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Exploratory Data Analysis : Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences - Frederick Hartwig

Exploratory Data Analysis

Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences

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Published: 1st January 1980
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An introduction to the underlying principles, central concepts, and basic techniques for conducting and understanding exploratory data analysis -- with numerous social science examples.

Editor's Introductionp. 5
The Exploratory Perspectivep. 9
Looking at Data: Distributions of Single Variablesp. 13
Introductionp. 13
Displaying Data: The Stem-and-Leafp. 16
Summarizing Datap. 19
Resistant Statistics and Number Summariesp. 19
The Box-and-Whiskerp. 23
Understanding Datap. 25
Skewnessp. 26
Outliersp. 27
Gaps and Multiple Peaksp. 29
Summaryp. 30
Looking at Data: Relationships Between Variablesp. 31
Introductionp. 31
Displaying Relationships: The Scatter Plotp. 32
Summarizing Relationshipsp. 34
Fitting a Linep. 34
Smoothing the Datap. 36
Median and Hinge Tracesp. 39
Examining Residualsp. 42
Understanding Relationshipsp. 46
Outliersp. 46
Nonlinear Monotonic Relationshipsp. 48
Nonmonotonic Relationshipsp. 50
Summaryp. 51
Looking for Structure: Reexpressionp. 52
Introductionp. 52
Choosing Reexpressionsp. 58
Nonlinear Monotonic Functionsp. 59
Nonmonotonic Functionsp. 65
Summaryp. 66
Multivariate Analysis: Putting It All Togetherp. 69
Univariate Analysisp. 70
Bivariate Analysisp. 71
Multivariate Analysisp. 71
Causal Analysisp. 72
The Exploratory Perspective Revisitedp. 76
Referencesp. 79
Glossaryp. 80
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ISBN: 9780803913707
ISBN-10: 0803913702
Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences : Book 16
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 1st January 1980
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.22 x 14.94  x 0.48
Weight (kg): 0.1