Movie Analytics: A Hollywood Introduction to Big Data by Dominique Haughton,Mark-David McLaughlin,Kevin

By Dominique Haughton,Mark-David McLaughlin,Kevin Mentzer,Changan Zhang

videos is not an analogous once you tips on how to analyze movie info, including key facts mining, textual content mining and social community analytics ideas. those ideas may possibly then be utilized in unending different contexts. within the motion picture software, this topic opens a lively discussion on the present advancements in big data from an information technology standpoint. This e-book is geared to utilized researchers and practitioners and is intended to be functional. The reader will take a hands-on approach, running textual content mining and social community analyses with software program packages covered within the booklet. those include R, SAS, Knime, Pajek and Gephi. The nitty-gritty of ways to construct datasets wanted for a few of the analyses could be mentioned to boot. This contains how one can extract appropriate Twitter data and create a co-starring community from the IMDB database given reminiscence constraints. The authors also guide the reader via an research of motion picture attendance facts through a pragmatic dataset from France.

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Analysis and Modeling of Complex Data in Behavioral and by Donatella Vicari,Akinori Okada,Giancarlo Ragozini,Claus

By Donatella Vicari,Akinori Okada,Giancarlo Ragozini,Claus Weihs

This quantity offers theoretical advancements, functions and computational tools for the research and modeling in behavioral and social sciences the place information tend to be complicated to discover and examine. The tough proposals offer a connection among statistical method and the social area with specific recognition to computational matters so that it will successfully handle advanced information research problems.
The papers during this quantity stem from contributions in the beginning provided on the joint overseas assembly JCS-CLADAG held in Anacapri (Italy) the place the japanese category Society and the class and knowledge research team of the Italian Statistical Society had a stimulating medical dialogue and exchange.

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Excel 2007 for Social Science Statistics: A Guide to Solving by Thomas J Quirk

By Thomas J Quirk

this can be the 1st ebook to teach the functions of Microsoft Excel to educate social technological know-how records effectively.  it's a step by step exercise-driven consultant for college kids and practitioners who have to grasp Excel to unravel sensible problems.  If knowing statistics isn’t your most powerful swimsuit, you're not particularly mathematically-inclined, or when you are cautious of pcs, this can be the appropriate ebook for you.   Excel, a generally to be had computing device software for college kids and executives, is usually a good instructing and studying device for quantitative analyses in social science courses.  Its strong computational skill and graphical capabilities make studying records a lot more straightforward than in years past.  even if, Excel 2007 for Social technology facts: A consultant to fixing functional difficulties is the 1st publication to capitalize on those advancements via instructing scholars and bosses tips to practice Excel to statistical recommendations worthy of their classes and work. Each bankruptcy explains statistical formulation and directs the reader to exploit Excel instructions to unravel particular, easy-to-understand problems.  perform difficulties are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy with their recommendations in an appendix.  individually, there's a complete perform try (with solutions in an Appendix) that permits readers to check what they've got learned.

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Researching Society and Culture by Clive Seale

By Clive Seale

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Clear, coherent and depended on this publication is definitely the right advisor to the most social study equipment in use today.

The a lot expected 3rd version of Clive Seale's bestselling name additional expands its assurance to supply an authoritative advent to all the social learn tools used to investigate qualitative and quantitative facts. Written through the world over popular specialists, each bankruptcy is full of genuine international examples, student-friendly studying aids and useful useful guidance.

Highlights of this version include:

- New chapters protecting: study layout, sampling, established info assortment, getting ready information for statistical research, coding and analysing qualitative information, narrative research and interpretive phenomenological research (IPA), giving oral shows, writing a learn record and content material and comparative key-phrase research

- a miles multiplied thesaurus now boasting greater than 500 definitions

- A re-modelled and extended site containing lecturer PowerPoint slides, additional chapters no longer incorporated within the ebook and downloadable magazine articles

- Revised pupil routines, workshops, evaluation questions and keyword phrases

An beneficial, sensible source this booklet is a necessary spouse for each undergraduate and postgraduate pupil beginning a tools direction or social study project.

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Envisioning Criminology: Researchers on Research as a by Michael D. Maltz,Stephen K. Rice

By Michael D. Maltz,Stephen K. Rice

This publication covers study layout and method from a special and interesting viewpoint, in accordance with debts from influential researchers around the box of Criminology and felony Justice.

Most books and articles approximately learn in criminology and felony justice specialize in how the learn was once performed: the knowledge that have been used, the equipment that have been utilized, the consequences that have been accomplished. whereas those are all vital, they don't current an entire photo. Envisioning Criminology: Researchers on study as a strategy of Discovery goals to fill that hole through delivering nuance--the “back tale” of why researchers chosen specific difficulties, how they approached these difficulties, and the way their heritage, education, and adventure affected the techniques they took.

