Quantitative psychology is arguably one of the oldest disciplines within the field of psychology. This title offers a unified treatment of quantitative psychology. It includes chapters that cover a methodological topic with attention paid to established theory and the challenges facing methodologists.
'I often...wonder to myself whether the field needs another book, handbook, or encyclopedia on this topic. In this case I think that the answer is truly yes. The handbook is well focused on important issues in the field, and the chapters are written by recognized authorities in their fields. The book should appeal to anyone who wants an understanding of important topics that frequently go uncovered in graduate education in psychology' - David C Howell, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont. Quantitative psychology is arguably one of the oldest disciplines within the field of psychology and nearly all psychologists are exposed to quantitative psychology in some form. While textbooks in statistics, research methods and psychological measurement exist, none offer a unified treatment of quantitative psychology. "The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology: does just that. Each chapter covers a methodological topic with equal attention paid to established theory and the challenges facing methodologists as they address new research questions using that particular methodology.; The reader will come away from each chapter with a greater understanding of the methodology being addressed as well as an understanding of the directions for future developments within that methodological area. Drawing on a global scholarship, the handbook is divided into seven parts. Part One: Design and Inference addresses issues in the inference of causal relations from experimental and non-experimental research, along with the design of true experiments and quasi-experiments, and the problem of missing data due to various influences such as attrition or non-compliance. Part Two: Measurement Theory begins with a chapter on classical test theory, followed by the common factor analysis model as a model for psychological measurement. The models for continuous latent variables in item-response theory are covered next, followed by a chapter on discrete latent variable models as represented in latent class analysis. Part Three: Scaling Methods covers metric and non-metric scaling methods as developed in multidimensional scaling, followed by consideration of the scaling of discrete measures as found in dual scaling and correspondence analysis.; Models for preference data such as those found in random utility theory are covered next. Part Four: Data Analysis includes chapters on regression models, categorical data analysis, multilevel or hierarchical models, resampling methods, robust data analysis, meta-analysis, Bayesian data analysis, and cluster analysis. Part Five: Structural Equation Models addresses topics in general structural equation modeling, nonlinear structural equation models, mixture models, and multilevel structural equation models. Part Six: Longitudinal Models covers the analysis of longitudinal data via mixed modeling, time series analysis and event history analysis. Part Seven: Specialized Models covers specific topics including the analysis of neuro-imaging data and functional data-analysis.
PART ONE: DESIGN AND INFERENCE Causal Inference in Randomized and Non-randomized Studies - Michael Sobel The Definition, Identification and Estimation of Causal Parameters Experimental Design - Roger Kirk Quasi-Experimental Design - Charles Reichardt Missing Data - Paul Allison PART TWO: MEASUREMENT THEORY Classical Test Theory - James Algina and Randall D Penfield Factor Analysis - Robert C MacCallum Item Response Theory - David Thissen and Lynne Steinberg Special Topics in Item Response Theory - Michael Edwards and Maria Orlando Edelen Latent Class Analysis - David Rindskopf PART THREE: SCALING Multidimensional Scaling - Yoshio Takane et al Correspondence Analysis, Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Recent Developments - Heungsun Hwang et al Modeling Preference Data - Albert Maydeu-Olivares and Ulf B[um]ockenholt PART FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS Applications of Multiple Regression in Psychological Research - Razia Azen and David Budescu Categorical Data Analysis with a Psychometric Twist - Carolyn Anderson Multilevel Analysis - Jee-Seon Kim An Overview and Some Contemporary Issues Resampling Methods - William H Beasley and Joseph L Rodgers Robust Data Analysis - Rand R Wilcox Meta-Analysis - Andy Field Bayesian Data Analysis - Herbert Hoijtink Cluster Analysis - Lawrence Hubert et al A Toolbox for MATLAB PART FIVE: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS General SEM - Robert Cudeck Maximum Likelihood And Bayesian Estimation For Nonlinear Structural Equation Models - Melanie Wall Structural Equation Mixture Modeling - Conor Dolan Multilevel Latent Variable Modeling - David Kaplan et al Current Research and Recent Developments PART SIX: LONGITUDINAL MODELS Modeling Individual Change over Time - Suzanne Graham, Judy Singer and John Willett Time Series Models for Examining Psychological Processes - Emilio Ferrer and Guangjian Zhang Applications and New Developments Event History Analysis - Jeroen Vermunt PART SEVEN: SPECIALIZED METHODS Neuroimaging Analysis (I) - Josep Marco-Pallares et al Electroencephalography Neuroimaging Analysis (II) - Estela Camara et al Magnetic Resonance Imaging Functional Data Analysis - James O Ramsay