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Quantitative Social Research Methods

  • Kultar Singh - Director, Sambodhi Research and Communications, New Delhi

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© 2007 | 432 pages | SAGE India
Quantitative Social Research Methods explores the entire spectrum of quantitative social research methods and their application, with special reference to the development sector. It provides detailed coverage of all statistical research and analysis method with an emphasis on multivariate analysis techniques, such as regression discriminant analysis, logistic regression, factor, factor, cluster, correspondence and conjoint analysis.

The book is thematically arranged in two sections: the first section introduces development research techniques, explores the genesis and scope of social research, research processes and then goes on to explain univariate, bivariate and multivariate data analysis with the help of software packages such as SPSS and STATA. The second focuses on the application of social and development research methods in the development sector. It explores research method application and the issues relevant to aspects of development such as population, health and nutrition, poverty and rural development, education, water and sanitation, and environment and natural resource management.
 
Preface
 
Development Research Techniques
 
Social Research: Genesis and Scope
 
Research Process
 
Sampling and Sample Size Estimation
 
Data Analysis
 
Multivariate Analysis
 
Data Analysis Using Quantitative Software
 
Population, Health and Nutrition
 
Education
 
Water and Sanitation
 
Poverty, Inequality and Rural Development
 
Environment and Natural Resource Management
 
Appendices
 
Bibliography
 
Index

No more than a few books have been authored by Indian academics on the subject of quantitative techniques in social science research. Amidst this gloomy scenario, the book…instantly qualifies as a valuable addition. The author attempts to introduce quantitative techniques and familiarise readers with their application in the development sector. The task is laudable and the outcome, admirable….For those…who are eager to acquaint themselves with basic quantitative techniques, this book is a useful source. For those who specialise in the development sector, Singh’s work is certainly indispensable.

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This book explores the entire spectrum of quantitative social research methods and their application, with special reference to the development sector. It provides detailed coverage of all statistical research and analysis methods with an emphasis on multivariate analysis techniques, such as regression discriminant analysis, logistic regression, factor, cluster, correspondence and conjoint analysis.

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Kultar Singh

Kultar Singh is founding member and Director, Sambodhi Research and Communications. He has worked extensively on research projects covering a wide gamut of development issues, including poverty, livelihood, health and nutrition, and HIV/AIDS. He has garnered extensive quantitative research experience during his association with organisations such as ACNielsen ORGMARG, CARE, BASICS and PFI. Mr Singh has also written extensively on social and developmental issues. His interests include development research and project planning management, and advanced data analysis using quantitative and qualitative statistical software such as SPSS, STATA,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761933830
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