Correlation and Regression Analysis: A Historian's Guide

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780299136543: Correlation and Regression Analysis: A Historian's Guide

In Correlation and Regression Analysis: A Historian’s Guide Thomas J. Archdeacon provides historians with a practical introduction to the use of correlation and regression analysis.  The book concentrates on the kinds of analysis that form the broad range of statistical methods used in the social sciences.  It enables historians to understand and to evaluate critically the quantitative analyses that they are likely to encounter in journal literature and monographs reporting research findings in the social sciences.
    Without attempting to be a text in basic statistics, the book provides enough background information to allow readers to grasp the essentials of correlation and regression.  Correlation analysis refers to the measurement of association between or among variables, and  regression analysis focuses primarily on the use of linear models to predict changes in the value taken by one variable in terms of changes in the values of a set of explanatory variables.  The book also discusses diagnostic methods for identifying shortcomings in regression models, the use of regression to analyze causation, and the application of regression and related procedures to the study of problems containing categorical as well as numerical data.
    Archdeacon asserts that knowing how statistical procedures are computed can clarify the theoretical structures underlying them and is essential for recognizing the conditions under which their use is appropriate.  The book does not shy away from the mathematics of statistical analysis; but  Archdeacon presents concepts carefully and explains the operation of equations step by step.  Unlike many works in the field, the book does not assume that readers have mathematical training beyond basic algebra and geometry.
    In the hope of promoting the role of quantitative analysis in his discipline, Archdeacon discusses the theory and methods behind the most important interpretive paradigm for quantitative research in the social sciences. Correlation and Regression Analysis introduces statistical techniques that are indispensable to historians and enhances the presentation of them with practical examples from scholarly works.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Thomas J. Archdeacon is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  He is the author of Becoming American: An Ethnic History and New York City, 1664-1710: Conquest and Change

Review:

“This is a useful guide for introducing historians to the use of regression analysis . . . nothing comparable exists for historians.” —Maris Vinovskis, University of Michigan.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Archdeacon, Thomas J.
Published by University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2401319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Thomas J. Archdeacon
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (1994)
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Correlation and Regression Analysis Thomas J. Archdeacon provides historians with a practical introduction to the use of correlation and regression analysis. The book concentrates on the kinds of analysis that form the broad range of methods used in the social sciences. It should enable historians to understand and to evaluate critically the quantitative analyses that they are likely to encounter in journal literature and monographs reporting research findings in the social sciences. Without attempting to be a text in basic statistics, the book provides enough background information to allow readers to grasp the mathematical essentials of correlation and regression. Correlation analysis refers to the measurement of association between or among variables, and regression analysis focuses primarily on the use of linear models to predict changes in the value taken by one variable in terms of changes in the values of a set of explanatory variables. The book also discusses diagnostic methods for identifying shortcomings in regression models, the use of regression to analyse causation, and the application of regression and related procedures to the study of problems containing categorical as well as numerical data. Archdeacon asserts that knowing how statistical procedures are computed can clarify the theoretical structures underlying them and is essential for recognising the conditions under which their use is appropriate. The book does not shy away from the mathematics of statistical analysis, but Archdeacon presents concepts carefully and explains the operation of equations step by step. Unlike many works in the field, the book does not assume that readers have mathematical training beyond basic algebra and geometry. In the hope of promoting the role of quantitative analysis in his discipline, Archdeacon discusses the theory and methods behind the most important interpretive paradigm for quantitative research in the social sciences. Correlation and Regression Analysis introduces statistical techniques that are useful to historians and enhances the presentation of them with practical examples from scholarly works. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780299136543

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thomas J. Archdeacon
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (1994)
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Correlation and Regression Analysis Thomas J. Archdeacon provides historians with a practical introduction to the use of correlation and regression analysis. The book concentrates on the kinds of analysis that form the broad range of methods used in the social sciences. It should enable historians to understand and to evaluate critically the quantitative analyses that they are likely to encounter in journal literature and monographs reporting research findings in the social sciences. Without attempting to be a text in basic statistics, the book provides enough background information to allow readers to grasp the mathematical essentials of correlation and regression. Correlation analysis refers to the measurement of association between or among variables, and regression analysis focuses primarily on the use of linear models to predict changes in the value taken by one variable in terms of changes in the values of a set of explanatory variables. The book also discusses diagnostic methods for identifying shortcomings in regression models, the use of regression to analyse causation, and the application of regression and related procedures to the study of problems containing categorical as well as numerical data. Archdeacon asserts that knowing how statistical procedures are computed can clarify the theoretical structures underlying them and is essential for recognising the conditions under which their use is appropriate. The book does not shy away from the mathematics of statistical analysis, but Archdeacon presents concepts carefully and explains the operation of equations step by step. Unlike many works in the field, the book does not assume that readers have mathematical training beyond basic algebra and geometry. In the hope of promoting the role of quantitative analysis in his discipline, Archdeacon discusses the theory and methods behind the most important interpretive paradigm for quantitative research in the social sciences. Correlation and Regression Analysis introduces statistical techniques that are useful to historians and enhances the presentation of them with practical examples from scholarly works. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780299136543

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Thomas J. Archdeacon
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M029913654X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Archdeacon, Thomas J.
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9780299136543

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Archdeacon, Thomas J.
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11029913654X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Thomas J. Archdeacon
Published by Univ of Wisconsin Pr (1994)
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Wisconsin Pr, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 288 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __029913654X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Archdeacon, Thomas J.
Published by University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN 10: 029913654X ISBN 13: 9780299136543
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 029913654X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1811424

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds