Using quantitative data in the social sciences

Western, Mark (2014). Using quantitative data in the social sciences. In Robert J. Stimson (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science (pp. 150-176) Cheltenham, Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9780857932976.00017


Author Western, Mark
Title of chapter Using quantitative data in the social sciences
Title of book Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science
Place of Publication Cheltenham, Glos, UK
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4337/9780857932976.00017
Open Access Status
Series Handbooks of Research Methods and Applications
ISBN 9780857932969
9780857932976
Editor Robert J. Stimson
Chapter number 9
Start page 150
End page 176
Total pages 27
Total chapters 28
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Quantitative information − that is, information that can be represented and analysed numerically − offers very powerful opportunities for describing and explaining social and spatial phenomena and processes. This chapter provides an overview of using quantitative data in the social sciences. A chapter such as this cannot provide detailed treatments of topics such as methods of data collection, issues of social and spatial measurement, or techniques of statistical analysis. Some of these are covered elsewhere in this volume. Here the concentration is on providing an overview of quantitative analysis and an introduction to some statistical methods, indicating where fuller treatments can be found.
Keyword Social science research methods
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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