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Barry Schouten, Andy Peytchev, James Wagner
August 4, 2017

Adaptive survey designs (ASDs) provide a framework for data-driven tailoring of data collection procedures to different sample members, often for cost and bias reduction. People vary in how likely they are to respond and in how they respond. This variation leads to opportunities to selectively deplo...

Understanding Public Opinion Polls

Jelke Bethlehem
September 06, 2017

Polls are conducted every day all around the world for almost everything (especially during elections). But not every poll is a good one. A lot depends on the type of questions asked, how they are asked and whether the sample used is truly representative. And these are not the only aspects of a...

Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition

Rand Wilcox
August 08, 2017

Requiring no prior training, Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides a two-semester, graduate-level introduction to basic statistical techniques that takes into account recent advances and insights that are typically ignored in an introductory course. Hundreds of journal...

Adaptive Survey Design

Barry Schouten, Andy Peytchev, James Wagner
August 04, 2017

Adaptive survey designs (ASDs) provide a framework for data-driven tailoring of data collection procedures to different sample members, often for cost and bias reduction. People vary in how likely they are to respond and in how they respond. This variation leads to opportunities to selectively...

Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Edition

Fahui Wang
August 02, 2017

The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book...

Capture-Recapture Methods for the Social and Medical Sciences

Dankmar Bohning, Peter G.M. van der Heijden, John Bunge
July 17, 2017

Capture-recapture methods have been used in biology and ecology for more than 100 years. However, it is only recently that these methods have become popular in the social and medical sciences to estimate the size of elusive populations such as illegal immigrants, illicit drug users, or people with...

Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables

Morten Fagerland, Stian Lydersen, Petter Laake
July 12, 2017

Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables is an invaluable tool for statistical inference in contingency tables. It covers effect size estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests for the binomial and the multinomial distributions, unpaired and paired 2x2 tables, rxc tables, ordered rx2...

The Data Book: Collection and Management of Research Data

Meredith Zozus
July 12, 2017

The Data Book: Collection and Management of Research Data is the first practical book written for researchers and research team members covering how to collect and manage data for research. The book covers basic types of data and fundamentals of how data grow, move and change over time. Focusing on...

Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition

Steven G. Heeringa, Brady T. West, Patricia A. Berglund
June 27, 2017

Highly recommended by the Journal of Official Statistics, The American Statistician, and other journals, Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition provides an up-to-date overview of state-of-the-art approaches to the analysis of complex sample survey data. Building on the wealth of material on...

Randomized Response and Indirect Questioning Techniques in Surveys

Arijit Chaudhuri
May 31, 2017

For surveys involving sensitive questions, randomized response techniques (RRTs) and other indirect questions are helpful in obtaining survey responses while maintaining the privacy of the respondents. Written by one of the leading experts in the world on RR, Randomized Response and Indirect...

Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R, Second Edition

Francois Husson, Sebastien Le, Jérôme Pagès
April 28, 2017

Full of real-world case studies and practical advice, Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R, Second Edition focuses on four fundamental methods of multivariate exploratory data analysis that are most suitable for applications. It covers principal component analysis (PCA) when...

Meta-Analysis in Psychiatry Research: Fundamental and Advanced Methods

Mallikarjun B. Hanji
March 21, 2017

This book introduces the latest meta-analytical methods and discusses their applications in the field of psychiatry. A comprehensive list of methods used in meta-analysis has been described in simple language and demonstrated with real-time examples. This informative volume explains the importance...

Multilevel Modeling Using Mplus

Holmes Finch, Jocelyn Bolin
December 22, 2016

This book is designed primarily for upper level undergraduate and graduate level students taking a course in multilevel modelling and/or statistical modelling with a large multilevel modelling component. The focus is on presenting the theory and practice of major multilevel modelling...

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