Microcomputer applications in qualitative research

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Author: Bryan Pfaffenberger

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 87

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Microcomputer Applications in Qualitative Research is a timely and innovative volume offering a sophisticated examination of one of the many uses of computers in the social sciences. In this insightful volume Pfaffenberger explores the world of personal computing in social science research, providing both a practical/methodological and critical/theoretical perspective. Pfaffenberger surveys the ways microcomputers and microcomputer programs can be used to further the goals of qualitative social research. He critically analyzes the potential liabilities and benefits of using microcomputer technology for research purposes. This book addresses such issues as: the need for computers in qualitative research, the nature of qualitative analysis, word processing software and field notes, automatic indexing, text oriented data base management programs, and automated data analysis. This comprehensive volume is an asset for qualitative researchers, and an excellent supplementary text for courses in research methodology. "Pfaffenberger . . . is a thoughtful and highly knowledgeable advocate of the process. . . . In a sense, this book is also an exercise in the sociology of technology, since Pfaffenberger is highly sensitive to the ways in which computer software is socially constructed. . . . [It] will provide much useful and thought-provoking advice for researchers and students alike." --Contemporary Sociology "Meets the special problems of microcomputers by attempting a theoretical solution....I thought Pfaffenberger's proto-theoretical approach held out the most hope for the future." --Journalism Quarterly

Computer Applications in the Social Sciences

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Author: Edward E. Brent,Ronald Anderson,Ronald E. Anderson

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877226666

Category: Social Science

Page: 471

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Presenting an introduction to computing and advice on computer applications, this book examines hardware and software with respect to the needs of the social scientist. It offers a framework for the use of computers, with focus on the 'work station', the center of which is a personal computer connected to networks by a telephone-based modem.

Understanding Regression Analysis

An Introductory Guide

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Author: Larry D. Schroeder,Dr David L Sjoquist,Paula E. Stephan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803927582

Category: Medical

Page: 95

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The authors have provided beginners with a background to the frequently-used technique of linear regression. It is not intended to be a substitute for a course or textbook in statistics, but rather a stop-gap for students who encounter empirical work before undertaking a statistics course. It provides a heuristic explanation of the procedures and terms used in regression analysis and has been written at the most elementary level.

Basic Math for Social Scientists

Problems and Solutions

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Author: Timothy Hagle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506317707

Category: Mathematics

Page: 112

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This book of worked-out examples not only accompanies Timothy M. Hagle's earlier book Basic Math for Social Scientists: Concepts, but also provides an informal refresher course in algebra sets, limits and continuity, differential calculus, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, integral calculus, and matrix algebra. Problem sets are also provided so that readers can practice their grasp of standard mathematical procedures.

A Research Primer for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Author: Miriam Schapiro Grosof,Hyman Sardy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483258017

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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A Research Primer for the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides an introductory but comprehensive overview of the research process that primarily concerns human subjects. This book discusses the methods of acquiring knowledge, importance of a well-chosen problem, review of the literature, and relationship between theory-building and hypothesis-testing. The common sources of invalidity in practice, non-experimental research types, Stevens' classification of scales, and estimation based on probabilistic sampling are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the role of computer in research, techniques for analysis of data, univariate and bivariate statistics, and assumptions underlying analysis of variance. Other topics include the canonical correlation analysis, non-parametric analysis of variance, deterministic problem analysis techniques, and common errors in presentation of findings. This publication is intended for novice investigators in the broad category of social and behavioral sciences.

Analysis of Covariance

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Author: Albert R. Wildt,Albert A. Wildt,Olli Ahtola,Olli T. Ahtola,Gudmund R. Iversen,Helmut Norpoth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803911642

Category: Mathematics

Page: 93

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This book presents a technique for analyzing the effects of variables, groups, and treatments in both experimental and observational settings. It considers not only the main effects of one variable upon another, but also the effects of group cases.

Computers in the humanities and the social sciences

Achievements of the 1980s, prospects for the 1990s. Proceedings of the Cologne Computer Conference 1988 uses of the computer in the humanities and social sciences held at the University of Cologne, September 1988

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Author: Heinrich Best,Köln> Computer Conference

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 537

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The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

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Author: Harry J. Khamis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238952

Category: Mathematics

Page: 136

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The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.

Fractal Analysis

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Author: Clifford Brown,Larry Liebovitch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412971659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 90

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As one of the only texts introducing fractal analysis and the social processes involved to social science readers, this is a must-have book for those looking to gain an understanding of this area of analysis.

