The reading list makes a distinction between compulsory and recommended readings. Recommended are readings that can be done or browse to go further or to complete the compulsory readings. It also serve as an indication of extended bibliography to work/read after the summer school.
On general perspectives about comparative survey research and some of the statistical problems linked to : Janet A. Harkness, Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Peter Ph. Mohler (ed.). Cross-cultural survey methods. NY, Wiley, 2003 (compulsory)
Janet A. Harkness, Michael Braun, Brad Edwards, Timothy P. Johnson, Lars Lyberg, Peter Ph. Mohler, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Tom W. Smith. Surveys methods in multinational, multiregional and multicultural contexts. John Wiley, 2010, extracts from chapters 1, 2, 26 (recommended)
On the first day, students will also be (if needed), introduced to the handling of a major comparative data base (such as the ESS) with SPSS environment
Extracts (to be precised) from Alan Agresti, Barbara Finlay. Statistical methods for social sciences. 4th edion , chapters 5, 6, 7 and 9.
Damodar Gujarati. Basic econometrics, 4th ed., pages 37 to 51 (compulsory), pages 58 to 64 (compulsory), pages 65 to 79 (recommended), pages 81 to 87 (compulsory), pages 127-139 (compulsory)
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Damodar Gujarati. Basic econometrics, 4th ed., pages 202-215 (compulsory), pages 217-223 to 64 (compulsory), pages 248-265 (recommended), pages 297-303 (recommended), pages 304-311 (compulsory)
Alfred DeMaris. Regression with social data : modelling continuous and limited response variables. Wiley, NJ, 2004, pp. 148-154 (compulsory)
Gregory C. Chow, Tests of Equality Between Sets of Coefficients in Two Linear Regressions, Econometrica, vol. 28(3), 1960, p. 591–605 (recommended)
Damodar Gujarati. Use of Dummy Variables in Testing for Equality between Sets of Coefficients in Two Linear Regressions: A Note. The American Statistician, 1970, 24(1), 50-52; and 1970, 24(5), 18-22 (recommended).
If you have time to discover an interesting example of the dummy variable techniques in another field :
Thrane Christer (2004). In defence of the price hedonic model in wine research, Journal of Wine Research, 15: 2, pages 123 — 134
Scott Menard. Applied logistic regression analysis. Sage Publications (Quantitative applications in the Social Sciences, n°106), pages 12-24 (compulsory), pages 37-52 (compulsory)
Alan Agresti. Categorical data analysis. NY, Wiley, 2003, chap 8 and 9 (recommended) Alfred DeMaris. Logit modeling. Practical applications. Sage Publications. (Quantitative applications in the Social Sciencesn, n°86), pages 7-28 (compulsory)
McCutcheon, A., and Mills, C. “Categorical data analysis: Log-linear and latent class models”, in E. Scarbrough and E. Tanenbaum (eds.), Research Strategies in the Social Sciences. Oxford University Press, 1998 (recommended)
Pennings, Paul, Hans Keman, and Jan Kliennijenhuis. Doing Research in Political Science: An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics. London, Sage Publications, 1999 (compulsory : pages on factor analysis, to be precised).
Rummel R.J. Understanding factor analysis. The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 11, No. 4, (Dec., 1967), pp. 444-480 (recommended).
Romney and Weller. Metric Scaling : correspondence analysis, Sage Publications, 1990, pages : 17-26 (compulsory) ; 55-70 (compulsory); 85-90 (compulsory).
Jörg Blasius, Victor Thiessen. Assessing Data Quality and Construct Comparability in Cross-National Surveys. European Sociological Review , 22 (3), July 2006, pp. 229–242 (recommended)