Niño-Zarazúa, Miguel (2012): Quantitative analysis in social sciences: An brief introduction for non-economists.
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In this paper, I present an introduction to quantitative research methods in social sciences. The paper is intended for non-Economics undergraduate students, development researchers and practitioners who although unfamiliar with statistical techniques, are interested in quantitative methods to study social phenomena. The paper discusses conventional methods to assess the direction, strength and statistical significance of the correlation between two or more variables, and examines regression techniques and experimental and quasi-experimental research designs to establish causality in the analysis of public interventions.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Quantitative analysis in social sciences: An brief introduction for non-economists|
|Keywords:||Quantitative methods; Statistics; Social Sciences; Research Design; Development|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C10 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C20 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C00 - General
|Depositing User:||Dr Miguel Niño-Zarazúa|
|Date Deposited:||04. Jun 2012 13:49|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 04:31|
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