Multiple Regression and Beyond: Pearson New International Edition : 9781292027654

Multiple Regression and Beyond: Pearson New International Edition

 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9781292027654
ISBN 10
 
1292027657
Published
 
26/08/2013
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
552
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$154.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description
This book is designed to provide a conceptually-oriented introduction to multiple regression. It is divided into two main parts: the author concentrates on multiple regression analysis in the first part and structural equation modeling in the second part.
Table of contents
Preface.
I. MULTIPLE REGRESSION.
1. Introduction and Simple (Bivariate) Regression.
2. Multiple Regression: Introduction.
3. Multiple Regression: More Detail.
4. Three and More Independent Variables and Related Issues.
5. Three Types of Multiple Regression.
6. Analysis of Categorical Variables.
7. Categorical and Continuous Variables.
8. Continuous Variables: Interactions and Curves.
9. Multiple Regression: Summary, Further Study, and Problems.
II. BEYOND MULTIPLE REGRESSION.
10. Path modeling: Structural equation modeling with measured variables.
11. Path Analysis: Dangers and Assumptions.
12. Analyzing Path Models Using SEM Programs.
13. Error: The Scourge of Research.
14. Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
15. Putting It All Together: Introduction to Latent Variable SEM.
16. Latent Variable Models: More Advanced Topics.
17. Summary: Path Analysis, CFA, and SEM.
18. Appendices.
19. References.
Features & benefits
  • Provides an introduction to multiple regression analysis, path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling.
  • Students gain a foundation in multiple regression. Multiple regression is used as a jumping-off place for structural equation modeling with measured variables (path analysis). Latent variables are introduced as a way of obviating some of the threats to path models, and SEM with latent variables is presented as the culmination of the previous topics. (not so sure about this one)
  • Conceptual, rather than formula oriented, approach
  • Extensive use and explanation of computer output
  • Numerous examples drawn from the research literature in psychology, education, as sociology
  • Data sets available in website. The site contains all data sets used in the text as research examples.
  • A large national data set is used throughout the text; this is supplemented by actual and simulated data from the research literature.
  • Demonstrates how to write up the results of various analyses. It’s not enough to know how to conduct analyses, researchers have to be able to communicate findings to others clearly.
  • From a student who has used the book: "One of the best qualities of the book is that it builds, slowly, in a logical step-wise fashion so that by the time you’re into complex ideas, you don't realize it, but understand those ideas."