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School of Applied Social Sciences

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Publication details for Emeritus Professor David S. Byrne

Byrne, D. (2002). Interpreting Quantitative Data. London: Sage.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

How do quantitative methods help us to acquire knowledge of the real world? What are the `do's' and `don'ts' of effective quantitative research?
This refreshing and accessible book provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research. It offers students a guide on how to: interpret the complex reality of the social world; achieve effective measurement; understand the use of official statistics; use social surveys; understand probability and quantitative reasoning; interpret measurements; apply linear modelling; understand simulation and neural nets; and integrate quantitative and qualitative modelling in the research process.