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Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics

Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics
A Practical Guide for Students

First Edition

November 2005 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics is a comprehensive, practical guide for postgraduate students advising how and when to use more advanced statistical methods. Perfect for students without a mathematical background, the authors refresh important basics such as descriptive statistics and research design as well as introducing essential upper-level techniques to cater for the advanced student.

Key Features:

- Comprehensive guide informing how to use a range of advanced statistical methods such as MANOVA, path analysis and logistical regression;

- Inter-disciplinary: ideal for students studying upper level statistical methods in any subject across the social sciences;

- Practical guide: case studies, further reading, key terms explained in order to help the non-mathematically orientated student get ahead with their research.

Building on undergraduate statistical grounding, Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics provides the upper-level researcher with the knowledge of what advanced statistics do, how they should be used, and what their output means.

Basic Features of Statistical Analysis and the General Linear Model
Multivariate Analysis of Variance
Multiple Regression
Log-Linear Analysis
Logistic Regression
Factor Analysis
Path Analysis
Structural Equation Modelling
Time Series Analysis
Facet Theory and Smallest Space Analysis
Survival or Failure Analysis
Repertory Grids

Very easy to understand, providing a good overview. Good for applied researchers!

Dr Eva Zeglovits
Dept of Methods in the Social Sciences, University of Vienna
February 22, 2012

The book provides some basic, but clear and sufficient explanation of more advanced statistical techniques. I would not recommend it for beginners and people who want to gain a deep understanding of basic, and more advanced statistics, but would recommend it for those who want to use them in practice.

Ms Ewa Maslowska
Amsterdam School of Communication Rsch, University of Amsterdam
July 5, 2011

This text is a provides a good introduction to more advanced statististics and gives a good overview of several increasingly popular and relevant techniques. It would be ideal for final year and post graduate students embarking on advanced analysis. Will recommend for library stock and as a valuable purchase for post grads seeking a career in statistics

Dr Rosie McNiece
Faculty of CISM, Kingston University
May 5, 2010

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