How do quantitative methods help us to acquire knowledge of the real world? What are the `do's' and `don'ts' of effective quantitative research? This refreshing and accessible book provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research. It offers students a guide on how to: interpret the complex reality of the social world; achieve effective measurement; understand the use of official statistics; use social surveys; understand probability and quantitative reasoning; interpret measurements; apply linear modelling; understand simulation and neural nets; and integrate quantitative and qualitative modelling in the research process. Jargon-free and written with the needs of students in mind, the book will be required reading for students interested in using quantitative research methods.He extended his approach by addressing issues of the validation of data which began to move beyond the kind of assertion of a ... Bateson, a social psychologist by trade, then attempted to move towards a scientific understanding of the processes of ... That said, I do wonder whether we can a#39;derivea#39; an abstract process of good survey practice, important though a social ... without the conceptual clarification of the Interpreting Quantitative Data Models from surveys - beyond the flow/graph?
|Title||:||Interpreting Quantitative Data|
|Publisher||:||SAGE - 2002-04-11|