Analysis of Questionnaire Data with R

Author: Bruno Falissard
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439817669
Category: Mathematics
Page: 280
View: 9394
While theoretical statistics relies primarily on mathematics and hypothetical situations, statistical practice is a translation of a question formulated by a researcher into a series of variables linked by a statistical tool. As with written material, there are almost always differences between the meaning of the original text and translated text. Additionally, many versions can be suggested, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Analysis of Questionnaire Data with R translates certain classic research questions into statistical formulations. As indicated in the title, the syntax of these statistical formulations is based on the well-known R language, chosen for its popularity, simplicity, and power of its structure. Although syntax is vital, understanding the semantics is the real challenge of any good translation. In this book, the semantics of theoretical-to-practical translation emerges progressively from examples and experience, and occasionally from mathematical considerations. Sometimes the interpretation of a result is not clear, and there is no statistical tool really suited to the question at hand. Sometimes data sets contain errors, inconsistencies between answers, or missing data. More often, available statistical tools are not formally appropriate for the given situation, making it difficult to assess to what extent this slight inadequacy affects the interpretation of results. Analysis of Questionnaire Data with R tackles these and other common challenges in the practice of statistics.

Modern Analysis of Customer Surveys

with Applications using R
Author: Ron S. Kenett,Silvia Salini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119961386
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 9621
Customer survey studies deals with customers, consumers and user satisfaction from a product or service. In practice, many of the customer surveys conducted by business and industry are analyzed in a very simple way, without using models or statistical methods. Typical reports include descriptive statistics and basic graphical displays. As demonstrated in this book, integrating such basic analysis with more advanced tools, provides insights on non-obvious patterns and important relationships between the survey variables. This knowledge can significantly affect the conclusions derived from a survey. Key features: Provides an integrated, case-studies based approach to analysing customer survey data. Presents a general introduction to customer surveys, within an organization’s business cycle. Contains classical techniques with modern and non standard tools. Focuses on probabilistic techniques from the area of statistics/data analysis and covers all major recent developments. Accompanied by a supporting website containing datasets and R scripts. Customer survey specialists, quality managers and market researchers will benefit from this book as well as specialists in marketing, data mining and business intelligence fields.

Statistical Analysis of Questionnaires

A Unified Approach Based on R and Stata
Author: Francesco Bartolucci,Silvia Bacci,Michela Gnaldi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146656850X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 328
View: 1646
Statistical Analysis of Questionnaires: A Unified Approach Based on R and Stata presents special statistical methods for analyzing data collected by questionnaires. The book takes an applied approach to testing and measurement tasks, mirroring the growing use of statistical methods and software in education, psychology, sociology, and other fields. It is suitable for graduate students in applied statistics and psychometrics and practitioners in education, health, and marketing. The book covers the foundations of classical test theory (CTT), test reliability, validity, and scaling as well as item response theory (IRT) fundamentals and IRT for dichotomous and polytomous items. The authors explore the latest IRT extensions, such as IRT models with covariates, multidimensional IRT models, IRT models for hierarchical and longitudinal data, and latent class IRT models. They also describe estimation methods and diagnostics, including graphical diagnostic tools, parametric and nonparametric tests, and differential item functioning. Stata and R software codes are included for each method. To enhance comprehension, the book employs real datasets in the examples and illustrates the software outputs in detail. The datasets are available on the authors’ web page.

