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  • loglinear analysis — A statistical technique for analysing relationships within contingency tables . Cross classified tables of data are very common in sociology for example cross tabulations of political preference by sex, educational attainment by social class, and …   Dictionary of sociology

  • mobility, social — The movement usually of individuals but sometimes of whole groups between different positions within the system of social stratification in any society. It is conventional to distinguish upward and downward mobility (that is, movement up or down… …   Dictionary of sociology

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  • Keyword (linguistics) — In corpus linguistics a keyword is a word which occurs in a text more often than we would expect to occur by chance alone. Keywords are calculated by carrying out a statistical test (e.g., loglinear) which compares the word frequencies in a text… …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Friendly — Michael Lewis Friendly (born 1945) is a Professor of Psychology at York University in Ontario, Canada, and an Associate Coordinator with the Statistical Consulting Service. Contents 1 Biography 2 Work 3 See also 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Yu Xie — est professeur dans le département de sociologie à l université du Michigan aux  États Unis. Il est également chercheur au « Population Studies Center » …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Benini coefficient — A derivative of the chi square statistic which provides a surface description of mobility patterns in a social mobility table. The coefficient describes immobility and mobility (association and dissociation) between origin and destination classes …   Dictionary of sociology

  • computer packages — Quantitative sociologists now have access to a huge variety of statistical packages for managing and analysing large scale data sets. The most widely used of these is probably SPSS (the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). However, newer …   Dictionary of sociology