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Evaluating Group Outcomes Using Descriptive Designs

James C. Raines

in Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366266
eISBN:
9780199864027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366266.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter begins with the difference between independent and dependent variables. It then describes three types of research designs. It introduces six ways to collect data on students. These ... More


Data Management and Analysis

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

in The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373912
eISBN:
9780199865604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines issues related to quantitative and qualitative data including data collection, data management, data processing, data preparation and data analysis; as well as data storage and ... More


Analyzing and Interpreting Public Health Surveillance Data

Patrick S. Sullivan, Matthew T. McKenna, Lance A. Waller, G. David Williamson, and Lisa M. Lee

in Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195372922
eISBN:
9780199866090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter includes several new sections on inferential analysis of public health surveillance data. It provides a guide using a thoughtful approach to complex statistical analyses for the data ... More


Introduction

Karen A. Randolph and Laura L. Myers

in Basic Statistics in Multivariate Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199764044
eISBN:
9780199332533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764044.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 1 defines important terms including basic statistics, multivariate analysis, and inferential statistics, as a way to introduce readers to the book’s premise—that a thorough understanding of ... More


Inferential Statistics

Karen A. Randolph and Laura L. Myers

in Basic Statistics in Multivariate Analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199764044
eISBN:
9780199332533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764044.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 3 focuses on inferential statistics, statistical methods that use data observed in a sample to make hypotheses or predictions about data that have not been observed in the larger population. ... More


Introduction

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

in A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book investigates the relationship between the quantitative and qualitative research traditions in the social sciences, with a particular focus on political science and sociology. It argues that ... More


The Pronoun Rate: Delineating New York Latino Communities

Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella

in Spanish in New York: Language Contact, Dialectal Leveling, and Structural Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737406
eISBN:
9780199918621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737406.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

What are the subcommunities of Latino New Yorkers distinguished by in terms of occurrence rates of subject pronouns? Basic demographic groups defined by age, gender, education, and social class are ... More


Formal Analyses and Critical Thinking

John Levitt, Richard Holman, Rena Levitt, and Eric Bonabeau

in Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

What treatments should be used for prostate cancer? How likely are people to vote Democratic or Republican in the next U.S. presidential election? How should scarce resources be deployed to help feed ... More


Objectivity and the Politics of Disciplines

Theodore M. Porter

in Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter assesses the bearing of bureaucratic cultures on science, then shows how inferential statistics became standard in medicine and psychology as a response to internal disciplinary weakness ... More


Classical Statistics

James B. Elsner and Thomas H. Jagger

in Hurricane Climatology: A Modern Statistical Guide Using R

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199827633
eISBN:
9780197563199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199827633.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

All hurricanes are different. Statistics helps you characterize hurricanes from the typical to the extreme. In this chapter, we provide an introduction to ... More


Hurricanes, Climate, and Statistics

James B. Elsner and Thomas H. Jagger

in Hurricane Climatology: A Modern Statistical Guide Using R

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199827633
eISBN:
9780197563199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199827633.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

This book is about hurricanes, climate, and statistics. These topics may not seem related. Hurricanes are violent winds and flooding rains, climate is ... More


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