Datenanalyse mit Python

Auswertung von Daten mit Pandas, NumPy und IPython
Author: Wes McKinney
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 3960102143
Category: Computers
Page: 542
View: 5328
Erfahren Sie alles über das Manipulieren, Bereinigen, Verarbeiten und Aufbereiten von Datensätzen mit Python: Aktualisiert auf Python 3.6, zeigt Ihnen dieses konsequent praxisbezogene Buch anhand konkreter Fallbeispiele, wie Sie eine Vielzahl von typischen Datenanalyse-Problemen effektiv lösen. Gleichzeitig lernen Sie die neuesten Versionen von pandas, NumPy, IPython und Jupyter kennen.Geschrieben von Wes McKinney, dem Begründer des pandas-Projekts, bietet Datenanalyse mit Python einen praktischen Einstieg in die Data-Science-Tools von Python. Das Buch eignet sich sowohl für Datenanalysten, für die Python Neuland ist, als auch für Python-Programmierer, die sich in Data Science und Scientific Computing einarbeiten wollen. Daten und zugehöriges Material des Buchs sind auf GitHub verfügbar.Aus dem Inhalt:Nutzen Sie die IPython-Shell und Jupyter Notebook für das explorative ComputingLernen Sie Grundfunktionen und fortgeschrittene Features von NumPy kennenSetzen Sie die Datenanalyse-Tools der pandasBibliothek einVerwenden Sie flexible Werkzeuge zum Laden, Bereinigen, Transformieren, Zusammenführen und Umformen von DatenErstellen Sie interformative Visualisierungen mit matplotlibWenden Sie die GroupBy-Mechanismen von pandas an, um Datensätzen zurechtzuschneiden, umzugestalten und zusammenzufassenAnalysieren und manipulieren Sie verschiedenste Zeitreihen-DatenFür diese aktualisierte 2. Auflage wurde der gesamte Code an Python 3.6 und die neuesten Versionen der pandas-Bibliothek angepasst. Neu in dieser Auflage: Informationen zu fortgeschrittenen pandas-Tools sowie eine kurze Einführung in statsmodels und scikit-learn.

Behavioral Research Data Analysis with R

Author: Yuelin Li,Jonathan Baron
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461412380
Category: Social Science
Page: 245
View: 7869
This book is written for behavioral scientists who want to consider adding R to their existing set of statistical tools, or want to switch to R as their main computation tool. The authors aim primarily to help practitioners of behavioral research make the transition to R. The focus is to provide practical advice on some of the widely-used statistical methods in behavioral research, using a set of notes and annotated examples. The book will also help beginners learn more about statistics and behavioral research. These are statistical techniques used by psychologists who do research on human subjects, but of course they are also relevant to researchers in others fields that do similar kinds of research. The authors emphasize practical data analytic skills so that they can be quickly incorporated into readers’ own research.

Introduction to Data Analysis with R for Forensic Scientists

Author: James Michael Curran
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420088274
Category: Law
Page: 331
View: 6379
Statistical methods provide a logical, coherent framework in which data from experimental science can be analyzed. However, many researchers lack the statistical skills or resources that would allow them to explore their data to its full potential. Introduction to Data Analysis with R for Forensic Sciences minimizes theory and mathematics and focuses on the application and practice of statistics to provide researchers with the dexterity necessary to systematically analyze data discovered from the fruits of their research. Using traditional techniques and employing examples and tutorials with real data collected from experiments, this book presents the following critical information necessary for researchers: A refresher on basic statistics and an introduction to R Considerations and techniques for the visual display of data through graphics An overview of statistical hypothesis tests and the reasoning behind them A comprehensive guide to the use of the linear model, the foundation of most statistics encountered An introduction to extensions to the linear model for commonly encountered scenarios, including logistic and Poisson regression Instruction on how to plan and design experiments in a way that minimizes cost and maximizes the chances of finding differences that may exist Focusing on forensic examples but useful for anyone working in a laboratory, this volume enables researchers to get the most out of their experiments by allowing them to cogently analyze the data they have collected, saving valuable time and effort.

Analysis of Customer Satisfaction Data

A Comprehensive Guide to Multivariate Statistical Analysis in Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Service Quality Research
Author: Derek R. Allen,Danica R. Allen,Tanniru R. Rao
Publisher: Asq Press
ISBN: 9780873894531
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 243
View: 7668
As global competition increases, maintaining customer loyalty is more important than ever. Dissatisfied customers now have many options, with dozens of companies from around the world competing for their business. it is crucial for every organization to retain loyal customers by maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. However, sustaining an environment conducive to customer satisfaction is a difficult task without a strong understanding of the data surrounding customer satisfaction surveys. This is the focus of Analysis of Customer Satisfaction Data, which clearly demonstrates how to interpret the data gathered in customer surveys while explaining how to use this information to improve overall customer satisfaction. Written by industry leaders with years of experience consulting top companies such as General Motors, Bank of America and Met Life, this book offers a step-by-step approach to customer loyalty research in an advanced yet understandable format. This book is a must read for anyone who is developing a customer satisfaction survey. - Richard Yorio Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Manager Xerox Corporation.

