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Interpreting and Using Regression : Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences - Christopher H. Achen

Interpreting and Using Regression

Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences

Paperback Published: 1st October 1982
ISBN: 9780803919150
Number Of Pages: 88

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Interpreting and Using Regression sets out the actual procedures researchers employ, places them in the framework of statistical theory, and shows how good research takes account both of statistical theory and real world demands. Achen builds a working philosophy of regression that goes well beyond the abstract, unrealistic treatment given in previous texts.

Editor's Introductionp. 5
Introductionp. 7
Elementary Regression Theory and Social Science Practicep. 12
An Examplep. 17
Statistical Properties of Regression Estimatesp. 30
Consistency of Regression Coefficientsp. 35
Sampling Distributions of Regression Coefficientsp. 37
Interpretation of Confidence Intervalsp. 41
Comparing Substantive and Statistical Significancep. 46
Choosing a Specificationp. 51
Functional Formsp. 56
Variable Selection and R[superscript 2]p. 58
Other Measures of Goodness of Fitp. 61
The Importance of a Variablep. 68
Theoretical Importancep. 68
Level Importancep. 71
Dispersion Importancep. 73
Conclusionp. 77
Proof of the Consistency Result for Regressionp. 80
Notesp. 82
Referencesp. 84
About the Authorp. 87
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ISBN: 9780803919150
ISBN-10: 0803919158
Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 1st October 1982
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.11