Analysis of multivariate social science data
Bartholomew, David J.
creator
Steele, Fiona
Moustaki, Irini
Galbraith, Jane I.
xxu
Boca Raton
CRC Press
2008
2nd ed.
eng
xi, 371 p.
a basic understanding of how to use key multivariate methods in the social sciences. With updates in every chapter, this edition expands its topics to include regression analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation models, and multilevel models. After emphasizing the summarization of data in the first several chapters, the authors focus on regression analysis. This chapter provides a link between the two halves of the book, signaling the move from descriptive to inferential methods and from interdependence to dependence. The remainder of the text deals with model-based methods that primarily make inferences about processes that generate data. Relying heavily on numerical examples, the authors provide insight into the purpose and working of the methods as well as the interpretation of data. Many of the same examples are used throughout to illustrate connections between the methods. In most chapters, the authors present suggestions for further work that go beyond conventional exercises, encouraging readers to explore new ground in social science research. Requiring minimal mathematical and statistical knowledge, this book shows how various multivariate methods reveal different aspects of data and thus help answer substantive research questions.
Social sciences - Statistical methods
Multivariate analysis
519.535
Statistics in the social and behavioral sciences series
9781584889601
140323