Sarstedt/Schütz, IBM SPSS Syntax

Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung
Author: Marko Sarstedt,Tobias Schütz
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800643626
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
View: 670
Der souveräne Umgang mit der SPSS Syntax bietet einen unschätzbaren Vorteil für die tägliche Arbeit von Anwendern, die mit der Analyse von Daten zu tun haben. Das Buch ist eine integrierte Einführung in die Steuersprache von IBM SPSS Statistics für Studenten, Forscher und Praktiker. Es behandelt neben den notwendigen Grundlagen die Themengebiete Datenaufbereitung, Datentrans-formation und -modifikation. Weitere Themengebiete umfassen die Makro- und Matrixsprache, die in der 2. Auflage deutlich erweitert worden sind. Die Neuauflage wurde von Grund auf neu bearbeitet und um zahlreiche typische Anwendungsbeispiele ergänzt, die anhand realer Daten u.?a. des J.?D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index veranschaulicht werden. Die zugehörigen Datensätze sind als kostenloses Zusatzmaterial im Internet erhältlich.

Statistische Datenanalyse mit SPSS

Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung in das Basissystem und das Modul Exakte Tests
Author: Jürgen Janssen,Wilfried Laatz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662534770
Category: Computers
Page: 838
View: 4849
Dieses Buch liefert Anfängern einen leichten Einstieg in SPSS und dient erfahrenen Nutzern (auch früherer Programmversionen) zugleich als hervorragendes Nachschlagewerk. Die Nutzung des Buchs ist dabei weitgehend ohne mathematische Vorkenntnisse möglich. Die Methoden und deren Anwendung mit SPSS werden anschaulich anhand von Beispielen aus der Praxis erläutert. Auf der Internetseite zum Buch sind alle Datensätze, ergänzende Texte, Übungsaufgaben mit ihren Lösungen sowie weitere Informationen verfügbar. Die 9. Auflage dieses Buchs basiert auf IBM SPSS Statistics 24 (Base und Exact Tests). Im Rahmen der Neuauflage wurden etliche Kapitel überarbeitet. Hinzugekommen sind Kapitel zu neuen statistischen Verfahren sowie ein Übersichtskapitel zu Signifikanztests: Letzteres erleichtert es dem SPSS-Nutzer, aus der Vielzahl der in SPSS verfügbaren Tests den für seine Aufgabenstellung richtigen zu wählen.

Evaluation of the 1992 NALS background survey questionnaire an analysis of uses with recommendations for revisions

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428926542
Page: N.A
View: 319

Der Glücks-Faktor

Warum Optimisten länger leben
Author: Martin E.P. Seligman
ISBN: 9783404605484
Category: Self-Help
Page: 480
View: 2836
Positive Psychologie: Das Leben ist zu kurz, um unglücklich zu sein! Das uralte Bedürfnis, glücklich zu leben, bewegt jeden Menschen. Ist Glück Veranlagung, Zufall? Nein! Jeder Mensch trägt den Keim zum Glück in sich. Diesen Schatz muss er nur ans Licht heben. Dieses Buch, wunderbar leicht geschrieben, ist ein überaus praktischer und anschaulicher Ratgeber. Der Autor begleitet den Leser mit zahlreichen Tests zur Selbstprüfung, um die eigenen Stärken zu erkennen und zu entwickeln. Und er ergänzt seine Erläuterungen mit vielen Beispielen aus seiner therapeutischen Praxis. So können Eltern mithilfe dieser Techniken bereits ihren Kindern im Babyalter ein positives Lebensgefühl vermitteln. Ein bereicherndes, wertvolles Buch, das echte Lebenshilfe bietet.

