About this book
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.
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- Book Title Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
- Book Subtitle A Practical Introduction with Examples in SPSS and Stata
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99118-4
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2019
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-99117-7
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-99118-4
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages IX, 181
- Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
Methodology of the Social Sciences
Statistics for Social Sciences, Humanities, Law
Statistics and Computing/Statistics Programs
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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)