Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 1-3
  3. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 23-35
  4. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 37-56
  5. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 57-71
  6. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 73-99
  7. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 101-132
  8. Daniel Stockemer
    Pages 163-174
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-181

About this book


This textbook offers an essential introduction to survey research and quantitative methods. Building on the premise that statistical methods need to be learned in a practical fashion, the book guides students through the various steps of the survey research process and helps to apply those steps toward a real example. 

In detail, the textbook introduces students to the four pillars of survey research and quantitative analysis: (1) the importance of survey research, (2) preparing a survey, (3) conducting a survey and (4) analyzing a survey. Students are shown how to create their own questionnaire based on some theoretically derived hypotheses to achieve empirical findings for a solid dataset. Lastly, they use said data to test their hypotheses in a bivariate and multivariate realm. 

The book explains the theory, rationale and mathematical foundations of these tests. In addition, it provides clear instructions on how to conduct the tests in SPSS and Stata. Given the breadth of its coverage, the textbook is suitable for introductory statistics, survey research or quantitative methods classes in the social sciences. 


Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences Statistics in Social Sciences Practical Approach to Survey Research SPSS Stata Introductory Statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel┬áStockemer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Political StudiesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99117-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99118-4
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