Publisher description for Applied time series analysis for the social sciences / Richard McCleary, Richard A. Hay, Jr., with Errol E. Meidinger and David McDowall ; foreword by Kenneth C. Land.

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McCleary and Hay have made time series analysis techniques -- the Box-Jenkins or ARIMA methods -- accessible to the social scientist. Rejecting the dictum that time series analysis requires substantial mathematical sophistication, the authors take a clearly written, step-by-step approach. They describe the logic behind time series analysis, and its possible applications in impact assessment, causal modelling and forecasting, multivariate time series and parameter estimation.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Time-series analysis.
Prediction theory.
Social sciences -- Statistical methods.