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ADVANCED & MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Soleman H. Abu-Bader, Howard University

Unlike other advanced statistical texts, this book combines the theory and practice behind a number of statistical techniques which students of the social sciences need to evaluate, analyze, and test their research hypotheses.

Each chapter discusses the purpose, rationale, and assumptions for using each statistical test, rather than focusing on the memorization of formulas.  The tests are further elucidated throughout the text by real examples of analysis. Of particular value to students is the book’s detailed discussion of how to utilize SPSS to run each test, read its output, interpret, and write the results.

Advanced & Multivariate Statistical Methods for Social Science Research is an indispensable resource for students of disciplines as varied as social work, nursing, public health, psychology, and education.

Electronic database files are available for student and instructor use.

Features

  • Reviews bivariate statistical tests to ensure comprehension of advanced steps
  • Covers simple, multiple, and logistic regression analyses; repeated measures; analysis of variances and covariances; and canonical correlation analysis
  • Discusses in depth the processes of data cleaning, missing values, outlier cases, normality, and data transformation
  • Illustrates how to present the results of tests in readable tables and graphs

Table of Contents

Preface

CHAPTER 1:  
REVIEW OF BIVARIATE STATISTICAL TESTS
   

Parametric and Nonparametric Tests
Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient
Independent t-Test           
Dependent t-Test
One-Way Analysis of Variance
Chi-Square Test of Association

   
CHAPTER 2:
DATA EVALUATION: DATA CLEANING, MIISING VALUES, OUTLIER CASES, NORMALITY, AND DATA TRANSFORMATION
   

Data Cleaning and Categorical Coding
Missing Data
Outliers
Normality and Data Transformation

   
CHAPTER 3:
SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION
   

Equation of Simple Linear Regression
Coefficients of Simple Linear Regression
Confidence Interval
Assumptions
Practical Example
Writing the Results

 
CHAPTER 4:
MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS
   

Equation of Multiple Regression
Coefficients of Multiple Regression
Assumptions
Selecting Appropriate Factors for Regression
Methods of Data Entry in Multiple Regression Analysis
Practical Example
Writing the Results

   
CHAPTER 5:
LOGISTIC REGRESSION ANALYSIS
   

Equation of Logistic Regression
Research Questions of Logistic Regression
Coefficients of Logistic Regression
Assumptions
Methods of Data Entry in Logistic Regression
Practical Example
Writing the Results

   
CHAPTER 6:
TWO-WAY ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
   

Sources of Variation
Advantages
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Assumptions
Post Hoc Tests
Practical Example
Hypothesis Testing
Writing the Results

   
CHAPTER 7:

TWO-WAY ANALYSIS OF COVARIANCE

   

Sources of Variation
Advantages
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Assumptions
Post Hoc Tests
Practical Example
Writing the Results

 
CHAPTER 8: REPEATED MEASURES ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
   

Types of Analysis of Variance
Sources of Variation
Advantages
Research Questions and Hypotheses           
Assumptions
Correction for Sphericity
Post Hoc Tests
First Practical Example – Within-Subjects ANOVA
Writing the Results of Within-Subjects ANOVA
Second Practical Example – Mixed Between-Within-Subjects ANOVA
Writing the Results of Mixed Between-Within-Subjects ANOVA

   
CHAPTER 9: MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE AND COVARIANCE
   

Advantages
Sources of Variance
Multivariate Tests
Post Hoc Tests
Assumptions
RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND HYPOTHESES
First Practical Example – Multivariate ANOVA
Writing the Results of MANOVA
Second Practical Example – MANCOVA
Writing the Results of Mixed Between-Within-Subjects ANOVA

   
CHAPTER 10:  CANONICAL CORRELATION ANALYSIS
   

Concepts of Canonical Correlation
Statistical Tests
Advantages of Canonical Correlation
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Assumptions
Practical Example
Writing the Results

   

APPENDIX – Data Files

REFERENCES

INDEX

About the Author

Soleman H. Abu-Bader (Ph.D. University of Utah, MSW Augsburg College) is associate professor in the School of Social Work at Howard University.  He has worked as a social work practitioner, researcher, and teacher.  He is the author of Using Statistical Methods in Social Work Practice (2006)as well as several articles that focus on the elderly, welfare, depression, and organizational behavior.

2010, Paper, 350 Pages, ISBN: 978-1-933478-82-1, Price $84.95