Interpreting Quantitative Data
By: David Byrne (author)Paperback
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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 book provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research. It offers students a guide on how to: interpret the complex reality of the social world; achieve effective measurement; understand the use of official statistics; use social surveys; understand probability and quantitative reasoning; interpret measurements; apply linear modelling; understand simulation and neural nets; and integrate quantitative and qualitative modelling in the research process. Jargon-free and written with the needs of students in mind, the book will be required reading for students interested in using quantitative research methods.
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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