Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology

Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology

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by Jay Alan Weinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742563731

ISBN-13: 9780742563735

Pub. Date: 03/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book on introductory social statistics focuses on how statistical techniques are applied in sociological research. In addition to the usual range of topics in descriptive and inductive statistics (frequency, central tendency, dispersion, confidence intervals, significance testing, and correlation and regression), it includes essays and exercises that

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This book on introductory social statistics focuses on how statistical techniques are applied in sociological research. In addition to the usual range of topics in descriptive and inductive statistics (frequency, central tendency, dispersion, confidence intervals, significance testing, and correlation and regression), it includes essays and exercises that illustrate the close connection between sociological theory and practice, on one hand, and quantitative reasoning, on the other. Extensive SPSS and Internet applications are included.

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ISBN-13:
9780742563735
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

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1 Statistics and Sociology: Computation and Application 1

Pt. I An Overview of Applied Social Statistics 13

2 Statistics: What It Is and Why Sociologists Use It 15

3 Measurement in Sociology: Quantity, Quality, and Social Aggregates 31

Pt. II Tools and Techniques of Description 55

4 Frequency Distributions and Public Sociology 57

5 Central Tendency in Microsociology 97

6 Dispersion and the Analysis of Social Deviance 117

Pt. III The Logic of Statistical Induction 145

7 Generalizations and Social Justice 147

8 Induction: Using Sample Means in the Study of Diversity 187

9 Hypothesis Testing: The Foundation of Sociological Theory 215

Pt. IV Bivariate Applications: Using Induction and Association in Sociological Research 231

10 Two Sample t-Tests and an Application to the Study of Altruism 233

11 Comparing Three or More Samples in Small-Group Research 257

12 Association and Induction in Qualitative Sociology: From Private Problems to Public Issues 277

13 Correlation Description and Induction in Comparative Sociology 297

14 Regression Description and Induction in the Sociological Study of Globalization 325

15 Supplemental Material Online at rowmanlittlefield.com/RL/Books/WeinsteinStats/

App. A Tables 359

App. B Subscripts, Summation, and Scientific Notation 371

App. C Answers to Selected Practice Quizzes 375

App. D Formulas Used in This Book 381

Notes 387

References 397

Index 401

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