ISBN 9780761933830,Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory


Kultar Singh



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780761933830

ISBN-10 0761933832


Number of Pages 440 Pages
Language (English)

Research methods: general

Quantitative Social Research Methods explores the entire spectrum of quantitative social research methods and their application, with special reference to the development sector. It provides detailed coverage of all statistical research and analysis method with an emphasis on multivariate analysis techniques, such as regression discriminant analysis, logistic regression, factor, factor, cluster, correspondence and conjoint analysis. The book is thematically arranged in two sections: the first section introduces development research techniques, explores the genesis and scope of social research, research processes and then goes on to explain univariate, bivariate and multivariate data analysis with the help of software packages such as SPSS and STATA. The second focuses on the application of social and development research methods in the development sector. It explores research method application and the issues relevant to aspects of development such as population, health and nutrition, poverty and rural development, education, water and sanitation, and environment and natural resource management. Table of Contents Preface Section I Development Research Techniques Social Research: Genesis and Scope Research Process Sampling and Sample Size Estimation Data Analysis Multivariate Analysis Data Analysis Using Quantitative Software Section II Population, Health and Nutrition Education Water and Sanitation Poverty, Inequality and Rural Development Environment and Natural Resource Management Appendix A: Basic Mathematics Theory Appendix B: Probability Theory and Distribution Appendix C: z and t Distributions Bibliography Index

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