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Argyle, Jesse William

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Probability and Statistics. 934 words.

Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician, was born at 7 Argyle Road, Mile End, London, on 4 September 1859, the elder of two sons of Jesse Smith Argyle...

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AT&T

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Sport and Leisure.

American Telephone and Telegraph Company. From its origins in 1875 to 1984, AT&T ran the Bell System, the US telephone monopoly. In the computer industry, the company is best known for the...

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correspondence analysis

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Sociology.

A method of multivariate analysis popular in France and developed by J. Benzecri. The purpose of the technique is to rearrange the rows and columns of a data matrix so that units and...

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dummy variable

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Sociology.

Qualitative or categorical variables that are introduced into regression analysis to utilize information that cannot be measured on a numerical scale.

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multilevel models

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Probability and Statistics.

A multilevel model attempts to model all the components in a hierarchy of nested effects (see nested design). For example, the attitudes of schoolchildren, or the recovery rates of hospital...

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non-response

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Sociology.

A common problem for analysts of survey data. There are two types: complete non-response in which the individual selected for interview is absent, dead, or uncooperative; and item...

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oversampling

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Sociology.

The deliberate selection of individuals of a rare type in order to obtain reasonably precise estimates of the properties of this type. In a population which includes such a rare type, a...

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Rice, Stuart Arthur

Mark C. Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology; Education; US Politics; Probability and Statistics. 1291 words.

Rice, Stuart Arthur (21 November 1889–04 June 1969), sociologist, statistician, and government administrator, was born in Wadena, Minnesota, the son of Edward Myron Rice and Ida Emelin...

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