Large and complex datasets are becoming prevalent in the social and behavioral sciences and statistical methods are crucial for the analysis and interpretation of such data. This series aims to capture new developments in statistical methodology with particular relevance to applications in the social and behavioral sciences. It seeks to promote appropriate use of statistical, econometric and psychometric methods in these applied sciences by publishing a broad range of reference works, textbooks and handbooks.
The scope of the series is wide, including applications of statistical methodology in sociology, psychology, economics, education, marketing research, political science, criminology, public policy, demography, survey methodology and official statistics. The titles included in the series are designed to appeal to applied statisticians, as well as students, researchers and practitioners from the above disciplines. The inclusion of real examples and case studies is therefore essential.
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Crime Mapping and Spatial Data Analysis using R
Modern Applied Regressions Bayesian and Frequentist Analysis of Categorical and Limited Response Variables with R and Stan
Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment
By Barry Schouten, Jan van den Brakel, Bart Buelens, Deirdre Giesen, Annemieke Luiten, Vivian Meertens
September 25, 2023
Mixed-mode surveys have become a standard at many statistical institutes. However, the introduction of multiple modes in one design goes with challenges to both methodology and logistics. Mode-specific representation and measurement differences become explicit and demand for solutions in data ...
By Patricia Martinková, Adéla Hladká
July 03, 2023
This book covers the computational aspects of psychometric methods involved in developing measurement instruments and analyzing measurement data in social sciences. It covers the main topics of psychometrics such as validity, reliability, item analysis, item response theory models, and computerized...
By Juan Medina Ariza, Reka Solymosi
April 26, 2023
Crime mapping and analysis sit at the intersection of geocomputation, data visualisation and cartography, spatial statistics, environmental criminology, and crime analysis. This book brings together relevant knowledge from these fields into a practical, hands-on guide, providing a useful ...
By Kathleen M. Gates, Sy-Miin Chow, Peter C. M. Molenaar
January 31, 2023
This book focuses on a span of statistical topics relevant to researchers who seek to conduct person-specific analysis of human data. Our purpose is to provide one consolidated resource that includes techniques from disciplines such as engineering, physics, statistics, and quantitative psychology ...
By Mark D. Reckase
December 23, 2022
This book provides a unifying structure for the activities that fall under the process typically called "standard setting" on tests of proficiency. Standard setting refers to the methodology used to identify performance standards on tests of proficiency. The results from standard setting studies ...
By Jun Xu
December 08, 2022
Modern Applied Regressions creates an intricate and colorful mural with mosaics of categorical and limited response variable (CLRV) models using both Bayesian and Frequentist approaches. Written for graduate students, junior researchers, and quantitative analysts in behavioral, health, and social ...
By David A. Armstrong, Ryan Bakker, Royce Carroll, Christopher Hare, Keith T. Poole, Howard Rosenthal
August 01, 2022
With recent advances in computing power and the widespread availability of preference, perception and choice data, such as public opinion surveys and legislative voting, the empirical estimation of spatial models using scaling and ideal point estimation methods has never been more accessible.The ...
By Jocelyn E. Bolin
July 27, 2022
Regression Analysis in R: A Comprehensive View for the Social Sciences covers the basic applications of multiple linear regression all the way through to more complex regression applications and extensions. Written for graduate level students of social science disciplines this book walks readers ...
By Rudolf Debelak, Carolin Strobl, Matthew D. Zeigenfuse
June 07, 2022
An Introduction to the Rasch Model with Examples in R offers a clear, comprehensive introduction to the Rasch model along with practical examples in the free, open-source software R. It is accessible for readers without a background in psychometrics or statistics, while also providing detailed ...
By Holmes Finch
March 21, 2022
Researchers in the social sciences are faced with complex data sets in which they have relatively small samples and many variables (high dimensional data). Unlike the various technical guides currently on the market, Applied Regularization Methods for the Social Sciences provides and overview of a ...
By John P. Hoffmann
September 13, 2021
Research in social and behavioral sciences has benefited from linear regression models (LRMs) for decades to identify and understand the associations among a set of explanatory variables and an outcome variable. Linear Regression Models: Applications in R provides you with a comprehensive treatment...
By Ryan Kennedy, Philip D. Waggoner
March 09, 2021
Introduction to R for Social Scientists: A Tidy Programming Approach introduces the Tidy approach to programming in R for social science research to help quantitative researchers develop a modern technical toolbox. The Tidy approach is built around consistent syntax, common grammar, and stacked ...