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Your statistical consultant : answers to your data analysis questions
Newton, Rae R.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, [1999]

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xxii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Central Library HA29 .N458 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Peacebuilding is an interactive process that involves collaboration between peacebuilders and the victorious elites of a postwar society. While one of the most prominent assumptions of the peacebuilding literature asserts that the interests of domestic elites and peacebuilders coincide, this book contends that they rarely align.

Costly Democracy makes the case that the preferences of domestic elites are greatly shaped by the costs they incur in adopting democracy, as well as the leverage that peacebuilders wield to increase the costs of non-adoption. As cases from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Timor, Rwanda, Namibia, Mozambique, and Tajikistan show, domestic elites in postwar societies may desire the resources—both material and symbolic—that peacebuilders can bring, but they are less eager to adopt democracy because they believe democratic reforms may endanger some or all of their substantive interests. Costly Democracy offers comparative analyses of recent cases of peacebuilding to deepen understanding of postwar democratization and better explain why peacebuilding missions often bring peace, but seldom democracy, to war-torn countries.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting Started with Statistical Analysis
How Do I Prepare Data for Statistical Analysis?
How Do I Examine Data Prior to Analysis?
Part 2 The Logic of Statistical Analysis: Issues Regarding the Nature of Statistics and Statistical Tests
Traditional Approaches to Statistical Analysis and the Logic of Statistical Inference
Rethinking Traditional Paradigms
Power, Effect Size and Hypothesis Testing Alternatives
What Are the Assumptions of Statistical Testing?
How Do I Select the Appropriate Statistical Test?
Part 3 Issues Related to Variables and Their Distributions
How Do I Deal with Non-Normality, Missing Values and Outliers?
Types of Variables and Their Treatment in Statistical Analysis
Part 4 Understanding the Big Two: Major Questions About Analysis of Variance and Regression Analysis
Questions about Analysis of Variance
Questions about Multiple Regression Analysis
The Bigger Picture

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