Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science

Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science

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Written specifically for graduate students and practitioners beginning social science research, Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science covers the essential statistical tools, models and theories that make up the social scientist's toolkit. Assuming no prior knowledge of statistics, this textbook introduces students to probability theory, statistical inference and statistical modeling, and emphasizes the connection between statistical procedures and social science theory. Sean Gailmard develops core statistical theory as a set of tools to model and assess relationships between variables - the primary aim of social scientists - and demonstrates the ways in which social scientists express and test substantive theoretical arguments in various models. Chapter exercises guide students in applying concepts to data, extending their grasp of core theoretical concepts. Students gain the ability to create, read and critique statistical applications in their fields of interest.Or does it go the other way a€“ do people in states with low social capital choose to live in cities because the social ties that ... descriptive exploration of the data, we can discover a relationship that needs further theorizing to help us interpret it. ... In practice, multidimensional histograms plotted on a graph are often hard to read because it is difficult to interpret ... It is a good idea for any social scientist to have a passing familiarity with it, and poking around in it is also a fun way to kill time.

Title:Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science
Author:Sean Gailmard
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-06-09


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