Using Published Data Errors and Remedies

by Herbert Jacob

Part of the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series

Using Published Data Errors and Remedies Synopsis

The apparent authenticity of published data can be as dangerous as it is inviting. This guide points out the main dangers (sampling errors, measurement errors, and invalid or unreliable procedures) and analyzes the various ways in which these problems arise -- giving numerous examples. Jacob discusses ways to solve these problems, and when no solutions seem available, he suggests appropriate disclaimers. An appendix critically evaluates several useful data sets. This monograph also serves as a general reference volume on how to avoid the pitfalls that researchers often overlook. `Its subject is one that should find a place in many more introductory social statistics and research methods texts that it actually does.' -- The Statistician, Vol 35, 1986

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803922990
Publication date: 21st February 1985
Author: Herbert Jacob
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Categories: Research methods: general,

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