Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology by Jay Alan Weinstein | 9780742563735 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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.

While Applying Social Statistics is 'about' social statistics and includes all of the topics generally covered in similar texts, it is first and foremost a book about how sociologists use statistics. Its emphasis is on statistical reasoning in sociology and on showing how these principles can be applied to numerous problems in a wide variety of contexts; to answer

Overview

While Applying Social Statistics is 'about' social statistics and includes all of the topics generally covered in similar texts, it is first and foremost a book about how sociologists use statistics. Its emphasis is on statistical reasoning in sociology and on showing how these principles can be applied to numerous problems in a wide variety of contexts; to answer effectively the question 'what's it for.' A main learning objective is to help students understand how and why social statistics is used. Yet, Weinstein's style and substance recognize that it is of equal-or even greater-importance that they begin to learn how to apply these principles and techniques themselves.

Product Details

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

Chapter 1. Statistics and Sociology: Computation and Application Part 2 Part I. An Overview of Applied Social Statistics Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Statistics: What It Is and Why Sociologists Use It Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Measurement in Sociology: Quantity, Quality, and Social Aggregates Part 5 Part II. Tools and Techniques of Description Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Frequency Distributions and Public Sociology Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Central Tendency in Microsociology Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Dispersion and the Analysis of Social Deviance Part 9 Part III. The Logic of Statistical Induction Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Generalizations and Social Justice Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Induction: Using Sample Means in the Study of Diversity Chapter 12 Chapter 9. Hypothesis Testing: The Foundation of Sociological Theory Part 13 Part IV. Bivariate Applications: Using Induction and Association in Sociological Research Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Two Sample t-tests and an Application to the Study of Altruism Chapter 15 Chapter 11. Comparing Three or More Samples in Small-Group Research Chapter 16 Chapter 12. Association and Induction in Qualitative Sociology: From Private Problems to Public Issues Chapter 17 Chapter 13. Correlation Description and Induction in Comparative Sociology Chapter 18 Chapter 14. Regression Description and Induction in the Sociological Study of Globalization Chapter 19 Chapter 15. Supplemental Material Online

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