Basic Statistics for Social Research: Step-by-Step Calculations and Computer Techniques Using Minitab

Basic Statistics for Social Research: Step-by-Step Calculations and Computer Techniques Using Minitab

by Duncan Cramer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415120047

ISBN-13: 9780415120043

Pub. Date: 01/16/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Both students and professionals are increasingly reliant on computers for the analysis of data. This accessible introduction to statistics using the program Minitab assumes no prior knowledge of statistics or computing, and has details of the different versions and options available. It also explains when to apply and how to calculate and interpret a wide range of…  See more details below

Overview

Both students and professionals are increasingly reliant on computers for the analysis of data. This accessible introduction to statistics using the program Minitab assumes no prior knowledge of statistics or computing, and has details of the different versions and options available. It also explains when to apply and how to calculate and interpret a wide range of statistical procedures commonly used in the social sciences. Ranging from chi-square and the t test to analysis of covariance and multiple regression, Duncan Cramer covers a wide choice of statistics, including tests not found in other introductory texts, such as tests for determining whether correlations differ and the extent of agreement between observers. Important statistical points are illustrated with worked numerical examples, and exercises are provided at the end of chapters. Basic Statistics for Social Research will prove an invaluable introductory statistics text for students, and a useful resource for graduates and professionals engaged in research in the social sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415120043
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/16/1997
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
1Role of statistics in social research1
2Measurement and univariate analysis15
3Introducing Minitab36
4Statistical significance and choice of test67
5Tests of difference for categorical data112
6Tests of difference for ordinal data148
7Tests of difference for interval/ratio data in unrelated samples174
8Tests of difference for interval/ratio data in related and mixed samples213
9Tests of association for categorical and ordinal data250
10Tests of association for interval/ratio data277
11Bivariate and multiple regression301
12Measurement reliability and agreement333
Appendices349
Answers to exercises385
Bibliography392
Index394

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