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Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences

A Practical Introduction with Examples in SPSS and Stata

Authors: Stockemer, Daniel

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  • Offers an essential introduction to survey research and quantitative methods 
  • Teaches statistical methods in a practical, hands-on manner 
  • Shows how to conduct empirical tests in SPSS and Stata 
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This textbook offers an essential introduction to survey research and quantitative methods. Building on the premise that statistical methods need to be learned in a practical fashion, the book guides students through the various steps of the survey research process and helps to apply those steps toward a real example. 
In detail, the textbook introduces students to the four pillars of survey research and quantitative analysis: (1) the importance of survey research, (2) preparing a survey, (3) conducting a survey and (4) analyzing a survey. Students are shown how to create their own questionnaire based on some theoretically derived hypotheses to achieve empirical findings for a solid dataset. Lastly, they use said data to test their hypotheses in a bivariate and multivariate realm. 
The book explains the theory, rationale and mathematical foundations of these tests. In addition, it provides clear instructions on how to conduct the tests in SPSS and Stata. Given the breadth of its coverage, the textbook is suitable for introductory statistics, survey research or quantitative methods classes in the social sciences. 

About the authors

Daniel Stockemer is an Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa, Canada. His main research interests are political participation, political representation, right-wing extremism in Europe, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. Since becoming a professor in 2010, Stockemer has published 2 single authored books, 1 edited volume and more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also a co-editor of European Political Science (EPS), the professional journal of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

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“There are many books designed to introduce undergraduate students to elementary statistical analysis, several of which are appropriate for social and behavioural science students. Often lacking in these books is attention to key pre-analysis stages, such as understanding the role of theories, concepts, hypotheses, variables, and survey design and administration. This text provides such pre-analysis information … . Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates.” (J. P. Hoffmann, Choice, Vol. 56 (12), August, 2019)

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eBook £47.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99118-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99117-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
Book Subtitle
A Practical Introduction with Examples in SPSS and Stata
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99118-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99118-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99117-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 181
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
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