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Quantitative Social Science Data with R
An Introduction



December 2018 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"A great, action-oriented book for novice data analysts. If you have no background in quantitative social science, Fogarty's book gives you a toolbox for starting statistical analysis and developing your skills" - Jamie Monogan, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia

Relevant, engaging, and packed with student-focused learning features, this book provides the step-by-step introduction to quantitative research and data every student needs.

Gradually introducing applied statistics and R, it uses examples from across the social sciences to show you how to apply abstract statistical and methodological principles to your own work. At a student-friendly pace, it enables you to:

-       Understand and use quantitative data to answer questions

-       Approach surrounding ethical issues

-       Collect quantitative data

-       Manage, write about, and share the data effectively

Supported by incredible digital resources with online tutorials, videos, datasets, and multiple choice questions, this book gives you not only the tools you need to understand statistics, quantitative data, and R software, but also the chance to practice and apply what you have learned.  

Brian J. Fogarty
 is a Lecturer in Quantitative Social Science on the Glasgow Q-Step Programme in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. 

 
Introduction
 
Introduction to R and R Studio
 
Finding Data
 
Data Management
 
Variables & Manipulation
 
Developing Hypotheses
 
Univariate & Descriptive Statistics
 
Visualising Data
 
Hypothesis Testing
 
Bivariate Analysis
 
Linear Regression & Model Building
 
OLS Assumptions & Diagnostic Testing
 
Putting it all Together

A great, action-oriented book for novice data analysts. If you have no background in quantitative social science, Fogarty's book gives you a toolbox for starting statistical analysis and developing your skills.

Jamie Monogan
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia

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