Applied Statistics for the Social and Health Sciences by Rachel A. Gordon

By Rachel A. Gordon

Applied facts for the Social and well-being Sciences offers graduate scholars within the social and overall healthiness sciences with the fundamental talents that they should estimate, interpret, current, and put up statistical types utilizing modern criteria. The booklet objectives the social and overall healthiness technological know-how branches resembling human improvement, public well-being, sociology, psychology, schooling, and social paintings within which scholars carry a variety of mathematical abilities and feature quite a lot of methodological affinities. For those scholars, a winning path in statistics won't merely provide statistical content material yet also will aid them boost an appreciation for the way statistical suggestions may resolution the various study questions of curiosity to them.

This e-book is to be used in a two-semester graduate path series masking easy univariate and bivariate information and regression versions for nominal and ordinal results, as well as overlaying traditional least squares regression.

Key good points of the booklet include:

  • interweaving the instructing of statistical thoughts with examples built for the path from publicly-available social technological know-how information or drawn from the literature
  • thorough integration of educating statistical thought with instructing facts processing and analysis
  • teaching of either SAS and Stata "side-by-side" and use of bankruptcy workouts during which scholars perform programming and interpretation at the similar information set and direction routines during which scholars can pick out their very own examine questions and knowledge set.

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This book shares the following key features with Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences (also published by Routledge and authored by Professor Gordon): Interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for the book from publicly available social and health science data or drawn from the literature; Thorough integration of teaching statistical theory with teaching data processing and analysis; Teaching of both SAS and Stata “side-by-side” and use of chapter exercises in which students practice programming and interpretation on the same data set and of course exercises in which students can choose their own research questions and data set.

It is difficult to interpret this interaction based only on the results in Lyons’ Table 6. 1a) provides additional results from the model that aid in interpretation of the interaction results (we will detail how to calculate such results in Part 2). Each cell value in Lyons’ Table 7 is the number of antiblack hate crimes that the model predicts for a cell with the listed row and column characteristics. 7, circled in green) than any other communities. This is consistent with the author's expectation about which communities would be most likely to conform to the defended communities perspective: racially homogeneous areas with recent in-migration of racial outgroups.

We look in detail at why dummy variables are needed, how they are constructed, and how they are interpreted. We present three approaches for testing differences among included categories. Chapter 11 covers interactions in detail, including an interaction between two dummy variables, between a dummy and interval variable, and between two interval variables. We present the Chow test and fully interacted regression model. We look in detail at how to interpret and present results, building on the three approaches for testing among included categories presented in Chapter 10.

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