Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)

Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)

Micah Altman

At last—a social scientist's advisor in the course of the pitfalls of contemporary statistical computing

Addressing the present deficiency within the literature on statistical equipment as they observe to the social and behavioral sciences, Numerical matters in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist seeks to supply readers with a distinct useful guidebook to the numerical tools underlying automated statistical calculations particular to those fields. The authors reveal that wisdom of those numerical equipment and the way they're utilized in statistical applications is vital for making actual inferences. simply by key members from either the social and behavioral sciences, the authors have assembled a wealthy set of interrelated chapters designed to steer empirical social scientists during the power minefield of contemporary statistical computing.

Uniquely available and abounding in modern day instruments, methods, and suggestion, the textual content effectively bridges the space among the present point of social technological know-how technique and the extra refined technical assurance frequently linked to the statistical field.

Highlights include:

  • A specialize in difficulties taking place in greatest chance estimation
  • Integrated examples of statistical computing (using software program applications comparable to the SAS, Gauss, Splus, R, Stata, LIMDEP, SPSS, WinBUGS, and MATLAB®)
  • A advisor to selecting actual statistical packages
  • Discussions of a large number of computationally in depth statistical techniques akin to ecological inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and spatial regression analysis
  • Emphasis on particular numerical difficulties, statistical approaches, and their purposes within the field
  • Replications and re-analysis of released social technology examine, utilizing leading edge numerical methods
  • Key numerical estimation concerns besides the technique of warding off universal pitfalls
  • A similar website contains try facts to be used in demonstrating numerical difficulties, code for using the unique equipment defined within the ebook, and an internet bibliography of net assets for the statistical computation

Designed as an autonomous study device, a qualified reference, or a school room complement, the booklet offers a well-thought-out therapy of a posh and multifaceted field.

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