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Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics: A Practical Guide for Students

by Jeremy J Foster, Emma Barkus and Christian Yavorsky SAGE Publications Ltd
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Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics is a comprehensive, practical guide for postgraduate students advising how and when to use more advanced statistical methods. Perfect for students without a mathematical background, the authors refresh important basics such as descriptive statistics and research design as well as introducing essential upper-level techniques to cater for the advanced student.

Key Features:

- Comprehensive guide informing how to use a range of advanced statistical methods such as MANOVA, path analysis and logistical regression;
- Inter-disciplinary: ideal for students studying upper level statistical methods in any subject across the social sciences;
- Practical guide: case studies, further reading, key terms explained in order to help the non-mathematically orientated student get ahead with their research.

Building on undergraduate statistical grounding, Understanding and Using Advanced Statistics provides the upper-level researcher with the knowledge of what advanced statistics do, how they should be used, and what their output means.

Basic Features of the Statistical Analysis and the General Linear Model / Multivariate Analysis of Variance / Multiple Regression / Log-Linear Analysis/ Logistic Regression / Factor Analysis / Path Analysis/ Structural Equation Modelling / Time Series Analysis / Facet Theory and Smallest Space Analysis/ Survival or Failure Analysis / Repertory Grids

Foster and colleagues provide basic understanding and knowledge of some statistical procedures being increasingly used in numerous diverse real-life situations; this volume particularly addresses problems in the social sciences. . . .This is an interesting book with complex statistical procedures in a simple, easy-to-understand style. It should appeal to all readers with limited knowledge of mathematics who want to learn the applications of these techniques. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
Jeremy J Foster Manchester Metropolitan University

Emma Barkus Manchester Metropolitan University

Christian Yavorsky Manchester Metropolitan University