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  • Introductory Statistics Using SPSSby Herschel Knapp

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 64.00 US$ 54.40

    The updated Second Edition of Herschel Knapp?s friendly and practical introduction to statistics shows students how to properly select, process, and interpret statistics without heavy emphasis on theory, formula derivations, or abstract mathematical concepts. Each chapter is structured to answer questions that students most want answered: What statistical... more...

  • Statistics in Plain English, Fourth Editionby Timothy C. Urdan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This introductory textbook provides an inexpensive, brief overview of statistics to help readers gain a better understanding of how statistics work and how to interpret them correctly. Each chapter describes a different statistical technique, ranging from basic concepts like central tendency and describing distributions to more advanced concepts such... more...

  • Big Data Analyticsby Saumyadipta Pyne; B.L.S. Prakasa Rao; S.B. Rao

    Springer India 2016; US$ 93.43

    This book has a collection of articles written by Big Data experts to describe some of the cutting-edge methods and applications from their respective areas of interest, and provides the reader with a detailed overview of the field of Big Data Analytics as it is practiced today. The chapters cover technical aspects of key areas that... more...

  • Matrix-Based Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysisby Kohei Adachi

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 65.94

    This book enables readers who may not be familiar with matrices to understand a variety of multivariate analysis procedures in matrix forms. Another feature of the book is that it emphasizes what model underlies a procedure and what objective function is optimized for fitting the model to data. The author believes that the matrix-based learning of... more...

  • Topics on Methodological and Applied Statistical Inferenceby Tonio Di Battista; Elías Moreno; Walter Racugno

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.91

    This book brings together selected peer-reviewed contributions from various research fields in statistics, and highlights the diverse approaches and analyses related to real-life phenomena.  Major topics covered in this volume include, but are not limited to, bayesian inference, likelihood approach, pseudo-likelihoods, regression, time series,... more...

  • Working with the American Community Survey in Rby Ezra Haber Glenn

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.26

    This book serves as a hands-on guide to the "acs" R package for demographers, planners, and other researchers who work with American Community Survey (ACS) data. It gathers the most common problems associated with using ACS data and implements functions as a package in the R statistical programming language.  The package defines a new... more...

  • Cognitive Abilities and Educational Outcomesby Monica Rosén; Kajsa Yang Hansen; Ulrika Wolff

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 120.91

    This book addresses problems and challenges that face educational measurement at a time when multipurpose usage of observational data from educational assessments, tests and international surveys has become a growing global trend. While the construction of educational measures and use of educational data offer many opportunities, they also require... more...

  • The Social Sciences of Quantificationby Isabelle Bruno; Florence Jany-Catrice; Beatrice Touchelay

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.93

    This book details how quantification can serve both as evidence and as an instrument of government, whether when dealing with statistics on employment, occupational health and economic governance, or when developing public management or target-driven policies. In the process, it presents a thought-provoking homage to Alain Desrosières, who pioneered... more...

  • Aging in Americaby Robert L. Scardamalia

    Bernan Press 2016; US$ 109.99

    Today, concerns about the financial stability of Social Security, trends in disability, health care costs, and the supply of caregivers are all driven by the coming explosion in population over the age of 65. Aging in America focuses on the economic and demographic portrait of the senior population and can provide a context for analysis of broader... more...

  • Dictators and Democratsby Stephan Haggard; Robert R. Kaufman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    From the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century, the spread of democracy across the developing and post-Communist worlds transformed the global political landscape. What drove these changes and what determined whether the emerging democracies would stabilize or revert to authoritarian rule? Dictators and Democrats takes a comprehensive... more...