As the contributions during this ebook show, study isn't a cut-and-dried approach, as all too many tools books suggest, yet a residing, breathing–and in many ways quirky–process that's inspired by means of non-“scientific” components. the trail taken by way of a researcher is necessary, and an appreciation of his or her historical past, adventure, knowledge–and the setbacks and triumphs of acting the research–provides a way more whole photo of ways study is done.

The twenty-eight chapters during this booklet describe the again tales in their authors, which serve to enlighten readers in regards to the interaction among the non-public and the methodological. whereas essentially aimed as a textbook, this paintings can be of curiosity to researchers in Criminology and legal Justice, and comparable Social and Behavioral technology fields as an account of ways seminal researchers within the box constructed their key contributions.

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Foundations of Behavioral Statistics: An Insight-Based by Bruce Thompson

By Bruce Thompson

With humor, outstanding readability, and punctiliously paced causes and examples, Bruce Thompson indicates readers how you can use the most recent recommendations for studying learn results in addition to how you can make statistical judgements that lead to greater examine. using the overall linear version to illustrate how varied statistical tools are regarding one another, Thompson integrates a vast array of tools related to just a unmarried established variable, starting from classical and strong position descriptive information, via impact sizes, and on via ANOVA, a number of regression, loglinear research and logistic regression. unique positive aspects contain SPSS and Excel demonstrations that supply possibilities, within the book’s datasets and on Thompson’s site, for extra exploration of statistical dynamics.

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Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling, by Rex B Kline

By Rex B Kline

Emphasizing thoughts and purpose over mathematical trivia, this is often the main common, entire, and available structural equation modeling (SEM) textual content. carrying on with the culture of utilizing genuine facts examples from quite a few disciplines, the considerably revised fourth variation accommodates fresh advancements corresponding to Pearl's graphing concept and the structural causal version (SCM), size invariance, and extra. Readers achieve a finished figuring out of all stages of SEM, from information assortment and screening to the translation and reporting of the consequences. studying is improved by way of workouts with solutions, principles to recollect, and subject bins. The spouse site offers information, syntax, and output for the book's examples--now together with records for Amos, EQS, LISREL, Mplus, Stata, and R (lavaan). New to This variation *Extensively revised to hide vital new issues: Pearl's graphing idea and the SCM, causal inference frameworks, conditional approach modeling, direction types for longitudinal information, merchandise reaction concept, and extra. *Chapters on most sensible practices in all levels of SEM, size invariance in confirmatory issue research, and importance trying out matters and bootstrapping. *Expanded assurance of psychometrics. *Additional laptop instruments: on-line documents for all special examples, formerly supplied in EQS, LISREL, and Mplus, at the moment are additionally given in Amos, Stata, and R (lavaan). *Reorganized to hide the specification, id, and research of saw variable types individually from latent variable versions. Pedagogical gains *Exercises with solutions, plus end-of-chapter annotated lists of additional examining. *Real examples of frustrating facts, demonstrating how one can deal with ordinary difficulties in analyses. *Topic packing containers on really good concerns, corresponding to reasons of nonpositive yes correlations. *Boxed principles to recollect. *Website selling a learn-by-doing procedure, together with syntax and knowledge records for 6 regularly occurring SEM computing device tools.

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The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear by Harry J. Khamis

By Harry J. Khamis

The organization Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear versions will help scholars, rather these learning the research of specific info, to improve the power to judge and get to the bottom of even the main advanced loglinear versions with no heavy calculations or statistical software program. This supplemental textual content experiences loglinear types, explains the organization graph, and introduces the multigraph to scholars who could have little earlier adventure of graphical innovations, yet have a few familiarity with specific variable modeling. the writer offers logical step by step concepts from the viewpoint of the practitioner, concentrating on how the approach is utilized to contingency desk info and the way the consequences are interpreted.


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Health Care Provision and Patient Mobility: Health by Rosella Levaggi,Marcello Montefiori

By Rosella Levaggi,Marcello Montefiori

Patient mobility throughout Europe is markedly expanding and new generations will actively ask to be handled via the health-care approach that top meets their wishes. At a political point, the european issued the european Directive no. 24/2011/CE of ninth March 2011 in regards to the program of sufferers’ rights in cross-border wellbeing and fitness care and has contributed to bettering the extent of freedom of selection for the eu citizen, however it doesn't appear to have elevated real sufferer mobility throughout Europe. Freedom to decide on is critical to supply the folk of Europe an identical entry to public-sector health-care companies. The latter is a key device for an successfully functioning “single marketplace” making sure genuine mobility in the european.

The target of this e-book is to check the present ecu well-being care marketplace and talk about the speculation of a ecu correct of citizenship just about health-care providers. It examines sufferers' mobility from a number of views: determinants of sufferer mobility, governance of cross-border mobility at ecu point as issues sufferers and health-care execs, coverage implications, and case experiences. it's meant for future health researchers, decision-makers and pros serious about health-care provision and sufferer mobility. The aim is to supply, via medical and methodological rigor, new informative instruments worthwhile for the implementation of latest regulations within the health-care region as a way to enforce potent health-care integration within the ecu Union.

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