Introduction to Time Series Analysis

Author: Mark Pickup

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324540

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Introducing time series methods and their application in social science research, this practical guide to time series models is the first in the field written for a non-econometrics audience. Giving readers the tools they need to apply models to their own research, Introduction to Time Series Analysis, by Mark Pickup, demonstrates the use of—and the assumptions underlying—common models of time series data including finite distributed lag; autoregressive distributed lag; moving average; differenced data; and GARCH, ARMA, ARIMA, and error correction models. “This volume does an excellent job of introducing modern time series analysis to social scientists who are already familiar with basic statistics and the general linear model.” —William G. Jacoby, Michigan State University

Time Series Analysis

With Applications in R

Author: Jonathan D. Cryer,Kung-Sik Chan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038775959X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 491

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This book has been developed for a one-semester course usually attended by students in statistics, economics, business, engineering, and quantitative social sciences. A unique feature of this edition is its integration with the R computing environment. Basic applied statistics is assumed through multiple regression. Calculus is assumed only to the extent of minimizing sums of squares but a calculus-based introduction to statistics is necessary for a thorough understanding of some of the theory. Actual time series data drawn from various disciplines are used throughout the book to illustrate the methodology.

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

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

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

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

Nonrecursive Models

Endogeneity, Reciprocal Relationships, and Feedback Loops

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

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237867

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

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Nonrecursive Models is a clear and concise introduction to the estimation and assessment of nonrecursive simultaneous equation models. This unique monograph gives practical advice on the specification and identification of simultaneous equation models, how to assess the quality of the estimates, and how to correctly interpret results.

Multivariate General Linear Models

Author: Richard F. Haase

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412972493

Category: Mathematics

Page: 216

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This book provides a graduate level introduction to multivariate multiple regression analysis. The book can be used as a sole text for that topic, or as a supplemental text in a course that addresses a larger number of multivariate topics. The text is divided into seven short chapters. Apart from the introductory chapter giving an overview of multivariate multiple regression models, the content outline follows the classic steps required to solve multivariate general linear model problems: (a) specifying the model (b)estimating the parameters of the model (c) establishing measures of goodness of fit of the model (d) establishing test statistics and testing hypotheses about the model (e) diagnosing the adequacy of the model.

Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

An Introduction

Author: David Byrne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134714734

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Chaos and complexity are the new buzz words in both science and contemporary society. The ideas they represent have enormous implications for the way we understand and engage with the world. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before using them as a way of investigating the nature of social research. By applying them to such familiar topics as urban studies, education and health, David Byrne allows readers new to the subject to appreciate the contribution which complexity theory can make to social research and to illuminating the crucial social issues of our day.

Internet Data Collection

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.

Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques

From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques

Author: Rebecca M. Warner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141299134X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1172

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Rebecca M. Warner's Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, Second Edition provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked to think about the meaning of equations. Each chapter presents a complete empirical research example to illustrate the application of a specific method. Although SPSS examples are used throughout the book, the conceptual material will be helpful for users of different programs. Each chapter has a glossary and comprehension questions.

Multiple Time Series Models

Author: Patrick T. Brandt,John T. Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412906563

Category: Mathematics

Page: 99

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Multiple Time Series Models introduces researchers and students to the different approaches to modeling multivariate time series data including simultaneous equations, ARIMA, error correction models, and vector autoregression. Authors Patrick T. Brandt and John T. Williams focus on vector autoregression (VAR) models as a generalization of these other approaches and discuss specification, estimation, and inference using these models.

Chaos and Catastrophe Theories

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.

Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Author: David McDowall,Richard McCleary,Errol Meidinger,Richard A. Hay, Jr,Professor of Criminology Law & Society and Planning Policy & Design Richard McCleary

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803914933

Category: Mathematics

Page: 96

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Describes ARIMA, or Box-Tiao models, widely used in the analysis of interrupted time series quasi-experiments. Assumes no statistical background beyond simple correlation.Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here

Nonparametric Statistics with Applications to Science and Engineering

Author: Paul H. Kvam,Brani Vidakovic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470168691

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

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A thorough and definitive book that fully addresses traditional and modern-day topics of nonparametric statistics This book presents a practical approach to nonparametric statistical analysis and provides comprehensive coverage of both established and newly developed methods. With the use of MATLAB, the authors present information on theorems and rank tests in an applied fashion, with an emphasis on modern methods in regression and curve fitting, bootstrap confidence intervals, splines, wavelets, empirical likelihood, and goodness-of-fit testing. Nonparametric Statistics with Applications to Science and Engineering begins with succinct coverage of basic results for order statistics, methods of categorical data analysis, nonparametric regression, and curve fitting methods. The authors then focus on nonparametric procedures that are becoming more relevant to engineering researchers and practitioners. The important fundamental materials needed to effectively learn and apply the discussed methods are also provided throughout the book. Complete with exercise sets, chapter reviews, and a related Web site that features downloadable MATLAB applications, this book is an essential textbook for graduate courses in engineering and the physical sciences and also serves as a valuable reference for researchers who seek a more comprehensive understanding of modern nonparametric statistical methods.

Quantile Regression

Author: Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483316904

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Quantile Regression, the first book of Hao and Naiman's two-book series, establishes the seldom recognized link between inequality studies and quantile regression models. Though separate methodological literature exists for each subject, the authors seek to explore the natural connections between this increasingly sought-after tool and research topics in the social sciences. Quantile regression as a method does not rely on assumptions as restrictive as those for the classical linear regression; though more traditional models such as least squares linear regression are more widely utilized, Hao and Naiman show, in their application of quantile regression to empirical research, how this model yields a more complete understanding of inequality. Inequality is a perennial concern in the social sciences, and recently there has been much research in health inequality as well. Major software packages have also gradually implemented quantile regression. Quantile Regression will be of interest not only to the traditional social science market but other markets such as the health and public health related disciplines. Key Features: Establishes a natural link between quantile regression and inequality studies in the social sciences Contains clearly defined terms, simplified empirical equations, illustrative graphs, empirical tables and graphs from examples Includes computational codes using statistical software popular among social scientists Oriented to empirical research

Recent Advances in Quantitative Methods in Cancer and Human Health Risk Assessment

Author: Lutz Edler,Christos Kitsos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470857668

Category: Mathematics

Page: 502

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Human health risk assessment involves the measuring of risk of exposure to disease, with a view to improving disease prevention. Mathematical, biological, statistical, and computational methods play a key role in exposure assessment, hazard assessment and identification, and dose-response modelling. Recent Advances in Quantitative Methods in Cancer and Human Health Risk Assessment is a comprehensive text that accounts for the wealth of new biological data as well as new biological, toxicological, and medical approaches adopted in risk assessment. It provides an authoritative compendium of state-of-the-art methods proposed and used, featuring contributions from eminent authors with varied experience from academia, government, and industry. Provides a comprehensive summary of currently available quantitative methods for risk assessment of both cancer and non-cancer problems. Describes the applications and the limitations of current mathematical modelling and statistical analysis methods (classical and Bayesian). Includes an extensive introduction and discussion to each chapter. Features detailed studies of risk assessments using biologically-based modelling approaches. Discusses the varying computational aspects of the methods proposed. Provides a global perspective on human health risk assessment by featuring case studies from a wide range of countries. Features an extensive bibliography with links to relevant background information within each chapter. Recent Advances in Quantitative Methods in Cancer and Human Health Risk Assessment will appeal to researchers and practitioners in public health & epidemiology, and postgraduate students alike. It will also be of interest to professionals working in risk assessment agencies.

Handbook of Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner,John A. Schinka,Wayne F. Velicer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118282035

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

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Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.

DNA Microarrays

Author: Ulrike Nuber

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1134243987

Category: Science

Page: 299

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DNA Microarrays introduces all up-to-date microarray platforms and their various applications. It is written for scientists who are entering the field of DNA microarrays as well as those already familiar with the technology, but interested in new applications and methods.