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Hypothesis Testing and Model Selection in the Social Sciences (Hardcover) (David L. Weakliem)

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Examining the major approaches to hypothesis testing and model selection, this book blends statistical theory with recommendations for practice, illustrated with real-world social science examples. It systematically compares classical (frequentist) and Bayesian approaches, showing how they are applied, exploring ways to reconcile the differences between them, and evaluating key controversies and criticisms. The book also addresses the role of hypothesis testing in the evaluation of theories, the relationship between hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, and the role of prior knowledge in Bayesian estimation and Bayesian hypothesis testing. Two easily calculated alternatives to standard hypothesis tests are discussed in depth: the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) and Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC). The companion website supplies data and syntax files for the book's examples.
Number of Pages: 202
Genre: Social Science, Psychology, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Statistics, Research
Series Title: Methodology in the Social Sciences
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Guilford Pubn
Author: David L. Weakliem
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2016
TCIN: 50775920
UPC: 9781462525652
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-6890
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