Deskriptive Statistik und Explorative Datenanalyse

Eine computergestützte Einführung mit Excel, SPSS und STATA
Author: Thomas Cleff
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834947482
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 1751
Dieses Lehrbuch führt praxisorientiert in die Grundlagen, Techniken und Anwendungs-möglichkeiten der deskriptiven Statistik ein und deckt alle wichtigen Aspekte einer Lehrveranstaltung zum Thema ab. Es behandelt die Basismethoden der uni- und bivariaten Verfahren, die mit Hilfe computerbasierter Berechnungen auf betriebswirtschaftliche Beispiele angewendet werden. Studierende gewinnen die Kompetenz, deskriptive Verfahren effizient in den Computerprogrammen Excel, SPSS und STATA anzuwenden, selbstständig Ergebnisse zu berechnen und vor allem zu interpretieren. Zugunsten eines intuitiven Ansatzes verzichtet das Buch dabei weitgehend auf mathematische Darstellungen und Herleitungen. Die vorliegende zweite Auflage wurde an die aktuellen Software-Updates angepasst und um ein neues Kapitel zur Indexrechnung ergänzt. Zahlreiche Aufgaben mit Lösungen unterstützen eine gezielte Prüfungsvorbereitung.

Health Information Science

Third International Conference, HIS 2014, Shenzhen, China, April 22-23, 2014, Proceedings
Author: Yanchun Zhang,Guiqing Yao,Jing He,Lei Wang,Neil R. Smalheiser,Xiaoxia Yin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319062697
Category: Medical
Page: 282
View: 619
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2014, held in Shenzhen, China, in April 2014. The 29 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. They cover a wide range of topics in health information sciences and systems that support the health information management and health service delivery. They deal with medical/health/biomedicine information resources, such as patient medical records, devices and equipments, software and tools to capture, store, retrieve, process, analyse, and optimize the use of information in the health domain; data management, data mining, and knowledge discovery, all of which play a key role in the decision making, management of public health, examination of standards, privacy and security issues; computer visualization and artificial intelligence for computer-aided diagnosis; and development of new architectures and applications for health information systems.

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics with Python and R

A Guide to Data Science
Author: Thomas W. Miller
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013389214X
Category: Computers
Page: 448
View: 2169
Master predictive analytics, from start to finish Start with strategy and management Master methods and build models Transform your models into highly-effective code—in both Python and R This one-of-a-kind book will help you use predictive analytics, Python, and R to solve real business problems and drive real competitive advantage. You’ll master predictive analytics through realistic case studies, intuitive data visualizations, and up-to-date code for both Python and R—not complex math. Step by step, you’ll walk through defining problems, identifying data, crafting and optimizing models, writing effective Python and R code, interpreting results, and more. Each chapter focuses on one of today’s key applications for predictive analytics, delivering skills and knowledge to put models to work—and maximize their value. Thomas W. Miller, leader of Northwestern University’s pioneering program in predictive analytics, addresses everything you need to succeed: strategy and management, methods and models, and technology and code. If you’re new to predictive analytics, you’ll gain a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already working in the field, you’ll master powerful new skills. If you’re familiar with either Python or R, you’ll discover how these languages complement each other, enabling you to do even more. All data sets, extensive Python and R code, and additional examples available for download at Python and R offer immense power in predictive analytics, data science, and big data. This book will help you leverage that power to solve real business problems, and drive real competitive advantage. Thomas W. Miller’s unique balanced approach combines business context and quantitative tools, illuminating each technique with carefully explained code for the latest versions of Python and R. If you’re new to predictive analytics, Miller gives you a strong foundation for achieving accurate, actionable results. If you’re already a modeler, programmer, or manager, you’ll learn crucial skills you don’t already have. Using Python and R, Miller addresses multiple business challenges, including segmentation, brand positioning, product choice modeling, pricing research, finance, sports, text analytics, sentiment analysis, and social network analysis. He illuminates the use of cross-sectional data, time series, spatial, and spatio-temporal data. You’ll learn why each problem matters, what data are relevant, and how to explore the data you’ve identified. Miller guides you through conceptually modeling each data set with words and figures; and then modeling it again with realistic code that delivers actionable insights. You’ll walk through model construction, explanatory variable subset selection, and validation, mastering best practices for improving out-of-sample predictive performance. Miller employs data visualization and statistical graphics to help you explore data, present models, and evaluate performance. Appendices include five complete case studies, and a detailed primer on modern data science methods. Use Python and R to gain powerful, actionable, profitable insights about: Advertising and promotion Consumer preference and choice Market baskets and related purchases Economic forecasting Operations management Unstructured text and language Customer sentiment Brand and price Sports team performance And much more

Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464965447
Category: Medical
Page: 879
View: 6860
Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education. The editors have built Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Ein Märchen von einer Tonne

Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Jonathan Swift
ISBN: 6050416400
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4704
Jonathan Swift (* 30. November 1667 in Dublin, Königreich Irland; † 19. Oktober 1745 in Dublin) war ein anglo-irischer Schriftsteller und Satiriker der frühen Aufklärung. Er hat auch unter folgenden Pseudonymen geschrieben: Isaac Bickerstaff, A Dissenter, A Person of Quality, A Person of Honour, M.B. Drapier, T.R.D.J.S.D.O.P.I.I. (The Reverend Doctor Jonathan Swift, Dean of Patrick's in Ireland).

Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437726550
Category: Medical
Page: 592
View: 4829
Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.

Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo

Author: Patricia Bazeley,Kristi Jackson
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 1446281418
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 2738
This straightforward, jargon-free book provides an invaluable introduction to planning and conducting qualitative data analysis with NVivo. Written by leading authorities, with over 40 years combined experience in computer-assisted analysis of qualitative and mixed-mode data, the new edition of this best selling textbook is an ideal mix of practical instruction, methodology and real world examples. Practical, clear and focused the book effectively shows how NVivo software can accommodate and assist analysis across a wide range of research questions, data types, perspectives and methodologies. It sets out: - The power and flexibility of the NVivo software - How best to use NVivo at each stage in your research project - Examples from the authors' own research and the sample data that accompanies the software, supplemented with vignettes drawn from across the social sciences - Annotated screen shots - A website with links to data, sample projects, supplementary/updated instructions, and SAGE journal content This second edition contains new chapters on handling a literature review, visualizing data, working in mixed methods and social media datasets, and approaching NVivo as a team. An insightful step-by-step guide to the messy reality of doing computer-assisted analysis, this successful book is essential reading for anyone considering using NVivo software.

Data Analysis and Graphics Using R

An Example-based Approach
Author: John Maindonald,John Braun
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139460536
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 5513
Join the revolution ignited by the ground-breaking R system! Starting with an introduction to R, covering standard regression methods, then presenting more advanced topics, this book guides users through the practical and powerful tools that the R system provides. The emphasis is on hands-on analysis, graphical display and interpretation of data. The many worked examples, taken from real-world research, are accompanied by commentary on what is done and why. A website provides computer code and data sets, allowing readers to reproduce all analyses. Updates and solutions to selected exercises are also available. Assuming only basic statistical knowledge, the book is ideal for research scientists, final-year undergraduate or graduate level students of applied statistics, and practising statisticians. It is both for learning and for reference. This revised edition reflects changes in R since 2003 and has new material on survival analysis, random coefficient models, and the handling of high-dimensional data.

Reforming Education in the Regions of Russia

Author: Mary Canning,Peter R. Moock,Timothy E. Heleniak
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821346242
Category: Education
Page: 96
View: 4398
Russia's educational system, with broad access, and high levels of scholarly achievement, has long been a source of strength. The Soviet system, however, was grossly overcentralized, inefficient, and lacking in accountability. In the last decade, attempted rapid decentralization has not been well designed, since there has been no commensurate transfer of resources and levels of responsibility have remained unclear. Unless corrected soon, the harmful impact on educational quality and equity could be very serious. The purposes of this report are to analyze the nature of the current problems and to discuss policy options open to the Russian Government in its efforts to improve educational efficiency, preserving and even improving equitable access, without sacrificing traditions of academic excellence. This report is based on analysis of trends across the 89 Russian regions and case studies. In its conclusions, the report draws on this regional experience to suggest reform options. Among other proposals, efficiency could be increased by giving schools increased financial autonomy, using of per capita financing formulae, and beginning to rationalize the teaching force and improve its quality. A national system of student assessment might help both to raise quality and improve the equity of access to highly selective institutions. Reforms are required to improve the market responsiveness of first-level vocational education, and especially to avoid excessive and premature specialization. Education practitioners and policy makers will find this publication of interest.