SAS and IBM’s SPSS, Sixth Edition 6th Edition
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.
About the Author
Keenan Pituch is Associate Professor in the Quantitative Methods Area of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. James P Stevens is Professor Emeritus at University of Cincinatti.
This book is a new type of intermediate microeconomics textbook.Previously, the choice was between books that use calculus to present formal theory dryly and with few, if any, applications to the real world and books that include applications but present theory using algebra and graphs only. This book uses calculus, algebra, and theory to analyze real-world problems. My purpose is to show that economic theory has practical, problem-solving uses and is not an empty academic exercise.
This book shows how individuals, policymakers, and firms use microeconomic tools to analyze and resolve problems. For examples, students learn that:
- individuals can draw on microeconomic theories when deciding whether to invest and whether to sign a contract that pegs prices to the government’s measure of inflation;
- policymakers (and voters) can employ microeconomics to predict the impact of taxes, regulations, and other measures before they are enacted;
- lawyers and judges use microeconomics in antitrust, discrimination, and contract cases; and
- firms apply microeconomic principles to produce at least cost and maximize profit, select strategies, decide whether to buy from a market or to produce internally, and write contracts to provide optimal incentives for employees.
My experience in teaching microeconomics for the departments of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Pennsylvania; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Wharton Business School has convinced me that students prefer the emphasis on real-world issues.
This text is adapted from Jessica Utts and Robert Heckard, it’s best-selling general introductory statistics text, Mind on Statistics. It emphasises the conceptual development of statistical ideas and seeks to find meaning in data. This local adaptation retains the conversational approach of the original text, with real examples and case studies of appeal and interest to Australian and New Zealand students. The revised structure and relevant examples motivate students and guide them through the statistical process of tackling problems, planning and data collection, analysing and interpreting information and finding solutions.
This book emphasizes the basics of statistics and its application. The concepts are explained in clear and simple language, with the aid of illustrative examples, charts and diagrams.
- Chapter 1. Introduction to Statistics
- Chapter 2. Data Presentation
- Chapter 3. Measures of Central Tendency
- Chapter 4. Measures of Dispersion
- Chapter 5. Index Number
- Chapter 6. Correlation and Regression
- Chapter 7. Time Series Data Analysis
Introducing the concepts and methods of modern statistics with an emphasis on computer assisted data analysis, the book focuses on interpretation of results rather than their computation. Review of probability, collecting data, summarizing and exploring data, sampling distributions of statistics, basic concepts of inference, linear regression and correlation, analysis of single factor and multifactor Experiments.