Assessing Inequality

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Author: Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342638

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Providing basic foundations for measuring inequality from the perspective of distributional properties This monograpg reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rationale behind each measure and discusses their interconnections. It also introduces model-based decomposition of inequality over time using quantile regression. This approach enables researchers to estimate two different contributions to changes in inequality between two time points. Key Features Clear statistical explanations provide fundamental statistical basis for understanding the new modeling framework Straightforward empirical examples reinforce statistical knowledge and ready-to-use procedures Multiple approaches to assessing inequality are introduced by starting with the basic distributional property and providing connections among approaches This supplementary text is appropriate for any graduate-level, intermediate, or advanced statistics course across the social and behavioral sciences, as well as individual researchers. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here

Multivariate General Linear Models

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Author: Richard F. Haase

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342115

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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Multivariate General Linear Models is an integrated introduction to multivariate multiple regression analysis (MMR) and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). Beginning with an overview of the univariate general linear model, this volume defines the key steps in analyzing linear model data, and introduces multivariate linear model analysis as a generalization of the univariate model. The author focuses on multivariate measures of association for four common multivariate test statistics, presents a flexible method for testing hypotheses on models, and emphasizes the multivariate procedures attributable to Wilks, Pillai, Hotelling, and Roy. The volume concludes with a discussion of canonical correlation analysis that is shown to subsume all the multivariate procedures discussed in previous chapters. The analyses are illustrated throughout the text with three running examples drawing from several disciples, including personnel psychology, anthropology, environmental epidemiology, and neuropsychology.

Nonrecursive Models

Endogeneity, Reciprocal Relationships, and Feedback Loops

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Author: Pamela Paxton,John R. Hipp,Sandra Marquart-Pyatt,Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412974445

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Nonrecursive Models provides explicit guidance to researchers on the estimation and assessment of nonrecursive simultaneous equation models in a clear, condensed and precise form. It guides readers through the specification and identification of simultaneous equation models, how to assess the quality of the estimates, and how to correctly interpret results.

Using Microcomputers in Research

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Author: Thomas W. Madron,C. Neal Tate,Robert G. Brookshire

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803924574

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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Using Microcomputers in Research may be used in conjunction with the earlier Microcomputer Methods for Social Scientists (QASS 40) -- together they provide a lucid and comprehensive introduction to microcomputing in the social sciences. This book is organized around the research process, taking the reader through the processes of writing the research proposal, gathering data, analysing and manipulating data, and writing the research report.

Internet Data Collection

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Author: Samuel J. Best,Brian S. Krueger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927105

Category: Computers

Page: 91

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Designed for researchers and students alike, the volume describes how to perform each stage of the data collection process on the Internet, including sampling, instrument design, and administration. Through the use of non-technical prose and illustrations, it details the options available, describes potential dangers in choosing them, and provides guidelines for sidestepping them. In doing so, though, it does not simply reiterate the practices of traditional communication modes, but approaches the Internet as a unique medium that necessitates its own conventions.

Chaos and Catastrophe Theories

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Author: Courtney Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803958470

Category: Medical

Page: 77

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What is chaos? How can it be measured? How are the models estimated? What is catastrophe? How is it modelled? How are the models estimated? These questions are the focus of this volume. Beginning with an explanation of the differences between deterministic and probabilistic models, Brown then introduces the reader to chaotic dynamics. Other topics covered are finding settings in which chaos can be measured, estimating chaos using nonlinear least squares and specifying catastrophe models. Finally a nonlinear system of equations that models catastrophe using real survey data is estimated.

An Introduction to Clinical Research

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Author: Catherine DeAngelis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 166

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Here is an ideal introduction to research methods for clinicians, fellows, residents, and medical students. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style, it outlines the steps that should be followed in order to organize and implement a typical investigation. Emphasizing the anticipation of future difficulties and the benefits of early planning, the authors discuss the types of questions that should be asked, how to design a study, and methods of data acquisition and analysis. Many examples are presented to illustrate the textual material, and extensive bibliography sections at the end of each chapter direct readers to published articles and texts that will provide further information.

The science game

an introduction to research in the social sciences

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Author: Neil McK. Agnew,Sandra W. Pyke

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Microcomputer Methods for Social Scientists

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Author: Philip A. Schrodt

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803930438

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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This revised edition of Schrodt's guide to microcomputer usage for social scientists reflects the changes in systems, software and usage which have taken place over the last three years. Schrodt adds material on: the Apple Macintosh system; the development of mainframe-quality statistical packages for micros; the development of Pascal and C as programming languages; the introduction of affordable desk-top publishing, graphics editing and RAM-resident utilities.