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Bringing to life the most widely used quantitative measurements and statistical techniques in marketing, this book is packed with user-friendly descriptions, examples and study applications. The process of making marketing decisions is frequently dependent on quantitative analysis and the use of specific statistical tools and techniques which can be tailored and adapted to solve particular marketing problems. Any student hoping to enter the world of marketing will need to show that they understand and have mastered these techniques. A bank of downloadable data sets to compliment the tables provided in the textbook are provided free for you here
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"This book provides an outstanding introduction to. . . using association models developed primarily by Leo Goodman. . . . This well-written book provides a careful and generally clear introduction to association models. . . . the authors have achieved their aims well. They make a strong case for the usefulness of association models in a variety of applications. Clogg. . . and Shihadeh have provided sociologists with an introduction filled with wise advice about analyzing associations between ordinal variables." --Alan Agresti in Contemporary Sociology "This is a very useful book about. . . statistical models for ordinal variables. Reading this book. . . your reviewer was pleased to find a clear and succinct account explaining a variety of association models. . . . These models are the 'RC' models. . . . it is to statistical methods for the social sciences that this book. . . is aimed. . . . This is not a total beginner's book, however. . . and I thought the pace a little faster than leisurely. . . . a fine resource of clear description and explanation of the use of statistical models for ordinal data. . . ." --M. C. Jones in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society "This book is worthwhile reading for statisticians who have scattered training in ordinal data analysis and want to pull this training into a coherent overview. It is a fine supplement to other more mathematical books in the area. . . . After reading the book, the reader will have a clear understanding of the role of odds ratios in ordinal data analysis." --Technometrics "Includes a concise but clear review of criteria for assessing goodness-of-fit. . . . I found this volume an accessible unification of work in the area. I recommend it." --International Statistical Institute How should data involving response variables of many ordered categories be analyzed? What technique is the most useful in analyzing partially ordered variables regarded as dependent variables? Addressing these and other related concerns in social and survey research, this book carefully explores the statistical analysis of data involving dependent variables that can be coded into discrete, ordered categories. Through an analysis of ordinal variables, the authors cover the general procedures for assessing goodness-of-fit, review the independence model and the saturated model, define measures of association, demonstrate the logit version of the model and the jackknife method for contingency tables, and explain associated models for two-way tables as well as logit-type regression models.
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Event history analysis has been a useful method in the social sciences for studying the processes of social change. However, a main difficulty in using this technique is to observe all relevant explanatory variables without missing any variables. This book presents a general approach to missing data problems in event history analysis which is based on the similarities between log-linear models, hazard models and event history models. It begins with a discussion of log-rate models, modified path models and methods for obtaining maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters of log-linear models. The author then shows how to incorporate variables with missing information in log-linear models - including latent class models, m
Logistic Regression Models for Ordinal Response Variables provides applied researchers in the social, educational, and behavioral sciences with an accessible and comprehensive coverage of analyses for ordinal outcomes. The content builds on a review of logistic regression, and extends to details of the cumulative (proportional) odds, continuation ratio, and adjacent category models for ordinal data. Description and examples of partial proportional odds models are also provided. This book is highly readable, with lots of examples and in-depth explanations and interpretations of model characteristics.
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"This is a thorough and sophisticated treatment of structural equation modeling (SEM). The book assumes a strong background in statistics and matrix algebra. The author clearly is knowledgeable and has put much thought into the pros and cons of standard applications of SEM. The chapters on multilevel and growth modeling are an excellent feature of the book." --Rick H. Hoyle, University of Kentucky Through the use of detailed, empirical examples, this exciting book presents an advanced treatment of the foundations of structural equation modeling (SEM) and demonstrates how SEM can provide a unique lens on problems in the social and behavioral sciences. The author begins with an introduction to recursive and non-recursive models, estimation, testing, and the problem of measurement in observed variables. Kaplan then explores the issue of group differences in structural models, statistical assumptions in structural modeling (from sampling to missing data and specification error), the assessment of statistical power and model modification in the context of model evaluation, and SEM applied to complex data structures such as those obtained from clustered random sampling. The book concludes with a discussion of recent developments in latent variable growth curve modeling and a critique of the conventional practice of structural modeling in light of recent developments in econometric modeling. Features/Benefits: - Shows how SEM can be used to answer substantive questions by weaving a small set of substantive examples throughout the book - Explains recent developments in structural equation modeling applied to complex sampling, such as multilevel SEM and latent variable growth - Provides a critique of the standard practice of structural equation modeling throughout the book and discusses an alternative approach in light of recent developments in econometric modeling.

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