Statistical Methods for Human Rights

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Statistical Methods for Human Rights

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"A good compilation of representative work in the area of large-scale human rights violations. It offers interested readers the background knowledge needed to understand some historical events, as well as some successful applications or new developments in addressing the analysis of these types of events. Although written more for statisticians and social scientists interested in documenting and detecting human rights violations, this book can be useful reading for those more interested in ethical or political advocacy for known victims of these violations." (Francis C. Staskon, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (39), 2008)

"This book describes the statistics that underlie the social science research in human rights. It includes case studies, methodology, and research papers that discuss the fundamental measurement issues. It is intended as an introduction to applied human rights research." (Alette Smeulers and Lotte Hoek, Criminology and International Crimes Newsletter, 3, 1, p.6)

"The book is full of interesting and useful examples to use when teaching statistics, particularly for the social science students. The chapters contain a summary/conclusion at the end and a wealth of references for the reader to pursue.… A useful book with statistics that helps researchers in their approach to present and measure human rights issues with clarity. (Susan Starkings, International Statistical Review, 76, 2, p. 328)

"While the stories are fascinating, the book also contains a remarkable collection of innovative methods, most likely applicable to many other topics.... They advocate the development of new statistical techniques to estimate program impacts;... encompassing the larger topics of evidence-based decision-making. Their bibliography and listing of Web resources is extensive.... (Douglas Samuelson, ORMS Today, 35, 1, p. 36-39)

"This collection of 13 articles (chapters) by 29 authors provides, from a statistician’s vantage point, a historical overview plus a contemporary snapshot of international human-rights issues. … For a novice, the book may also serve as a general introduction to historical, organizational, and conceptual human rights matters; for an expert, it is a fine general reference work … . Everyone interested in the statistics of human rights needs a copy of this work." (Paul L. Zador, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 103 (484), December, 2008)

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Human rights issues are shaping the modern world. They define the expectations by which nations are judged and affect the policy of governments, corporations, and foundations. Statistics is central to the modern perspective on human rights. It allows researchers to measure the effect of health care policies, the penetration of educational opportunity, and progress towards gender equality.

This book describes the statistics that underlie the social science research in human rights. It includes case studies, methodology, and research papers that discuss the fundamental measurement issues.

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Verlag: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jan 2008 (2008)
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Buchbeschreibung Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jan 2008, 2008. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 233x163x17 mm. Neuware - Human rights issues are shaping the modern world. They define the expectations by which nations are judged and affect the policy of governments, corporations, and foundations. Statistics is central to the modern perspective on human rights. It allows researchers to measure the effect of health care policies, the penetration of educational opportunity, and progress towards gender equality. This book describes the statistics that underlie the social science research in human rights. It includes case studies, methodology, and research papers that discuss the fundamental measurement issues. 340 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780387728360

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