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Social Statistics

Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods

By Dr. Damon Berridge (Edited by), Roger Penn (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 1642 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 19 May 2010
Statistics and statistical analyses have become a key feature of contemporary social science. Social statistics is the use of statistical measurement systems to study human behaviour in a social environment. This can be accomplished through polling a particular group of people, evaluating a particular subset of data obtained about a group of people, or by observation and statistical analysis of a set of data that relates to people and their behaviors. This major reference collection brings together the classic pieces that have framed the often controversial debates of using statistics as a social research method.

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1: THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF AGGREGATE CATEGORICAL DATA On the Influence of Previous Vaccination in Cases of Smallpox - W. R. Macdonell Tables for Testing the Goodness of Fit of Theory to Observation - W. Palin Elderton On The Inheritance in Coat-Colour of Thoroughbred Horses [Grandsire and Grandchildren] - Norman Blanchard Notes on the Theory of Association of Attributes in Statistics - George Undy Yule A Further Study of Statistics Relating to Vaccination and Smallpox - W.R. Macdonell The Law of Ancestral Heredity - Karl Pearson et al On a Property which Holds Good for all Groupings of a Normal Distribution of Frequency for Two Variables, with Applications to the Study of Contingency-Tables for the Inheritance of Unmeasured Qualities - George Undy Yule On the Influence of Bias and of Personal Equation in Statistics of Ill-Defined Qualities: An experimental study - George Undy Yule Reply to Certain Criticisms of Mr G U Yule - Karl Pearson On a New Method of Determining Correlation, when One Variable is given by Alternative and the other By Multiple Categories - Karl Pearson On the General Theory of Multiple Contingency with Special Reference to Partial Contingency - Karl Pearson On the Interpretation of ?2 from Contingency Tables, and the Calculation of P - Ronald A. Fisher On the Application of the ?2 Method to Association and Contingency Tables, with Experimental Illustrations - George Undy Yule Statistical Tests of Agreement between Observation and Hypothesis - Ronald A. Fisher Recent Improvements in Statistical Inference - Harold Hotelling Contingency Tables Involving Small Numbers and the ?2 Test - Frank Yates Contingency Table Interactions - Maurice S. Bartlett Calculation of Chi-Square for Complex Contingency Tables - H.W. Norton George Udny Yule. 1871-1951 - Frank Yates On The Hypothesis of No "Interaction" in a Multi-Way Contingency Table - S.N. Roy and Marvin A. Kastenbaum On Description of Differential Association - David Gold Calculation of Chi-Square to Test the No Three-Factor Interaction Hypothesis - Marvin A. Kastenbaum And Donald E. Lamphiear Tests of Significance for 2 X 2 Contingency Tables - Frank Yates VOLUME 2: STATISTICAL MODELLING OF CATEGORICAL DATA Measures of Association for Cross Classifications - Leo A. Goodman and William H. Kruskal Interactions in Multi-Factor Contingency Tables - John N. Darroch Maximum Likelihood in Three-Way Contingency Tables - M.W. Birch The Detection of Partial Association, II: The general case - M.W. Birch How to Ransack Mobility Tables and Other Kinds of Cross-Classification Tables - Leo A. Goodman A General Model for the Analysis of Surveys - Leo A. Goodman Log Linear Models for Contingency Tables: A generalization of classical least squares - John Nelder A Structural Model of the Mobility Table - Robert M. Hauser How Destination Depends on Origin in the Occupational Mobility Table - Otis Dudley Duncan Criteria for Determining whether Certain Categories in a Cross-Classification Table should be Combined, with Special Reference to Occupational Categories in an Occupational Mobility Table - Leo A. Goodman Structural Transformations in the British Class Structure: A log linear analysis of marital endogamy in Rochdale 1856-1964 - Roger Penn and D. Dawkins Latent Structure Analysis of a Set of Multidimensional Contingency Tables - Clifford C. Clogg and Leo A. Goodman Exchange, Structure and Symmetry in Occupational Mobility - Michael Sobel et al Canonical Analysis of Contingency Tables by Maximum Likelihood - Zvi Gilula And Shelby J. Haberman More Universalism, Less Structural Mobility: The American occupational structure in the 1980s - Michael Hout The Analysis of Multivariate Contingency Tables by Restricted Canonical and Restricted Association Models - Zvi Gilula and Shelby J. Haberman Semi-Parametric Estimation in the Rasch Model and Related Exponential Response Models, including a Simple Latent Class Model for Item Analysis - Bruce Lindsay et al The Impact of Sociological Methodology on Statistical Methodology - Clifford C. Clogg The Effects of Family Disruption on Social Mobility - Timothy J. Biblarz and Adrian E. Raftery VOLUME 3: THE ANALYSIS OF LONGITUDINAL DATA Statistical Inference about Markov Chains - T.W. Anderson and Leo A. Goodman Statistical Methods for the Mover- Stayer Model - Leo A. Goodman A Stochastic Model of Social Mobility - Robert McGinnis Maximum Likelihood from Incomplete Data via the EM Algorithm - A.P. Dempster et al Dummy Endogenous Variables in a Simultaneous Equation System - James J. Heckman Sample Selection Bias as a Specification Error - James J. Heckman Statistical Models for Discrete Panel Data - James J. Heckman The Incidental Parameters Problem and the Problem of Initial Conditions in Estimating a Discrete Time-Discrete Data Stochastic Process - James J. Heckman Control for Omitted Variables in the Analysis of Panel and Other Longitudinal Data - Richard B. Davies and Robert Crouchley The Relationship between a Husband's Unemployment and his Wife's Participation in the Labour Force - Richard B. Davies, Peter Elias and Roger Penn Models for Sample Selection Bias - Christopher Winship and Robert D. Mare An Approximate Generalized Linear Model with Random Effects for Informative Missing Data - Dean Follmann and Margaret Wu Modelling the Drop-Out Mechanism in Repeated-Measures Studies - Roderick J.A. Little Pseudo-Likelihood for Combined Selection and Pattern-Mixture Models for Incomplete Data - Geert Molenberghs, Bart Michiels and Michael G. Kenward, Mixed Effects Logistic Regression Models for Longitudinal Binary Response Data with Informative Drop-Out - T. Ten Have, Allen R. Kunselman, Erik P. Pulkstenis and J. Richard Landis Random Coefficient Models for Binary Longitudinal Responses with Attrition - Marco Alfo and Murray Aitkin A Transition Model for Longitudinal Binary Data Subject To Nonignorable Missing Data - Paul S. Albert Missing Covariates in Longitudinal Data with Informative Dropouts: Bias Analysis and Inference - Jason Roy and Xihong Lin Simple Solutions to the Initial Conditions Problem in Dynamic, Nonlinear Panel Data Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity - Jeffrey M. Wooldridge VOLUME 4: THE STATISTICAL MODELLING OF ORDINAL DATA AND MULTI-LEVEL ANALYSIS Identification and Estimation of Age-Period-Cohort Models in the Analysis of Discrete Archival Data - Stephen E. Fienberg and William M. Mason Regression Models for Ordinal Data [with Discussion] - P. Mccullagh Social Background and School Continuation Decisions - Robert D. Mare Measures of Nominal-Ordinal Association - Alan Agresti Change and Stability in Educational Stratification - Robert D. Mare Regression and Ordered Categorical Variables - J.A. Anderson Statistical Modelling Issues In School Effectiveness Studies - Murray Aitkin and Nick Longford Linear Modelling With Clustered Observations: An illustrative example of earnings in the engineering industry - Richard B. Davies, A. Martin and Roger Penn A Random-Effects Model for Ordered Categorical Data - Robert Crouchley The Analysis of Longitudinal Ordinal Data with Nonrandom Drop-Out - Geert Molenberghs, Michael G. Kenward and Emmanuel Lesaffre Analysis of Nonrandomly Censored Ordered Categorical Longitudinal Data from Analgesic Trials - Lewis B. Sheiner, Stuart L. Beal and Adrian Dunne Modelling Repeated Measures with Monotonic Ordinal Responses and Misclassification, with Applications to Studying Maturation - Paul S. Albert, Sally A. Hunsbergerand Frank M. Biro A Hierarchical Latent Variable Model for Ordinal Data from a Customer Satisfaction Survey with "No Answer" Responses - Eric T. Bradlow and Alan M. Zaslavsky Analysis of Longitudinal Substance Use Outcomes Using Ordinal Random-Effects Regression Models - Donald Hedeker and Robin J. Mermelstein Mixed Effects Logistic Regression Models for Longitudinal Ordinal Functional Response Data with Multiple-Cause Drop-Out from the Longitudinal Study of Aging - Thomas R. Ten Have, Michael E. Miller, Beth A. Reboussin and Margaret K. James Modeling Clustered Ordered Categorical Data: A survey - Alan Agresti and Ranjini Natarajan Joint Regression and Association Modeling Of Longitudinal Ordinal Data - Anders Ekholm et al Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Ordered Responses in Complex Multilevel Structures: Effects beneath the school or college in education - Anthony Fielding and Min Yang A Mixed-Effects Regression Model for Longitudinal Multivariate Ordinal Data - Li C. Liu and Donald Hedeker Modelling Trajectories through the Educational System in North West England - Roger Penn and Damon Berridge The Dynamics of Perception: Modelling subjective well being in a short panel - Stephen Pudney

About the Author

Roger Penn is currently a Professor of Sociology at Queen's University Belfast. He is a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, and recently a Visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the University of Bologna. He is the author of 14 books, including Skilled Workers in the Class Structure, Class, Power and Technology, Social Change and Economic Life in Britain and Children of International Migrants in Europe, and the Editor of two SAGE Series: Statistical Analysis of Continuous Data (four volumes) and Social Statistics (four volumes). He has a long-standing interest in the interface of history and sociology. He has been the Director of a range of multidisciplinary teams engaged in systematic empirical sociology including the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Social Change and Economic Life Initiative and the European Union-funded Effectiveness of National Integration Strategies (EFFNATIS) project. Main research interests lie in the field of economic sociology, as well as the application of social statistics to sociological data.

EAN: 9781847873569
ISBN: 1847873561
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 centimetres (3.21 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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