Data Mining for the Social Sciences : An Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

Data Mining for the Social Sciences : An Introduction Paperback / softback


We live in a world of big data: the amount of information collected on human behavior each day is staggering, and exponentially greater than at any time in the past.

Additionally, powerful algorithms are capable of churning through seas of data to uncover patterns.

Providing a simple and accessible introduction to data mining, Paul Attewell and David B.

Monaghan discuss how data mining substantially differs from conventional statistical modeling familiar to most social scientists.

The authors also empower social scientists to tap into these new resources and incorporate data mining methodologies in their analytical toolkits.

Data Mining for the Social Sciences demystifies the process by describing the diverse set of techniques available, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and giving practical demonstrations of how to carry out analyses using tools in various statistical software packages.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social research & statistics
  • ISBN: 9780520280984

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops