aggregate data analysis

aggregate data analysis

any form of analysis which employs available bodies of published or other data (e.g. demographic data, suicide statistics as used by DURKHEIM) describing the characteristics of an entire population or similar aggregate of individuals. The attraction of this mode of research is that large quantities of data, including cross-cultural data, are available at little cost. The main disadvantage is that the researcher may have little awareness of how the original data were collected. See also ECOLOGICAL FALLACY OR WRONG LEVEL FALLACY, OFFICIAL STATISTICS, SECONDARY ANALYSIS, CICOUREL.
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However, another component is needed to further support research and, more specifically, retrospective, population-based, aggregate data analysis. The EDW takes data from the CDR, as well as data from many other legacy source systems, and external datasets, to provide access to current and historical information from multiple source systems.
Education professionals from 12 countries attended a seminar in Byblos, Lebanon in November 2009 to address the issue from perspectives of case studies, attempts to reduce conflict through educational engineering, success stories, insights of comparative empirical research and aggregate data analysis, and what case studies can teach.
Following an introductory Chapter, titles are: Grain Marketing System in China; Grain Marketing System in India; Comparison of the Chinese and Indian Grain Marketing Systems; Methodology; Expert Judgement on the Effects of Grain Marketing Systems on Grain Production; The Response of Farmers to Economic Incentives; Aggregate Data Analysis; Conclusions and Implications; followed by a Regression Analysis, a Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations, Bibliography and a Subject Index.

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