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Product Description: By definition, quantitative researchers rely on the analysis of data, as do many other qualitatively oriented researchers. In the social sciences, data is often collected, cleaned, coded, recoded, linked to other data, and extensively manipulated before analysis...read more

Paperback:

9781584888703 | 1 edition (Chapman & Hall, June 15, 2011), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: By definition, quantitative researchers rely on the analysis of data, as do many other qualitatively oriented researchers.

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At last—a social scientist's guide through the pitfalls of modern statistical computing Addressing the current deficiency in the literature on statistical methods as they apply to the social and behavioral sciences, Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist seeks to provide readers with a unique practical guidebook to the numerical methods underlying computerized statistical calculations specific to these fields. The authors demonstrate that knowledge of these numerical methods and how they are used in statistical packages is essential for making accurate inferences. With the aid of key contributors from both the social and behavioral sciences, the authors have assembled a rich set of interrelated chapters designed to guide empirical social scientists through the potential minefield of modern statistical computing. Uniquely accessible and abounding in modern-day tools, tricks, and advice, the text successfully bridges the gap between the current level of social science methodology and the more sophisticated technical coverage usually associated with the statistical field. Highlights include: A focus on problems occurring in maximum likelihood estimation Integrated examples of statistical computing (using software packages such as the SAS, Gauss, Splus, R, Stata, LIMDEP, SPSS, WinBUGS, and MATLAB®) A guide to choosing accurate statistical packages Discussions of a multitude of computationally intensive statistical approaches such as ecological inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and spatial regression analysis Emphasis on specific numerical problems, statistical procedures, and their applications in the field Replications and re-analysis of published social science research, using innovative numerical methods Key numerical estimation issues along with the means of avoiding common pitfalls A related Web site includes test data for use in demonstrating numerical problems, code for applying the original methods described in the book, and an online bibliography of Web resources for the statistical computation Designed as an independent research tool, a professional reference, or a classroom supplement, the book presents a well-thought-out treatment of a complex and multifaceted field.

Hardcover:

9780471236337 | Wiley-Interscience, December 18, 2003, cover price $174.00 | About this edition: At last—a social scientist's guide through the pitfalls of modern statistical computing Addressing the current deficiency in the literature on statistical methods as they apply to the social and behavioral sciences, Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist seeks to provide readers with a unique practical guidebook to the numerical methods underlying computerized statistical calculations specific to these fields.

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9780471475743 | Wiley-Interscience, February 15, 2004, cover price $136.00

Miscellaneous:

9780471475767 | Onl edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, February 6, 2004), cover price $121.95

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Product Description: In Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West, Gary F. Moncrief brings together some of the best-known scholars in American state and electoral politics to explore the unique processes and problems of redistricting in the western United States...read more
By Micah Altman (contributor), Jason Casellas (contributor), Todd Donovan (contributor), Vladimir Kogan (contributor) and Gary Moncrief (editor)

Hardcover:

9780739167618 | Lexington Books, December 22, 2011, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West, Gary F.

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